Non-magnetic Piezo Stages and Systems
For applications, in magnetic fields or in other en-vironments where non-magnetic materials are required, SmarAct offers completely non-magnetic positioning stages and systems. Typical materials for these stages are copper beryllium, titanium, ceramics, and copper wires with Teflon® or Kapton® insulation.
Non-magnetic stages of the SLC-17 and SLC-24 series include ceramic guideways. We recommend that you also opt for the U-shaped base to increase the overall stiffness of the stage.
The U-shaped base has the usual mounting hole pattern, but is 6 mm wider than the standard stages. Therefore, the stages with U-shaped bases of the SLC-17 series are 23 mm wide and those of the SLC-24 series are 30 mm wide. Dispensing with the U-shaped base plate is only advisable if compactness is most important.
Also large parallel kinematic systems like the customized SMARPOD shown in the picture below can be realized as fully non-magnetic versions.