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Large-Area Translation Stages

  • Hand Operated Translation with Position Lock
  • Fine Adjustment Using Hex Key Socket
  • 0.5" (12.7 mm) Deck Height
  • Adapter Plates for 2-Axis Configurations

Motion Locking

Fine Adjustment
Using Hex Key



Adapter Plates


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Item # TBB0606
Travel Range 2.4" (60 mm) 4.8" (120 mm)
Working Height 0.5 " (12.7 mm)
Rack and Pinion
Adjustment Ratio
31.4 mm per rev of Hex Screw
Max Load Capacity 44 lb (20 kg)
Rack and Pinion
Load Capacity
22 lb (10 kg)
Run Out Over Full
Travel Range
<50 μm
Pitch Deviation ±0.015° ±0.025°
Yaw Deviation ±0.005° ±0.01°
Outer Dimensions
(W x D)
6" x 7.66"
(150.0 mm x 191.7 mm)
12" x 13.66"
(300.0 mm x 341.4 mm)
Moving Platform Dimensions
(W x D)
6.0” x 5.95”
(150.0 mm x 147.6 mm)
12.0” x 11.92”
(300.0 mm x 297.5 mm)
Weight 1.7 lb (780 g) 6.7 lb (3.06 kg)
Construction Solid Aluminum
Finish Black Anodized


  • Hand Operated Translation
  • Fine Adjustment via Rack and Pinion Using 2 mm Hex Key Socket
  • Two Imperial and Two Metric Sizes Available (See Table to the Right)
  • 0.5" (12.7 mm) Deck Height Matches Standard Breadboards
  • Position Locking via 2 mm Setscrew
  • Black Anodized Aluminum Construction

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HeNe Laser Mounted on TBB0606 Using Ø1.5" Post and Previous Generation C1503 Kinematic V-Clamp

These Large-Area Translation Stages are available in two imperial and two metric sizes: 6" x 7.66" (TBB0606), 12" x 13.66" (TBB1212), 150 mm x 191.7 mm (TBB1515/M), and 300 mm x 341.4 mm (TBB3030/M). They have been designed for use in applications requiring adjustable positioning of a complete experiment. The TBB0606 (TBB1515/M) provides 2.4" (60 mm) of travel, whereas the TBB1212 (TBB3030/M) provides 4.8" (120 mm) of travel.

Coarse positioning is achieved simply by pushing the moving platform. Fine positioning over the full range of travel is achieved by adjustment of the rack and pinion using a 2 mm hex key. Motion can be locked by tightening the locking screw with a 2 mm hex key.

The working height of all the stages is 0.5" (12.7 mm), which is the same as our standard MB series breadboards. They are through-drilled with 1/4"-20 (M6) threaded holes in the standard 1" (25 mm) offset hole pattern. Two stages can be fixed together in a 2-axis XY configuration by using the appropriate TBBA series adapter plates described below. The height of the 2-axis assembly is 32.75 mm (1.29"). The finish on the stages and adapter plates is a black, low reflective anodized coating.

Posted Comments:
Kai.Viherkanto  (posted 2018-11-07 11:51:58.437)
Could you make TBB1212 with a longer travel, up to 300 mm? Or is it possible to connect two on top of each other and still support 20 kg in the extreme position? Do you have another platform solution for ca 300 mm linear travel? Best regards Kai Viherkanto
AManickavasagam  (posted 2018-11-09 09:57:45.0)
Response from Arunthathi @ Thorlabs: Thanks for your query. Apologies we are unable to offer longer travel TBB* stage. Mounting two TBB1212 on top of each other will allow to support ~ 16.5 kgs (excluding the weight of the mounted stage which is 3.06 kgs) at the extreme positions. Unfortunately, there is no similar platform alternative for 300 mm travel, the only other option we could offer, if suitable for your application would be to mount a breadboard on a LTS300 stage. Thanks.
thibaut.moulin  (posted 2018-01-16 14:59:10.7)
Good product but the the fine adjustment with rack and pinion is not manufacturing with good quality. Plastic material is not good for the life of the stage. A aluminium rack and pinion should be better and a accurate fine adjustment too. Please upgrade this excellent solution.
AManickavasagam  (posted 2018-01-19 08:28:04.0)
Response from Arunthathi at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. our stages do get tested extensively for high reliability and lifetime. However, I will pass on your comments to our engineers.

Large-Area Translation Stages

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available
TBB0606 Support Documentation
TBB0606Large-Area Translation Stage, 6" x 7.66"
TBB1212 Support Documentation
TBB1212Large-Area Translation Stage, 12" x 13.66"
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
TBB1515/M Support Documentation
TBB1515/MLarge-Area Translation Stage, 150 mm x 191.7 mm
TBB3030/M Support Documentation
TBB3030/MLarge-Area Translation Stage, 300 mm x 341.4 mm

2-Axis Adapter Plates

Typical Application
Two TBB0606 Stages Shown in an XY Configuration
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Typical Application
TBBA0606 Installation Details.
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These adapter plates allow our large-area translation stages featured here to be mounted in a 2-axis XY configuration. The TBBA0606 (TBBA1515/M) is for use with TBB0606 (TBB1515/M) stages, whereas the TBBA1212 (TBBA3030/M) is for use with TBB1212 (TBB3030/M) stages. Please note that these plates are for use only with stages of the same type. The working height of the resulting 2-axis stage assembly is 32.75 mm (1.29”), with the full travel range in both X and Y directions.
Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available
TBBA0606 Support Documentation
TBBA06062-Axis Adapter Plates for TBB0606 Stages
TBBA1212 Support Documentation
TBBA12122-Axis Adapter Plates for TBB1212 Stages
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
TBBA1515/M Support Documentation
TBBA1515/M2-Axis Adapter Plate for TBB1515/M Stages
TBBA3030/M Support Documentation
TBBA3030/M2-Axis Adapter Plate for TBB3030/M Stages
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