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MC-3-Parker-4000SeriesPositioningStage-400.jpgFebruary 18, 2021

Parker's 4000 Series of precision linear manual stages provide controlled, precise point-to-point positioning along a linear axis. Stages are comprised or two basic components: a precision linear ball slide which serves as a linear bearing and guide, and a drive mechanism which accurately moves and positions the slide top along the linear axis.

The 4000 Series stages provide a 1.75 to 5 inch square mounting surface which is ground to a precision micro-flat surface.

Markets:

  •    -   Life Science
  •    -   Photonics
  •    -   Optics

 

Features/Benefits:

  •    -   Travels up to 2.0"
  •    -   Payloads up to 123lbs
  •    -   Optional aperture
  •    -   Single, double, or three axis systems
  •    -   English and metric models
  •    -   Digital micrometers, manual micrometers, fine screws, and knob driven options


Applications:

  •    -   Metrology
  •    -   Focusing
  •    -   Laser alignment


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