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XVP Vertical lifting platform

Discover our vertical lifting platform. The lifting platform can position payloads of up to 1.5 kg with nanometre resolution. It uses two of our patented ultrasonic piezo motors. Different stages can be added on top to create combinations like XYZ or XYZR. 

To avoid confusion: There is no XY movement, but only a vertical displacement. The wedge moves in and out of the platform, but this is purely the internal mechanics.

Vertical travel range:

10 mm

Select encoder resolution:

*An external position encoder can still be connected to the controller.

HV/UHV vacuum option:

Vacuum feedthrough connector:

Non-magnetic option ⓘ :

Dimensions: 30 - 120 x 34 x 13 mm

Xeryon product code:

Speeds of up to 1000 mm/s possible in the open-loop configuration.

1 - 2 weeks leadtime for most products !

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High load vertical stage

The Xeryon Vertical Platform is a precise vertical stage driven by two ultrasonic piezo motors. This allows the stage to produce high forces without making sacrifices. Fast positionioning with nanometer resolution is still feasible. The self-locking piezo motors hold the position of the stage when it is not powered. As a result, heat dissipation is considerably reduced. The integrated encoder has a resolution of 1.25 µm, 312 nm, 78 nm, 5nm or 1nm.

Not familiar with ultrasonic piezo technology? Have a look at our evaluation kits, the perfect way to experiment with our products!

Technical information

Key features

Drive principle: patented Crossfixx™ ultrasonic piezo technology
Bearings: precision crossed-roller
Lifetime distance: > 300 km

Mechanical properties

Dimensions: 40 - 120 x 34 x 13 mm
Stroke with standard cage: 27 - 92 mm
Mass (w/o connector): 50 - 151 g

Load capacity: < 0.5 kg
Holding force: 1 N
Driving force: 1 N

Stage material: anodised aluminium
Cable length: 1.5 m
Connector: 1x 15-pin D-sub HD male or optional LEMO connector

Motion performance (closed-loop)

Encoder type: inductive, incremental
Encoder resolution: 1.25 µm - 1nm

Positioning resolution: 1.25 µm - 25nm
 = min. step size
 = min. incremental motion

Bidir. repeatability: ± 2.5 µm

Max. speed: 200 mm/s
Min. speed: 2 to 5 µm/s
Speed stability: ± 1%

Error motion

Straightness/flatness error:  ± 5 - 10 µm
(depends on stage length)


Vacuum (10-6 mbar): -HV
Short cage option for increased stroke: -SC

Environmental compatibility

Temp. range: -20°C to +50°C
Humidity range: 20% to 90% RH (non-cond.)
Heat dissipation (motor only): < 1 W


Compatible with all Xeryon controllers.
Easy-to-use Windows interface or LabVIEW driver.
C++ and Python libraries available.

A detailed description of the different technical terms can be found on the terminology page.


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