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MSL Series Linear Stage

The MSL linear stages are designed for a variety of applications in research & development, automation, and other industrial areas requiring quick positioning of light payloads.

The MSL offers travel lengths from 25mm to 200mm and two leadscrew pitches: 2mm & 10mm. The MSL comes standard with a high torque size 17 stepper motor or optionaly, a MDrive intelligent stepper motor. Both motor options are also available with rotary encoders. End of travel limit switches come standard on the MSL 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 carriage on the MSL is supported over the entire range of travel using a single preloaded linear guide bearing.

The MSL is available as an XY linear stage using the XY adapter plate option, P/N: 250093.

All MSL linear stages are machined from 6061 aluminum alloy and black anodized.



Part Number Configuration
Select a travel length, leadscrew pitch, and motor option.

Typical lead-time: Call factory for lead time
Part Number: MLS-

XY Adapter Plate
102520 microslide xy plate  MSL XY Mounting Plate
In Stock


Part Number: 102520
Accessories for MDrive Motor Option
rs-422 to usb mdrive  RS-485/422 to USB adapter with ribbon cable for MDrive motor.
In Stock


Part Number: 250138
900055 - Power Supply, 24V, 2.5A  Universal AC/DC Power Supply
Input: 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Output: 24V, 2.5A
Plug: 2.1 x 5.5 mm
In Stock


Part Number: 900055


Travel Range
25 mm, 50 mm, 100 mm, 150 mm, 200 mm
0.04 µm (2 mm pitch leadscrew @ 50000 steps/rev)
0.2 µm (10 mm pitch leadscrew @ 50000 steps/rev)
0.0006 mm/mm
Max. Speed
25 mm/sec (2 mm pitch leadscrew)
100 mm/sec (10 mm pitch leadscrew)
Maximum Load
4.5 kg (10 lb.)
Stage Weight
MSL-25: 0.73 kg (1.6 lb.) | MSL-200: 1.13 kg (2.5 lb.) 
Aluminum Alloy Construction
Black Anodize


MSL Series Linear Stage
MSL Series Linear StageClick to Enlarge

MSL MDrive Series Linear Stage
MSL MDrive Series Linear StageClick to Enlarge

MSL XY Assembly
MSL XY AssemblyClick to Enlarge

MSL XYZ Assembly
MSL XYZ AssemblyClick to Enlarge

Motor Options


Size 17 Stepper Motor

  • NEMA 17 high torque brushless motor
  • 1.33 Amp/Phase
  • 2.5 Ohm/Phase
  • 42 oz-in holding torque
  • 1.8 degrees/step
  • Compatible with the following motion controllers:
    NSC-A1 Series | NSC-A2L Series | NSC-G Series


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