XL-R MultiCentre

The truly modular dual bellows stage

Based on the proven design of the multistage series of manipulators, the XL-R series is a truly modular dual bellows stage. A full range of XY and Z stage modules are available, all interchangeable and offering complete flexibility. The XL-R can be configured to suit all industry-standard sample holders and provides a range of manipulation, heating, cooling and advanced options.

Key Specifications

 Key features

  • Dual bellows with 3, 4 or 5 axes
  • Up to +/- 40mm XY Motion
  • Dual-point support for ultimate stability
  • 100-1000mm Z Motion
  • Puck, Flag or ESCA sample handling
  • E-beam heating, LN2 cooling plus biasing options
XL-R MultiCentre

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Smooth operation and unmatched stability

With the addition of integrated dual-point support, the XL-R series offers increased stability. This makes it an ideal choice for surface analytical and synchrotron end-station applications where long travel and stability are essential. All stage modules use proven kinematic designs that eliminate thermal stressing problems. So even after repeated bakeout at 250°C, smooth operation is assured.

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Technical Specification

MODEL Puck-Style Flag-Style ESCA Stub
Mounting flange CF100 152mm (6") OD CF / CF150 203mm (8") OD CF
X-Y travel +/- 19mm or +/- 40mm
Z travel 100, 200, 300, 400, 600, 800 and 1000mm
Polar rotation +/- 180° (+/- 100° with LHe option)
Azimuthal rotation Continuous with LN2 cooling (+/- 100° with LHe cooling) N/A
Maximum sample size 25mm diameter 15mm x 18mm 14mm diameter
Resistive heating > 900°C > 900°C > 900°C
e-beam heating > 1200°C > 1200°C  N/A
LN2 cooling < -150°C  (<-160°C typically achieved) < -140°C
LHe cooling Not available <20K (typically 15K) N/A
Sample current measurement Isolation  > +/- 1000 V Resistance > 500 MOhm.

Configuration options

Choice of 4 or 5 axis configurations

Both the XL-T and XL-R range of multicentres are available in 4 or 5 axis configurations to suit the application requirements. 

4 axis (X,Y,Z,R1)

The 4 axis option provides a range of X, Y and Z movements with magnetically coupled rotary drive providing the polar (primary) rotation.

5 axis (X,Y,Z,R1,R2)

The 5 axis option provides a range of X, Y and Z movements with magnetically coupled rotary drives providing both the polar (primary) rotation and azimuthal (secondary) rotation.

If you would like to discuss your project with our engineering team, please contact us.