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GM-6 Series: Gimbal

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Newmark's high precision 6" gimbal system is designed for general purpose pointing, scanning and tracking applications for small optics, antennae and other sensors.

The GM-6 gimbal system is equipped with High Performance rotary stages and offer excellent stiffness and load capacity making them suitable for a wide variety of applications.

The GM-6 comes standard with high torque NEMA 17 stepper motors. Optionally the gimbal can be equipped with rotary encoders mounted to the back of the stepper motor. For high speed applications the GM-6 is available with brushless DC servo motors.

The GM-6 is offered with a choice of a mirror cell for 6" (150 mm) diameter optics or a flat payload mounting plate. The payload mounting plate is available with 1/4-20 or M6 threads.

For applications that require 360 degrees of continuous travel, the GM-6 is available with slip rings utilized on one or both axis. 


0.29 arc-sec (MicroStepping) | 3.6 arc-sec (servo motor)
70 arc-sec
Max. Speed
25°/sec (stepper motor) | 100°/sec (servo motor)
Maximum Load
11.3 kg (25 lbs.)
5 arc-sec
Travel Range
Azimuth: ± 90°
Elevation: ±90°
Other travel ranges are avalilable.
Limit Switches
Optical, located at ±90° on both axes
Optical rotary encoder mounted to rear of motor, 4000 CPR with Index
Optical home switch located in the middle of travel.
Gear Ratio
Azimuth: 90:1
Elevation: 90:1
Stage Weight
15 lbs.
Black Anodize


GM-6 Gimbal
GM-6 Gimbal Click to Enlarge

GM-6 Slipring Gimbal
GM-6 Slipring Gimbal Click to Enlarge

GM-6 Gimbal Mount with Mounting Plate
GM-6 Gimbal Mount with Mounting PlateClick to Enlarge

GM-6 Gimbal Mount with Mirror Cell
GM-6 Gimbal Mount with Mirror CellClick to Enlarge

Motor Options

Size 17 Stepper Motor
Size 17 Brushless Servo Motor
  • NEMA 17 brushless DC servo motor
  • 4000 Count/rev optical rotary encoder with index mark
  • Continuous Stall Torque: 0.25 Nm (36 oz-in)
  • Peak Torque: 0.70 Nm (100 lb-in)
  • NSC-3311 Series | NSC-G Series

Order information

GM-6 Part Number Configuration
Select Motor and Slip Ring Options
Motor/Encoder Options
Slip Ring Options

 Part Number
GM-6 Series Gimbal
Motor/Encoder: Size 17 Stepper Motor, No Encoder
Number of Slip Rings: 0
Azimuth Travel Range: +/- 90 Deg
Elevation Travel Range: +/- 90 Deg

 Accessories Part Number
GM-6 Payload mounting plate, 1/4-20 Threads

GM-6 Payload mounting plate, M6 Threads

Mirror cell, 6” diameter

To order call 949-830-0621


CAD Download

Wiring Documentation
PDF GM-6 Wiring, Stepper Motor »