Van Nuys, California – Optimal Engineering Systems Inc. (OES) has released two high precision Z-axis elevator stages. The AZV9010 and AZV9020 motorized Z-axis linear positioning stages have vertical travels of 10mm and 20mm respectively.
The vertical motion of each Z-axis stage is driven by an 8mm diameter ball screw with a 1mm lead and guided by cross roller bearings. Resolutions of 0.10µm or 0.05µm with 10/20 micro-steps per step motor drive, and repeatability of ±0.5µm makes these two Z-axis stages suitable for: microscopy, inspection, metrology, positioning, photonics, sampling, and laser drilling and machining.
Each stage has a 90mm x 90mm table with threaded holes for fixtures or tooling. Additionally, each stage features a dynamic straightness of 5µm and dynamic parallelism of 30µm. The maximum z-axis travel speed is 5mm/sec and load capacity is 5kg.
The AZV9010 and AZV9020 Z-axis stages are constructed of black-anodized aluminum alloy and weighs 1.85kg and 1.95kg. Each stage has a knob for manual adjustment, and the stages can be supplied plug-and-play with a motion controller.