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VS-15 Series Vertical Lift Stage

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Newmark’s VS-15 Series Vertical Lift linear stages offers precise vertical translation for elevating small payloads.

The wedge design converts horizontal motion into vertical elevation of the platform. The use of linear guide bearings insures a stiff and stable platform across the entire range of travel.

Vacuum compatible versions of the VS-15 Series are available.

The VS-15 Series has 15mm of travel and comes standard with integrated limit switches and a size 17 stepper motor. Options include a 1000 line rotary encoder and an MDrive Intelligent motor.

The drive system utilizes a stainless steel ACME lead screw 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.

Vacuum compatible and manually driven versions of the VS Series are available.

All VS Series stages are machined from 6061 aluminum alloy and black anodized.


VS Series Number Configuration

Typical lead-time: 6-7 Weeks
Part Number: VS-15-

Accessories for MDrive Motor Option
rs-422 to usb mdrive  RS-485/422 to USB adapter with ribbon cable for MDrive motor.
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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
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Part Number: 900055


Travel Range
15 mm
0.03 µm (1.5875 mm pitch leadscrew @ 50000 motor steps/rev)
Optical rotary encoder mounted to read of motor, 4000 CPR with index
10 µm
Uni-directional Repetability
+/- 1 µm
Minimum Step Size
0.5 µm
Max. Speed
5 mm/sec
Maximum Load
7 kg (15.4 lb.)
Stage Weight
1.1 kg (2.5 lb.)
Aluminum Alloy Construction
Black Anodize


VS Series – 15 mm Travel
VS Series - 15 mm TravelClick to Enlarge

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

Adapter Plate VS-15 to NLE Stage
Adapter Plate VS15 to NLEClick 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