MadMotor-UHV - Mad City Labs

MadMotor-UHV - Mad City Labs
MadMotor-UHV - Mad City Labs

Precision piezo-driven micropositioning system for ultra high vacuum applications   

Mad City Labs MadMotor™-UHV   

The MadMotor™-UHV is a piezo motor driven micropositioning system offering high precision alignment over long travel ranges under ultra high vacuum (UHV) conditions.

  • UHV compatible: 1 x 10-11 mbar
  • 10 mm range of motion with minimum 100 nm step size
  • Bakeable to 150 °C
  • Available in X, XY and XYZ configurations
  • Up to 6 kg load

Mad City Labs' experience in manufacturing equipment for use in UHV ensures that the MadMotor™-UHV is vacuum compatible to 1 x 10-11 mbar and can withstand extensive periods of baking with temperatures up to 150 °C.

The rigorous requirements of UHV operation have ensured careful design of the MadMotor™-UHV stages by the Mad City Labs engineering team to deliver robust and reliable operation within your application.

MadMotor™-UHV stages can travel up to 10 mm per axis with high resolution and excellent repeatability, while optional eddy current sensors can provide 500 nm of sensitivity over the entire travel range. A complete system is supplied as a 1, 2 or 3-axis piezo motor driven stage and Mad-Drive™ controller.

Mad-Drive™ controller
The stages can be programmed to perform complex motion functions via the MadMotor™ controller. Equipped with a USB interface for connection to a PC, MadMotor™ comes with LabVIEW™ motion control examples to help get you going. The supplied DLL also allows the user to treat the MadMotor™-UHV as a simple stepper motor with variable step size and stepping distance. An optional wireless joystick control is also available.

The MadMotor™-UHVstages are designed for flange mounting or freestanding configurations. They are compatible with a variety of other Mad City Labs' vacuum nanopositioning systems and can be customised for an application. Contact us for more information.

Technical Specifications

Range of motion (per axis) 10 mm
Sensor resolution (optional) 500 nm
Step size (minimum) 100 nm
Maximum speed 1 mm/s
Available configurations 1, 2 or 3 axis
UHV compatibility 1 x 10-11 mbar
Bakeable temperature 150 °C
Recommended load 6 kg max.
Body material Aluminium
Stage motor MadMotor™ piezo motor
Controller Mad-Drive™



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Product Code: MadMotorUHV

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