A linear motor driven stage suitable for applications where reliable 24/7 operation, precision positioning and ease of use are desirable characteristics. The versatile 150 mm x 46mm envelope is well suited for many instrument type machines and robotic devices.

  • Environmentally hardened.
  • Precision guide system provides stable trajectory across long travel and at high speeds.
  • Powerful linear motors are used in the Lineax® series.
  • High-resolution linear encoders are incorporated to allow precise position feedback and closed loop digital servo control.
Other Linear Motor Driven Stage

Lineax-6 Features & Benefits

Lineax® direct drive linear motors for stage positioning exhibit advantages over conventional screw driven stages. Direct drive systems offer excellent trajectory control. The nature of these stiff, no elastic structures enable fast settling times, high repeatability with the fastest servo response. Free of rotating inertia, much faster acceleration and higher velocities are achievable. Wear of rotating components is eliminated increasing reliability, uptime, and extending servicing intervals each of these contributes to reducing cost of ownership. The direct drive linear motor with the high-resolution encoder allows precise velocity regulation.

Lineax-6 structural materials are high-strength aluminum alloys.  All surfaces are precision machined, hard coat-anodize finished. Two precision re-circulating linear ball bearings are guided by 2 integrally pre-loaded ball tracks on each rail. The guide system has extended 5 year intervals only for lubrication service.

Lineax-6 stages have a compact envelope with no motor overhang. Motor and encoder cables are routed in an external cable loop for long life and serviceability.  The connection port is at the stage end with axial bulkhead exit.

Lineax-6 is an outstanding precision linear motor positioning stage, well suited for applications in the semiconductor, instrumentation, fiber-optic, biomedical, laser and micro-machining industries. Special finishes like Teflon impregnated hard-coat, non-anodized, and electro less Nickel can be furnished to accommodate specific application environments. Stainless steel components are made from polished material.


A linear motor driven stage lacks the mechanical gearing advantage of a screw driven stage and therefore is more application specific. The payload directly affects the acceleration rate according to the F=m•a relationship and the ability of the stage to reach a specific speed, which may affect the cycle time or throughput.

The linear motor generates a substantial peak force when supplied the necessary current by the servo drive. The higher the current, the more heating experiences the copper coil, rising motor temperature. The Lineax-6 is built with an iron core coil assembly with excellent thermal management capability for robust application environments.

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Lineax-6 Specifications

LX-6050 LX-6100 LX-6200 LX-6300 LX-6450 LX-6600
Travel Length 50 mm 100 mm 200 mm 300 mm 450 mm 600 mm
Standard SP ± 5 µm ± 10 µm ± 20 µm ± 25 µm ± 30 µm ± 35 µm
High Precision HP ± 2 µm ± 4 µm ± 8 µm ± 10 µm ± 12 µm ± 15 µm
Standard SP ± 4 µm ± 8 µm ± 10 µm ± 12 µm ± 15 µm ± 20 µm
High Precision HP ± 2 µm ± 4 µm ± 5 µm ± 5 µm ± 5 µm ± 5 µm
Standard SP 10 arc-sec 15 arc-sec 20 arc-sec 30 arc-sec 40 arc-sec 50 arc-sec
High Precision HP 5 arc-sec 7.5 arc-sec 10 arc-sec 15 arc-sec 20 arc-sec 25 arc-sec
Travel Length 50-600 mm
Drive System Brushless Linear Servo Motor
Maximum Acceleration Payload Dependent
Maximum Speed Unladen 2 m/s
Maximum Peak Force 202 N
Maximum Continuous Force 96 N
Recommended payload limit 15 kg


  • All trajectory data based on axis uniformly supported over full length on precision mounting surface with vibration isolation.
  • Payload capacities are recommended values to achieve maximum lifetime in the worst-case scenario featuring maximum dynamic operation and off-center loading.
  • Force, acceleration and speed performance are based on operations with NUTEC ELECTRONIC controls.
  • Contact factory for multi axis orthogonality requirements 3 to 60 arc seconds are available.

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