|MicroBlock™ Flexure Stages|
|Load Capacity*||2.2 lbs (1 kg)|
|Thermal Stability||1 µm/°C|
|Weight||1.65 lbs. (750 g)|
|Deck Height||2.46" (62.5 mm)|
|Optical Axis Height||2.95" (75 mm)|
|Differential Adjusters (MBT616D)|
|Coarse Adjustment||0.5 mm/rev|
|Fine Adjustment |
|50 µm/rev |
(300 µm Range)
|Thread Pitch||0.5 mm|
*For a load centered on the top plate.
- Flexure Design Ensures Smooth Continuous Motion
- Compact Design:
- Distance from Table to Moving Deck: 62.5 mm
- Distance from Table to the Optical Axis of the Accessories: 75 mm
- No Sliding Parts Prevents Friction
- Flexure Design Circumvents Need for Grease and Enhances Long-Term Stability
The smooth continuous motion provided by this MicroBlock™ 3-axis translation stage makes this device ideally suited for almost any micropositioning application. An innovative flexure design yields three orthogonal linear translation degrees of freedom without the severe limitations of stiction and friction that is found in traditional bearing based stages. The use of nested flexure plates allows this stage to operate indefinitely without the need for any lubricant, which is one of the primary sources of drift within positioning devices. The central key-way that extends across the top mounting surface of the stage is designed to allow rapid system reconfiguration, while maintaining alignment.
The MBT616D stage includes compact differential adjusters that offer 50 µm travel per revolution over the 300 µm fine adjustment range. The MBT602 stage is a 3-axis flexure stage that includes thumbscrew adjusters with a 0.5 mm pitch.
Both stages include our MMP1(/M) top plate, which features a 3 mm wide central keyway to allow rapid configuration while maintaining accessory alignment, as well as four 4-40 (M2), sixteen 6-32 (M3), and nine 8-32 (M4) mounting holes. Additional MMP1(/M) plates can be purchased below. This plate can also be removed and replaced by our RB13P1(/M) top plate (sold below), which allows components to be mounted off center and has a generous array of thirteen 1/4"-20 (M6) and twelve 8-32 (M4) mounting holes.
An extensive selection of accessories is offered for the MicroBlock system. The MBT616D stage is also available preconfigured with a variety of fiber launch optpmechanics.