Dovetail

Dovetail slides are the simplest type of linear translation stage. They consist of two flat surfaces sliding against each other. Dovetail slides can provide long travel and have relatively high stiffness and load capacity. They are more resistant to shock than other bearings and reasonably immune to contamination, but their friction varies with translation speed. This friction makes precision control difficult and limits the resolution of the stage. Dovetail stages are manually driven devices that work well in vacuum or nonmagnetic applications.

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  • DT-130 Series Stage

    DT-130 Series Stage

    The DT-130 series of dovetail stages integrates a coarse fast travel stage and a fine adjustable stage in one simple device. The coarse fast action is controlled by a 0.74-inch diameter knob that is attached to a multi-lead adjustment screw that drives...
    $275.00 - $775.00
  • DT-100 Series Stages

    DT-100 Series Stages

    The DT-100 is a miniature dovetail stage that is ideal for positioning applications that require micron-scale resolution. They use precision rolled 80TPI leadscrews for smooth positioning along the entire length of travel. The DT100's factory pre-set...
    $90.00 - $350.00
  • X00.25dt Series Stage X00.25dt Series Stage

    X00.25dt Series Stage

    The X00.25dt Series is one of our dovetail stages that are the thinnest line on the market. Their design is simple but effective for set-it-and-forget-it applications. The 100TPI thread ensures the smallest minimum controllable motion in a dovetail stage...
    $115.00 - $190.00
  • ABP Series Mounting Plate ABP Series Mounting Plate

    ABP Series Mounting Plate

    These low profile, solid aluminum base plates provides secure mounting for 50.5cr, 100.5cr,150.5cr series and 50.25dt, 100.25dt, 150.25dt stages. The machined slots in this base plate accommodate mounting with 1/4-20 or M6 screws on 1.0 inch or 25mm bolt...
    $27.00 - $40.00
  • 37.12dt Series Stage 37.12dt Series Stage

    37.12dt Series Stage

    This compact low profile linear stage has .12 inches of travel provided by a 100TPI adjustment screw to ensure the smallest controllable motion in a dovetail stage. The stage incorporates a foil lock and can be stacked for an XY configuration. 4-40 (M3)...
    $85.00
  • 150.25dt-A Series Stage 150.25dt-A Series Stage

    150.25dt-A Series Stage

    The newest version of our 150.25dt Dovetail Linear Stage now available with an aperture. These stages are the thinnest line of dovetail stages on the market. Their design is simple but effective for set-it-and-forget-it applications. This aperture...
    $225.00
  • DT-300 Series Stage DT-300 Series Stage

    DT-300 Series Stage

    The DT-300 dovetail translation stage offers rapid 1.0 inch (25 mm) linear positioning for a variety of components. Adjustment of the 20 pitch lead screw can be made from either side of the DT-300. The drive mechanism is spring-loaded to minimize...
    $185.00
  • DT100-AB Series Bracket DT100-AB Series Bracket

    DT100-AB Series Bracket

    The DT100-AB angle bracket is used with the DT-100 miniature dovetail stage to create XZ and YZ configurations.Product FeaturesCompact designVacuum compatible versions available upon requestChoose options to see performance specifications and downloads.
    $45.00