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Micro-positioners

New Scale Technologies - M3-LS Linear Smart Stage: Micro positioning stage with embedded controller

The M3-LS Linear Smart Stage is a direct-drive, high-precision micro stage with built-in controller. It is designed for fast, simple integration into miniature OEM systems. This “smart stage” has all drive electronics integrated right into the compact stage housing – no external board needed! It offers unmatched precision, stability and ease of use.The M3-LS Linear Smart Stage is a direct-drive, high-precision micro stage with built-in controller. It is designed for fast, simple integration into miniature OEM systems.  

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Model Travel range Max load Price
M3-LS-1.8-6 6mm 20g PoR
M3-LS-3.4-15 15mm 200g PoR

Summary

The M3-LS Linear Smart Stage is a direct-drive, high-precision micro stage with built-in controller. It is designed for fast, simple integration into miniature OEM systems. This “smart stage” has all drive electronics integrated right into the compact stage housing – no external board needed! It offers unmatched precision, stability and ease of use.The M3-LS Linear Smart Stage is a direct-drive, high-precision micro stage with built-in controller. It is designed for fast, simple integration into miniature OEM systems.  

Description:

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.

Specifications:

Model

M3-LS-3.4-15 

M3-LS-1.8-6

Description

Longer travel, higher load capacity Linear Smart Stage: micro positioning stage with built-in controller

Ultra-compact Linear Smart Stage: micro positioning stage with built-in controller

Travel Range (Stroke)

15 mm

6 mm

Dimensions

32 x 32 x 11 mm including controller

29 x 20 x 9.5 mm including controller

Mass of Smart Stage(including controller)

30 grams (Smart Stage) 36 grams (Smart Stage + cable + connector)

8.4 grams

Max moving mass (vertical) (note 1)

100 grams

10 grams recommended

Max moving mass (horiz) (note 1)

200 grams

20 grams (offset < 10 mm) recommended

Force (operating)

1 N

0.2 N

Speed (at operating force)

> 4 mm/s

5 mm/s

Duty cycle

50% max recommended

Closed-loop performance

Resolution

0.5 μm with absolute encoding

0.5 μm with absolute encoding

Bi-directional repeatability

< 5 μm

< 5 μm

Accuracy

< 20 μm

< 20 μm

Input Power (note 2)

6 VDC 5 W typical at 4 mm/s, 1 N load, closed-loop < 0.2 W quiescent

3.3 VDC < 0.75 W typical at 5 mm/s, closed-loop (2 W max.)

Mechanical Stage

Static parallelism

< 30 μm

< 30 μm

Run-out

< 10 μm

< 10 μm

Pitch and yaw

< 1 mrad

< 1 mrad

Absolute max load

10 N

10 N

Linear slide features

Crossed roller bearings with high stiffness

Uniform and very low friction even under high direct loads and side loads. Six ball bearings in a kinematic “v” guide-way eliminate cage creep and friction spikes.

Environment

Relative humidity

< 70% 

< 70%

Operating temperature

+5 °C to +40 °C

-30 to +70 °C (note 3)

Storage temp.

-40 °C to +85 °C

-40 to +80 °C

Lifetime 

>10 million random moves while not exceeding 1.2 km total travel (note 4)

Compliance 

CE / RoHS

CE / RoHS

Controller

embedded

embedded

Control interface

Via USB adapter from PC or directly via I2C or SPI serial interface

Via USB adapter from PC, or directly via I2C or SPI serial interface

Downloads:

M3-LS-3_4-datasheet.pdf

M3-LS-datasheet.pdf


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