Operating Environment of Manual Stages
Use manual positioning stages within the following environment temperature range.
Contact us for information regarding using the stages outside the given operational environment temperature range.
|Operating environment||Recommended environment|
|Category||Operational environment temperature 23° ± 5°C, 60 ± 10% (without condensation)|
|Stainless steel manual stages||-20°～＋120°C|
|Stages with digital micrometer head||0°～＋40°C|
|Other manual stages||-20°～＋70°C|
Operating environment temperature changes depending on various conditions such as the type of positioning stage,
installation and operation conditions.
Avoid use of the stages in the following sites.
- Sites subject to water or oil
- Sites subject to direct sunlight or radiant heat
- Sites subject to dirt and dust
- Sites subject to vibration or impact
- Sites close to fire
- Sites subject to inflammable gas and corrosive gas
Installation Direction (Mounting)
The values in the specifications of each product are based on installation on a horizontal surface.
Note that load capacity and other specifications will significantly change for upside down, lateral horizontal and other installation orientations.
|Category||Positioning Slide||Part Number||Upside Down||Lateral Horizontal||Lateral Vertical|
|Linear||Extended contact ball guide method||TSD||◯||◯||◯|
|Extended contact ball guide method (flat Z)||TSD-**3||×||×||×|
|Extended contact ball guide method (flat Z)||TSD-**UD||◯||×||×|
|Crossed roller method||TAM||◯||◯||◯|
|Dovetail slide method||TASB, TAR||◯||◯||◯|
|Rotation||Extended contact ball guide method||KSPT||◯||◯||◯|
|Crossed roller method||KSPB||◯||◯||◯|
|Fitting method||KSP, KSPA, KSW, KSC||△||△||△|
|Gonio||Extended contact ball guide method||GOHT, GOHT-S||◯||◯||◯|
|Dovetail slide method||GOH, GOHB||◯||◯||◯|
◯ : Possible with limits on load and moment, etc.
△ : May significantly deteriorate precision depending on installation orientation, but possible with limits on load and moment, etc.
× : Not allowed
Note) When using stages in lateral vertical direction, refer to the actuator specifications.
Mounting Methods of Stages
Mounting methods differ depending on the stage type;
some stages require the table surface to be moved (by loosening the clamp), and some stages can be directly mounted.
Loosen the clamp, turn the micrometer head, and then move the stage to mount.
Loosen the clamp, turn the adjustment knob, and then move the stage to mount.
Attach the accessory screws to the two mounting holes, and do the same thing on the other side.
Mounting bolts described in the external dimensions in the catalog are included.
How to Read Micrometer Head and Vernier Scale
Micrometer head and vernier scale are available for reading the stage position.
If the readable resolution is 0.01mm
- Read the mark on the sleeve that lines up with the edge of thimble ① in units of 0.5mm. In this case, 8.5mm.
- Read the value ② on the thimble that lines up with the sleeve base line in units of 0.01mm. In this case, 0.41mm.
- Lastly, sum up 1. and 2. to confirm the current position of the manual stage. 8.5mm＋0.41mm＝8.91mm
- Read the mark on scale ① that is coincident with the 0-mark on vernier scale ② in units of 1mm. In this case, 7mm.
- Read mark ① where the mark on vernier scale ② and that on scale ① line up in units of 0.1mm. In this case, 0.3mm.
- Lastly, sum up 1. and 2. to confirm the current position of the stage. 7mm+0.3mm=7.3mm
When installation spaces have constraints or symmetrical systems are required, we offer opposite models without price difference. The configuration and orientation of opposite models are as follows.
Opposite models will be axially symmetrical in the external dimensions.
Travel is described with ±.
(E.g.) In the case of ±6.5mm, with the outline drawing position as the center, move for (+)6.5mm in one direction, and move for (-)6.5mm in the opposite direction.
In this case, the full travel is 13mm.
We use an appropriate grease for each of our manual stages according to the respective characteristics.
|Grease||High durability grease||Optical special grease||Low dust
|Usable Temperature Range||-20°C ～ 70°C||-40°C ～ 120°C||-0°C ～ 250°C|
A high-grade versatile grease for industrial use.
It is best suited for electric motor bearings or machine tool bearings which are particularly required for high quality and high performance.
In addition, it is excellent in noise reduction, and can be used for a wide range of applications.
Best suited for use in clean rooms because of its excellent low dust generation properties.
Since its viscosity resistance is low, its rolling resistance is stable and excellent in following capability at low speed.
Compared with other low dust generation greases, this grease can offer longer greasing intervals because of its excellent fretting resistance.
This grease is widely used for various vacuum equipment and for clean rooms.
The grease vapor pressure is 5×10 (-13 power) Torr at 20°C.
This grease is used in many precision equipment fields because, in addition to lubricating properties, it has high cold resistance and heat resistance, low oozing properties, no influence on the coating surface, and is harmless to resins.
* We can also replace the greases with ones not listed above. Contact our International Sales Division for more information.