Kinesis® 30 mm XY Stage with Integrated Controller, Brushed DC Servo Motors


  • 30 mm Travel Along X and Y Axes at Speeds up to 2.4 mm/s
  • Integrated DC Servo Motors and Control Electronics
  • Bidirectional Repeatability of ±1.0 µm

M30XY

30 mm XY Translation Stage

The unit features connections for PC control and external triggering.

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Key Specificationsa
Travel 30 mm x 30 mm
(1.18" x 1.18")
Load (Max) Horizontal: 5.0 kg (11.02 lbs)
Vertical: 2.0 kg (4.41 lbs)
Speed (Max) 2.4 mm/s (All Loads)
Bidirectional
Repeatability
±1.0 µm
Pitch Angular Deviation ±100 µrad
Yaw Angular Deviation ±50 µrad
Dimensions 115 mm x 115 mm x 40 mm
(4.53" x 4.53" x 1.57")
  • Please see the Specs tab for a complete list of specifications.
Vertical Translation Stage
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M30XY XY Stage Shown with
MAX313D 3-Axis Stage Mounted on Top
Vertical Translation Stage
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M30XY XY Stage Shown with
DDR100 Rotation Stage Mounted on Top

Features

  • Motorized Precision XY Translation Stage
  • Remote PC Control via USB
  • External Bidirectional Triggering via I/O Ports (5 V TTL)
  • Smooth, DC-Servo-Driven Linear Motion
  • Full KinesisSoftware Control Suite Included
  • Large Mounting Platform with 1/4"-20 (M6) Taps
  • Location-Specific Power Supply Included
  • Vertical Mounting for XZ Travel Using M30A2(/M) Bracket (Sold Separately)

The M30XY(/M) Motorized XY Translation Stage is a DC-servo-driven, 2-axis linear stage with integrated drive electronics. This stage provides precise, stable linear adjustment over the full translation range. The stage motor is capable of moving loads up to 5.0 kg on a large 115 mm x 115 mm mounting platform with minimal pitch and yaw deviation. Recirculating bearings and an optical linear encoder ensure accurate positioning with high repeatability. See the Specs tab for complete specifications.

The top plate has twenty-five 1/4"-20 (M6 x 1.0) taps on 1" (25.0 mm) centers for mounting optomechanical subassemblies. The base of each unit has four through holes that accept 1/4"-20 or M6 screws for mounting to imperial or metric breadboards, respectively. The unit is supplied with a region-specific power supply with an input of 100 to 240 VAC. The connectors on side of the unit can be secured in place using the M30A1 clamp to avoid accidental disconnection, especially useful when mounted vertically or on top of another stage or assembly. Note that the power supply unit (PSU) should be connected to the stage before connecting the PSU to a power outlet. A USB cable for controlling the stage via PC is also included.

A USB port on the side of the stage allows it to be connected to a PC and controlled using our Kinesis software suite. This software package features new .NET controls that can be used by 3rd party developers working in the latest C#, Visual Basic, LabVIEW, or any .NET compatible languages to create custom applications. Parameter settings can be adjusted on the PC and stored in non-volatile memory within the unit itself. When the unit is next powered up, these settings are applied automatically. Please see the Kinesis Software and Kinesis Tutorials tabs for more details. External bidirectional triggering is possible using the two I/O ports on the unit.

Specificationsa
Travel 30 mm x 30 mm (1.18" x 1.18")
Max Speed 2.4 mm/s
Acceleration 5.0 mm/s2
Bidirectional Repeatability ±1.0 µm
Unidirectional Repeatability ±0.75 µm
Backlasha N/A
Min Incremental Movement 2.5 µm
Home Location Accuracy ±1.75 µm
Max Load Horizontal Mounting: 5.0 kg (11.02 lbs)
Vertical Mounting: 2.0 kg (4.41 lbs)
Accuracy 8 µm
Pitch Angular Deviation ±100 µrad
Yaw Angular Deviation ±50 µrad
Horizontal Straightness ±2.5 µm
Vertical Straightness ±2.5 µm
Limit Switches X and Y as Standard
Bearing Type High Rigidity Recirculating Precision Linear Bearing
Motor Type Brushed DC Motor
Motor Output
Motor Drive Voltage ±15 V
Motor Drive Current 150 mA (Continuous)
>250 mA (Peak)
Control Algorithm Digital PID Filter (16 Bit)
Position Counter 32 Bit
Velocity Profie Trapezoidal
Input Power Requirements
Voltage 15 V Regulated DC
Current 500 mA (Peak)
General Data
Operating Temperature 5 to 40 °C
Dimensions (W x D x H)
at Mid Travel
115 mm x 115 mm x 40 mm
(4.53" x 4.53" x 1.57")
Weight 1.2 kg (2.65 lbs)
  • The encoders used measure absolute position of the stages, which is a parameter independent of backlash.

Computer Connection

USB 2.0
USB 2.0 Mini-AB Connector

I/O 1

MMCX Female

I/O 2

MMCX Female

SMC Male SMC Male
+5 V TTL +5 V TTL
These connectors can be independently configured for use with external trigger input or output signal (5 V TTL levels).
In input mode, a voltage level less than 1.5 V is recognized as logic Low, and a level greater than 3.5 V is registered as logic High. As the input contains a weak pull-up, the state of the input with nothing connected will default to a logic High. The weak pull-up feature allows a passive device, such as a mechanical switch, to be connected directly to the input.
In output mode, the port provides a push-pull drive of 5 V with a maximum current of 8 mA.

Power Supply

Power Jack

3.15 mm Jack Connector

Each M30XY(/M) stage includes the following components:

  • 2-Axis Translation Stage
  • Two MMCX Male to BNC Male Cables, Each 1.8 m Long, 50 Ω
  • USB2.0 A to Mini-B Cable, 1.5 m, Black
  • 15 VDC Power Supply with Region-Specific Plug

Thorlabs' Kinesis® software can be used to control devices in the Kinesis or APT™ 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 new .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.

By providing these common software platforms, Thorlabs has ensured that users can easily mix and match any of the APT and Kinesis 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 the low-powered, single-axis to the high-powered, 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.

Software Download

Software

Kinesis Version 1.14.30

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

Also Available:

  • Communications Protocol
Kinesis
Kinesis GUI Screen

Thorlabs' Kinesis® software features new .NET controls which can be used by third-party developers working in the latest C#, Visual Basic, LabVIEW™, or any .NET compatible languages to create custom applications.

C#
This programming language is designed to allow multiple programming paradigms, or languages, to be used, thus allowing for complex problems to be solved in an easy or efficient manner. It encompasses typing, imperative, declarative, functional, generic, object-oriented, and component-oriented programming. By providing functionality with this common software platform, Thorlabs has ensured that users can easily mix and match any of the Kinesis 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 the low-powered, single-axis to the high-powered, multi-axis systems and control all from a single, PC-based unified software interface.

The Kinesis System Software allows two methods of usage: graphical user interface (GUI) utilities for direct interaction 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.

For a collection of example projects that can be compiled and run to demonstrate the different ways in which developers can build on the Kinesis motion control libraries, click on the links below. Please note that a separate integrated development environment (IDE) (e.g., Microsoft Visual Studio) will be required to execute the Quick Start examples. The C# example projects can be executed using the included .NET controls in the Kinesis software package (see the Kinesis Software tab for details).

C Sharp Icon Click Here for the Kinesis with C# Quick Start Guide
Click Here for C# Example Projects
Click Here for Quick Start Device Control Examples
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LabVIEW
LabVIEW can be used to communicate with any Kinesis- or APT-based controller via .NET controls. In LabVIEW, you build a user interface, known as a front panel, with a set of tools and objects and then add code using graphical representations of functions to control the front panel objects. The LabVIEW tutorial, provided below, provides some information on using the .NET controls to create control GUIs for Kinesis- and APT-driven devices within LabVIEW. It includes an overview with basic information about using controllers in LabVIEW and explains the setup procedure that needs to be completed before using a LabVIEW GUI to operate a device.

Labview Icon Click Here to View the LabVIEW Guide
Click Here to View the Kinesis with LabVIEW Overview Page
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Motorized Linear Translation Stages

Thorlabs' motorized linear translation stages are offered in a range of maximum travel distances, from a stage with 20 µm of piezo translation to our 600 mm direct drive stage. Many of these stages can be assembled in multi-axis configurations, providing XY or XYZ translation. For fiber coupling applications, please see our multi-axis stages, which offer finer adjustment than our standard motorized translation stages. In addition to motorized linear translation stages, we offer motorized rotation stages, pitch and yaw platforms, and goniometers. We also offer manual translation stages.

Piezo Stages

These stages incorporate piezoelectric elements in a variety of drive mechanisms. Our Nanoflex™ translation stages use standard piezo chips along with manual actuators. Our LPS710E z-axis stage features a mechanically amplified piezo design and includes a matched controller. The PD1 stage incorporates a piezo inertia drive that uses "stick-slip" friction properties to obtain an extended travel range. The Elliptec™ stages use resonant piezo motors to push and pull the moving platform through resonant elliptical motion.

Piezoelectric Stages
Product Family Nanoflex™ 20 µm Stage
with 5 mm Actuator
Nanoflex™ 25 µm Stage
with 1.5 mm Actuator
PD1 Open-Loop
20 mm Stage
PD1D Open-Loop
20 mm Monolithic XY Stage
PDX1 Closed-Loop
20 mm Stage
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Travel 20 µm + 5 mm Manual 25 µm + 1.5 mm Manual 20 mm
Maximum Velocity - 3 mm/s 20 mm/s
Drive Type Piezo with Manual Actuator Piezoelectric Inertia Drive
Possible Axis Configurations X, XY, XYZ X, XY, XYZ XY, XYZ X, XY, XYZ
Additional Details
Piezoelectric Stages
Product Family Elliptec™ 28 mm Stage Elliptec™ 60 mm Stage LPS710E 1.1 mm Vertical Stage
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Travel 28 mm 60.0 mm 1.1 mm
Maximum Velocity 180 mm/s 90 mm/s -
Drive Type Resonant Piezoelectric Motor Amplified Piezo
Possible Axis Configurations X Z
Additional Details

Stepper Motor Stages

These translation stages feature removable or integrated stepper motors and long travel ranges up to 300 mm. The MLJ150 stage also offers high load capacity vertical translation. The other stages can be assembled into multi-axis configurations.

Stepper Motor Stages
Product Family LNR Series
25 mm Stage
LNR Series
50 mm Stage
NRT Series
100 mm Stage
NRT Series
150 mm Stage
LTS Series
150 mm Stage
LTS Series
300 mm Stage
MLJ150
50 mm Vertical Stage
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Travel 25 mm 50 mm 100 mm 150 mm 150 mm 300 mm 50 mm
Maximum Velocity 2.0 mm/s 50 mm/s 30 mm/s 50 mm/s 3.0 mm/s
Possible Axis
Configurations
X, XY, XYZ X, XY, XYZ X, XY, XYZ X, XY, XYZ Z
Additional Details

DC Servo Motor Stages

Thorlabs offers linear translation stages with removable or integrated DC servo motors. These stages feature low profiles and can be assembled in multi-axis configurations.

DC Servo Motor Stages
Product Family MT Series
12 mm Stages
PT Series
25 mm Stages
MTS Series
25 mm Stage
MTS Series
50 mm Stage
M30XY
30 mm XY Stage
KVS30
30 mm Vertical Stage
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Travel 12 mm 25 mm 25 mm 50 mm 30 mm 30 mm
Maximum Velocity 2.6 mm/s 2.4 mm/s 2.4 mm/s 8.0 mm/s
Possible Axis Configurations X, XY, XYZ X, XY, XYZ XY, XZ Z
Additional Details

Direct Drive Stages

These low-profile stages feature integrated brushless DC servo motors for high speed translation with zero backlash. When no power is applied, the platforms of these stages have very little inertia and are virtually free running. Hence these stages may not be suitable for applications where the stage's platform needs to remain in a set position when the power is off. We do not recommend mounting these stages vertically.

Direct Drive Stages
Product Family DDS Series
50 mm Stage
DDS Series
100 mm Stage
DDS Series
220 mm Stage
DDS Series
300 mm Stage
DDS Series
600 mm Stage
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Travel 50 mm 100 mm 220 mm 300 mm 600 mm
Maximum Velocity 500 mm/s 300 mm/s 400 mm/s 400 mm/s
Possible Axis Configurations X, XY X, XY X X
Additional Details

Motorized XY Translation Stage

Vertical Translation Stage Schematic
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M30XY Mechanical Drawing.
Values for the M30XY/M stage are given in parentheses.
  • 30 mm X-Y Translation
  • ±1.0 µm Bidirectional Repeatability
  • 2.5 µm Minimum Incremental Movement
  • Control Remotely by PC via USB
  • External Bidirectional Triggering via I/O Ports (5 V TTL)

This XY translation stage provides precise, stable height adjustment with smooth, repeatable motion. The large 115 mm x 115 mm platform is capable of moving loads up to 5.0 kg at speeds up to 2.4 mm/s.

The USB connector allows PC control using our Kinesis® software control suite. Two I/O ports enable external bidirectional triggering (5 V TTL). Two CA3272 cables for these ports are included with each stage. Replacement cables are also available below. A power supply with a region-specific adapter plug is included with the stage.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available
M30XY Support Documentation
M30XYCustomer Inspired! Kinesis® 30 mm XY Translation Stage, 1/4"-20 Tapped Holes
$4,300.00
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M30XY/M Support Documentation
M30XY/MCustomer Inspired! Kinesis® 30 mm XY Translation Stage, M6 x 1.0 Tapped Holes
$4,300.00
5-8 Days

Vertical Mounting Adapter and Cable Clamp

Cable Retention Clamp
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M30XY Stage Shown with M30A1 Cable Retention Clamp (Each Sold Separately)
  • M30A2(/M) Vertical Mounting Bracket for XZ Applications
  • M30A1 Cable Retention Clamp

The M30A2 and M30A2/M Right-Angle Brackets are designed to vertically mount M30XY and M30XY/M stages, respectively. The base of each stage can be secured to the mounting bracket using four 1/4"-20 (M6 x 1.0) cap screws in the mounting holes near the corners. Four Ø3 mm dowel pin holes are located on each face for precise alignment. The XY stage must be mounted on the right-angle bracket with the connectors facing up. We recommend using the M30A1 cable clamp when mounting vertically to support the connected cables. Note that when the M30XY(/M) stage is mounted for vertical translation, the load capacity is reduced to 2.0 kg (4.41 lbs).

The M30A1 cable clamp offers additional support for and retention of cables connected to the M30XY(/M) stage. We strongly recommend the use of the clamp when mounting the stage vertically or on top of another stage or assembly.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
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M30A2 Support Documentation
M30A2Right-Angle Bracket Adapter for M30XY Stage
$160.00
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M30A1 Support Documentation
M30A1Cable Retention Clamp for M30XY(/M) Stage
$65.00
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M30A2/M Support Documentation
M30A2/MRight-Angle Bracket Adapter for M30XY/M Stage
$160.00
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Coaxial Cables with MMCX Connectors

  • Cables for Trigger Ports on M30XY(/M) Translation Stage
  • MMCX Male Connector to BNC or SMA Male Connector
  • DC - 6 GHz Frequency Range
  • 50 Ω Normal Impedance
  • 170 V Max Operating Voltage

These cables enable external triggering via the I/O ports on the M30XY(/M) stage. The CA3339 (1 m long) and CA3272 (1.8 m long) cables each feature a male BNC termination while the CA3439 has a male SMA termination.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
CA3339 Support Documentation
CA3339RG-174 Coaxial Cable, MMCX Male to BNC Male, 1 m (39")
$24.50
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CA3272 Support Documentation
CA3272RG-174 Coaxial Cable, MMCX Male to BNC Male, 1.8 m (72")
$29.00
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CA3439 Support Documentation
CA3439RG-174 Coaxial Cable, MMCX Male to SMA Male, 1 m (39")
$28.00
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