Unmatched precision, stability and ease of use
The piezo-driven positioning stage has 0.5 µm resolution for precise, repeatable positioning of optics, probes, sensors and more. Absolute encoding removes the need to home the stage on power-up, eliminating errors and disruptions in processes and experiments.
The M3-LS micro stage has high stiffness and lateral stability, no backlash, and less than 10 µm runout over its full travel range.
Direct input via USB, I2C or SPI
The M3-LS Smart Stage – a linear stage with embedded controller – accepts direct input of simple high-level motion commands. It is the only linear micro stage that can be driven directly from a system processor via standard I2C or SPI interface.
Alternatively, a USB adapter enables connection to a PC, with New Scale Pathway™ software providing an easy-to-use graphical user interface. You can control multiple positioning stages from a single screen for interactive operation. Employ the intuitive script generator to create command sequences for automated operations.
Low power use for hand-held systems
The ultra-compact M3-LS-1.8 Linear Smart Stage can be powered by USB or standard batteries.
The longer-travel M3-LS-3.4 Linear Smart Stage can run on batteries or a low-cost DC power supply.
The integrated piezoelectric motor holds position without using power. The internal electronics can be switched to sleep mode for extreme low-power applications.
A tiny all-in-one positioning stage that can be powered by standard batteries, the M3-LS linear micro stage is ideal for motion in hand-held and portable instruments.
- Create miniature microscopes and spectroscopy instruments.
- Miniaturize systems for micro assembly and biomedical probing or sampling.
- Use in high resolution tuning systems, targeting systems and UAV/UGV controls and optics.
- Develop miniature camera systems and more.