Motion Control – Low Cost, High Precision XYZ and θ Alignment Stages!

OES Manual XYZ & Theta Stage

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Van Nuys, CA – Optimal Engineering Systems’ (OES) manual XYZ and θ (theta) stages are designed for high precision alignment applications. Available in three standard models, these stacked, crossed roller stages move in XY and Z linear axes, and have a θ (theta) or rotary top stage. Three standard models (MXYZAR38-A, MXYZAR60-A, MXYZAR85-A) have X and Y axis linear travels from the center line of +/- 6.5 mm (+/- 0.256 in.), +/- 6.5 mm (+/- 0.256 in.), and +/- 12.5 mm (0.429 in.), and a Z axis travel of +/- 3 mm (+/-0.118), +/- 5 mm (+/- 0.197 in), and +/- 5 mm (+/- 0.197 in). Applications for these high precision manual stages include: Gauging and gauging instrumentation, fine tuning of optical instruments, machine tools, micro assembly, micro machining, and alignment operations when parallelism, flatness, and accuracy are required.

These compact, black anodized stages measure just 96.25 mm (3.789 in.) wide, 88.75 mm (3.494 in.) deep, by 100 mm (3.957 in.) high (MXYZAR38-A), 117.5 mm (4.626 in.) wide, 109 mm (4.291 in.) deep, by 119.5 mm (4.705 in.) high (MXYZAR60-A), and 160.5 mm (6.319 in.) wide, 150 mm (5.906 in.) deep, by 120 mm (4.724 in.) high (MXYZAR85-A), and rotary table diameters are 38 mm (1.496 in.), 60 mm (2.362 in.), and 85 mm (3.346 in.), and they have load capacities of 0.9 kg (1.98 lb), 3 kg (6.61 lb), and 2.5 kg (5.51 lb) respectively. Additionally, XYZ and θ (theta) manual stages can be ordered with linear encoders and digital readouts, or customized to meet specific requirements.

About OES – Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a manufacturer of motion control products including: Stepper motor controllers and drivers, solenoid electronics, and positioning stages and slides. Applications include: Animation, automated assembly systems, automation, CNC machines, flight simulation, inspection systems, linear and rotary stages, machine tools, medical devices, motion control camera boom systems, optical comparators, CMMs, pan-tilt gimbals, PCB assembly & inspection, pick-and-place, positioning stages, robotics, scanners, security cameras, telescope drive mechanisms, time-lapse photography and winders

Some of the industries OES serves are: Aerospace, Astronomy, Chemical, Communications, Educational Institutes, University, Colleges, Government Agencies, National Labs, Manufacturing, Medical, Metrology, Military, Motion Control, Museum, News Agencies, Semiconductor and Test Equipment. Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc’s. competitive advantage is its state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing facility in North America enabling OES to supply clients with custom designed orders or high volume just-in-time deliveries advantage is its state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing facility in North America enabling OES to supply clients with custom designed orders or high volume just-in-time deliveries globally.

For additional information contact Customer Service at Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) , 6901 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406; Tel: 888-7071-1826, +1 (818) 222-9200, E-Mail: or visit the website at

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Motion Control – The Maxon GP 6 S Miniature Spindle for Linear Positioning Tasks!

The GP 6 S micro spindle gear has a diameter of six millimeters now also available in a metal version to provide a spindle drive with optimized value.

Maxon motion control Spindle Drive

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Fall River, MA – Motion Control – Spindle drives are the perfect solution for linear positioning systems, lens adjustment, or syringe pumps. If the drive also has to be compact, then maxon motor’s GP 6 S spindle gear is the perfect choice. To provide a cost-effective alternative to the ceramic version, it is now also available with a metal spindle.

Combinations with maxon DC motors

The GP 6 S spindle gear is suitable for a wide variety of linear drive solutions. The maximum feed velocity is 15 mm/s, at a force of 10 N. Integrated ball bearings ensure that this drive stands up to high axial loads. The gear easily combines with the maxon DC brushed motor (RE 6) and DC brushless motor (EC 6).

More data and details about the new metal version of the GP 6 S spindle gear are available online

Comprehensive documentation and software are included with every delivery, and are also available for you to download from our website at

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Motion Control – Electromate’s New Harmonic Drive Gearhead Website!

Electromate and Harmonic Drive Introduce a New Website!

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Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada – Motion Control – Automation – Motion Control – Harmonic Drive® & Electromate have just launched a new joint company website to showcase the latest Harmonic Drive® Gearhead products & technology.

Located at, the new website features the following:

Harmonic Drive® gearing utilizes a unique operating principle which is based upon the elastic mechanics of metals. The greatest benefits are the zero-backlash characteristics and the weight and space savings compared to other gears because our gear mechanism consists of only three basic parts. They are the: Wave Generator, Flexspline and Circular Spline.

Harmonic Planetary gears have simultaneous meshing between the sun gear and planet gears and between the planet gears and the internal gear. The sun gear is connected to the motor and a carrier, supporting the planet gears, is connected to the output. Single stage planetary gears can achieve reduction ratios up to 10:1. Ratios above 10:1 utilize a two stage design where the carrier of the first stage drives the sun gear of the second planetary stage.

See a video demonstrating how the Harmonic Drive HPGP Harmonic Planetary gears work – Watch Video.

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For further information on this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1-877-SERVO99 (737-8699) or e-mail Warren Osak or visit Electromate at:

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