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1/2" (13 mm) Travel Vertical Translation Stage


  • 1/2" (13 mm) Travel Vertical Stage
  • Precise Micrometer Positioning with 10 µm Repeatability
  • Interchangeable Top Platform with 8-32 (M4) and 1/4"-20 (M6) Taps

MVS005

1/2" (13 mm) Travel Vertical Stage

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MVS005 with MMP1 Grooved Top Plate

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Item # MVS005 MVS005/M
Travel Range 0.50" 13.0 mm
Working Height Range  2.48" to 2.98" 63.0 mm to 76.0 mm
Adjustment Per Micrometer Revolution 0.025" 0.5 mm
Load Capacity (Within Plate Area) 2 kg (4.4 lbs)
Load Capacity when Stage is Inverted (Within Plate Area) 0.75 kg (1.65 lbs)
Backlash <1 µm
Repeatability 10 µm
Linearitya 99.9%
Straightness ±10 µm
Parallelism of Top and Bottom Plates 140 µm Over Area of Plates
Spring Preload at 0 mm Travel 30 N
Spring Preload at 13 mm Travel 45 N
Weight 0.41 kg (0.9 lbs)
Construction Solid Aluminum
Finish Black Anodized
  • 99.9% linearity indicates that the top platform will move by 99.9% of the distance that the micrometer is adjusted at any point within the travel range.
Vertical Manual Stages
Selection Guide
1/2" (13 mm) Travel
1" (25 mm) Travel
4" (101.6 mm) or 10" (254 mm) Travel

Features

  • 1/2" (13 mm) of Vertical Travel
  • Micrometer Adjuster for Fine Positioning
  • Array of 1/4"-20 (M6) and 8-32 (M4) Mounting Holes
  • Grooved and Extended Top Plates for Our Flexure Stage Accessories are Available
  • Black Anodized Aluminum Construction

The MVS005(/M) Vertical-Axis Positioning Stage has been developed to meet the stringent requirements associated with aligning optical components. It allows 0.5" (13 mm) of height adjustment and provides a working height range of 2.48" to 2.98" (63.0 mm to 76.0 mm). The stage is constructed from black anodized aluminum and includes crossed roller bearings for uniform performance over the entire range of motion.


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Combine a MVS005(/M) with a PT1(/M) for a 2-axis stage.

The top mounting plate has a generous array of thirteen 1/4"-20 (M6) and twelve 8-32 (M4) tapped holes. If required, the user can replace the top plate with our MMP1(/M) grooved top plate, allowing the stage to be used with our range of flexure stage accessories. Three extended top platforms are also available for use in applications that require extra reach beyond the edge of the vertical stage.The stage is shipped complete with a 148-811ST (148-801ST) fine-adjustment micrometer drive with a 0.001" (10 µm) graduated scale. It delivers 0.025" (500 µm) of height adjustment per revolution, making the stage ideal for aligning a wide range of optical components. For motorized vertical translation, the included micrometer can be replaced with one of our 1/2" (12 mm or 13 mm) ZST, ZFS, or Z8 actuators.


Posted Comments:
rbjaculbia  (posted 2016-05-11 00:44:39.48)
is it possible to replace the micrometer knob with a differential? If it is, which knob do you recommend? Thanks
bhallewell  (posted 2016-05-12 10:18:13.0)
Response from Ben at Thorlabs: Thank you for your question. The micrometer drive is held in the stage by two M3 x 8 socket screws which can easily be unscrewed to fit a new drive. The majority of our drives which hold a 3/8" barrel, such as our motorised Z825B or differential DM10 or DRV314 manuals are compatible with the stage. Please contact our Tech Support team should you wish to look into purchasing a custom version of the MVS005(/M) without an actuator.
user  (posted 2014-03-27 11:03:46.003)
The screws quality between the base plate and the stage are extremely bad (the steel is just way too soft) and it's usually a type you don't immediately have in the lab.
msoulby  (posted 2014-03-28 09:39:54.0)
Response from Mike at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. We are currently reviewing the specifications of the screws we use to attach the top plates to the MVS005/M and other stages. We will contact you directly to give you more details of this investigation.

Manual Linear Translation Stages

Thorlabs' manual translation stages are offered in a range of maximum travel distances, from less than 1/4" (6 mm) to 2" (50 mm) and longer for our long travel, large area platforms. Many of these stages can be ordered in multi-axis configurations, providing XY or XYZ translation. For fiber coupling applications, please see our Multi-Axis Stages, which offer finer adjustment than our standard manual translation stages. In addition to linear translation stages, we offer rotation stages, pitch and yaw platforms, and goniometers. We also offer motorized translation stages that are powered by DC Servo motors, stepper motors, or direct drive technology.

Crossed-Roller Bearing Stages

These linear translation stages feature crossed roller bearings travel mechanisms for precision motion, high load capacity, and low angular deviation. The LNR Series stages feature all-steel body construction, while the LX, XRN, and XR Series stage bodies are constructed of aluminum.

Crossed-Roller Bearing Stages
Product Family LNR Series 25 mm Stages LX Series
25 mm Stages
XRN Series 25 mm Stages XR Series 25 mm Stages XR Series 50 mm Stages LNR Series 50 mm Stages
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Travel 25 mm (0.98") 25 mm (0.98") 25 mm (0.98") 25 mm (0.98") 50 mm (1.97") 50 mm (1.97")
Drive Type Multiple Micrometer Micrometer Micrometer Micrometer Multiple
Platform Size 2.34" x 2.36"
(59.4 mm x 60.0 mm)
2.56" x 2.56"
(65.0 mm x 65.0 mm)
2.00" x 3.35"
(50.7 mm x 85.0 mm)
2.98" x 4.33"
(75.7 mm x 110.0 mm)
2.98" x 5.51"
(75.7 mm x 140.0 mm)
3.94" x 3.94"
(100.0 mm x 100.0 mm)
Possible Axis
Configurations
X, XZ, XY, XYZ X, XY, XZ, YZ, XYZ X, XY, XYZ X, XY, XYZ X, XY, XYZ X, XY, XYZ
Additional Details

Ball Bearing Stages

These translation stages feature hardened steel linear bearings for precise motion and long life. They are available with a variety of actuators and in single-axis or preassembled multi-axis configurations.

Ball Bearing Stages
Product Family MS Series 1/4" Stages T12 Series 1/2" Stages MT Series 1/2" Stages PT Series 1" Stages LT Series 2" Stages
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Travel 1/4" (6.4 mm) 1/2" (12.7 mm) 1/2" (12.7 mm) 1" (25.4 mm) 2" (50 mm)
Drive Type Multiple Thumbscrew Multiple Multiple Differential Micrometer
Platform Size 1.17" x 1.17"
(29.7 mm x 29.7 mm)
0.76" x 0.81"
(19.3 mm x 20.6 mm)
2.40" x 2.41"
(61.0 mm x 61.2 mm)
3.00" x 4.00"
(76.2 mm x 101.6 mm)
3.75" x 3.75"
(95.3 mm x 95.3 mm)
Possible Axis Configurations X, XY, XYZ X, XY, XYZ X, XY, XYZ X, XY, XYZ X, XY, XYZ
Additional Details

Dovetail Stages

These compact stages incorporate dovetails and a leadscrew for the translation mechanism. They are suitable in general purpose motion control applications.

Dovetail Stages
Product Family DT Series 1/2" Stages DTS Series 1" Stage DTS Series 2" Stage
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Travel 1/2" (12.7 mm) 1" (25 mm) 2" (50 mm)
Drive Type Thumbscrew Thumbscrew Thumbscrew
Platform Size 1.00" x 1.00" (25.4 mm x 25.4 mm) 2.68" x 2.95" (68.0 mm 75.0 mm) 2.68" x 3.74" (68.0 mm x 95.0 mm)
Possible Axis Configurations X, XY, XYZ X, XY, XYZ X, XY, XYZ
Additional Details

Flexure Stages

Thorlabs' Nanoflex™ translation stages feature frictionless flexure mechanisms for improved positioning and resolution when compared to similar stages made using bearings. The translation of the stage is accomplished by the elastic deformation (flexing) of a linkage attached to the mounting platform. Most models also include piezo actuators for small position adjustments.

Flexure Stages
Product Family Nanoflex™ 1.5 mm Stage Nanoflex™ 5 mm Stages
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Travel 1.5 mm (0.06") + 25 µm Piezo 5 mm (0.20") 5 mm (0.20") + 20 µm Piezo
Drive Type Thumbscrew and Piezo Actuator Differential Micrometer Differential Micrometer and
Open-Loop Piezo Actuator
Differential Micrometer and
Closed-Loop Piezo Actuator
Platform Size 1.18" x 1.18" (30.0 mm x 30.0 mm) 2.95" x 2.95" (75.0 mm x 75.0 mm)
Possible Axis Configurations X, XY, XYZ X, XY, XYZ X, XY, XYZ X, XY, XYZ
Additional Details

Vertical Stages

We offer vertical translation stages with crossed roller bearings for precise motion as well as long travel vertical stages for heavy-duty applications.

Vertical Stages
Product Family MVS Series 1/2" Vertical Stage MVS Series 1" Vertical Stage VAP Series 4" and 10" Vertical Stages
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Travel 1/2" (13.0 mm) 1" (25.0 mm) 4" (101.6 mm) 10" (254 mm)
Drive Type Micrometer Micrometer Adjuster Knob and Coarse Manual Positioning
Platform Size 2.36" x 2.36" (60.0 mm x 60.0 mm) 3.00" x 6.00" (76.2 mm 152.4 mm)
Additional Details

1/2" (13 mm) Travel Vertical Translation Stage

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available
MVS005 Support Documentation
MVS0051/2" Travel Vertical Translation Stage, 8-32 and 1/4"-20 Taps
$690.39
Lead Time
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
MVS005/M Support Documentation
MVS005/M13 mm Travel Vertical Translation Stage, M4 and M6 Taps
$690.39
5-8 Days

Vertical Translation Stage Accessories: 1/4"-20 (M6) and 8-32 (M4) Tapped Top Plate

Item # RB13P1 RB13P1/M
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  • Array of 1/4"-20 (M6) and 8-32 (M4) Tapped Mounting Holes
  • Replacement Top Plate for the MVS010(/M) Vertical Stage
  • Allows One to Switch Between an Imperial and Metric Mounting Surface on Our Stages

The RB13P1(/M) Mounting Plate is the same as the top plate that is included with the MVS005(/M) vertical stage. It has a generous array of thirteen 1/4"-20 (M6) and twelve 8-32 (M4) tapped holes. For more details, please see the mechanical drawings of the imperial and metric top plates included in the table above and to the right.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available
RB13P1 Support Documentation
RB13P1Adapter Plate with 1/4"-20 and 8-32 Taps
$55.19
5-8 Days
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
RB13P1/M Support Documentation
RB13P1/MAdapter Plate with M6 and M4 Taps
$55.19
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Vertical Translation Stage Accessories: Grooved Top Plate

MMP1
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An HCS030 Optic Mount Secured on an MMP1 Top Plate with AMA010 Mounting Cleats
Item # MMP1 MMP1/M
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The MMP1(/M) replacement grooved top plate allows MVS005(/M) stages to be used with our range of flexure stage accessories (such as the HCS030 Optic Mount shown to the right). The top plate is easily changed by removing four attachment screws with a 2 mm hex key or balldriver.

Our range of flexure stage accessories includes mounts to hold and manipulate optical fibers, laser diodes, gradient-index lenses, spherical lenses, and other commonly used optical components. Accessories are mounted to the top platform using a tongue-in-groove system and are retained with cleats and cap screws. The plate includes sixteen 6-32 (M3) tapped holes for cleats and other hardware, as well as four 4-40 (M2) taps and nine 8-32 (M4) taps. For more details, please see the mechanical drawings of the imperial and metric top plates included in the table above.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available
MMP1 Support Documentation
MMP1Replacement Mounting Plate for Flexure Stages with 8-32, 6-32, and 4-40 Taps
$63.65
Today
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
MMP1/M Support Documentation
MMP1/MReplacement Mounting Plate for Flexure Stages with M4, M3, and M2 Taps
$63.65
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Vertical Translation Stage Accessories: Extended Top Platforms

AMA003 Application Image
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AMA003 Extended Top Plate Fitted to an MBT616D MicroBlock Flexure Stage
  • Extend the Mounting Surface of the MVS005(/M) Stage
  • Array of 8-32 (M4), 6-32 (M3), and 4-40 (M2) Tapped Holes
  • Three Mounting Surface Length Options:
    • 88 mm (3.46")
    • 95 mm (3.74")
    • 105 mm (4.13")
  • Groove for Flexure Stage Accessories

These extended platforms are designed to be replacements for the top plate of the MVS005(/M) vertical stage. The extended mounting surface contains an array of 8-32 (M4), 6-32 (M3), and 4-40 (M2) tapped holes, which are convenient for attaching components or accessories that need to reach into smaller spaces. Three sizes are available, offering platform lengths of 88.0 mm (3.46"), 95.0 mm (3.74"), or 105 mm (4.13"). Two AMA010 (AMA010/M) accessory mounting cleats are also included with the purchase of each platform. These platforms can also be used with our Multi-Axis Flexure Stages

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available
AMA001 Support Documentation
AMA001Extended Top Platform, 88 mm
$98.47
Today
AMA003 Support Documentation
AMA003Extended Top Platform, 95 mm
$98.47
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AMA005 Support Documentation
AMA005Extended Top Platform, 105 mm
$98.47
Today
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
AMA001/M Support Documentation
AMA001/MExtended Top Platform, 88 mm, Metric
$98.47
Today
AMA003/M Support Documentation
AMA003/MExtended Top Platform, 95 mm, Metric
$98.47
Today
AMA005/M Support Documentation
AMA005/MExtended Top Platform, 105 mm, Metric
$98.47
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