Steinmeyer’s new manipulator stage targets nano, micro

February 25, 2008 — Steinmeyer Inc. has released its new high precision micro manipulator stage, MT 130-50-DC, geared toward nanotechnology, metrology, biomedical, and robotics applications.

Manufactured from high strength anodized aluminum, the standard table offers travel of 50 mm with positioning accuracy of 10 µm (micrometer), straightness/flatness runout of +/- 1µm and repeatability of +/- 1µm. With a sleek low profile design, it has a square footprint of 130 mm x 130 mm, height of 43 mm and weighs only 1.8 kg, the company announced in a news release.

Features include reloaded cross roller bearings, precision ground ball screw, limit switches, and integrated dc motor with rotary encoder. This product can be provided as a XY stage and can also be configured as a XYZ system-model MP 130-50-DC as a further enhancement. Motors, encoders and cabling are all hidden inside the table’s body.

Motor, limit switch and encoder interface are via SUB-D connectors located in a single area. This stage is suited for semiconductor metrology, biomedical, miniature robotics, and laser industry applications, the company says.


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