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NLS4 Series Precision Linear Stage

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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.


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

Typical lead-time: 4 Weeks
Part Number: NLS4-

Z Gusset Assemblies
 NLE Gusset NLS4 Vertical Gusset Assembly
Typical lead-time: 1-2 Weeks
Part Number: N/A
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
NLS4 Adapter Plates
MP-1 Optical Bench Adapter Plate           MP-1 Optical Bench Adapter Plate for NLS4
In Stock
Part Number: N/A


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
Maximum Travel Speed 1.5875 mm/rev lead 12 mm/second
6.35 mm/rev lead Stepper Motor: 50 mm/second
Servo Motor: 100 mm/sec (2″ to 16″ travel), 50 mm/sec (20″ & 24″ Travel)
Maximum Load Horizontal 50 lbs
Lifting Capacity 15 lbs
Repeatability Bidirectional 15 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

Adapter Plate NLS4 to RM-5 Rotary Stage
RM-3 Servo Motorized Rotary StageClick to Enlarge

Adapter Plate DB Series to NLS4 Stage
RM-3 Servo Motorized Rotary StageClick to Enlarge

Adapter Plate VS-15 to NLS4 Stage
Adapter Plate VS15 to NLS4Click to Enlarge

Motor Options


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


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

MP-1 Optical Bench Adapter Plate – STEP File Format

MP-1 (imperial)

MP-1M (metric)

Adapter Plates – STEP File Format

NLS4 to RM-5
DB Series to NLS4
VS-15 to NLS4