To control actuator position, simply transmit on the RS-232 port the unit number of the actuator you want to move, a simple move command and the position desired. After the move, the actuator will report its position through the RS-232 link.
T-LA actuators keep their position even with no power applied. When idle, power to the motor is automatically removed allowing it to stay cool. Overnight power down with no loss of position is also possible.
Zaber's T-Series devices have an optional knob that provides smooth manual control at variable speeds in both directions for versatile operation even without a computer. The movement speed increases as the knob is turned further, allowing a range from micrometers per second to the device's full speed. Return the knob to the center detent to bring it back to a stop. During a manual move, the device's position is constantly transmitted, allowing you to track its motion with software.
An industry standard 3/8" micrometer shank with 3/8-32 thread allows the T-LA to fit many popular stages. The lead screw of the T-LA unit does not rotate, providing only repeatable linear motion.
For a detailed list of available commands see the T-LA User's Manual.