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    Crossed-Roller Bearing Linear Translation Stages (Standard-Top Model)
    TECHSPEC® components are designed, specified, or manufactured by Edmund Optics. Learn More
    Crossed-Roller Bearing Linear Translation Stages (Standard-Top Model)
    • Four Sizes Ranging from 30 x 30mm to 125 x 125mm
    • English and Metric Hole Patterns Available
    • Micrometer and Lead Screw Drive Options
    • Easily Configured into X-Y and X-Y-Z Configurations
    Crossed-Roller Bearing Linear Translation Stages (Thru-Hole Model)
    TECHSPEC® components are designed, specified, or manufactured by Edmund Optics. Learn More
    Crossed-Roller Bearing Linear Translation Stages (Thru-Hole Model)
    • Four Sizes Ranging from 30 x 30mm to 125 x 125mm
    • Thru-Hole Design for Optical Path Transmission
    • English and Metric Hole Patterns Available
    • Micrometer and Lead Screw Drive Options
    Crossed-Roller Bearing Pre-Assembled Z-Axis Translation Stages
    TECHSPEC® components are designed, specified, or manufactured by Edmund Optics. Learn More
    Crossed-Roller Bearing Pre-Assembled Z-Axis Translation Stages
    • Pre-Assembled Z-Axis Configuration
    • High Accuracy and Rigidity
    • Compatible with 30mm, 40mm, 70mm and 125mm TECHSPEC® Crossed-Roller Bearing Translation Stages
    Vertical Translation Stages
    TECHSPEC® components are designed, specified, or manufactured by Edmund Optics. Learn More
    Vertical Translation Stages
    • Mechanically Compatible with our TECHSPEC® Stages
    • Class 100 (ISO 5) Cleanroom Compatible
    • Fine Micrometer Movement
    • Locking Screw on Stages
    Rotary Stages
    TECHSPEC® components are designed, specified, or manufactured by Edmund Optics. Learn More
    Rotary Stages
    • Low Profile Design
    • Precision Micrometer Drive
    • Slide-Fit Guide System
    • 360° Coarse Rotation, ±5° Total Fine Rotation
    • Mechanically Compatible to Other TECHSPEC® Stages
    • Locking Screw on All Stages
    • Class 100 (ISO 5) Clean Room Compatible
    Tip-Tilt Stages
    TECHSPEC® components are designed, specified, or manufactured by Edmund Optics. Learn More
    Tip-Tilt Stages
    • Metric and English Hole Pattern Versions Available
    • Tilt Control in Two Axes (Kinematic Movement)
    • Precision Micrometer Drive
    • Mechanically Compatible to Other TECHSPEC® Stages
    Goniometers
    TECHSPEC® components are designed, specified, or manufactured by Edmund Optics. Learn More
    Goniometers
    • Metric and English Hole Patterns Available
    • Stackable for Two-Axis Rotation
    • Mechanically Compatible with our TECHSPEC® Stages
    X-Y Positioning Stages
    TECHSPEC® components are designed, specified, or manufactured by Edmund Optics. Learn More
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    X-Y Positioning Stages
    Metric Z-Axis Stages Metric Z-Axis Stages
    • Fine Micrometer Movement
    • Available in Four Sizes
    • Black Anodized Aluminum
    • Locking Knob
    Metric Rotary Stages Metric Rotary Stages
    • Precision Micrometer Drive and Manual Drive Options
    • 360° Coarse Rotation
    • Micrometer Drive Models Provide ±5° Fine Rotation
    • Black Anodized Aluminum Construction
    Metric Tilt Platform Metric Tilt Platform
    • Tilt Control in Two Axes (±2.5°)
    • Multiple Tapped and C’bored Holes for Easy Mounting
    • Black Anodized Aluminum
    Metric Goniometers Metric Goniometers
    • Stackable for Two-Axis Rotation
    • Durable Brass Construction
    • Dovetail Design with Vernier Scale
    Metric Lab Jacks Metric Lab Jacks
    • Rugged, Black Anodized Aluminum Construction
    • Fine Lead Screw for Precision Movement
    • Large Adjustment Knob for Maximum Control
    • Locking Knob to Secure Vertical Positioning
    English Ball Bearing Translation Stages English Ball Bearing Translation Stages
    • Preloaded Ball Bearing Design for Low-Friction Linear Adjustment
    • Solid-Top and Thru-Hole Versions
    • English or Metric Micrometer Drive and Fine Screw Drive Available
    • Stackable for 2-Axis or 3-Axis Movement
    Metric Ball Bearing Translation Stages Metric Ball Bearing Translation Stages
    • Preloaded Ball Bearing Design for Low-Friction Linear Adjustment
    • Solid-Top and Thru-Hole Versions
    • English or Metric Micrometer Drive and Fine Screw Drive Available
    • Stackable for 2-Axis or 3-Axis Movement
    Positioning Stages with Digital Micrometers Positioning Stages with Digital Micrometers
    • 0.001mm Resolution Directly Readable Micrometer
    • Readout in Inches or Millimeters
    • Available with English or Metric Mounting Holes
    Linear Motion Ball Bearing Slides Linear Motion Ball Bearing Slides
    • High Straight Line Accuracy
    • Low Wear, Low Friction Sliding Motion
    • Preloaded to Eliminate Wobble and Unwanted Play
    Linear-Rotary Positioning Stage Linear-Rotary Positioning Stage
    • Compact Stage with Both Linear and Rotary Positioning 
    • Linear Adjustment with a Fine Resolution Micrometer
    • Coarse or Fine Rotary Adjustment
    Compact Rotary Stages Compact Rotary Stages
    • Low Wear, Low Friction Movement with Coarse or Fine Adjustment
    • 2 or 2.62" Diameter Stages with Tapped Mounting Holes
    • Calibrated Dial with 12 Minute Vernier for Accurate Read-Out
    Heavy Load Capacity Rotary Positioning Stages Heavy Load Capacity Rotary Positioning Stages
    • Normal Load Capacity of 25lb (11.3kg) for heavy duty applications
    • Precision Worm Gear Drive
    • Compatible with Metric and English 5" Ball Stages
    Micro Manual Rotary Stage Micro Manual Rotary Stage
    • Small Footprint
    • 17 Degrees of Fine Adjustment
    • 360 Degrees of Coarse Adjustment
    Micro Manual Positioning Stages Micro Manual Positioning Stages
    • Two Micro Sizes Available
    • Versions with Covered Rails
    • Three Travel Selections
    • X, XY, and XYZ Axis Models
    Micro Manual Goniometers New
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    Micro Manual Goniometers
    • Small Footprint
    • Zero-Backlash Drive System
    • 25mm or 42mm Radius Versions Stackable to Create 2-Axis Version
    Miniature Screw Drive Stages Miniature Screw Drive Stages
    • 8-32 or M4 Mounting Options Available
    • Up to 19mm of Linear Travel
    • Three-Start Screw Drive and Precision Lapped Surfaces for Smooth, Accurate Movement
    Leadscrew Drive Stages Leadscrew Drive Stages
    • Locking Knobs for Secure Positioning
    • 0.5mm Travel per Knob Rotation
    • Available with up to 15mm Travel in X and Y with 12mm Travel in Z
    Rack and Pinion Stages Rack and Pinion Stages
    • Aluminum Stage with Brass Rack and Pinion
    • 20mm Travel per Knob Rotation
    • Scale Features 1mm Increments with Locking Lever
    • Basic Rack and Pinion Stages Also Available
    Basic Rack and Pinion Stages Basic Rack and Pinion Stages
    • Multiple Configurations Available
    • High Load Capacity
    • Ideal for Applications Requiring Long Travel
    • Additional Rack and Pinion Stages Available
    X-Y-Z Positioning Movement X-Y-Z Positioning Movement
    • 50mm Diameter Optical Mount
    • Includes Durable Mounting Base
    • Helical Rack and Pinion Drive Mechanism
    Long Travel Rack and Pinion Stages
    TECHSPEC® components are designed, specified, or manufactured by Edmund Optics. Learn More
    Long Travel Rack and Pinion Stages
    • Carriers Feature One or Two Knobs, with English or Metric Mounting Hole Patterns
    • Available with Both English and Metric Track Lengths
    • Preassembled Common Carrier and Track Combinations are Available
    • Vernier Scales of 0.01” or 0.1mm Resolution
    Dovetail Optical Rail Systems Dovetail Optical Rail Systems
    • Wide Range of Carrier Length and Mounting Hole Options Available
    • Low Profile Design with Smooth Movement
    • Increased Stability and <1mrad Straight Line Accuracy
    Compact Optical Rail Systems Compact Optical Rail Systems
    • Rails and Carriers Available
    • Mount on English and Metric Breadboards
    • Low Profile Design
    X-Y Positioning Tables X-Y Positioning Tables
    • Available Options of 70mm (±35mm)and 200mm(±100mm)Travel in Both X and Y
    • Ball Bearing or Rack and Pinion Movements for Fast Adjustment
    • Solid Top Designs

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    Stage Adapter Plates and Accessories
    TECHSPEC® components are designed, specified, or manufactured by Edmund Optics. Learn More
    Stage Adapter Plates and Accessories
    • Compatible with 30mm, 40mm, 70mm and 125mm TECHSPEC® Crossed Roller Translation Stages
    • Compatible with Rotary and Tip-Tilt TECHSPEC® Stages
    • Used to Configure Stages into X-Y-Z Configurations
    • Black Anodized Aluminum Construction
    Drive Mechanisms Drive Mechanisms
    • Micrometer, Fine Screw, Digital and Differential Options Available
    • Compatible with our Ball Bearing Stages
    Zaber™ Linear Actuators Zaber™ Linear Actuators
    • Used to Automate Manual Stage Drives
    • No Separate Controller Board or Driver Required
    • 0.1μm Resolution
    • Power Supply and Data Cable Sold as Separate Accessories
    Zaber™ High Accuracy Linear Actuators Zaber™ High Accuracy Linear Actuators
    • Miniature, Robust Design
    • Integrated Motor and Controller
    • Controlled Manually or via RS-232 Serial Interface
    90&deg; Angle Brackets 90° Angle Brackets
    • Metric, English and Common Slotted Versions
    • Standard ¼-20 or M6 x 1.0 Holes/Slots or AllSlots
    • Large and Small Sizes
    • Black Anodized Aluminum Construction
    Top Plates for Ball Bearing Stages and Slides Top Plates for Ball Bearing Stages and Slides
    • Mounts English/Metric Post or Post Holders to Translation Stages
    • Center ¼-20, M6 x 1.0 or M16 x 1.0 Threaded Hole
    • Black Anodized Aluminum Construction
    Adapter Plates for Ball Bearing Stages and Slides Adapter Plates for Ball Bearing Stages and Slides
    • Designed for Our Linear Positing Stages and Slides
    • Centered ¼-20 Hole Enables Use with Posts and Post Holders
    Z-Axis Brackets for Ball Bearing Stages Z-Axis Brackets for Ball Bearing Stages
    • Combine Ball Bearing Stages into 3 Axis Positioning Systems
    • Designs for 1.25, 1.75, 2.62, and 5" Stages
    • Aluminum Construction with Black Anodized Finish
    Metric/English and English/Metric Adapter Plates Metric/English and English/Metric Adapter Plates
    • Connects Metric/English Components to English/Metric Breadboards
    • Standard ¼-20 or M6 x 1.0 Holes and Slots
    • Center C’bore Can Be Used for ¼ or M6 S.H.C.S.
    • Large and Small Sizes
    • Black Anodized Aluminum Construction
    Thread-to-Thread Adapters Thread-to-Thread Adapters
    • Male to Female Thread Design
    • Ideal for Mating Optical Mounts and Components
    • For use with ¼-20 or M6 Breadboard Applications
    Ball-Point Hex Driver Sets Ball-Point Hex Driver Sets
    • English and Metric Driver Sets
    • Up to 25° Angled Entry into Fasteners
    • Ideal for use with the TECHSPEC® Cage System
    Allen Wrenches Allen Wrenches
    • English and Metric
    Socket Head Cap Screws Socket Head Cap Screws
    Socket Head Cap Screw Kits Socket Head Cap Screw Kits
    • English and Metric Kits Available
    • Comes with Storage Case
    • Comes with Most Popular Sizes and Lengths
    Socket Head Set Screws Socket Head Set Screws
    Socket Head Set Screw Kits Socket Head Set Screw Kits
    • English and Metric Kits Available
    • Includes Most Frequently Requested Socket Head Set Screws

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    Manual Translation Stages are used to provide varying degrees of movement to mounted optical components for a range of optical applications. Stages are mounting surfaces that feature movement capabilities across one or more axes. Manual Translation Stages use a number of different methods to achieve movement including ball bearings, rack and pinion, crossed roller, or leadscrew, allowing optical components to be easily moved or repositioned without the need for removal or recalibration. Manual Translation Stages are ideal choices for use in a number of optical systems.

    Edmund Optics offers a wide range of Translation Stages suited for many optical needs. Translation Stages are key additions to any optical system that requires fast or precise movement of components. Some Manual Translation Stages may also be linked together to provide additional axes of movement beyond their individual capabilities for increased versatility. A selection of mounting adapters is also available for integrating with additional types of work surfaces.


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