Newport Model MVN80 Precision Ball Bearing Vertical Linear Stage

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Newport MVN80 Precision Ball Bearing Vertical Linear Stage

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The Newport MVN80 Precision Ball Bearing Vertical Linear Stage provides precise 0.49 inch manual height control with micron-scale sensitivity. It’s high load capacity makes it especially suited to vertical positioning of heavy payloads. The stage utilizes an inclined plane design consisting of two precision-machined, opposing wedge blocks. Horizontal translation of the lower wedge is transformed into vertical motion of the upper wedge by means of inclined ball races. For linear, backlash-free travel, ball races are fabricated from precision-ground tool steel and are pre-loaded by a spring. A rotation of one division on the micrometer scale corresponds to a vertical displacement of 5 µm. Actual manual positioning sensitivity is about 1 µm using a standard micrometer. This stage has a large mounting platform that incorporates an array of tapped English mounting holes for the convenient attachment of components.


Vertical Stage

Load Capacity
25 lb (111 N)

Travel, Z
0.50 in. (12.7 mm)

Minimum Height
2.91 in. (73.9 mm)

Platform Size
3.15 x 3.15 in. (80 x 80 mm)

Thread Type
8-32 and 1/4-20

Drive Location
Center drive

Ball Bearings


Base Material
Alloy Steel

Axes of Travel

3.2 kg (7.1 lb)

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 4 × 4 in

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