Stages with Magnetic Direct-Drive Linear Motor

The friction-free magnetic direct drive principle allows for most dynamic stages. Compared with motor-spindle-based stages, they use fewer mechanical components which results in less friction and backlash and thus more precision.

PI’s PIglide stages combine the magnetic direct drive with highly precise preloaded air bearings for even better performance. 

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With Mechanical Bearing


V-308 Voice Coil PIFOC Focus Drive for Objectives


V-857 High-Speed Linear Stage


V-855 High-Speed Linear Stage


V-817 High-Load Linear Stage

V-417 High-Load Linear Stage

V-412 High-Load Linear Stage

V-408 PIMag® Linear Stage

V-508 PIMag® Precision Linear Stage

V-522 • V-524 • V-528 High-Dynamics PIMag® Linear Stage

V-551 Precision Linear Stage

PI LMS-270

LMS-270 Precision Linear Stage

PI LMS-180

LMS-180 Precision Linear Stage


PI has many standard and customer-specific positioning solutions on offer that are equipped with magnetic direct drives; the company has also many years of experience in the design, construction, and manufacture of the necessary system components such as guides, sensors, control technology, and software. PI can also develop proprietary magnetic motors if positioning systems need to achieve specific performance characteristics that cannot be reached by using drive components currently available on the market, for example, to achieve a high force density or a compact design. These >> proprietary motors, developed in-house, are identified by the PIMag® brand name.

With Air Bearing


A-142 PIglide Voice Coil Linear Stage with Air Bearings

A-131 PIglide VC Voice Coil Linear Stage with Air Bearings

A-110 PIglide LC Linear Stage with Air Bearings

A-141 PIglide MB Miniature Linear Stage with Air Bearings

A-123 PIglide AT3 Linear Stage with Air Bearings

A-121 PIglide AT1 Linear Stage with Air Bearings