Steinmeyer’s new precision stage is lightweight and compact. (Photo: Steinmeyer)
Mar., 15, 2007 — German measurement-instruments developer Steinmeyer, Inc. has released a new high-precision linear stage, the MT 84-25-PM, geared to nanotechnology, metrology, biomedical miniature robotics, and medical industry applications.
Steinmeyer manufactures the stage for cleanroom, high vacuum, and non-magnetic applications upon request, and says that the table is compact, lightweight, and robust. It features an overall width of only 27.5 mm, length of 84 mm, and standard travel of 25 mm. Manufactured from high-strength anodized aluminum, it weighs just 600 g and promises resolutions to 5 nm and repeatability of +/- 10 nm. The unit’s piezo linear motor has an incremental linear encoder and preloaded cross roller bearings.