Motorized Translation Stages 8MT173 are created on the basis of 7T173 manual translation stages and have identical mechanical parameters. Resolution, speed and load capacity all depend on parameters of the motor, translation stages, as well as on the controller and driving mode a user chooses to use. For vertical (Z axis) mounting we offer angle bracket 2AB173-20. Angle brackets of custom design can be manufactured on request. Two mechanical limit switches built into each translation stage used for emergency stop at ends of travel range or to establish a reference position with accuracy of several motor steps (use E4 option for more accurate zero position setting, see Sensors information). Motor position can be visually determined with accuracy of one step by reading a scale engraved on dial knob fitted on motor shaft (use Encoder for monitoring exact position using PC). Body and platform of 8MT173 are made of black finished aluminum. Functional parts are made of steel.
Vacuum compatible 8MT173V series stages are equipped with 10-6 Torr vacuum compatible stepper motor, all mechanical parts are lubricated with High vacuum compatible grease. Aluminum parts are not anodized. Stages are cleaned in vacuum chamber and packed before dispatch, so that it can be immediately placed in vacuum chamber after purchase without spoiling the vacuum. Cleaning and packing not included in price.