Still need more information?

Apps Notes, articles, newsletters, software downloads, podcasts, Mobile Apps and more - get it all here!

Be sure to check out our blog for the latest tech info, tips, tricks, and musings from our applications and engineering staff!

Educational Resources


"Stages" apply to motion as in a system; generally referred to as X, XY, XYZ and rotary.  The basic function of a stage is to constrain motion to a defined direction. For a linear stage, this motion is, ideally, along a straight line. 

Motorized linear stages are used to precisely position objects along a single axis. They are comprised of a moving platform and stationary base joined by a bearing system. A motion controller is utilized to control position electronically.  Motorized stages are particularly suited for high volume/high speed precision applications.

Motorized rotation stages are used to precisely position objects around a rotation (circular) axis.  Motorized rotary stages are particularly suited to laser cutting, laser welding or laser marking applications on tubes, cylinders, or odd-shaped packages.

See our 5 axis fiber laser cutting system and Sigma XY Cutting System for great examples of motorized stages at work.