Open Stage Sub Assembly


Open Stages (also called Aperature Stages)

We design, develop, and manufacture low profile open xy-axis stages. Below is an example of a very compact assembly used in an imaging system. The challenge was to provide very smooth almost frictionless motion while electronic imaging sensors are acquiring vital sample data.


Designed for very smooth travel and low friction. Designed to fit within small spaces.

Specifications:

X travel = 25 mm with Customer Drive Technology
Y travel = 25 mm with Customer Drive Technology


Two Axis Stage

This two axis stage is best suited for optical scanning systems for life science lab applications where very precise movement and high repeatability are required.

Can be made ready for vacuum and cleanroom environments.

Large Optic Window

The open stage provides a large port or window for direct optical viewing or laser beam passage.

Crossed Roller Bearings for Smooth Motion

This sub-assembly is made from precision components: crossed roller bearings , along with a few other custom machined parts.

For new designs customer specifications and requirements often provide a good starting point.  Ultimately it's the first prototype builds that flush out additional requirements.


Typical Product Use

A few areas where you can find these products in use are listed below:

  • Life Science Equipment
  • Imaging Systems
  • Diagnostic Equipment
  • Microscope Systems
  • Electro-Optic Systems

Custom Design Capabilities

We reserved a portion of our production area exculsively for building prototypes. The lead engineer takes "hands-on" responsiblity for the first prototpye.