Misumi Europe is launching 22 models of standard precision positioning stages to complement its existing range of high-precision models. These products are claimed to be very cost-effective compared with the alternative approach of specifying, ordering and assembling stages from separate components.
The standard precision stages are designed for use in areas with slightly lower but still sufficient level of precision requirements in relation to rectitude, parallelism and parallelism of movement. This opens up additional areas of application, for which stages previously had to be configured in-house or for which only oversized products were available as ready-to-install systems. The standard precision positioning stages are said to be suitable for use as adjustment elements for testing and assembly systems, as well as for handling measuring devices, testing equipment and similar applications. For optical, experimental use, stages with a higher degree of precision are more suitable.
Thanks to the rationalisation of the functions and the degree of precision, the new models cost 25 to 45 per cent less than similar items with higher precision requirements - and they are also available more quickly: they can be delivered within six working days and are RoHS-compliant. A total of 22 models make up this group of standard precision positioning stages: three stages with crossed-roller guides available in three sizes; three pinion-drive stages with dovetail guides available in three sizes; and two pinion-drive stages with dovetail guides for long movements available in two sizes.
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