A goniometer translation stage is a type of rotation stage where the axis of rotation is situated parallel to and above the mounting platform. In contrast, a standard rotation stage has its axis of rotation situated orthogonally to the mounting platform. Goniometers are also designed to be stacked so to have intersecting orthogonal axes of rotation. In this configuration, they have capability for orbit-like positioning about a single point. When combined with a rotation stage, full pitch, yaw, and roll adjustment about a single point is achievable. They are frequently used in applications such as inspection microscopy, gimbal metrology, or wherever precise angular positioning is required. Industries that utilize goniometer stages include research, bio-medical, life sciences, astronomy, metrology, semiconductor, and more.
We offers the largest selection of goniometer stages to meet virtually any application. For example, we have the most bearing options of any manufacturer, including EXC™ precision bearing, v-groove bearing, and dovetail bearing. Additionally, they are available in materials ranging from brass, aluminum, tool steel and stainless steel.
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