Classical Guiding Systems and Force Transmission

Positioners with travel ranges of several millimeters up to one meter generally utilize classical mechanical guide components such as ball bearings. In the case of linear positioning stages, the use of rotating motors such as DC or stepper motors requires transmission of motion using a spindle. If these mechanical elements are used, then precision is generally limited to the range of a micrometer.

Gearhead, screws, and spindles