What’s the difference between an SLP and an SCR stage?

What’s the difference between an SLP and an SCR stage?

What is the difference between an SLP and an SCR stage? What sets them apart?


Nippon Pulse offers two types of linear stages – Acculine SLP stages and Nanopositioning SCR stages – both of which are high-precision, single-axis linear stages. Both include an integrated Linear Shaft Motor and encoder (though the encoder resolution is different between the two series), and are ideal for small-scale applications or applications with space limitations, due to their compact size. They both provide the speed and performance expected of servo stages.


When designing your system, the main consideration in selecting a stage series will be the level of precision required for your application.


SCR stages

SCR stages include an optical linear encoder for sub-nanometer resolution, along with an integrated cross-roller guide and motor cables. This stage produces extremely accurate results with no loss in stability.
 

SLP stages

Meanwhile, SLP stages include a 1-micron resolution encoder, along with integrated bearings and a linear guide. The SLP is perfect for simplifying the transition from ball-screw systems, and provides an unmatched force-to-volume ratio.
 

For more information about our stages or integration, contact our application engineers. You can also find datasheets for our stages here.