Micrometer Driven, Ball Bearing Mechanism


1/2" (13 mm) Travel Translation Stages

  • 2.4"x2.4" Stage with 1/4"(M6) Mounting Holes
  • Modular, Quick-Change Design for 1-,2-, or 3-Axis Stage
  • 90 lbs.(41 kg) Hoizontal & 20 lbs.(9 kg) Vertical Load


  • Modular Design Allows Stages to be Easily Configured in XY and XYZ Orientations
  • Manual or Motorized Actuator-Equipped Models Available
  • Wide Range of Compatible Actuators (See Actuators Tab for Details)
  • 1/4"-20 (M6) and 8-32 (M4) Mounting Holes

The MT series of translation stages have a 1/2" (13 mm) translation range and feature hardened steel linear bearings for precision motion and long life. These translation stages are available preconfigured with a standard micrometer or DC-servo actuator. The actuator on an MT series translation stage can be removed by loosening the screw on the barrel clamp.

Once the desired position is reached, the stage may be locked using the side-located locking screw.

Each stage comes with two precision dowel pins that allow for multiple stages to be stacked in a right- or left-handed XY configurations with excellent orthogonality.

Travel 1/2″ (13mm)
Angular Deviation 150 µrad
Max. Horizontal Load 90 lbs (41 kg)
Max.Vertical Load 20 lbs (9 kg)
Thread Pitch 40 TPI (0.5 mm/rev)

Note: Any of the MT series of translation stages are available without a micrometer, thereby allowing the user to choose from our large selection of manual and motorized actuators. Please see the selection guide in the Actuators tab for a complete list of compatible actuators.


Single-Axis Translation Stages

* 1/2" (13 mm) Travel
* Steel Linear Bearings for Precision Motion and Long Life
* Modular Design for XY, XZ, and XYZ Configurations

The MT1 is configured with the 148-811ST micrometer drive, which has a 1/2" range and 0.001" per division. The stage contains seven 1/4"-20 and four 8-32 tapped screws. The MT1 stage can be screwed directly onto a breadboard by using two 1/4"-20 screws in the counterbores in the middle of the stage. The MT1/M is configured with the 148-801ST micrometer drive, which has a 13 mm range and 10 µm per division. The stage contains seven M6 and four M4 tapped screws. The MT1/M stage can be screwed directly onto a breadboard by using two M6 screws in the counterbores in the middle of the stage.

Note:The MT1 translation stage is available without the micrometers, thereby allowing the user to choose the preferred drive model. Please call or email our technical support staff to discuss this option.


1/2" (13 mm) Travel Translation Stages

* 1/2" (13 mm) Travel
* Ball Bearing Design
* Modular Design for XYZ Configurations
* MT1 Stage Available Separately Without Micrometers

The MT Series translation stages can be purchased individually (MT1 Series) or as fully assembled, 3-axis, XYZ translators (MT3 Series). The MT3 (MT3/M) translation stage is fitted with standard 1/2" (13 mm) micrometer drives. The quick-change modular design utilizes precision-aligned dowel pins to ensure orthogonality between stages and allows the user to reconfigure stages quickly as applications change.


MT Series Accessories


MT401- MT Series Base Plate: The MT401 base plate provides mounting flanges with 1" (25 mm) centers that can be used to fasten the MT series stages to an optical breadboard. This base is ideal for XY or XYZ multi-axis configurations where the standard counterbores in the middle of the stages are obstructed.


MT402- MT Series Right Angle Bracket: The MT402, as shown to the right, allows two stages to be mounted perpendicular to each other. This plate is required when assembling stages in an XYZ configuration. This angle bracket is pre-drilled and includes alignment pins to guarantee that all stages are orthogonal to each other.


MT405- Side Mounted Actuator Kit: The MT405 repositions the actuator from the rear of the stage to the side, as shown in the image on the right. This kit is necessary when space constraints do not allow for the actuator to protrude from the rear of the stage. This kit conveniently mounts to the side of the stage with 4 cap screws.

MT406(/M)- Flexure Stage Accessories Adapter Plate: The MT406(/M) fastens directly to the top of the MT series stage with two 1/4"-20 (M6) cap screws. It is compatible with our current full range of 3 mm wide alignment key MBT and MAX series flexure stage accessories. This adapter plate is ideal for creating basic fiber coupling solutions.


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