Compact Positioning Stage


The Velmex XSlide Assembly is a compact positioning stage highly suitable for either high performanceincrementing or scanning of smaller loads. Their compact design makes them ideal for limited spaceapplications. Constructed with hard‐coat anodized, aluminum dovetail ways and smooth motion PTFE bearings; XSlide Assemblies deliver higher rigidity for longer life and more precise movement when compared to otherdovetail designs. XSlide Assemblies have a load capacity of 35 lbs. (15.9 kg.) horizontally and 10 lbs. (4.5 kg.)vertically. Straight‐line accuracy is 0.001″/10” (0.076 mm/25 cm). Repeatability is 0.0001 inch (0.00025 mm).

The carriage rides on the outside of the ways allowing for a more compact design and easier access foradjustments. Both the carriage fit and the leadscrew/nut mesh adjustments are accessible from the sides. Allfine tuning/wear compensation can be easily accomplished without removing a payload from the slide.

Other XSlide features include:

  • High precision at a low cost
  • Long‐life anodized aluminum ways
  • I‐beam design for maximum stiffness and strength
  • Seven lead screw pitches deliver a broad range of resolutions and speeds
  • Easily accessible adjustments for carriage and lead screw fine tuning
  • Corrosion resistant and impact tolerant for longer life and straight, smooth movement
  • 45 degree opposing ways provide maximum rigidity in any direction


  • aluminum dovetail ways
  • load capacity of 35 lbs. (15.9 kg.) horizontally and 10 lbs. (4.5 kg.) vertically

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