Vertical Axis Stage


Vertical Translation Stage

  • 13 mm (0.5") Vertical Travel
  • Micrometer Positioning
  • Interchangable Top Platform


  • Fine Positioning via Micrometer Adjusters
  • Array of 1/4"-20 (M6) and 8-32 (M4) Mounting Holes
  • 13 mm (0.5") Deck Height Adjustment
  • Grooved Top Plate Available (Compatible with
    Our Range of Flexure Stage Accessories)
  • Black Anodized Aluminum Construction

The MVS005 Vertical-Axis Positioning Stage has been developed to meet the stringent requirements associated with aligning optical components. It delivers 13 mm (0.5") of height adjustment and provides a working height range of 63.0 to 76 mm (2.48" to 2.98").

The stage is shipped complete with a fine adjustment micrometer drive. The micrometer offers 13 mm (0.5") of fine positional adjustment with a 10 µm (0.001") graduated scale. It delivers 500 µm (0.025") of height adjustment per revolution, making the stage ideal for aligning a wide range of optical components.

The top mounting plate has a generous array of 13 x 1/4"-20 (M6) and 12 x 8-32 (M4) mounting holes. If required, the top plate can be replaced with our 3 mm grooved top plate (MMP1), allowing the stage to be used with our range of flexure stage accessories.

Three extended top platforms are available for use when end-firing or butt-coupling to small lightwave devices. Furthermore, the top plate can be removed and replaced with our RB13P1 adapter plate (see below), which offers a generous array of thirteen 1/4"-20 (M6) and twelve 8-32 (M4) mounting holes.


Item #MVS005MVS005/M
Travel Range 13 mm (0.5")
Working Height Range 63.0 to 76.0 mm (2.48" to 2.98")
Adjustment Per Micrometer Revolution 0.5 mm 0.025 "
Load Capacity (Within Plate Area) 2 kg (4.4 lb)
Load Capacity (Inverted Mounting) 1 kg (2.2 lb)
Repeatability 10 µm
Linearity 100%
Straightness ±10 µm
Parallelism of Top and Bottom Plates  
Spring Preload at 0 mm Travel 30 N
Spring Preload at 13 mm Travel 45 N
Weight 0.41 kg (0.9 lb)
Construction Solid Aluminum
Finish Black Anodized


Grooved Top Plate


The MMP1 replacement grooved top plates allow stages to be used with our range of optics mounting accessories (such as the HCS030 Optics Mount shown to the right). The top plate is easily changed by removing four attachment screws.

A comprehensive range of accessories is available to allow the stage to hold and manipulate optical fibers, laser diodes, gradient-index lenses, spherical lenses, and other commonly used optical components. Accessories are mounted to the top platform using a tongue-in-groove system and are retained with cleats and cap screws. When the height of the stage is set to 62.5 mm (2.46"), it is compatible with the mating height of our NanoMax, MicroBlock, and RollerBlock stages.


Flexure Stage Accessories: Extended Top Platforms


  • Extend the Mounting Surface of Our Stages
  • Standard Groove
  • Array of Seven 8-32 (M4), Twelve 6-32 (M3), and Four 4-40 (M2) Tapped Holes
  • Replaces the Movable Top Plate of Our NanoMax™, MicroBlock™, RollerBlock™, or MVS Stages
  • Three Mounting Surface Length Options:
    • 85 mm (3.35")
    • 95 mm (3.74")
    • 105 mm (4.13")

These extended platforms are designed to be replacements for the top plate of the NanoMax, MicroBlock, RollerBlock, or MVS series stages. The extended mounting surface is convenient for attaching components or accessories that need to reach into smaller spaces. Three sizes are available, offering platforms lengths of 85.0 mm (3.35"), 95.0 mm (3.74"), or 105 mm (4.13"). Two accessory mounting cleats are also included.


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