Cross-roller positioning stage provides short strokes and is for high-productivity applications. The stage features brushless linear motors, glass scale linear encoders, cross-roller bearings, and optional way covers. Standard stages are supplied with optical limit switches and shock absorbers. An optional cable carrier and user-specified controller and amplifier are available. If two-axis positioning is required, two cross-roller positioning stages can be stacked.
Northern Magnetics, 25026 Anza Dr., Santa Clarita, CA 91355, FAX (805) 257-2037.
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