SMARSLIDE stages use SmarAct’s stick-slip piezo drive technology, which is unique in combining the unmatched resolution of the piezo motion principle with macroscopic travel ranges made possible by repeated stepping. The stages feature large positioning ranges from a few mm to over a meter for linear stages and of several degrees for rotation and goniometer stages.

Linear Stages

Several lines of piezo-driven linear stages

Stages with Exchangeable Drive Units

For high availability applications in industry and science.

High Load Stages

Vertical stages especially designed to handle heavy loads.

Rotation Stages

Compact piezo-driven rotation stages

Goniometer Stages

Piezo driven Goniometer Stages which are stackable and allow to create multi-dimensional Euler positioning systems


Combining the Advantages of Stick-Slip Stages and Piezo Scanners


Versatile Gripping Solutions for Sample Handling and Manipulation in Life Science and at Micro-Assembly Lines

Cryogenic Piezo Stages and Systems

Linear and rotation stages for high performance positioning under cryogenic conditions.

Non-Magnetic Piezo Stages and Systems

Non-Magnetic Stages and Systems to be used in high magnetic fields or in charged particle applications

Motorized Opto-Mechanics

Compact and Modular Solution for optical setups and experiments in the field of optics.

Unique Features

The SMARSLIDE positioners provide you with a number of advantages for your nanopositioning systems:

High Resolution and Long Travel Range

SMARSLIDE piezo stages provide closed-loop positioning resolution of below one nanometer with high positioning repeatability even over long travel ranges.

Low Thermal Drift and High Resonance Frequencies

A high degree of miniaturization combined with perfect material selection and optimized control modes ensure low thermal drift and high resonance frequencies.

Compact and Versatile

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.

Vacuum Compatibility

Nearly all SMARSLIDE stages and positioning systems are available in vacuum compatible versions down to 10-11 mbar.

Self-Clamping and Backlash-Free

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.

Non-Magnetic Materials

Most of the SMARSLIDE stages are available as complete non-magnetic versions.

Cost-Effective and Future-Proof

Due to the in-house development and manufacturing of all core components, SMARSLIDE provides you with positioning systems of the highest quality, precision and reliability at a reasonable price. The variety of available options allow highly specific positioning solutions and future upgradability.

Technology Introduction an Options

Technology Introduction & Options

Technology Introduction into SmarAct's Stick-Slip Drive Technology and the available Configuration Options