Whenever it is key to combine the unmatched resolution of the piezo principle with macroscopic travel ranges, SMARSLIDE stages are the perfect choice. The stick-slip piezo drive technology allows SMARSLIDE to offer stages that feature linear positioning ranges from a few mm to over a meter, as well as unlimited rotation stages and ultra-precise and stiff goniometers.
A high degree of miniaturization combined with perfect material selection and optimized control modes ensure low thermal drift and high resonance frequencies.
Nearly all SMARSLIDE stages and positioning systems are available in vacuum compatible versions down to 10-11 mbar. Special materials and coatings ensure high positioning performance in low temperature applications.
Most stage designs work independent of their mounting orientation. Even very complex and space constrained requirements can be met. For example, the SMARSLIDE SLC-1720 linear stage with a size of 22 x 17 x 8.5 mm is the world’s smallest closed-loop piezo stage with nanometer resolution and macroscopic travel range.
Since the movable parts of the stages are permanently coupled to the piezo drives via friction elements, SMARSLIDE piezo stages are backlash-free by design and keep their position even if the control electronics are switched off. Moving the slide by hand does not harm the stage or piezo drive.
Most of the SMARSLIDE stages are available as complete non-magnetic versions.
SMARSLIDE Stages can be designed and manufactured entirely according to your requirements. Our experts are always happy to take up and implement your requirements.