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1" (25 mm) Travel Vertical Translation Stage
1" (25 mm) Travel Vertical Stage
MVS010/M with MMP1/M Grooved Top Plate
MVS010 with AMA003 Extended Grooved Top Plate
The MVS010(/M) Vertical-Axis Positioning Stage has been developed to meet the stringent requirements associated with aligning optical components. It allows 1.00" (25.0 mm) of height adjustment and provides a working height range of 3.92" to 4.92" (99.5 mm to 124.5 mm). The stage is constructed from black anodized aluminum and includes crossed roller bearings for uniform performance over the entire range of motion.
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 with a similar grooved keyway 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 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 micrometer included with the MVS010 can be replaced with one of our 1" (25 mm) ZST, ZFS, or Z8 actuators. Please note that the MVS010/M has a Ø10 mm mounting barrel that is not compatible with actuators that have a Ø3/8" (Ø9.5 mm) mounting barrel.
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.
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.
These compact stages incorporate dovetails and a leadscrew for the translation mechanism. They are suitable in general purpose motion control applications.
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.
We offer vertical translation stages with crossed roller bearings for precise motion as well as long travel vertical stages for heavy-duty applications.
The RB13P1(/M) Mounting Plate is the same as the top plate that is included with the MVS010(/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.
The MMP1(/M) replacement grooved top plate allows MVS010(/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. When the height of the MVS010(/M) stage is set to 112.5 mm (4.43"), it is compatible with our 6-axis NanoMax stages. 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.
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AMA003 Extended Top Plate Fitted to an MVS010 Vertical Stage and Holding an RMS4X Microscope Objective in an HCS013 RMS-Threaded Flexure Stage Mount with AMA010 Mounting Cleats
These extended platforms are designed to be replacements for the top plate of the MVS010(/M) vertical stage. The extended mounting surface contains of 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 included with the purchase of each platform. These platforms can also be used with our Multi-Axis Flexure Stages.