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NLS4 Series Precision Linear Stage

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NLS4 Series Precision Linear Stage

Newmark's NLS4 series linear stages offer high resolution and repeatability in a small footprint.

Vacuum compatible versions of the NLS4 Series are available.

NLS4 have been designed for a variety of applications in research and other industrial areas requiring precision positioning such as in semiconductor processing, fiber optics manufacturing and biotech automation.

The design of the NLS4 series stages was optimized for maximum stability and performance with the use of FEA analysis and incorporates the best in materials and component selection.

For more reliability and durability, the ways and leadscrews are protected with a strong machined cover and the encoder is mounted internally directly to the leadscrew rather than being exposed to shock and contamination when mounted in the rear of the motor.

motorized linear stageAll NLS4 series stages are machined from 6061 aluminum alloy to provide a light yet stiff and stable linear stage.

The drive system utilizes a stainless steel ACME leadscrew with internally lubricated plastic drive nut. The drive nut offers zero backlash operation that automatically adjusts for wear to insure zero backlash for the life of the stage.

The use linear guide bearings provide a smooth motion with high load capacity and stiffness. Since the carriage is supported over the entire travel of the stage, a good cantilevered load capacity can be achieved.

Separate connectors for motor power and limit/encoder signals are provided for ease of operation. Integrated limit switches and a high torque size 17 stepper motor are supplied as standard items.


Travel 50mm (2"), 100mm (4"), 150mm (6"), 200mm (8"), 250mm (10"), 300mm (12"), 350mm (14"), 400mm (16"), 500mm (20"), 600mm (24")
Resolution 1.5875 mm/rev lead 0.03 µm @ 50,000 steps/rev motor resolution
6.35 mm/rev lead 0.13 µm @ 50,000 steps/rev motor resolution
1.5875 mm/rev lead with Encoder 0.4 µm @ 4,000 counts/rev encoder resolution (-E1 option
6.35 mm/rev lead with Encoder 1.6 µm @ 4,000 counts/rev encoder resolution (-E1 option)
Maximum Travel Speed 1.5875 mm/rev lead 12 mm/second
6.35 mm/rev lead 50 mm/second (Stepper Motor)
100 mm/sec (Servo Motor)
Maximum Load Horizontal 50 lbs
Lifting Capacity 15 lbs
Repeatability Bidirectional 10 µm
0.0006 mm/mm
Stage Weight NLS4-2 = 3 lbs | NLS4-4 = 4.7 lbs | NLS4-6 = 5.3 lbs
NLS4-8 = 5.7 lbs | NLS4-10 = 6.3 lbs | NLS4-12 = 6.9 lbs
Material Aluminum
Finish Black Anodize


NLS4 2" to 24" Travel
NLS4 2Click to Enlarge

With MDrive Intelligent Stepper Motor
With MDrive Intelligent Stepper MotorClick to Enlarge

NLS4 with Brushless Servo Motor
NLS4 with Brushless Servo MotorClick to Enlarge

NLS4 XY Assembly
NLS4 XY AssemblyClick to Enlarge

NLS4 XYZ Assembly
NLS4 XYZ AssemblyClick to Enlarge

Motor Options

Size 17 MDrive Intelligent Stepper Motor
The MDrive motor is a NEMA size 17 high torque 1.8° stepper motor integrated with an advanced, high resolution microstepping driver and a full featured programmable motion controller. With the MDrive motor there is no need for an external motion controller.
  • Integrated microstepping driver, motion controller and high torque motor
  • Two +5 to +24 VDC I/O lines
  • One 10 bit analog input selectable: 0 to +10 VDC, 0 to +5 VDC
  • RS-422/485 Communications
  • Input Voltage: +24 VDC
Download MDrive Software and User Manual
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

NLS4 Part Number Configuration
Select a travel length and leadscrew pitch
Leadscrew Pitch
Motor/Encoder Option

 Part Number
NLS4 Linear Stage
Travel: 2 in
Leadscrew Pitch: 1/16"
Motor/Encoder: Size 17 Stepper Motor, No Encoder

To order call 949-830-0621


CAD Download NLS4 CAD Files - STEP File Format

NLS4 Z Mounting CAD Files - STEP File Format

Wiring Documentation
PDF NLS4 Wiring Standard »
PDF NLS4 Wiring MDrive »
PDF NLS4 Wiring Servo »
PDF Size 17 Servo Motor Specs »