Product Comparison

The following sections compare the main features of our product groups.

Linear Actuators with Built-in Controllers and Motor Encoders

Closed-Loop Motorized Electric Cylinders with Built-in Stepper Motors, Motor Encoders, and Controllers

A-LAR-E Series

  • 200 or 300 mm travel
  • 540 N peak thrust
  • Up to 40 mm/s speed
  • Lead screw driven
  • Inline and parallel drive configurations
  • Encoder position feedback with slip/stall detection and automatic recovery

Closed-Loop Motorized Electric Cylinders with Built-in Stepper Motors, Motor Encoders, and Controllers

A-BAR-E Series

  • 200 or 300 mm travel
  • 540 N peak thrust
  • Up to 65 mm/s speed
  • Ball screw driven
  • Inline and parallel drive configurations
  • Encoder position feedback with slip/stall detection and automatic recovery

Linear Actuators with Built-in Controllers

Motorized Electric Cylinders with Built-in Stepper Motors and Controllers

A-LAR Series

  • 200 or 300 mm travel
  • 540 N peak thrust
  • Up to 40 mm/s speed
  • Lead screw driven
  • Inline and parallel drive configurations
  • Built-in controller; daisy chains with other A-Series and T-Series products

Motorized Electric Cylinders with Built-in Stepper Motors and Controllers

A-BAR Series

  • 200 or 300 mm travel
  • 540 N peak thrust
  • Up to 65 mm/s speed
  • Ball screw driven
  • Inline and parallel drive configurations
  • Built-in controller; daisy chains with other A-Series and T-Series products

Micro Linear Actuators with Built-in Controllers

T-NA Series

  • 25 and 50 mm travel
  • Up to 8 mm/s speed and up to 50 N thrust
  • Our most compact, precise and robust actuators with built-in controllers; daisy-chains data and power with other T-Series products

Miniature Linear Actuators with Built-in Controllers

T-LA Series

  • 13, 28 and 60 mm travel
  • Up to 4 mm/s speed and up to 15 N thrust
  • Designed to replace standard micrometer heads on manual translation stages.

Linear Actuators with Built-in Motor Encoders

Closed-Loop Motorized Electric Cylinders with Built-in Motor Encoders

LAR-E Series

  • 200 or 300 mm travel
  • 540 N peak thrust
  • Up to 40 mm/s speed
  • Precision lead screw driven
  • Inline and parallel drive configurations
  • Encoder position feedback with slip/stall detection and automatic recovery

Closed-Loop Motorized Electric Cylinders with Built-in Motor Encoders

BAR-E Series

  • 200 or 300 mm travel
  • 540 N peak thrust
  • Up to 65 mm/s speed
  • Ball screw driven
  • Inline and parallel drive configurations
  • Encoder position feedback with slip/stall detection and automatic recovery

Linear Actuators (External Controllers Required)

Motorized Electric Cylinders

LAR Series

  • 200 or 300 mm travel
  • 540 N peak thrust
  • Up to 40 mm/s speed
  • Precision lead screw driven
  • Inline and parallel drive configurations

Motorized Electric Cylinders

BAR Series

  • 200 or 300 mm travel
  • 540 N peak thrust
  • Up to 65 mm/s speed
  • Ball screw driven
  • Inline and parallel drive configurations

Compact Motorized Linear Actuators

LAC Series

  • Compact size: great for applications with limited space
  • 10 mm travel
  • Resolution down to 0.024 m
  • Designed for use with an X-MCB1 controller or any 2-phase stepper motor controller

Electric Linear Actuators

NA Series

  • 16, 30, and 60 mm travel
  • Available in several sizes for a variety of thrusts and speeds
  • Designed for use with our X-MCB1 controller or any 2-phase stepper motor controller

Motorized Linear Slides and Linear Stages with Built-in Controllers and Motor Encoders

Closed-Loop, Belt-Driven Linear Stages with Built-in Stepper Motors, Motor Encoders, and Controllers

A-BLQ-E Series

  • 70, 145, 295, 445, 595, 1045, 1495, 2095 mm travel
  • Up to 2.0 m/s speed, 20 N thrust, and 20 kg load capacity
  • Encoder position feedback with slip/stall detection and automatic recovery

Closed-Loop Stages with Built-in Stepper Motors, Motor Encoders, and Controllers

A-LSQ-E Series

  • 75, 150, 300, 450 and 600 mm travel
  • 20 kg load capacity
  • Up to 1 m/s speed and up to 100 N thrust
  • Encoder position feedback with slip/stall detection and automatic recovery

High-Load, Closed-Loop Stages with Built-in Stepper Motors, Motor Encoders, and Controllers

A-LST-E Series

  • 254, 500, 750, 1000 and 1500 mm travel
  • 100 kg load capacity
  • Up to 420 mm/s and up to 560 N thrust
  • Encoder position feedback with slip/stall detection and automatic recovery
  • Built-in controller; daisy chains with other A-series and T-series products

Motorized Linear Slides and Linear Stages with Built-in Controllers

Miniature Motorized Linear Stages with Built-in Controllers

T-LSM Series

  • 25, 50, 100, 150 and 200 mm travel
  • 10 kg load capacity
  • Up to 29 mm/s speed and up to 55 N thrust
  • Our most compact motorized stage with built-in controllers

Motorized Linear Slides with Built-in Controllers

T-LSR Series

  • 75, 150, 300 and 450 mm travel
  • 20 kg load capacity
  • Up to 80 mm/s speed and up to 100 N thrust

High-Load, Motorized Linear Stages with Built-in Controllers

A-LST Series

  • 254, 500, 750, 1000 and 1500 mm travel
  • 100 kg load capacity
  • Up to 420 mm/s and up to 560 N thrust

High-Load, Motorized Linear Stages with Dust Covers

A-LST-C Series

  • 254, 500, 750, 1000 and 1500 mm travel
  • 100 kg load capacity
  • Up to 385 mm/s and up to 560 N thrust
  • Includes stainless steel dust cover

Motorized Linear Stages with Built-in Controllers

T-LS Series

  • 13 and 28 mm travel
  • 10 kg load capacity
  • Up to 6.5 mm/s speed and up to 15 N thrust
  • Built-in controller; daisy-chains data and power with other T-Series products

Motorized Dovetail Slides with Built-in Controllers

T-LLS Series

  • 105 mm and 260 mm travel
  • 1.4 kg load capacity
  • Up to 6 mm/s speed and up to 14 N thrust
  • Built-in controller; daisy-chains data and power with other T-Series products

Motorized Linear Stages with Built-in Controllers

A-LSQ Series

  • 75, 150, 300, 450 and 600 mm travel
  • 20 kg load capacity
  • Up to 1 m/s speed and up to 100 N thrust
  • Built-in controller; daisy chains with other A-series and T-series products

Motorized Linear Stages with Built-in Controllers

T-LHM Series

  • Ideal for single axis applications
  • 3 kg load capacity
  • Up to 18 mm/s speed; 13 N peak thrust
  • 25 N-cm cantilever load
  • Our most affordable linear stage with built-in controller

Motorized Linear Slides and Linear Stages with Built-in Motor Encoders (External Controllers Required)

Motorized, High-Speed Stages with Built-in Motor Encoders

LSQ-E Series

  • 75, 150, 300, 450 and 600 mm travel
  • 20 kg load capacity; up to 1 m/s speed and up to 100 N thrust
  • Encoder position feedback with slip/stall detection and automatic recovery
  • Designed for use with an X-MCB1 controller or any 2-phase stepper motor controller

Motorized High-Load Stages with Built-in Motor Encoders

LST-E Series

  • 254, 500, 750, 1000 and 1500 mm travel
  • 100 kg load capacity; up to 420 mm/s and up to 560 N thrust
  • Encoder position feedback with slip/stall detection and automatic recovery
  • Designed for use with an X-MCB1 controller or any 2-phase stepper motor controller

Economy Motorized Linear Stage with Built-in Motor Encoders

LHM-E Series

  • Ideal for single axis applications
  • 3 kg load capacity
  • Up to 65 mm/s speed; 17 N peak thrust
  • Encoder position feedback with slip/stall detection and automatic recovery

Motorized Linear Slides and Linear Stages (External Controllers Required)


Micro Motorized Linear Stages

LSA Series

  • 10 or 25 mm travel
  • < 25 nm microstep size
  • Up to 10 mm/s speed and up to 3.5 kg thrust
  • Fits into the most restrictive spaces
  • Mounts directly in XY (requires AB106 angle bracket for Z axis/vertical mounting)

Miniature Motorized Linear Stages

LSM Series

  • 25, 50, 100, 150 and 200 mm travel
  • 10 kg load capacity and up to 104 mm/s speed
  • Very low profile: 21 mm stage height
  • Designed for use with a X-MCB1 Series stepper motor controller or any 2-phase stepper motor controller

Motorized Linear Stages

LSQ Series

  • 75, 150, 300, 450 and 600 mm travel
  • 20 kg load capacity
  • Up to 1 m/s speed and up to 100 N thrust
  • Designed for use with a X-MCB1 Series stepper motor controller or any 2-phase stepper motor controller

High-Load, Motorized Linear Stages

LST Series

  • 254, 500, 750, 1000 and 1500 mm travel
  • 100 kg load capacity
  • Up to 420 mm/s and up to 560 N thrust
  • Designed for use with an X-MCB1 Series stepper motor controller or any 2-phase stepper motor controller

Economy Motorized Linear Stage

LHM Series

  • Ideal for single axis applications
  • 3 kg load capacity
  • Up to 65 mm/s speed; 17 N peak thrust
  • 25 N-cm cantilever load

Vertical Stages

Vertical Lift Stage

VSR Series

  • 20 mm of travel
  • 10 kg load capacity, 20 kg peak thrust
  • Up to 48 mm/s speed
  • 55 mm retracted height

Micromanipulators

Motorized Micromanipulator

M-LSM Series

  • 25 mm travel XYZ with resolution finer than 0.05 m
  • 0.5 kg load capacity
  • Adjustable probe holder
  • Plug and play connectivity to X-JOY3 joystick
  • Up to 14 mm/s speed and up to 15 N thrust
  • Joystick, and A-MCB2 and X-MCB1 controllers included

Non-Motorized Translation Stages

Translation Stages

TSB Series

  • 25, 28, 50 and 60 mm travel
  • 10 kg load capacity
  • Stages without a manual micrometer require a T-NA08, T-LA, or an NA11

Rotary Motion with Built-in Controllers and Direct Reading Encoders

Motorized Rotation Stages with Built-in Controllers and Direct Encoders

X-RST-DE Series

  • Direct reading encoder for position correction; stage accuracy to 0.01 degrees
  • 50.8 mm (2 inch) aperture with kinematic mounting options for repeatability of assembly
  • 50 kg centered load capacity
  • Speed up to 24 deg/s; torque up to 10 N-m
  • Built-in controller; daisy-chains with other Zaber products

Rotary Motion with Built-in Controllers and Motor Encoders

Motorized Rotation Stages with Built-in Controllers and Motor Encoders

X-RST-E Series

  • 50.8 mm (2 inch) aperture with kinematic mounting options for repeatability of assembly
  • 50 kg centered load capacity
  • Speed up to 24 deg/s; torque up to 10 N-m
  • Built-in controller; daisy-chains with other Zaber products
  • Encoder position feedback with slip/stall detection and automatic recovery

Motorized Rotary Stages with Built-in Controllers and Motor Encoders

X-RSW-E Series

  • Worm gear driven for continuous rotation
  • Two lens holders allow for use as a polarizer mount
  • Speed up to 75 rpm and torque up to 2.25 N-m
  • Encoder position feedback with slip/stall detection and automatic recovery
  • Built-in controller; daisy-chains with other Zaber products

Rotary Motion with Built-in Controllers

Motorized Rotation Stages with Built-in Controllers

X-RST Series

  • 50.8 mm (2 inch) aperture with kinematic mounting options for repeatability of assembly
  • 50 kg centered load capacity
  • Speed up to 24 deg/s; torque up to 10 N-m
  • Built-in controller; daisy-chains with other Zaber products

Motorized Rotary Stages with Built-in Controllers

X-RSW Series

  • Worm gear driven for continuous rotation
  • Two lens holders allow for use as a polarizer mount
  • Speed up to 75 rpm and torque up to 2.25 N-m
  • 20 kg centered load capacity
  • Built-in controller; daisy-chains with other Zaber products

Rotary Motion with Built-in Direct Reading Encoders

Motorized Rotation Stages with Built-in Direct Reading Encoders

RST-DE Series

  • Direct reading encoder for position correction; stage accuracy to 0.01 degrees
  • Continuous 360 rotation stage
  • 50.8 mm (2 inch) aperture with kinematic mounting options for repeatability of assembly
  • 50 kg centered load capacity
  • Speed up to 24 deg/s; torque up to 10 N-m

Rotary Motion with Built-in Motor Encoders

Motorized Rotation Stages with Built-in Motor Encoders

RSB-E Series

  • Continuous 360 rotation stage
  • Speeds up to 300 rpm
  • 50.8 mm aperture
  • Multiple motor configurations
  • Encoder position feedback with slip/stall detection and automatic recovery

Motorized Rotation Stages with Built-in Motor Encoders

RSW-E Series

  • Worm gear driven for continuous rotation
  • Two lens holders allow for use as a polarizer mount
  • Encoder position feedback with slip/stall detection and automatic recovery
  • 23 mm aperture

Motorized Rotation Stages with Built-in Motor Encoders

RST-E Series

  • Encoder position feedback with slip/stall detection and automatic recovery
  • Continuous 360 rotation stage
  • 50.8 mm (2 inch) aperture with kinematic mounting options for repeatability of assembly
  • 50 kg centered load capacity
  • Speed up to 24 deg/s; torque up to 10 N-m

Rotary Motion requiring External Controllers

Motorized Rotation Stages

RSB Series

  • Continuous 360 rotation stage
  • Speeds up to 300 rpm
  • 50.8 mm aperture
  • Multiple motor configurations

Motorized Rotation Stages

RSW Series

  • Worm gear driven for continuous rotation
  • Two lens holders allow for use as a polarizer mount
  • Speed up to 65 rpm; torque up to 80 N-cm
  • 23 mm aperture

Motorized Rotation Stages

RST Series

  • Continuous 360 rotation stage
  • 50.8 mm (2 inch) aperture with kinematic mounting options for repeatability of assembly
  • 50 kg centered load capacity
  • Speed up to 24 deg/s; torque up to 10 N-m

Stepper Motors

Stepper Motors with Built-in Controllers

T-NM Series

  • Size 17 stepper motor with built-in controller
  • Up to 25600 microsteps per revolution
  • Up to 180 rpm speed and up to 31 N-cm torque
  • Home sensor and small magnet included

Stepper Motors

NM Series

  • Standard NEMA frame stepper motors
  • Available in size 8 to 34 for a variety of torques and speeds with single or double shaft
  • Requires external controller: X-MCB1 controller
  • Home sensor (HSM8) and small magnet included

Tilt with Built-in Controllers

Miniature Motorized Gimbal Optic Mounts with Built-in Controllers

T-OMG Series

  • Two-axis gimbal mount with +/- 7 deg range
  • Holds 1" (25 mm) optics
  • Our most compact optical mount weighing only 350 grams
  • Custom versions available

Motorized Mirror Mounts with Built-in Controllers

T-MM Series

  • Two-axis kinematic mount with +/-5 deg range
  • Repeatability down to 0.015 deg
  • Holds 2" (50 mm) optics; adaptors available for C-Mount, 1" (25 mm), and 1/2" (12.5 mm) optics

Goniometers (External Controllers Required)

Motorized Goniometers

LMG Series

  • 40 mm and 60 mm radius
  • < 0.005 degrees repeatability , 30 deg/s, < 0.1 mm rotation center accuracy
  • Designed for use with X-MCB1 (24 V) or A-MCB2

Multi-Axis Systems

Motorized XY Microscope Stages

ASR Series

  • 100 x 120 mm travel
  • 12 m full travel accuracy; 2 m repeatability; 85 mm/s speed
  • Low profile: 42 mm overall height
  • Crossed roller bearings on hardened stainless steel rails for smooth movement and long life

Closed-Loop Motorized XY Scanning Stages with Built-in Motor Encoders

ASR-E Series

  • 100 x 120 mm travel
  • 12 m full travel accuracy; 2 m repeatability; 85 mm/s speed
  • Low profile: 42 mm overall height
  • Crossed roller bearings on hardened stainless steel rails for smooth movement and long life
  • Encoder position feedback with slip/stall detection and automatic recovery

Two-Axis Stages with Built-in Controllers

XY Series

  • 13 mm up to 1500 mm travel per axis
  • Built-in controllers
  • Several units daisy-chain to a single serial port
  • Available in various speed / resolution options

Three-Axis Stages with Built-in Controllers

XYZ Series

  • 13 mm up to 450 mm travel per axis
  • Built-in controllers
  • Several units daisy-chain to a single serial port
  • Available in various speed / resolution options

Gantry Systems with Built-in Controllers

T-G-LSM Series

  • 100 or 200 mm travel per axis (custom lengths available)
  • Low profile 70 mm overall height
  • Customizable add another Zaber stage for a Z-axis

Gantry Systems

G-LSQ Series

  • 150, 300 or 450 mm travel per axis
  • Versatile - up to 330 mm/s speed or 100 N thrust depending on lead screw choice
  • Designed for use with A-MCB2 controllers
  • Custom versions available

Vacuum Compatible Devices

High Vacuum Micro Linear Actuators with Built-in Controllers

T-NA-SV2 Series

  • High vacuum compatible to 10^-6 torr
  • 25 and 50 mm travel
  • Up to 8 mm/s speed and up to 46 N thrust

High Vacuum Miniature Linear Stages with Built-in Controllers

T-LSM-SV2 Series

  • High vacuum compatible to 10^-6 torr
  • 25, 50, 100, 150 and 200 mm travel
  • 10 kg load capacity

Low Vacuum Micro Linear Actuators with Built-in Controllers

T-NA-SV1 Series

  • Vacuum compatible to 10^-3 torr
  • 25 and 50 mm travel
  • Up to 8 mm/s speed and up to 46 N thrust

Low Vacuum Miniature Linear Stages with Built-in Controllers

T-LSM-SV1 Series

  • Vacuum compatible to 10^-3 torr
  • 25, 50, 100, 150 and 200 mm travel
  • 10 kg load capacity

Low Vacuum Motorized Mirror Mounts with Built-in Controllers

T-MM-V Series

  • Low vacuum compatible to 10^-3 torr
  • Two-axis kinematic mount with +/-5 deg range

Low Vacuum Translation Stages

TSB-V Series

  • Low vacuum compatible to 10^-3 torr
  • 28 and 60 mm travel
  • 10 kg load capacity
  • Requires a T-NA-SV1 actuator to drive it

Controllers and Joysticks

Stepper Motor Controllers, Two-Axis, 2D Linear and Circular Interpolation

A-MCB2 Series

  • Controls two axes of bipolar stepper motors or actuators, up to 2.5 A/phase; has integrated 2.5 A drivers
  • Coordinated 2D Motion with line, arc, and circle primitives
  • Executes streaming commands and primitives from computer seamlessly in real-time
  • Each axis is also capable of independent and pre-emptive motion with trapezoidal velocity profile

Stepper Motor Controllers

X-MCB1 Series

  • Controls any bipolar stepper motor or actuator up to 2.5A/phase with high resolution, customizable microstepping
  • Two isolated digital inputs, two isolated digital outputs, and two analog inputs
  • Intuitive ASCII protocol simplifies complex automation tasks

Programmable 3-Axis Joystick

X-JOY3 Series

  • Controls up to three axes, each with programmable sensitivity and velocity profile
  • Compact bench-top design for manual control with or without a computer
  • Eight programmable keys for functions like storing and recalling positions
  • Intuitive ASCII protocol simplifies complex automation tasks

Linear Actuators

Linear Stages

Vertical Stages

Micromanipulators

Rotary Devices

Stepper Motors

Tilt Devices

Multi-Axis Systems

Vacuum Devices

Controllers & Joysticks


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