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XY Linear Translation Plus Z Axis Rotation Stage

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XY Linear Translation Plus Z Axis Rotation Stage

Linear Translation MechanismBearings in V-Groove
Max Horizontal Load10 lbs (4.5 kg)
Max Vertical Load*2 lbs (0.9 kg)
Mounting Platform DimensionØ4.18" (Ø106 mm)
Stage Height1.08" (27.4 mm)
Stage Footprint Including Actuators6.33" x 6.1"
(160.8 mm x 154.9 mm)
XY Micrometers
Travel0.025" (0.5 mm) per Revolution
Translation Range1/2" (13 mm)
Graduation0.001" (10 µm) per Division
Continuous Rotation Range360°

*The vertical actuator should be pushing up on the stage for maximum load.

The XYR1 is a low profile XY axis translation stage with continuous rotation about the Z axis. The central SM1-threaded through-hole allows the stage to be used in an imaging application that requires illumination from underneath the sample. The stage contains an array of 1/4"-20 (M6) and 8-32 (M4) tapped holes for mounting samples and components. In addition, the stage has eight 4-40 tapped holes around the central through-hole so that it can be used with Thorlabs' 30 mm or 60 mm cage system without the use of adapters.

The X and Y axis micrometers on the translation stage have a travel range of 1/2" (13 mm). An engraved angular scale along the outer edge of the stage's mounting surface allows the user to set the angular orientation of the stage, which can then be fixed using a locking setscrew. Locking the rotation axis does not prevent translation along the X and Y axes. To prevent attached components from interfering with the stage’s rotation or translation, the top surface of the rotation platform is above the frame of the XYR1.

sample stage application image

The XYR1 translation plus rotation stage is an excellent choice for use as a sample stage in a custom imaging application. The base imaging system to the right is constructed using the components listed in the table below.

Item #Qty.Description
Sample Stage Platform
XYR11XY Translation Plus Z-Axis Rotation
P84Ø1.5" Posts, 8" Long
Microscope Objective Support
RMS40X1Olympus Microscope Objective, 40X Magnification
SM1A31Adapter with Internal RMS and External SM1 Threads
XT66-500166 mm Optical Dovetail Rail, 500 mm Long
XT66P21Carriage Plate for 66 mm Optical Dovetail Rails
XT66P11Vertical Mounting Plate for 66 mm Optical Dovetail Rails
TR0751Ø1/2" Post, 1/2" Long
PH111/2" Post Holder for a Ø1/2" Post
CP02130 mm Cage Plate
ER44Cage Rods
Periscope Mirror Assembly for Sample Illumination
KS21Kinematic Ø2" Mirror Mount
PF20-03-G011Ø2" Aluminum Mirror
XT66C2166 mm Optical Dovetail Rail Clamp
XT66CB1Cross Bracket for 66 mm Optical Dovetail Rail
XT66C41Clamping Platform for 66 mm Optical Dovetail Rails
XT66P31Horizontal Mounting Plate for 66 mm Optical Dovetail Rails
XT66RA2145° Adapter for 66 mm Optical Dovetail Rails
XE25T31T-Nut for 66 mm Optical Dovetail Rail Components
AE8E25E1Adapter Screw with External 1/4"-20 Threads and Internal #8-32 Threads
CL52Table Clamp
HW-KIT211/4"-20 Screw Kit
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Poster: bdada
Posted Date: 2011-09-22 19:52:00.0
Response from Buki at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback about including a theta Z axis micrometer. We have passed the idea to our design engineers. If we move ahead with this project soon, I will contact you regarding the possibility of testing a prototype.
Poster: bdada
Posted Date: 2011-09-21 14:38:00.0
Response from Buki at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback regarding this. Unfortunately we do not have a torque spec for this. It would be a good idea to use a counterbalance if you are planning on putting a lever arm on this (but make sure the max. load is not exceeded). You should be able to use this upside down. Please contact TechSupport@thorlabs.com if you have further questions.
Poster: tledwar
Posted Date: 2011-09-20 17:31:14.0
This stage would be perfect with theta-Z micrometer control as some of the others have already mentioned.
Poster: tledwar
Posted Date: 2011-09-20 17:30:00.0
This stage would be perfect with theta-Z micrometer control as some of the others have already mentioned.
Poster: fbeunis
Posted Date: 2011-09-07 18:51:20.0
What is the maximum torque that can be applied to the XYR1/M (around an axis in the plane of the platform)? Also, do you foresee any problems if the stage would be mounted upside-down?
Poster: bdada
Posted Date: 2011-08-26 14:02:00.0
Response from Buki at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. The prices for most of our products, including the XYR1 translation stages you referenced, are listed on our website. It is located to the right of the item name and description. http://www.thorlabs.com/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=3693
Poster: sorooshsadeh
Posted Date: 2011-08-26 12:40:50.0
Its ok but if it had price would be more useful
Poster: nkaddy
Posted Date: 2011-05-27 16:10:13.0
Great idea, but I need to have a larger hole in the middle, how large would be possible?
Poster: jjurado
Posted Date: 2011-05-27 10:58:00.0
Response from Javier at Thorlabs to nkaddy: Thank you very much for contacting us. The current design of the XYR1 does not easily allow for enlarging the diameter of the SM1 opening. I will contact you directly to help you find other alternatives that might be suitable for your application.
Poster: jjurado
Posted Date: 2011-02-28 11:03:00.0
Response from Javier at Thorlabs to rbjaculbia: Thank you for submitting your request. The current design of the XYR1 does not allow for replacing the micrometers with coarse adjustment screws. The micrometer we use is actually our 148-811ST (http://www.thorlabs.com/NewGroupPage9.cfm?ObjectGroup_ID=1223&pn=148-811ST#1223). Two of these actuators are inserted into the outer body of the XYR1 and then we use screws to hold the mounting barrel in place. I will contact you for further discussuion of your application.
Poster: rbjaculbia
Posted Date: 2011-02-27 22:26:09.0
hi, can we replace the micrometer of the XYR1 with a coarse adjustment screw? Thanks
Poster: Thorlabs
Posted Date: 2010-10-08 17:29:51.0
Response from Javier at Thorlabs to rosaura.rucalvaba: We have not yet developed a version of the XYR1 with translation along the rotation axis. I will discuss this with our mechanics engineers and get back to you.
Poster: rosaura.ruvalcaba
Posted Date: 2010-10-08 16:17:49.0
Has a modified version of product XYR1 with a micrometer driven z-rotation been developed? If so, who would I contact for the specs and a quote?
Poster: Javier
Posted Date: 2010-06-18 15:48:30.0
Response from Javier at Thorlabs to daniel-d-gall: we would recommend limiting the load to 2 lbs when the XYR1 is mounted vertically, with one of the actuators pushing up. It is also recommended to keep the load close to the stage, so as to prevent excessive torque onto the rotation plate.
Poster: daniel-d-gall
Posted Date: 2010-06-15 15:30:31.0
This would could be very useful, but the setup were looking at requires the rotational axis to be horizontal rather than vertical. Would this be possible for this stage, and if so what would the weight restrictions be?
Poster: apalmentieri
Posted Date: 2009-12-21 18:08:54.0
A response from Adam at Thorlabs: This is a great idea! I am currently in contact with our head engineer to see how easy this modification may be. How much resolution would you need? What type of precision would be necessary? If you have any more information, that would be very helpful. I will email with you with any updates we may have.
Poster: davymooree
Posted Date: 2009-12-21 11:34:24.0
Is it possible to have this stage with a micrometer driven z-rotation? This would be very useful for precision applications such as mask alignment in lithography.
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