Heason Technology is now supplying the GMT Global Mini Stage range of manual translation stages for linear and rotary multi-axis micropositioning applications. The comprehensive and modular Mini Stage range includes a diverse selection of bearing technologies, mounting/assembly configurations and build specifications that provides customers with a broad choice of cost-effective products for each micropositioning task. Complete photonics or bio-lab set-ups can be quickly and efficiently assembled using the positioning units and accessories available. The Mini Stage products, which are built to ISO 9001-2000 manufacturing standards, are said to be very competitively priced, with average list pricing typically 35 per cent below other manufacturers' comparable product lines.
Jason Breslin, Heason Techology's Sales Manager, comments: "We are sure that this impressive new range will be of interest for manual micro-adjustment and positioning applications across manufacturing and research. We will offer the new Mini Stage range individually to research facilities and OEMs, as well as combine the products with our own custom design and manufacturing service for fully automated multi-axis motion control systems."
The new Mini Stage linear stages are available with cross-roller, linear ball and dovetail slide bearings with typical travel from 13mm to over 100mm. Offering the best positioning sensitivity, load bearing capacity and rigidity, the cross-roller bearing versions have anodised aluminium construction and are supplied in horizontal or vertical single-axis configurations, or as dual-axis X-Y mounted assemblies. Precision micrometers are included within the unit price for all of the cross-roller and linear ball stages, and used throughout with face drive or alternatively small footprint/low-profile side-drive configurations where space is at a premium.
Linear ball bearing versions feature stainless steel construction and single or X-Y configuration. With precision micrometer drives, the range has similar sensitivity to the cross-roller products but with slightly less rigidity and load capacity, yet they suit applications where more durable materials are necessary. The dovetail linear slide range has high rigidity for general-purpose manual positioning and is supplied with threaded screw or rack-and-pinion drive options. Complementary vertical translation stages are available with cross-roller and dovetail slides, and laboratory jacks are also offered. All linear stages have lock mechanisms that secure the stage after adjustment.
Rotary stages are available in precision grades up to 125mm diameter with fine adjustment screws and vernier scales reading to five arc-sec. For basic rotary positioning, an Economy rotary stage range is also offered with rotatable and lockable top plate with a simple 0-360degree scale. Goniometer stages in single and dual-axis configurations are also available with lockable dovetail slideways in brass.
The complete range also includes low-profile magnetic bases, mounting plates, tilt stages and separate micrometers.