H2W releases LSS-012-12-060-XY-01A-M series of positioning stage | Automation.com

H2W releases LSS-012-12-060-XY-01A-M series of positioning stage

H2W releases LSS-012-12-060-XY-01A-M series of positioning stage

The LSS-012-12-060-XY-01A-M is a series of low profile linear stepper XY positioning stage which integrates an absolute linear encoder into the single-axis linear stepper motor stage, in order to operate the linear stepper motor as a 2-phase brushless linear motor. When operated this way, the motors will tend to run cooler as they will only draw the current needed to hold the desired position or make the desired move. Using absolute encoders removes the need to use home position sensors as the absolute position of the system will always be known.

The positioning stage uses H2W linear stepper motors STS-0620-R to generate a force of 6.0 lbs [26.7 N] with a total stroke length of 12.5in [318mm] (for each axis). The 1.0-micron resolution encoder allows for precise positioning. Using a small intermediate plate, the top axis is able to mount to the moving bottom axis motor. This is designed to reduce the overall height and moving mass of the system. The outboard bearing adds system stability. The moving motors and encoders have high flex power cables guided by a cable carrier. Motor and encoder cables can be terminated into standard D-subminiature connectors. It has end-of-travel rubber bumper stops. There are also provisions that allow customer cables to be routed within the cable carrier.


  • Ability to run closed loop stepper motor (with additional electronics)
  • Ability to run in horizontal or vertical orientation
  • Low profile, compact, small footprint, open type, positioning stage
  • Outboard bearing for stability
  • Cable carriers to route system and payload cables
  • Two axis of coordinated motion