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Height and Cross-Platform Adapters for 3-Axis and 4-Axis Stages


12.5 mm
(0.50")

AMA554

Provides Total Deck Height of 112.5 mm for 3-Axis Stages

AMA181

Provides Total Deck Height of 75 mm Matching Previous-Generation Flexure Stages

50.0 mm
(1.97")

35.0 mm
(1.38")

AMA557

Provides Total Deck Height of 112.5 mm for 3-Axis Stage with Pitch and Yaw Platform 

Typical Application

Cross-Platform Mounting Adapter Attaching a 3-Axis Flexure Stage to a Motorized Long-Travel Stage 

  • Deck Height Adapters for Our 3-Axis Stages
  • Deck Height Adapters for Previous-Generation Flexure Stages
  • Cross-Platform Mounting Adapters for Our 3-Axis Stages
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A 3-Axis NanoMax Stage Mounted on an NRT150 Long-Travel Stage Using an AMA562 Cross-Platform Mounting Adapter

Features

Height Adapters
50.0 mm (1.97") tall height adapters are used to increase the deck height of our 3-axis and 4-axis stages with a 62.5 mm (2.46") deck height to 112.5 mm (4.43"), making them compatible with our 6-Axis Stages. A 35.0 mm (1.38") tall height adapter is available for when a pitch and yaw plaform, which has thickness of 19 mm (0.75"), is used in the place of the 4 mm (0.16") thick standard top plate on our 3-axis and 4-axis stages. Finally, our 12.5 mm (0.50") tall height adapter brings the deck height of our current NanoMax™ and MicroBlock™ stages to 75 mm (2.95"), matching the deck height of previous-generation flexure stages sold before 2004.

Cross-Platform Mounting Adapters
These mounting adapters allow our 3-axis stages to be mounted to various long-travel stages, as shown in the image to the right.

Multi-Axis Stage Accessories
Fiber Clamps Fiber Rotator WaveGuide Mounts Diode Mount Optical Mounts Kinematic Mounts Platforms Extension Platforms Fiber Chucks Slide Holders Pitch and Yaw Stages Adapter Plates
Fiber
Mounts
Fiber
Rotators
Waveguide
Mounts
Diode
Mounts
Fixed
Mounts
Kinematic
Mounts
Top
Plates
a
Extension
Platforms
Fiber
Chucks
Slide
Holders
a
Kinematic
Platforms
Adapter
Plates
  • These items are not compatible with 4-Axis MicroBlock stages.

Multi-Axis Stage Selection Guide


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In the above application, a 3-Axis NanoMax flexure stage is aligned in front of a 6-axis stage at the proper 112.5 mm deck height using an AMA554 Height Adapter.

3-Axis Stages
Thorlabs offers three different 3-Axis Stage variations: NanoMax flexure stages, MicroBlock compact flexure stages, and RollerBlock long-travel stages. Each stage features a 62.5 mm nominal deck height. Our NanoMax line of 3-axis stages offers built-in closed- and open-loop piezos as well as modular drive options that include stepper motors, differential drives, or additional piezos. The MicroBlock stages are available with differential micrometer drives or fine thread thumbscrews; these drives are not removable. Finally, our RollerBlock stage drivers can be switched out for any actuator that has a Ø3/8" (9.5 mm) mounting barrel.

4- and 5-Axis Stages
Our 4- and 5-axis stages are ideal for the static positioning of waveguides or complex optical elements with respect to our 3-axis or 6-axis high-performance alignment stages. Thorlabs' 5-axis stages have nominal heights of 62.5 mm or 112.5 mm. The AMA554 Height Adapter can be used to raise the deck height of the 3-axis or 4-axis stages to 112.5 mm for compatibility with our 5-axis MicroBlock or 6-Axis NanoMax Stages.

6-Axis Stages
Thorlabs' 6-Axis NanoMax Nanopositioners are ideal for complex, multi-axis positioning and have a nominal deck height of 112.5 mm. These stages offer a common point of rotation and a patented parallel flexure design that allows all actuators to be coupled directly to the base to minimize any unwanted motion in the system. Built-in closed- and open-loop piezo options are available. A selection of modular drive options allows any axis to be manual or motorized with the option for external piezos. Our units without included actuators are also available in right- or left-handed configurations. To increase the stage height of the 3-axis stages to 112.5 mm, we recommend our AMA554 Height Adapter, shown in the image to the right.

A complete selection and comparison of our multi-axis stages is available below.

 

3-Axis Stages

Item # MAX313D MAX312D MAX311D MAX383 MAX381 MAX303 MAX302 MAX301 MBT602 MBT616D RB13M RBL13D
Stage Type NanoMax Flexure Stages MicroBlock Compact
Flexure Stages
RollerBlock Long Travel Stages
Included Drives DRV3 Differential Micrometers DRV208 Stepper Motor Actuators N/A Fine Thread Thumbscrews Differential Micrometers 148-801ST
Micrometer Drives
DRV304
Differential Micrometers
Built-in Piezos N/A Open
Loop
Closed Loop N/A Closed Loop N/A Open Loop Closed Loop N/A N/A
Travel (X, Y, Z) 4 mm (0.16") 13 mm (0.51")
Deck Height (Nominal) 62.5 mm (2.46")
Optical Axis Height (Nominal) 75 mm (2.95")
Load Capacity (Max) 1 kg (2.2 lbs) 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs)
Thermal Stability 1 µm/°C -
Weight 1.00 kg (2.20 lbs) 0.64 kg (1.40 lbs) 0.59 kg (1.30 lbs)

4-Axis Stages

Item # MBT401D
MBT401D/M
MBT402D
MBT402D/M
Stage Type 4-Axis Thin-Profile MicroBlock Device Stage 4-Axis Low-Profile MicroBlock Device Stage
Included Drives Differential Micrometers
Built-in Piezos N/A
Travel Horizontal Axis (Y)a 13 mm (0.51")
Vertical Axis (Z) 6 mm (0.24")
Pitch (θy) ±5°
Yaw (θz) ±5°
Deck Height (Nominal) 62.5 mm (2.46")
Optical Axis Height (Nominal) 75 mm (2.95")
Load Capacity (Max) 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)
  • Perpendicular to the Optical Axis (X)

5-Axis Stages

Item # MBT401D (MBT401D/M) or
MBT402D (MBT402D/M) with
MBT501
PY005
Stage Type 5-Axis MicroBlock Stage System Compact 5-Axis Stage
Included Drives Differential Micrometers 100 TPI Actuators
Built-in Piezos N/A
Travel Optical Axis (X) 13 mm (0.51") 3 mm (0.12")
Horizontal Axis (Y) 13 mm (0.51") 3 mm (0.12")
Vertical Axis (Z) 6 mm (0.24") 3 mm (0.12")
Pitch (θy) ±5° ±3.5°
Yaw (θz) ±5° ±5°
Deck Height (Nominal) 112.5 mm (4.43") 62.5 mm (2.46")a
Optical Axis Height (Nominal) 125 mm (4.92") 75 mm (2.95")a
Load Capacity (Max) 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs) 0.23 kg (0.5 lbs)
  • Nominal deck height of 62.5 mm and optical axis height of 75 mm can only be achieved using the PY005A2 Height Adapter and MMP1 Mounting Plate.

6-Axis Stages

Item # MAX601D
MAX601D/M
MAX602D
MAX602D/M
MAX603D
MAX603D/M
MAX681
MAX681/M
MAX682
MAX682/M
MAX683
MAX683/M
MAX607
MAX607/M
MAX607La
MAX607L/Ma
MAX608
MAX608/M
MAX608La
MAX608L/Ma
MAX609
MAX609/M
MAX609La
MAX609L/Ma
Stage Type 6-Axis NanoMax Flexure Stage
Included Drives DRV3 Differential Micrometers DRV208 Stepper Motor Actuators N/A
Built-in Piezos N/A Open Loop Closed Loop N/A Open Loop Closed Loop N/A Open Loop Closed Loop
Travel X, Y, Z 4 mm (0.16")
θx, θy, θz
Deck Height (Nominal) 112.5 mm (4.43")
Optical Axis Height (Nominal) 125 mm (4.92")
Load Capacity (Max) 1.0 kg (2.2 lbs)
  • Left-Handed Version

Posted Comments:
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62.5 mm to 112.5 mm Height Adapter for 3-Axis and 4-Axis NanoMax™ and MicroBlock™ Stages


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AMA554 Height Adapter Raising the Deck Height of a 3-Axis NanoMax Stage to Match Our 6-Axis NanoMax Stage

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AMA554 Mechanical Drawing

The AMA554 Height Adapter increases the 62.5 mm deck height of our NanoMax™ stages, 3-axis and 4-axis MicroBlock™ stages, and RollerBlock™ stages to 112.5 mm (4.43"), matching the deck height of our 6-axis NanoMax stages or 5-axis platform kits. This also increases the optical axis height to 125 mm (4.92") when used with our selection of flexure stage accessories.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available
AMA554 Support Documentation
AMA55450 mm Height Adapter for 3-Axis and 4-Axis Stages for 125 mm Optical Axis Height
$110.31
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+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
AMA554/M Support Documentation
AMA554/M50 mm Height Adapter for 3-Axis and 4-Axis Stages for 125 mm Optical Axis Height, Metric
$110.31
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62.5 mm to 112.5 mm Height Adapter for a 3-Axis Stage with Pitch and Yaw Platform


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APY002 Pitch and Yaw Platform Being Attached to a MicroBlock Stage that is Being Attached the AMA557 Adapter

The AMA557 Height Adapter increases the deck height of our 3-axis stages to 112.5 mm (4.43") when a pitch and yaw platform accessory is used in place of the included top plate, matching the deck height of our 6-axis NanoMax stages or 5-axis platform kits. This also increases the optical axis height to 125 mm (4.92") when used with our selection of flexure stage accessories.

The 4 mm (0.16") thick top plate of the 3-axis stage must be removed before attaching the pitch and yaw platform accessory to achieve the deck height of 112.5 mm (4.43"), as shown in the image to the right.


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AMA557 Mechanical Drawing
Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available
AMA557 Support Documentation
AMA55735 mm Height Adapter for 3-Axis Stages with a Pitch and Yaw Platform Top Plate
$87.47
Today
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
AMA557/M Support Documentation
AMA557/M35 mm Height Adapter for 3-Axis Stages with a Pitch and Yaw Platform Top Plate, Metric
$87.47
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62.5 mm to 75 mm Height Adapter for Previous-Generation Flexure Stages

NanoMax Height Adapter
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AMA181 Adapter Raising the Deck Height of a MicroBlock 3-Axis Stage to Match a Previous-Generation Flexure Stage
  • Increases the Deck Height of Our NanoMax™ and MicroBlock™ Stages to Match the 75 mm Deck Height of Previous-Generation Flexure Stages
  • Thickness: 12.5 mm (0.50")
  • Four Slots Accept 1/4"-20 (M6) Cap Screws for Mounting to an Optical Table or Breadboard

The AMA181 Height Adapter attaches to the base of our 3-Axis NanoMax™ and MicroBlock™ stages using three 1/4"-20 (M6) cap screws. The riser block increases the height of any current-generation flexure stage to match the deck height of Thorlabs' older generation stages sold before 2004.

Our new generation of 3-axis flexure stages are designed around a 3 mm wide keyway, 62.5 mm deck height, and a 75 mm optical axis height. Our older generation design, shown to the right, used a 4 mm wide keyway, 75 mm deck height, and a 93 mm optical axis height.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available
AMA181 Support Documentation
AMA18112.5 mm Height Adapter for Use with Former-Generation Flexure Stages
$61.80
5-8 Days
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
AMA181/M Support Documentation
AMA181/M12.5 mm Height Adapter for Use with Former-Generation Flexure Stages, Metric
$61.80
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Cross-Platform Adapter for TravelMax, NRT100, and NRT150 Linear Translation Stages

NanoMax Height AdapterClick to Enlarge
AMA562 Mounting Adapter Attaching a 3-Axis NanoMax Stage to an LNR50DD TravelMax Stage
NanoMax Height AdapterClick to Enlarge
AMA562 Mechanical Drawing
  • Mount a NanoMax™ Stage to Our Manual or Motorized TravelMax™ 2" (50 mm) Translation Stage
    • Resulting Overall Deck Height (Nominal): 97.3 mm (3.83")
    • Resulting Overall Optical Axis Height (Nominal): 110.0 mm (4.30")
  • Mount a NanoMax Stage to Our NRT100(/M) or NRT150(/M) Translation Stage
    • Resulting Overall Deck Height (Nominal): 112.3 mm (4.42")
    • Resulting Overall Optical Axis Height (Nominal): 124.3 mm (4.90")

The AMA562 Mounting Adapter enables a Thorlabs 3-axis NanoMax™ stage to be mounted to our manual or motorized 2" (50 mm) TravelMax™ Cross Roller Bearing Stage or to our NRT100(/M) or NRT150(/M) Stepper Motor Linear Translation Stage. Four counterbored holes for 1/4"-20 (M6) cap screws, arranged in a 50 mm (1.97") square, are used for attaching the mounting adapter to the TravelMax stage. Five 1/4"-20 taps are included around the edge of the mounting plate for attaching the NanoMax stage to the adapter.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available
AMA562 Support Documentation
AMA562Mounting Adapter for 3-Axis NanoMax Stages to TravelMax and NRT translation Stages
$87.47
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+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
AMA562/M Support Documentation
AMA562/MMounting Adapter for 3-Axis NanoMax Stages to TravelMax and NRT translation Stages, Metric
$87.47
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Cross-Platform Adapter for the DDS220, DDS300-E, and DDS600-E Translation Stages

NanoMax Height Adapter
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DDS220P1 Mechanical Drawing

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DDS220P1 Mounting Adapter Attaching a 3-Axis NanoMax Stage to a DDS220 Translation Stage

This mounting adapter enables a Thorlabs 3-axis NanoMax™ or MicroBlock™ stage to be mounted on a DDS220, DDS300-E, or DDS600-E Motorized Linear Translation Stage. The 3-axis stage can be quickly positioned by the DDS motorized stage, before the high-resolution drives of the 3-axis stage are used for fine manipulation of the mounted device.

Five 1/4"-20 (M6) countersunk socket screws are included for attaching the mounting adapter to the translation stage. Twelve 1/4"-20 (M6) taps are included in the adapter for attachment of a three-axis NanoMax or MicroBlock stage.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available
DDS220P1 Support Documentation
DDS220P1Customer Inspired! Mounting Plate (Imperial) for MAX300 and MBT Series Stages
$83.00
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+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
DDS220P1/M Support Documentation
DDS220P1/MCustomer Inspired! Mounting Plate (Metric) for MAX300 and MBT Series Stages
$83.00
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