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360 Degree Continuous Rotation Stage with Stepper Motor Actuator
SM2-Threaded Center Hole
Range of Adapter Plates
The NR360S rotation stage provides arcsecond resolution when driven from a micro-stepping stepper motor controller, such as the BSC20x Series Benchtop Controllers. The low-profile design has a height of just 55 mm due to the use of two compact precision bearings. The rotating carriage of the stage allows continuous rotation and can support loads up to 50 kg. The aperture through the center of the rotation stage features an SM2 thread on the rotating and the non-rotating parts, making the stage compatible with our SM2 range of lens tubes and Ø2" optics, such as our polymer wave plates.
The frame of the stage is made from aluminum and has four 1/4" (M6) countersunk holes that allow the stage to be secured to a translation stage or optical table using one of the adapter plates presented below. In addition, four M6 tapped mounting holes are located on the sides of the stage to provide additional mounting options. A worm gear assembly transfers the rotary motion of the stepper motor into rotary motion of the carriage. The mechanical reduction in this gear assembly provides one revolution of the carriage for every 66 turns of the stepper motor.
We encourage you to review the tabs above for detailed specifications of the NR360S and the recommended Stepper Motor Controller, the BSC200 Series. Please note that Thorlabs offers bottom mounting adapter plates and brackets to secure the NR360S as well as several types of rotating adapter plates; these items are featured below with more detailed product descriptions.
NR360S Pin Connections
Adapter for Controllers Included
The BSC100 Series apt™ controller is a range of single, two and three channel 50 W stepper motor controllers designed to drive high power, 2-phase bi-polar stepper motors, with and without encoder feedback. It is the recommended driver for the NanoRotator 360 Degree Rotation Stage (NR360S). The unit is designed to drive not only nano-positioning actuators and stages, but also any generic two phases bi-polar motor of varying powers and varying cardinal step sizes (a breakout cable is available to support this latter option).
USB connectivity provides easy plug-and-play PC operation - multiple units can be connected to a single PC via standard USB hub technology for multi-axis motion control applications. Coupling this with the very user friendly apt™ software allows the user to very quickly get up and running with reasonably complex move sequences in a short period of time – for example, all relevant operating parameters are set automatically for Thorlabs stage/actuator products, such as the NR360S. For a full presentation of the BSC Series of Stepper Motor Controllers, please click here.
NR360SP9 Threaded Adapter Plate
NR360SP4 Grooved Adapter Plate
NR360SP8 SM1 Adapter Plate
NR360SP9 Threaded Adapter Plate Application
NR360SP4 Grooved Adapter Plate Application
NR360SP8 SM1 Adapter Plate Application