Motorized Stages


Stepping Motors Guide

Operating Environment of Motorized Stages

Use motorized positioning stages within the following operational environment temperature range.
Contact our International Sales Division separately if you desire to use the stages outside the operational environment temperature range.
In addition, all measuring instruments are traceable standard instruments compliant to the national standard.

*Operating environment *Recommended environment
Temperature : 5°C ~ 40°C Temperature : 23°C ± 5°C
Humidity : 30%~80% (without condensation) Humidity : 60 ± 10% (without condensation)

Operational environment temperature changes depending on various conditions such as the type of motorized 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

Life Cycle

Although the life cycle varies depending on intended use or application, 2,000 to 3,000 hours for linear systems and 1,000 to 1,500 hours/year (about 3 to 4 hours/day) for rotation/goniometer systems are assumed.
Note that the above assumption may not apply to repeated operations (high-speed drive or high-load drive).
Careful maintenance or supply of grease is important forusing the products for a long time without a problem.


When not using motorized stages for a long time, store motorized stages wrapped with anti-rust paper, or store in a plastic bag with a desiccant.
Storage Temperature: 0°C - 40°C
Humidit: 10% - 85% (without condensation)

Example of Installation Procedure

  • Recommended parallelism for stage mounting surface is 0.02 or lower.
    A product might be warped when it exceeds 0.02, causing abnormal operation.
  • When mounting another product on the upper table of a motorized stage, make sure that the stage is not subjected to abnormal external force.
  • Foreign substances in tapped holes on the upper table or on the side of the stage will cause malfunction.

Mounting Orientation

The values in the specifications of each product are based on installation on a level surface.
Note that load capacity and other precision values will significantly change for upside down, lateral horizontal and other installation orientations, because mounting on other than the horizontal surface require securing with screws.

Category Series Name Positioning Slide Upside Down Lateral Horizontal Lateral Vertical
Linear OSMS Outer Rail
HPS Ball Guide
TAMM, KST Crossed Roller
Rotation SGSP-YAW Worm and Worm Wheel
HDS-YAW Bearing
KST Crossed Roller
Goniometer OSMS-A/B Ball Guide
SGSP-A/B Crossed Roller
◯ : Possible with limits on load capacity and other accuracy.
△ : Possible depending on the model, with limits on load capacity and other accuracy.
× : Not allowed

Please contact our International Sales Division regarding other unclear points related to mounting orientation.

Selection Guide

Motorized stages are categorized in several different travel axes and types by the differences in structure or positioning slide.
Since precision, stiffness and price differ depending on the type, select a product ideal for the intended purpose.

Motorized stages

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