Simplifying Motion Control

X-DMQ-DE Series: Voice Coil Driven Linear Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders

  • 12 mm travel and 15.5 N peak thrust with adjustable force control mode
  • Up to 1400 mm/s speed, 25 Hz full-travel
  • Built-in controller; daisy-chains with other Zaber products
  • Integrated 200 nm resolution linear encoder provides closed-loop, high precision position control

Zaber's X-DMQ-DE Series devices are computer-controlled, voice coil driven, linear stages with high acceleration and precision capabilities in a compact size. They are stand-alone units requiring only a standard 24 V or 48 V power supply.

At only 30 mm high, these miniature stages are excellent for applications where a low profile is required. The X-DMQ-DE's innovative design allows speeds up to 1400 mm/s and loads up to 1 kg. Like all of Zaber's products, the X-DMQ-DE Series is designed to be 'plug and play' and very easy to set up and operate.

The built-in linear encoder with 200 nm resolution allows closed-loop servo control of position and velocity. Zaber's controller comes pre-tuned out of the box, while still allowing easy access to settings for users to fine tune the servo control to their application if desired. The DMQ's direct-drive actuator also allows it to operate in force-control mode with very high bandwidth. The innovative moving-coil actuator design has a very flat force-vs-position profile, a minimal moving mass for high acceleration, and no exposed moving cables.

An optional indexed knob provides convenient manual control for versatile operation even without a computer. These stages connect to the RS-232 port or USB port of any computer, and they can be daisy-chained with any other Zaber products. The daisy-chain also shares power, making it possible for multiple X-Series products to share a single power supply. Convenient locking, 4-pin, M8 connectors on the unit allow for secure connection between units.

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.

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X-DMQ12P-DE52 Lead Time: 1-5 Days Voice Coil, Linear Stage, 12 mm travel, integrated linear encoder and controller, plus manual control $2,948.00
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Voice Coil, Linear Stage, 12 mm travel, integrated linear encoder and controller, plus manual control

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Part Numbering Scheme

X-DMQ-DE Series Part Numbering Scheme