Mini stage integrates motor and encoder for nanopositioning

Designed for automated nanopositioning in research and industrial instruments, New Scale Technologies has developed a new closed-loop positioning stage that combines an integral optical encoder and a piezoelectric SQUIGGLE motor with an ultra-thin, 17-mm profile. In addition, the new SQ-2115 motorized stage supports vertical loads of up to 0.5 kilograms (kg) and provides 5 Newton force without generating heat.