McBain XY Stages
Specially designed stages for high-precision XY control
McBain offers a complete line of precision XY Stages — coarse/fine manual leadscrew drive or microstepper motor driven. They allow for easy adaptation for custom tooling applications.
McBain XY Stages are made from fully machined, stress-relieved aluminum or steel billet. All precision surfaces are precision ground. Unique three-plate, cross-roller bearing or needle bearing design offers unsurpassed rigidity and stability. End-of-travel opto limit switches are provided on motor-driven systems. Linear encoders are available with resolutions from .00005" to .00001".
When integrated with a McBain ZIII, ZII or Mini-Z Column, the McBain XY Stage, makes an ideal optical measuring system for manufacturing, QC, R&D or high-power microscopy.
- Straightness of Travel:
Straightness (Yaw) +/-.00002" over travel
Flatness (Pitch) +/-.00005" over travel
Repeatability less than .00002"
Less than 10 arc-seconds standard
Less than 5 arc-seconds available
- Measuring Scales:
Heidenhain LIF 101, LS473
- Coarse/Fine Manual Leadscrew:
Coarse: .5" lead
Fine: .025" lead
- Motorized Leadscrew:
Universal Precision Ground
10 pitch or 25 pitch
- Transmission Stages:
Precision adjustable glass stage plate.
Includes substage optics and illumination mirror assembly.
- Stage Travels:
2X2, 4X4, 6X6, 8X8, 10X10, 10X12, 12X12
Single axis 2", 4", 6", 8"
- Custom Configurations:
Motorized center drive
Linear motor drive
Custom tooling hole patterns