Direct Drive Linear Stage
Characterized by high-speed translation and high-positional accuracy, the DDSM100 stage is well-suited for surface mapping and characterization applications where there is a need to move a camera or probe at constant velocity while simultaneously capturing data. Very precise, fine positioning and control is easily achieved through a combination of the stable closed-loop control system and a TBD001 controller.
Please Note: When no power is applied, the platform of the stage has very little inertia and is virtually free running. This may make the stage unsuitable for applications where the stage's platform needs to remain in a set position when power is off.
For 2-axis applications, two DDSM100 stages can be bolted together in an XY configuration using the DDSMP1 adapter plate as shown above in the overview tab.
The DDSMA1 and DDSMA2 adapter plates attach to the end of the DDSM100 stage using the two supplied M3 x 20 screws (see image to the right) and allow optomechanical components to be mounted close to the linear travel of the stage in applications such as a delay line. The plates are drilled and tapped with six 1/4”-20 (M6) and five 8-32 (M4) holes.
Differential Encoder Feedback (QEP Inputs) for Closed-Loop Positioning
Auto-Configure Function when used with Thorlabs' Brushless DC Stages/Actuators
Range of PSU Options Available Separately
USB Plug-and-Play Enables Multi-Axis Expansion
Easy-to-Use Manual Controls with Velocity Slider and Jog Buttons
Full Software Control Suite Supplied
Extensive ActiveX® Programming Interfaces
Fully Software Integrated with Other apt™ Family Controllers
The TBD001 DC motor controller can be powered using either a TPS003 or a TPS008 power supply or the TCH002 T-Cube Hub and Power Supply. The TPS003 powers a single TBD001 driver, while the TPS008 8A supply can drive up to 4 TBD001 T-Cubes. Both units plug into a standard wall outlet and provide +15 VDC. The TCH002 Hub and Power Supply consists of two parts: the hub, which can support up to six standard-footprint T-cubes, and a power supply that plugs into a standard wall outlet and powers the hub, which in turn powers all the T-cubes connected to the hub. In addition, the hub provides USB connectivity to any docked T-Cube through a single USB connection.