The M3-LS-3.4-15 Linear Smart Stage is a direct-drive precision piezoelectric micro stage with embedded controller designed for integration into compact OEM instruments. The newest smart stage is a higher-force, longer-travel addition to the company's M3-LS line of all-in-one micro stages with built-in controllers. It features:
- 100-gram capacity for vertical loads
- 200-gram capacity for horizontal loads
- 15 mm travel range
- 500 nm position resolution for precise, repeatable positioning of optics, probes, sensors and more.
It features absolute encoding so that there is no need to home the stage on power-up, eliminating errors and disruptions in processes and experiments.
The stage has high stiffness with no gears or backlash.
With low acoustic noise and no high voltage, the M3-LS smart stage is superior to piezo inertia (stick-slip) stages, especially when embedded in near-patient instruments and wearable devices.