8MVT120-12 - Vertical Positioning Stage

Vertical Positioning Stage
True vertical elevation of the platform
Compact design
Long life time**
Vacuum version available

Vertical positioning stage provides high-precision positioning and smooth travel for loads up to 10 kg. The wedge design, driven by precision rolled leadscrew, converts horizontal motion into vertical. Together with high quality linear bearing guide the system ensures rigid and smooth movement across all range of travel and long lifetime. Precision bearings provide platform stiffness and stability while the screw mechanism assures positioning accuracy. For protection of mechanics, optical limit switches are installed.

Based on specifics of application other stepper motors or servos can be used. Stepper motor can be equipped with linear encoder and brake.

Model 8MVT120-12-4247 8MVT120-12-42C01
Travel range 12.7 mm (0.5 inch) 12.7 mm (0.5 inch)
Resolution in full step 2.5 µm -
Resolution in 1/256 step 0.018 µm* -
Encoder pulses per revolution by request 4000
Travel per 1 pulse - 0.18 µm
Lead screw pitch 1 mm 1,44 mm**
Wedge reduction rate 2:1 2:1
Unidirectional Repeatability 1.5 µm 1.5 µm
Bidirectional Repeatability 3 µm 3 µm
Accuracy 10 µm 10 µm
Lift parallelism (to the base)
35 µm
(by request up to 10 µm)
35 µm
(by request up to 10 µm)
Maximum speed 10 mm/s 12 mm/s
Maximum load capacity 10 kg (20 kg by request) 10 kg
Stepper motor 4247 -
Brushless DC motor - DB42-100
Brake by request +
Optocoupler end limit switches 2 3
Switch polarity Pushed is open Pushed is open
Motor connector DB9(M) By request
Material Aluminium Aluminium
Finish Black anodize hard cover Black anodize hard cover
Weight 3.5 kg 3.9 kg
Recommended Controller 8SMC5-USB 8SMC5-USB, SPiiPlusCMnt

* With Standa 8SMC5-USB controller
** Screw coated with BlackIce TFE coating and equipped with plastic anti-backlash self-lubricating nut, which provide up time equal to 7 million cycles.

8MVT120-12-42C01 model constructed for operating in clean room, with cleanliness class up to 100. This model is also equipped with vacuum sleeve for dust removal from inside the stage, which accumulates during stage operation.

Ordering Information

Vertical Positioning Stage