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Linear Translation Stages: 50 mm (1.97") Travel, Motorized, Crossed Roller Bearings


  • 50 mm (1.97") of Travel
  • Horizontal Load Capacity of 66 lbs (30 kg)
  • Rigid, Durable, Thermally Matched Steel Construction
  • Available With or Without an Optical Encoder

LNR50SE

Optically Encoded Version

LNR50S

Standard Version

LNR50P1

LNR50P2

LNR50P3

Mounting Adapters Used to
Create an XYZ TravelMax
Stage Configuration

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Key Specificationsa
Item # LNR50S LNR50SE
Travel Range 50 mm (1.97")
Velocity (Max) 20 mm/s
Min Achievable Incremental Movementb 0.05 µm
Bidirectional Repeatabilityc 0.5 µm 0.3 µm
Backlashd <6 µm
Horizontal Load Capacity (Max) 66 lbs (30 kg)
Vertical Load Capacity (Max) 22 lbs (10 kg)
Included Actuator DRV014 Stepper Motor
Cable Length 500 mm (1.64 ft)
Recommended Controller APT™ Stepper Motor Controllers
  • Please see the Specs tab for a complete specifications list.
  • The measured minimum incremental motion that the stage can achieve, also referred to as the minimum step size.
  • The average of the repeatability when a set position is approached from both directions.
  • When a stage is moved to a position and then returned to its original position, some motion is lost due to the lead screw mechanism. This loss is known as backlash.
Motorized Linear Translation Stages
12 mm Standard
25 mm Compact
Standard
TravelMax
50 mm Compact
Direct-Drive Servo
TravelMax
Long Travel: 100 mm to 300 mm

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LNR50S TravelMax Stage with a PAS009 Piezo Actuator in Place of Static Pin

Features

  • 50 mm (1.97") Travel Range
  • Stage Contains Thirteen 1/4"-20 (M6) Taps
  • Rugged, Thermally Matched Steel Construction with Heavy-Duty Crossed Roller Bearings
  • Trapezoidal Lead Screw Stepper Motor for Cleaner, More Wear-Resistant Operation
  • Adapters Available for Breadboard Mounting and XY, XZ, and XYZ Arrangements
  • Offered with or without a Linear Optical Encoder

Thorlabs' LNR50S(/M) Motorized Translation Stage features a 50 mm (1.97") travel range and is designed for applications that require stability, long travel, and high load capacity. The stage is equipped with a tapped hole matrix on a moving platform that includes thirteen 1/4"-20 (M6) taps for compatibility with standard optomechanics.

The moving platform contains holes for alignment pins that ensure orthogonality when the stage is stacked with other stages or connected to our accessories. Horizontal loads of 66 lbs (30 kg) and vertical loads of 22 lbs (10 kg) are supported. The rigidity of the thermally matched, all-steel construction, along with the heavy-duty cross-roller bearings, provides precision motion and long life, even in less-than-ideal conditions.

The LNR50S offers a minimum repeatable incremental movement of 1 µm. For even more precise movement, we offer the LNR50SE(/M) Encoded Translation Stage, which combines a linear optical encoder and everything included with the LNR50S stage to achieve a minimum repeatable incremental movement of 0.1 µm.

Mounting Adapters and Stage Combinations
Thorlabs manufactures three adapter plates to maximize the mounting flexibility of the LNR50S stage. The LNR50P2(/M) Right-Angle Bracket and LNR50P3(/M) Spacer Plate allow for easy configuration of left- or right-handed XY, XZ, or XYZ systems. The LNR50P1(/M) Base Plate is included with the LNR50S and LNR50SE stages and provides sufficient clearance between the stage and the work surface for the operation of the DRV014 Stepper Motor Actuator. Additional LNR50P1 base plates can be purchased below.

Included Actuator
The translation stages sold here include a DRV014 Stepper Motor Actuator. For applications requiring fine positioning, the removable static pin that provides a stop for the stage's motor drive can be replaced by a piezo drive, as shown in the photo on the right. Combining the standard stepper motor actuator with a piezo drive allows for both long travel and fine adjustment. Both open-loop and closed-loop piezo drives are available with 20 µm to 100 µm of travel and resolution as low as 5 nm.

Controller Options
For stepper motors such as the one included with the LNR50S(/M) and LNR50SE(/M) stages, Thorlabs recommends using a BSC201, BSC202, or BSC203 Stepper Motor Controller. Any of these controllers can be purchased separately, or a controller can be purchased as part of the LNR50K1(/M) or LNR50SEK1(/M) bundles, which each include a BSC201 controller, all necessary cables, and an LNR50S(/M) or LNR50SE(/M) translation stage, respectively. These bundles offer a significant savings over ordering these items separately.

Thorlabs also manufactures the MTS50-Z8 Motorized Translation Stage, which features a built-in actuator and reduced overall package size.

Motor Specifications

Parameter Value
Motor Type  DRV014 Stepper Motor
Cable Length 500 mm (1.64 ft)
Leadscrew Pitch 1 mm
Limit Switches Ceramic-Tipped, Electro-Mechanical Switches
Maximum Speed 20 mm/s
Step Angle 1.8°
Rated Phase Current 1 A
Phase Resistance 3.6 Ω
Phase Inductance 4.6 mH
Holding Torque 23.1 N•cm
Detent Torque 1.7 N•cm
Rotor Inertia 32 g•cm2

Stage Specifications

Item # LNR50S(/M) LNR50SE(/M)
Translation
Travel Range 50 mm (1.97")
Bidirectional Repeatabilitya 0.5 µm 0.3 µm
Backlashb <6 µm
Min Achievable Incremental Movementc,d 0.05 µm
Min Repeatable Incremental Movementd,e 1 µm 0.1 µm
Home Location Accuracy ±1.0 µm
Motion Parameters
Velocity (Max) 20 mm/s
Velocity Stability ±0.4 mm/s
Acceleration (Max) 20 mm/s2
Load Capacity
Vertical Load Recommended:f ≤10 kg (22 lbs)
Max: 10 kg (22 lbs)
Horizontal Load Recommended:f ≤25 kg (55 lbs)
Max: 30 kg (66 lbs)
Orthogonality
Pitch 0.03° (524 µrad)
Yaw 0.015° (262 µrad)
Absolute On-axis Accuracy 10 µm 3 µm Over Full Travel
Percentage Accuracy (Max) 0.02%
Physical
Dimensions 11.55" x 5.59" x 1.88"
(293.4 mm x 142 mm x 47.9 mm)
Weight 2.82 kg (6.22 lb)
  • The average of the repeatability when a set position is approached from both directions.
  • When a stage is moved to a position and then returned to its original position, some motion is lost due to the lead screw mechanism. This loss is known as backlash.
  • The measured minimum incremental motion that the stage can achieve, also referred to as the minimum step size.
  • If Used with a BSC201, BSC202, or BSC203 Controller
  • The minimum incremental motion that the stage can repeatedly achieve within its standard error.
  • Under Continuous Use

Please refer to the descriptions below if you wish to use your own controller with the TravelMax stage. The pins detailed in this table can be identified on the cable by their numbers, directly written on the cable's D-type connector.

15-Pin D-Sub Connector

DRV014 connector
Motor Connector Pin Out

D-Type Male

DRV014 connector
Pin Number Description
1 Ground
2 Counter-Clockwise Limit Switch Output
3 Clockwise Limit Switch Output
4 Stepper Motor Phase B-
5 Stepper Motor Phase B+
6 Stepper Motor Phase A-
7 Stepper Motor Phase A+
8 - 14 Not Used
15 Earth for Cable Braid

The table below compares the key specifications of our 50 mm (1.97") linear translation stages. Additional specifications are listed in the Specs tab on the webpage of the particular stage.

Item #MTS50-Z8 (MTS50/M-Z8)LNR50S (LNR50S/M)LNR50SE (LNR50SE/M)
Travel Range 50 mm (1.97") 50 mm (1.97") 50 mm (1.97")
Min Achievable Incremental Movement 0.1 µm 0.05 µma 0.05 µma
Min Repeatable Incremental Movement 0.8 µm 1 µm 0.1 µm
Bidirectional Repeatability 1.6 µm 0.5 µm 0.3 µm
Backlash <6 µm <6 µm <6 µm
Max Horizontal Load Capacity 25 lbs (12 kg) 66 lbs (30 kg) 66 lbs (30 kg)
Max Vertical Load Capacity 10 lbs (4.5 kg) 22 lbs (10 kg) 22 lbs (10 kg)
Angular Deviation Pitch: 0.05° (873 µrad)
Yaw: 0.06° (1047 µrad)
Pitch: 0.03° (524 µrad)
Yaw: 0.015° (262 µrad)
Pitch: 0.03° (524 µrad)
Yaw: 0.015° (262 µrad)
Max Velocity 2.4 mm/s 20 mm/s 20 mm/s
Mounting Features Eighteen 4-40 (M3) Taps and
One 8-32 (M4) Tap
Thirteen 1/4"-20 (M6) Taps Thirteen 1/4"-20 (M6) Taps
Included Actuator Built-In DC Servo DRV014 Stepper Motor DRV014 Stepper Motor
Cable Length 500 mm (1.64 ft) 500 mm (1.64 ft) 500 mm (1.64 ft)
Physical Dimensionsb (L x W x H) 6.33" x 1.69" x 0.87"
(160.8 mm x 42.9 mm x 22.1 mm)
11.55" x 5.59" x 1.88"
(293.4 mm x 142 mm x 47.9 mm)
11.55" x 5.59" x 1.88"
(293.4 mm x 142 mm x 47.9 mm)
  • If used with a BSC201, BSC202, or BSC203 controller.
  • When stage is fully retracted.

Thorlabs offers two platforms to drive our wide range of motion controllers: our Kinesis® software package or the legacy APT™ (Advanced Positioning Technology) software package. Either package can be used to control devices in the Kinesis family, which covers a wide range of motion controllers ranging from small, low-powered, single-channel drivers (such as the K-Cubes™ and T-Cubes™) to high-power, multi-channel, modular 19" rack nanopositioning systems (the APT Rack System).

The Kinesis Software features .NET controls which can be used by 3rd party developers working in the latest C#, Visual Basic, LabVIEW™, or any .NET compatible languages to create custom applications. Low-level DLL libraries are included for applications not expected to use the .NET framework. A Central Sequence Manager supports integration and synchronization of all Thorlabs motion control hardware.

Kinesis Software
Kinesis GUI Screen
APT Software
APT GUI Screen

Our legacy APT System Software platform offers ActiveX-based controls which can be used by 3rd party developers working on C#, Visual Basic, LabVIEW™, or any Active-X compatible languages to create custom applications and includes a simulator mode to assist in developing custom applications without requiring hardware.

By providing these common software platforms, Thorlabs has ensured that users can easily mix and match any of the Kinesis and APT controllers in a single application, while only having to learn a single set of software tools. In this way, it is perfectly feasible to combine any of the controllers from single-axis to multi-axis systems and control all from a single, PC-based unified software interface.

The software packages allow two methods of usage: graphical user interface (GUI) utilities for direct interaction with and control of the controllers 'out of the box', and a set of programming interfaces that allow custom-integrated positioning and alignment solutions to be easily programmed in the development language of choice.

A range of video tutorials is available to help explain our APT system software. These tutorials provide an overview of the software and the APT Config utility. Additionally, a tutorial video is available to explain how to select simulator mode within the software, which allows the user to experiment with the software without a controller connected. Please select the APT Tutorials tab above to view these videos, which are also available on the software CD included with the controllers.

Software

Kinesis Version 1.14.18

The Kinesis Software Package, which includes a GUI for control of Thorlabs' Kinesis and APT™ system controllers.

Also Available:

  • Communications Protocol
Software Download

Software

APT Version 3.21.4

The APT Software Package, which includes a GUI for control of Thorlabs' APT™ and Kinesis system controllers.

Also Available:

  • Communications Protocol
Software Download

These videos illustrate some of the basics of using the APT System Software from both a non-programming and a programming point of view. There are videos that illustrate usage of the supplied APT utilities that allow immediate control of the APT controllers out of the box. There are also a number of videos that explain the basics of programming custom software applications using Visual Basic, LabView and Visual C++. Watch the videos now to see what we mean.

  Click here to view the video tutorial  

To further assist programmers, a guide to programming the APT software in LabView is also available.

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Posted Comments:
wenzel.jakob  (posted 2017-12-08 12:56:50.187)
Can rigid stands (e.g. MP100) be mounted on top of the TravelMax translation stages?
bwood  (posted 2017-12-13 11:15:42.0)
Response from Ben at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. The counterbored slots (appropriate for both 2" and 50mm hole spacing) of the MP100 match with four of the holes on the LNR50. Therefore I am pleased to say you can mount a rigid stand on an LNR50.
rayotte  (posted 2017-08-25 11:11:50.04)
We have been using the LNR50S for several years. It is beginning to squeal now. Is there a recommended or suggested lubrication and application method available? Thanks.
bwood  (posted 2017-09-05 10:27:26.0)
Response from Ben at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. There are some ways to lubricate the LNR and attached motor. I will be in direct contact with you to identify the cause of the noise, and the appropriate responce.
Sdm314  (posted 2017-01-19 11:09:31.643)
Is there a minumum velocity for these stages? We are looking for a stage that can reliably move at speeds of 5-100 um/s.
bwood  (posted 2017-01-20 04:10:49.0)
Response from Ben at Thorlabs: The theoretical minimum velocity is that which can be commanded by our motion control software, that velocity range is achievable. However, at low velocities the motion of any 2 -phase stepper motor will become unstable. As you reduce the velocity of the stage, the movement may seem to microscopically ‘stop-start’ depending on the application’s requirements. This is due to the time between motor phases increasing to produce this ultra-low velocity which consequently leads to the motor stalling if there are torque hotspots, where say the pitch of the leadscrew is not perfect. This will vary between each model as at this slow speed any irregularities in the stage are emphasised. This would also be heavily dependent upon the load employed.
ludoangot  (posted 2016-11-17 09:29:32.267)
Ben, thank you. You propose the DDSM50 which I had also considered but from its characteristics (direct drive with no inertia) I understood it is not suitable for z-axis translation (I specified a 600g load on the z-axis). I may be mistaken. How to set up / control the DDSM50 for z-axis translation?
bwood  (posted 2016-11-17 04:23:23.0)
Response from Ben at Thorlabs: Yes, you are correct, direct drive stages are not recommended for z-axis translation. Apologies if my comment caused any confusion. The LNR50S is probably the best option for the specifications you gave, however if you would like to further discuss your requirements it may be more convient if you email me at techsupport.uk@thorlabs.com
ludoangot  (posted 2016-11-10 17:20:30.033)
The LNR50S fits my requirements in terms of velocity, what absolute position accuracy can I expect from this non-encoded version and why isn't this accuracy not specified (it may be because it can't be guaranteed?)? Also, I don't need 50mm travel, 12~20mm is ample, but your other travelMax (LNR25ZFS) has a velocity of only 2mm/s. In the hope of finding a less expensive solution, do you offer a 12~20mm travel motorized stage with at least a 10mm/s velocity and better than 5um position accuracy (load would be about 600g, in the z-axis)?
bwood  (posted 2016-11-11 05:58:22.0)
Response from Ben at Thorlabs:Thank you for your question. We specify the absolute on-axis accuracy for the LNR50S as 10µm. From the specifications you have given, I think another option you may want to consider is the DDSM50. This stage offers up to 500 mm/s velocities, ±5µm accuracy and has a 0.9kg load capacity. It can be found on our website here: https://www.thorlabs.hk/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=8535
christopher.jones  (posted 2016-05-06 15:51:36.013)
Hello. I am interested in the LNR50 series, esp. LNR50SE/M. Do you stock an adapter plate (or combination) to mount these stages onto your X95 rail system? We use the X95 rail system as a gantry and need to support a sensor with z motion off the gantry crossbar.
bwood  (posted 2016-05-09 11:32:28.0)
Response from Ben at Thorlabs: Thank you for your question. We have many possible mounting solutions available in this circumstance, and we will be in contact with you directly to discuss your options here.
2yongmoon  (posted 2016-04-02 02:38:51.073)
I'm using LNR50S/M with TST101 controller. Since the available power of TST101 is lower than theat of BSC series, sometimes it cause problem at the end of stage(at the maximumly stretched position of spring). But, the steeper actuator(DRV014) make the scarpe of iron at the position, also. So I think it can be solved by smoothing them. So, can I use grease at the part of the contact, or is there some solutions for this problem?
msoulby  (posted 2016-04-07 04:15:25.0)
Response from Mike at Thorlabs: The DRV014 is a larger motor it requires more power to drive the motor therefore the recommended driver for the DRV014 is the BSC20x benchtop stepper controller. If you use the TST101 with the DRV014 then due to the lower output the controller may not be able to supply enough current to drive the stage correctly especially if the stage is loaded. The sound you are hearing is likely the motor stalling due to the TST101 not being able to supply enough current to drive the motor against the load. As there is less torque available then one possible solution would be to significantly reduce the velocity at which you drive the DRV014 with the TST101.
hhj5443  (posted 2014-07-21 12:26:54.54)
Hello. I have a question. I want to do a cyclic test with PDMS. As you know, this linear translation stage's maximum load is 30kg (nearly 300MPa) But 2.3~2.5MPa is enough to stretch the PDMS so I think 300MPa seems to be too large for testing PDMS. So I want to know the minimum load that is sensible.
bhallewell  (posted 2014-07-25 05:57:20.0)
Response from Ben at Thorlabs: Thank you for your question. The LNR50S range holds no minimum load spec. The stage will function to specification between zero load & the orientation-dependent max load specs outlined.
jjurado  (posted 2011-07-12 16:15:00.0)
Response from Javier at Thorlabs to ax4solid: Thank you for contacting us. You can certainly use LabVIEW to control the LNR50SE/M stage. Our APT software is built on the ActiveX platform, so it can be imported into LabVIEW without the need for drivers. The installation package also contains tutorial videos, a help file with method descriptions, and basic, intermediate, and advanced sample vi's. We also offer a guide for programming the APT software in LabVIEW, which you can find in the BSC101 controller page: http://www.thorlabs.com/NewGroupPage9.cfm?ObjectGroup_ID=1704 (click on the APT Tutorials Tab) I will contact you directly for further support.
ax4solid  (posted 2011-07-12 10:44:44.0)
Good day, I would like to inquire about the mentioned device and the controller. I would like to know if Labview could be used to run the controller and if so, would the SDK be provided for use when purchased. Thank you. cheers. Solomon Idinyang
jens  (posted 2009-12-15 09:21:08.0)
A reply from Jens at Thorlabs: we can customize all of the bundles we show on the web, the price will need to be determined case by case depending on the combination of parts which is required. We will contact you with a quotation right away.
yuhjen_cheng  (posted 2009-12-15 01:41:52.0)
Hello, there, Can you also offer 10% bundle discount per axis for NRT100 series when bought with BSC101-103 (like LNR50S does)? Sincerely, Yuh-Jen Cheng

50 mm (1.97") TravelMax Translation Stage without Optical Encoder

LNR50S(/M) Drawing
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Schematic of Metric Version
LNR50S Drawing
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Schematic of Imperial Version
  • DRV014 Stepper Motor Provides 50 mm (1.97") Travel
  • Min Repeatable Incremental Movement of 1 µm when used with an apt™ Stepper Motor Controller
  • Includes Thirteen 1/4"-20 (M6) Tapped Holes
  • Includes Six Dowel Alignment Pins for Use with Mounting Accessories
  • Controller Sold Separately

Thorlabs' LNR50S(/M) TravelMax Translation Stage is designed for long travel and a high horizontal load capacity of 66 lbs (30 kg). The stage is made from thermally matched steel for high stability even in less-than-ideal conditions. For compatibility with a wide variety of optomechanical setups, the stage features a 3.94" x 3.94" (100.0 mm x 100.0 mm) moving platform with thirteen 1/4"-20 (M6) tapped holes and can be stacked with additional LNR50S stages in XY, XZ, and XYZ configurations using the adapters sold below.

The stage comes preassembled with a DRV014 Stepper Motor Drive, which requires a separately purchased controller. We recommend using our BSC201, BSC202, or BSC203 Stepper Motor Controllers for optimal performance and a minimum achievable incremental movement of 0.05 µm. We also offer the BSC201 controller and LNR50S stage together in a bundle as the LNR50K1 (sold below), at a significant savings over ordering these items separately.

The motor cable that is built into the DRV014 actuator is 500 mm (1.64 ft) long. A 3 m (9.8 ft) PAA613 cable is included with this stage for use with our benchtop controllers. Replacement cables are available at the bottom of the page.

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LNR50S Support Documentation
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50 mm (1.97") TravelMax Translation Stage with Optical Encoder

LNR50S(/M) Drawing
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Schematic of Metric Version
LNR50S Drawing
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Schematic of Imperial Version
Encoder Specifications
Type Optical Grating Incremental Encoder
Resolution 0.1 µm
Bidirectional Repeatability 0.3 µm
Absolute On-axis Accuracy 3 µm Over the Full Travel
  • DRV014 Stepper Motor Provides 50 mm (1.97") Travel
  • Min Repeatable Incremental Movement of 0.1 µm when used with an apt™ Stepper Motor Controller
  • Includes Thirteen 1/4"-20 (M6) Tapped Holes
  • Includes Six Dowel Alignment Pins for Use with Mounting Accessories
  • Controller Sold Separately

The LNR50SE(/M) TravelMax Translation Stage combines the LNR50S(/M) TravelMax translation stage (sold above) with an integrated linear optical encoder that reduces the minimum repeatable incremental movement from 1 µm to 0.1 µm. It is designed for applications where stability, long travel, and high horizontal load capacity of 66 lbs (30 kg) need to be coupled with absolute position accuracy.

Dedicated software that takes full advantage of the high-resolution linear optical encoder is included. This software, when combined with one of Thorlabs' BSC201, BSC202, or BSC203 closed-loop stepper motor controllers, can provide an application solution that is fully operational out of the box. We also offer the BSC201 controller and LNR50SE stage together in a bundle as the LNR50SEK1 (sold below), at a significant savings over ordering these items separately.

This translation stage's linear optical encoder is directly attached to the stage's moving platform to provide the necessary feedback to the drive electronics. Since the encoder provides a direct readout of the absolute position, the mechanical positioning errors associated with backlash can be ignored. The glass scale encoder system has a resolution of 0.1 µm, leading to a positional accuracy that is better than 3 µm over the full 50 mm of travel. Furthermore, the bidirectional repeatability is 0.3 µm.

The motor cable that is built into the DRV014 actuator is 500 mm (1.64 ft) long. A 3 m (9.8 ft) PAA613 cable is included with this stage for use with our benchtop controllers. Replacement cables are available at the bottom of the page.

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50 mm (1.97") TravelMax Translation Stages Bundled with Controllers

  • Choice of Encoded or Non-Encoded TravelMax Stage
  • Includes Stage, BSC201 Controller, apt™ Software, and All Necessary Cables
  • Complete Out-of-the-Box Solutions

LNR50K1: Non-Encoded Plug-and-Play Solution
The LNR50K1(/M) combines the LNR50S(/M) TravelMax stage with our BSC201 Stepper Motor Controller at a significant savings over purchasing these items individually. The LNR50S offers stability, long travel, high load capacity, and a 1 µm minimum repeatable incremental movement. Additional details are offered above. The BSC201 is a single-channel motor controller designed to interface with Thorlabs' apt™ software, which supplies out-of-the-box stage control from a PC and enables support for common programming interfaces like LabVIEW, LabWindows, and ActiveX.

The BSC201 features a universal power supply (85 - 264 VAC) and will be shipped with a power cord compatible with plugs in your region. Please contact Tech Support prior to ordering if you require a different plug.

LNR50SEK1: Encoded Plug-and-Play Solution
The LNR50SEK1(/M) combines the LNR50SE(/M) TravelMax stage with our BSC201 Stepper Motor Controller at a significant savings over purchasing these items individually. The LNR50SEK offers stability, long travel, high load capacity, and an optical encoder that provides a 0.1 µm minimum repeatable incremental movement. Additional details are offered above. The BSC201 is a single-channel motor controller designed to interface with Thorlabs' apt™ software, which supplies out-of-the-box stage control from a PC and enables support for common programming interfaces like LabVIEW, LabWindows, and ActiveX.

The BSC201 features a universal power supply (85 - 264 VAC) and will be shipped with a power cord compatible with plugs in your region. Please contact Tech Support prior to ordering if you require a different plug.

The motor cable that is built into the DRV014 actuator is 500 mm (1.64 ft) long. A 3 m (9.8 ft) PAA613 cable is included with the LNR50K1(/M) for use with our benchtop controllers. Replacement cables are available at the bottom of the page.

A 3 m (9.8 ft) encoded stepper motor cable is included with the LNR50SEK1(/M). Please contact Tech Support to request a replacement.

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Base Plate for Breadboards and Optical Tables

LNR50S Mounted on LNR50P1 Base Plate
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LNR50S Mounted on an LNR50P1 Base Plate
  • Provides Clearance Between the Stage and the Work Surface
  • Dowel Pin Holes to Ensure Orthogonality (2 Dowel Pins Included)
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 7.7" x 3.9" x 0.47" (195 mm x 100 mm x 12 mm)
  • Plate is Included with the LNR50S(/M) and LNR50SE(/M)

The LNR50P1(/M) is an aluminum alloy base plate that provides the necessary clearance between the stage and the work surface for use of the DRV014 Stepper Motor Actuator, which is included with the LNR50S(/M) stage. The plate has four counterbored slots and three clearance slots for 1/4"-20 (M6) cap screws, two dowel pin holes, and four 1/4"-20 (M6) tapped holes. This plate is included with the LNR50S(/M) and LNR50SE(/M) translation stages and is sold separately if the need arises for additional base plates. Dowel pins are included to allow easy alignment with the stage.

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XY Mounting Adapter

XZ Translation Configuration
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XY Translation Configuration
  • Allows for XY Translation Stage Configurations
  • Dowel Pin Holes to Ensure Orthogonality (8 Dowel Pins Included)
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 3.94" x 3.94" x 0.94" (100 mm x 100 mm x 24 mm)

The LNR50P3(/M) XY Mounting Adapter provides the necessary clearance between separate LNR50S(/M) and LNR50SE(/M) translation stages for a left- or right-handed XY translation stage configuration. On the adapter, there are six 1/4"-20 (M6) tapped holes, four dowel pin holes, one counterbore for 1/4"-20 (M6) cap screws, and two Ø0.29" (7.5 mm) through holes. An example of an XY arrangement is shown to the right. This was assembled using the LNR50P3 Mounting Adapter, LNR50P1 Base Plate, and two LNR50S Translation Stages. By incorporating a third translation stage and an LNR50P2(/M) Right-Angle Bracket (sold below), a left- or right-handed XYZ translation stage can also be constructed. Dowel Pins are included to allow easy alignment with the stage.

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LNR50P3 Support Documentation
LNR50P3XY Adapter Plate for LNR50 TravelMax Stages, Imperial Hole Spacings
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LNR50P3/M Support Documentation
LNR50P3/MXY Adapter Plate for LNR50 TravelMax Stages, Metric Hole Spacings
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Right-Angle Bracket

XZ Translation Configuration
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XZ Translation Configuration
  • Mount an LNR50S(/M) or LNR50SE(/M) Translation Stage in the Vertical Plane
  • Dowel Pin Holes to Ensure Orthogonality (6 Dowel Pins Included)
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 4.25" x 3.46" x 5.26" (108 mm x 88 mm x 134 mm)

The LNR50P2(/M) is an anodized aluminum right-angle bracket that orients the LNR50S(/M) and LNR50SE(/M) translation stages in the vertical axis. This allows for the construction of XZ translation stage arrangements, shown to the right. The base of the LNR50P2 contains six counterbored holes for 1/4"-20 (M6) cap screws, while its side has two 1/4"-20 (M6) tapped holes and eight Ø0.30" (7.5 mm) through holes. The XZ assembly shown was constructed using the LNR50P2 Right-Angle Bracket, LNR50P1 Base Plate, and two LNR50S translation stages. By incorporating a third translation stage and LNR50P3(/M) Mounting Adapter, a left- or right-handed XYZ translation stage can also be constructed. (The LNR50P1 and LNR50P3 Mounting Adapters are sold above.) Dowel pins are included to allow easy alignment with the stage.

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LNR50P2 Support Documentation
LNR50P2Right-Angle Bracket for LNR50 TravelMax Stages, Imperial Threads
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LNR50P2/M Support Documentation
LNR50P2/MRight-Angle Bracket for LNR50 TravelMax Stages, Metric Threads
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Replacement Cables

  • Replacement Motor Drive Cables
  • Available Lengths: 1 m (3.3') and 3 m (9.9')

These motor cables are sold as replacements for the lost or damaged PAA613 Motor Drive Cable that is included with our Motorized LNR50 Series Translation Stages. They are also compatible with our stepper motor actuators. The male end connects to the controller and the female end connects to the motor.

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PAA612 Support Documentation
PAA612APT Stepper Motor Cable, DA15 Male to DE15 Female, 1 m
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PAA613 Support Documentation
PAA613APT Stepper Motor Cable, DA15 Male to DE15 Female, 3 m
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