Y, XY, XYZ and XYZT motion

Y, XY, XYZ and XYZT motion

Many vacuum applications such as sample transfer, beamline diagnostic positioning and sample positioning for analysis require precise manipulation along Y or XYZ axes.

UHV Design provides a field-proven range of precise manipulators that can be used in isolation or combined with linear shift mechanisms and magnetically coupled rotary drives to build sophisticated manipulators with up to six axes of independent motion.

Key features

  • Multiple options available to suit X, Y, and Z travel requirements.
  • Guaranteed minimum bellows design life of 10,000 cycles
  • Any-orientation mounting
  • Many units can be retrospectively converted to motorised or manual actuation as required

Single Axis Manipulator | Y-shift


Linear Displacement Mechanisms (Y-Shifts) provide accurate, repeatable axial alignment on the Y-axis up to +/-31mm .




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Basic XY Aligner | XYA

The XYA provides basic X & Y manipulation with +/-10mm for low duty-cycle applications where high precision and motorisation are not required. 



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Dual Axis Precision | XY Manipulator

The Multibase XY manipulator provides accurate, repeatable axial alignment on the Y and X axes up to +/-40mm with motorisation options and range of flange sizes.





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Compact Triple Axis Manipulator | Tetraxe XYZ

Our TETRAXE manipulator offers precise manipulation in X, Y and Z axis with convenient +/-2o tilt integrated into the mounting flange assembly.  Up to 300mm Z and +/-25mm X and Y travel.




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Triple Axis Manipulator | XY + LSM

XY manipulator combined with Linear Shift Mechanism provides ultra-stable dual bellows stages  with up to +/-57mm X& Y travel and up to 1000mm in Z travel. Can be mounted in any-orientation.



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