Standa 8MTL1401-300 – Direct Drive Linear Translation Stage

Standa 8MTL1401-300 – Direct Drive Linear Translation Stage

Direct Drive Linear Translation Stage



  • Ultra precise motion
  • Direct drive zero backlash system
  • High resolution non-contact optical incremental encoder
  • High accuracy linear guide and carriage system
  • Long life performance guaranteed
  • Easy integration with metric/imperial opto-mechanical systems
  • Integrated Cable management for ergonomics
  • XY configuration has ≤5 arcsec orthogonality
  • All measurement reports are included by default
  • Best choice in market for optical delay line application

Motorized Translation Stages of 8MTL series are based on 3 phase ironless linear brushless servo motor technology. Direct drive technology allows users to reach zero backlash motion with high accuracy, repeatability and low friction.
Linear non-contact optical encoder as a feedback system guarantees direct control of position with sub-nanometer resolution of motion.
Naturally aged aluminum alloy guaranties high temperature stability, softness of 8MTL instruments and excellent long period kinematics without drift of guide system. Small footprint of the stage allows to integrate it into very high density machines and tight space applications.
8MTL series translation stages can be prepared for clean room and vacuum (up to 10-3 Torr) applications by request. For higher vacuum please contact Standa support. Special requirements for cleanliness should be requested additionally (Please, indicate that in products request).
Motorized translation stage can be easily connected to standard imperial/metric optical table directly. XY scanning stages can be directly assembled without using any connecting plates. Extreme orthogonality requirements could be additionally requested from Standa support.
Motion control of 8MTL series translation stages is available with Standa or ACS motion Controllers & Drivers.
For light industry applications 8MTL stages can be supplied mounted on standard optical table or extremely flat granite plate.


Kinematics & Feedback information
Travel range 300 mm
Encoder Type Optical Encoder
Encoder Model LEn1
Encoder Resolution any of the range:
25 nm to 5 µm
(on demand)
Encoder Interface Differential RS422
Internal Multiplier YES
1) Multiplication Factor 4-200
(on demand)
Encoder Grating Period 20 µm
Reference Mark (Index) YES
2) Absolute Accuracy
  before calibration ±5.00 µm
  after calibration ±1 µm
Uni-Directional Repeatability N/A
2) Bi-Directional Repeatability
(peak to peak)
±0.15 µm
or better
2) Bi-Directional Repeatability (RMS) ±0.08 µm
3) Pitch, µrad / arcsec ±30 / ±6.20
3) Yaw, µrad / arcsec ±30 / ±6.20
Roll N/A
4) Maximum Velocity (load 4kg) <2000 mm/s
5) Maximum Acceleration (load 4kg) <20000 mm/s2
Limits Switches Type (Safety) Optical (Optrons)
Limit Switch Polarity (Safety) Pushed is closed
Limit Switch Voltage 5…24 V
Load, Guiding & Transmission Information
Design Type Linear Motor Stage
Linear Motor Model LM3
Linear Motor Design Type Ironless BLDC motor
Maximum Bus Voltage >300 VDC
6) Load Capacity (Centrally Placed) 30 kg
7) Moving Mass 1.2 kg
Guiding System Recirculating linear
rails and
carriages units
Material And Environment Conditions
Housing Material Aluminum Alloy
Housing Coating (Finish) Black Anodizing
Environment pressure Normal Atmosphere
Operating Temperature 20±2, °C
Control, Communication and Cabling
8) Recommended controllers ACS Products Line
8SMC5-USB series
8) Recommended drivers ACS Product Line
8SMC5-USB series
9) Recommended power supply 2 phase / 3 phase
12) Recommended communication interface EtherCAT / RS232 /
Cable Length 2 m
(other by request)
10) Differential Outputs Optionally available
by request
Accessories Information
Base Plate for Mechanical Interface Not required
XY Stack Directly
Z Configuration Not available
(choose from other
Standa stages series)
Additional Details
Dimensions of Moving Platform 140 x 140 mm
(W x L)
Stage Dimensions 185 x 513 x 55 mm
(W x L x H)
Measurement System Metric/Imperial
11) Orthogonality, µrad / arcsec 24 / 5
13) Protection Level Basic
RoHS Compliant
Weight 6.75 kg

Ordering Information

Model Description
8MTL1401-300-LEn1-025 Qty. Encoder resolution: 25 nm
8MTL1401-300-LEn1-050 Encoder resolution: 50 nm
8MTL1401-300-LEn1-100 Encoder resolution: 100 nm
8MTL1401-300-LEn1-200 Encoder resolution: 200 nm
8MTL1401-300-LEn1 Sin/Cos analog interface

1) With x4 evaluation; system can be delivered with standard analog SIN/COS encoder interface for personal interpolation.

2) Absolute Accuracy & Bi-Directional Repeatability measurements are processed with Zygo ZMI 501 Michelson laser interferometer.

3) Pitch & Yaw measurements are processed with 11D-ALI-COL electronic autocollimator. Resolution of 11D-ALI-COL: 1 µrad. Environment error: 1 µrad.

4) Maximum Velocity is electrically limited by encoder and driver CUT-OF frequency; maximum velocity is also limited by guiding system.

5) Maximum Acceleration is limited by Drivers` Peak Current, Motors` Peak Current and External Load (inertia). Please contact Standa for support.

6) Load Capacity is limited by position of load and integrated guiding system. Please contact Standa support for loading calculation.

7) Moving Mass is constant parameter of system which characterize m0 or inertia of unloaded system.

8) Recommended controllers & Recommended drivers can be optimized for a certain application. Please contact Standa support for recommendation.

9) Recommended power supply depends on required duty cycle and load. Please contact Standa support for recommendation.

10) Differential Outputs are available in passive (buffered) or active (modulated) way with LCMv2.

11) Stages can be assembled with better orthogonality by request.

12) Scalar Control can be implemented with USB/ TCP-IP / RS-232 communication iterface; for vector control we recommend to use EtherCAT.

13) Protection of guiding system is limited and not supposed to be used in wet and dusty environment.