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25 mm Travel, Quick-Connect Stages for Rigid Stands


  • Manual Positioning of Rigid Stands
  • 25 mm Travel Range in One or Two Horizontal Axes
  • Quick Connect Dovetails to Construct Multi-Axis Stages

XRN25C

Single-Axis Stage

XRN25P-K1

Two-Axis XY Stage

MPA1

Rigid Stand Adapter Plate

Application Idea

Mount an MP100-RCH2 Rigid Stand on an XRN25P-K1 Stage using an MPA1 Adapter

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Stage Specifications
Travel 25 mm
XY Stacked Orthogonality <25 µrad
Angular Deviation <150 µrad
Platform Size 3.35" x 2.00"
(85.0 mm x 50.7 mm)
Mounting Holes 17 x 1/4"-20 (M6) Taps
Mating Dovetail Width 2"
Horizontal Load Capacity (Max) 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Vertical Load Capacity (Max)a 8.8 lbs (4.0 kg)
Bearing Type Crossed Roller Bearings
Micrometer Specifications
Micrometer Item # 150-801ME-H
Resolution 500 µm Per Revolution
Travel 25 mm
Micrometer Barrel Size Ø3/8" (Ø9.5 mm)
  • Limited by the Micrometer
Quick Connect Translation Stages
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The quick connect dovetails allow a single-axis stage to be converted into a two-axis configuration. The 2" wide female dovetails on the bottom of one stage mates with the male dovetail on the other. The left female dovetail is on a retractable clamping arm, allowing stages to be dropped into place.
Selection Guide for Rigid Stand Translation Stages 


Manual Stages with Quick Connect Self-Contained Manual Stages Motorized Stages

Features

  • Translate Rigid Stands up to 25 mm in One or Two Horizontal Axes 
  • Compatible with Rigid Stands via an Adapter Plate
  • Quick Connect Dovetail Feature for Constructing Multi-Axis Stages
  • Crossed-Roller Bearings for High Load Capacity and Low Angular Deviation
  • Metric Micrometer in Two Different Orientations:
    • Side Mounted for Compact Design
    • End Mounted for Ease of Adjustment
  • Micrometer Conversion Kits for Changing Micrometer Location
  • Mount to an Optical Table Using Four 1/4" (M6) Counterbores

Thorlabs' XRN25 Series Translation Stages and MPA1(/M) Rigid Stand Adapter Plate are designed to be used together with our line of Rigid Stands, which support slide holders, petri dishes, recording chambers, micromanipulators, and other samples that will be inserted into a Cerna® or other microscope's optical path. When assembled together, the rigid stand, adapter plate, and translation stage maintain a slim profile that consumes a minimal amount of space in and around the optical path, making them ideal for space-constrained microscopy systems where a larger number of stands will need to be used.

For our rigid stands, we also offer 1" motorized translation stages, which feature a stepper motor, as well as our 25 mm manual self-contained translation stages, which have a more compact footprint than these quick-connect manual stages.

XRN25 Series Translation Stages
The XRN25 series translation stages are constructed with a full aluminum body with crossed roller bearings for precision motion, high load capacity, and low angular deviation. See the table to the right for complete stage specifications. The combination of these stages and the adapter plate provides a convenient solution for translating a rigid stand up to 25 mm in one or two horizontal axes. As shown in the image above, each stage features quick connect dovetails that allow a single-axis stage to be converted into a two-axis configuration; alternatively, a two-axis stage can be easily disassembled into two single-axis stages. Stages are secured together with a dovetail clamp screw that has a maximum torque of 15 in•lbs. 

These stages are lockable with a plate on the side of the stage that can be secured using a 5/64" (2.0 mm) hex key. The top plate of each stage is tapped with an array of 1/4"-20 (M6) tapped blind holes. Each stage can be mounted directly to the optical table using four 1/4" (M6) mounting slots. 

We offer single-axis stages that feature a side- or end-mounted micrometer, as well as a two-axis stage that has side-mounted micrometers. Each micrometer provides 500 µm displacement per revolution. Side-mounted micrometers can be swapped with the locking plate to create both left-and right-handed stages. See the Micrometer Conversion tab for more details. Micrometer conversion kits are available below. 

Additional functionality is provided by a complete line of accessories that include multi-axis assembly kits, rail carriers, a rotation adapter, and baseplates.

Rigid Stand Adapter Plate
The MPA1(/M) adapter plate is required to mount a rigid stand onto an XRN25 series translation stage. This aluminum adapter plate is designed to have a compact footprint that matches the base of the rigid stand holder. The combination of the adapter plate and translation stage provides a compact manual solution for translating a rigid stand within a setup.

Micrometer Conversion Procedure
Compact 25 mm Translation Stage
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The side-mounted micrometer can be swapped with the locking plate to create both left-and right-handed stages.

Micrometer Conversion
The video to the left outlines how to convert a rear-mounted micrometer stage (XRN25C and XRN25C/M) to a side-mounted micrometer stage using the XRN-C1 conversion kit. To convert a side-mounted micrometer stage (XRN25P and XRN25P/M) to a rear-mounted micrometer stage, simply follow the directions in reverse and use the XRN-C2 conversion kit.

Note: Before removing the micrometer, lock the stage by tightening the button head cap screw in the groove in the steel locking plate using a 5/64" (2 mm) hex key.

Swapping a Side-Mounted Micrometer
If you would like to switch the location of the locking plate, as shown in the photo to the right, back out the micrometer to the 25 mm reading before removing all three button head screws from the locking plate. Failure to do this will cause the stage to quickly retract to its minimum position when the micrometer is removed, potentially damaging the mechanism.


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Single-Axis 25 mm Travel Stages and Adapter Plate

XRN Stage with Rigid Stage Adapter
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The MPA1 Adapter Used to Mount the MP100 Rigid Stand onto the XRN25P Translation Stage
  • Translate Rigid Stands up to 25 mm in One Horizontal Axis
  • Compatible with Rigid Stands via an Adapter Plate
  • Side- or End-Mounted Metric Micrometer
  • Ideal for Space-Constrained Microscopy Systems

Our single-axis translation stages provide 25 mm of travel for our rigid stands when used with the MPA1(/M) adapter plate. The XRN25C(/M) stage has an end-mounted micrometer for ease of adjustment, while the XRN25P(/M) stage has a side-mounted micrometer for situations where space is at a premium. Each stage features mating female dovetails on the bottom plate and male dovetails on the top plate that allow for quick construction of two-axis configurations using no additional hardware. 

The adapter plate has a footprint designed to match the base of the rigid stand holder. To assemble, attach the adapter plate onto the translation stage via the four 1/4" (M6) counterbored holes that accept 1/4"-20 (M6) cap screws. Then mount the rigid stand onto the adapter plate using the four 1/4"-20 (M6) tapped holes; see the image to the right. 

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
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XRN25C Support Documentation
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XRN25P Support Documentation
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MPA1 Support Documentation
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XRN25C/M Support Documentation
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XRN25P/M Support Documentation
XRN25P/MCompact 25 mm Travel Linear Translation Stage, Side Micrometer, M6 x 1.0 Taps
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MPA1/M Support Documentation
MPA1/MRigid Stand Adapter Plate, M6 Taps
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Two-Axis 25 mm Travel Stage and Adapter Plate

LX Stage with Rigid Stage Adapter
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The MPA1 Adapter Used to Mount the LPH150 Rigid Stand Post Holder onto the
XRN25P-K1 Translation Stage
  • Translate Rigid Stands up to 25 mm in Two Horizontal Axes 
  • Compatible with Rigid Stands via an Adapter Plate
  • Side-Mounted Metric Micrometers
  • Ideal for Space-Constrained Microscopy Systems

The XRN25P-K1(/M) two-axis translation stage provides 25 mm of travel in the X and Y for our rigid stands when used with the MPA1(/M) adapter plate. This stage is constructed from two XRN25P(/M) stages and features two side-mounted metric micrometers.

The adapter plate has a footprint designed to match the base of the rigid stand holder. To assemble, attach the adapter plate onto the translation stage via the four 1/4" (M6) counterbored holes that accept 1/4"-20 (M6) cap screws. Then mount the rigid stand onto the adapter plate using the four 1/4"-20 (M6) tapped holes; see the image to the right. 

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available
XRN25P-K1 Support Documentation
XRN25P-K1Preassembled Compact XY 25 mm Translation Stage, Side Micrometers, 1/4"-20 Taps
$855.09
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MPA1 Support Documentation
MPA1Customer Inspired! Rigid Stand Adapter Plate, 1/4"-20 Taps
$32.96
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+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
XRN25P-K1/M Support Documentation
XRN25P-K1/MPreassembled Compact XY 25 mm Translation Stage, Side Micrometers, M6 x 1.0 Taps
$855.09
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MPA1/M Support Documentation
MPA1/MRigid Stand Adapter Plate, M6 Taps
$32.96
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Micrometer Mount Conversion Kits

Rear Mount Micrometer Kit
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XRN-C2 Converts a Side-Mounted Micrometer Stage to an End-Mounted Micrometer Stage
  • Compatible with XRN25 Series Stages
  • Kits to Switch Between Side- and End-Mounted Micrometer Designs
    • XRN-C1: End-Mounted to Side-Mounted
    • XRN-C2: Side-Mounted to End-Mounted

The XRN-C1 and XRN-C2 are conversion kits that allow the micrometer head to be removed and refitted onto the side or end of the stage, respectively. More details on the conversion process can be found on the Micrometer Conversion tab above.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
XRN-C1 Support Documentation
XRN-C1Side-Mounted Micrometer Kit for XRN25C(/M) Stage
$37.92
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XRN-C2 Support Documentation
XRN-C2End-Mounted Micrometer Kit for XRN25P(/M) Stage
$30.50
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