Simplifying Motion Control

T-LA Series: Miniature Linear Actuators with Built-in Controllers

  • 13, 28 and 60 mm travel
  • Up to 4 mm/s speed and up to 15 N thrust
  • Built-in controller; daisy-chains data and power with other T-series products
  • Designed to replace standard micrometer heads on manual translation stages. (See note #2 below)

We recently released the T-NA Linear Actuator, a powerful and robust unit, which resolves the following limitations of the T-LA:

  1. The T-LA lead screws may experience some side-to-side wobble while extending and retracting. This is eliminated when the actuator is pushing against a constrained surface, for example, in a translation stage.
  2. You cannot mount anything to the moving tip of the T-LA actuator. It is designed to push only.
  3. The T-LA actuator is designed to push a force of 15 N or less. Some stages contain springs with stronger forces than this. We advise checking the spring force of your stage before choosing which actuator to drive it.
  4. The T-LA is more delicate and has a limited lifetime compared to the T-NA08. View the T-LA Specs Page for a lifetime vs thrust comparison.

If any of these issues are of concern to you, consider purchasing a T-NA08 Series Actuator instead.

See our TSB Linear Slides page for more information on compatible slides.

Zaber's positioners with built-in controllers, stand-alone controllers, and joysticks are divided into three series: the T-Series, the A-Series, and the X-Series. Please refer to our Series Reference Table for more information.

Follow the links below for more details, to see part numbers, to generate a quote, or to place an online order.

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Prices starting at:
T-LA13A Lead Time: 1-5 Days Miniature Linear Actuator, 13 mm travel, RS-232 control $790.00
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Miniature Linear Actuator, 13 mm travel, RS-232 control
T-LA13A-S Lead Time: 1-5 Days Miniature Linear Actuator, 13 mm travel, RS-232 control $790.00
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Miniature Linear Actuator, 13 mm travel, RS-232 control
T-LA28A Lead Time: 1-5 Days Miniature Linear Actuator, 28 mm travel, RS-232 plus manual control $890.00
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Miniature Linear Actuator, 28 mm travel, RS-232 plus manual control
T-LA28A-S Lead Time: 1-5 Days Miniature Linear Actuator, 28 mm travel, RS-232 control $890.00
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Miniature Linear Actuator, 28 mm travel, RS-232 control
T-LA60A Lead Time: 1-5 Days Miniature Linear Actuator, 60 mm travel, RS-232 plus manual control $1,030.00
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Miniature Linear Actuator, 60 mm travel, RS-232 plus manual control
T-LA60A-S Lead Time: 1-5 Days Miniature Linear Actuator, 60 mm travel, RS-232 control $1,030.00
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Miniature Linear Actuator, 60 mm travel, RS-232 control

*These are our direct prices to customers in North America. If you are in Canada, click the Canadian flag icon at the top right of the page to see CAD prices. If you are in a country outside North America where we have a distributor, please check with the distributor for pricing. Distributor prices might be slightly higher to factor in shipping and import fees. Click here for a list of Zaber's Distributors.

Part Numbering Scheme

T-LA Series Part Numbering Scheme