Vacuum Drives and Motions: Rotary & Linear Drives

Explore VACGEN's selection of vacuum drives and motion options, including UHV linear drives and UHV rotary drives available to buy online. Many vacuum processes require a sample or other components to be moved around the vacuum system. VACGEN offer a comprehensive range of rotation and linear drives including UHV wobble sticks, magnetic probes, rotary platforms and feedthroughs to ensure reliable and precise motion control. Need a bespoke UHV drive solution? Our experts are happy to help. Contact us to discuss your project today.

Linear Drives

Linear drives can be used for a range of applications requiring small distance travel within a vacuum system, such as moving electron optics or apertures, source movement, or stage alignment. 

Rotary Drives

Rotary drives are used where a vacuum process requires a sample or components to be accurately rotated within the vacuum chamber. 

Wobble Sticks

Wobble sticks enable simple hand operated movements to be transmitted through the wall of the vacuum vessel. All our wobble sticks are mounted onto a 70mm OD flange and are capable of being baked without dismantling.

Hollow Linear Drives

Hollow linear drives are used when a probe or source requires positioning within the chamber with a high degree of accuracy. The Z axis only translators can all be fully motorised to give even higher degrees of accuracy.

Magnetic Transfer

Magnetically coupled probes contain samarium cobalt magnets for high-power, smooth transfer and, owing to their all-metal construction, are bakeable to +250°c. The transfer probes are used for transferring samples quickly between vacuum chambers

Non-Magnetic Transfer

The linear rack and pinion design of our non-magnetic transfer probes provide an extremely accurate method of linear travel within the chamber, with an optional secondary rotation shaft for azimuthal movement.

Rotary Platforms

Rotary platforms provide a means of rotational translation with a central clear bore. Differentially pumped rotary platforms are construction to enable a probe or similar device to be inserted into a UHV environment and rotated.

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  1. Rotary Drive Motor/Encoder Kit RD1/RD2 R1 Primary WIRED
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    Motor Upgrade for RD1, 2 & 7
  2. Rotary Drive Motor/Encoder Kit ZRD2 R2 Azimuthal WIRED
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    Motor Upgrade for RD2
  3. Rotary Feedthrough Single Stage Drive Handle DN64CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    Differentially Pumped Rotary Feedthroughs provides the means of translating rotation through a vessel wall without losing vacuum integrity, enabling probes such as small Cryostats to be inserted without effect on the chamber pressure. To maintain the rotary seal, one vacuum port is mounted to the base flange of the assembly allowing connection to an appropriate independent pump. These have a 55mm clear bore with coarse and fine control available in addition to motorised options.
  4. Rotary Feedthrough Single Stage Stepper Motor DN64CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    Differentially Pumped Rotary Feedthroughs provides the means of translating rotation through a vessel wall without losing vacuum integrity, enabling probes such as small Cryostats to be inserted without effect on the chamber pressure. To maintain the rotary seal, one vacuum port is mounted to the base flange of the assembly allowing connection to an appropriate independent pump. These have a 55mm clear bore with coarse and fine control available in addition to motorised options.
  5. Rotary Feedthrough DPRF55 Seal Kit fits all 2 Seal Versions
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    Spares for the DPRF55 & 552
  6. Bearing Replacement Set DPRF25 (New Style) - 2 Bearings
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £38.20
    DPRF Spares
  7. Encoder 3M Lead
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £87.84
    Motor Controller will suit all the standard motorisation offer by VACGEN. This is a rack mounted 3U 1/3rd single axis controller with a robust long life design. This comes with a simple software package, which when purchased with a motorised component, will be a plug and play out of the box. The unit can be used in either open or closed loop (Encoder) configuration. We also offer a full range of cables and optional extras.
  8. Encoder 5M Lead
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £97.26
    Motor Controller will suit all the standard motorisation offer by VACGEN. This is a rack mounted 3U 1/3rd single axis controller with a robust long life design. This comes with a simple software package, which when purchased with a motorised component, will be a plug and play out of the box. The unit can be used in either open or closed loop (Encoder) configuration. We also offer a full range of cables and optional extras.
  9. Limit Switch 3M Lead
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £95.19
    Motor Controller will suit all the standard motorisation offer by VACGEN. This is a rack mounted 3U 1/3rd single axis controller with a robust long life design. This comes with a simple software package, which when purchased with a motorised component, will be a plug and play out of the box. The unit can be used in either open or closed loop (Encoder) configuration. We also offer a full range of cables and optional extras.
  10. Serial Motor 3M Lead
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    Motor Controller will suit all the standard motorisation offer by VACGEN. This is a rack mounted 3U 1/3rd single axis controller with a robust long life design. This comes with a simple software package, which when purchased with a motorised component, will be a plug and play out of the box. The unit can be used in either open or closed loop (Encoder) configuration. We also offer a full range of cables and optional extras.
  11. Limit Lead Mating Plug
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £40.80
    Motor Controller will suit all the standard motorisation offer by VACGEN. This is a rack mounted 3U 1/3rd single axis controller with a robust long life design. This comes with a simple software package, which when purchased with a motorised component, will be a plug and play out of the box. The unit can be used in either open or closed loop (Encoder) configuration. We also offer a full range of cables and optional extras.
  12. Encoder Mating D15 Socket
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    Motor Controller will suit all the standard motorisation offer by VACGEN. This is a rack mounted 3U 1/3rd single axis controller with a robust long life design. This comes with a simple software package, which when purchased with a motorised component, will be a plug and play out of the box. The unit can be used in either open or closed loop (Encoder) configuration. We also offer a full range of cables and optional extras.
  13. Jog Box Interlink 1 or 2 Axis Controller Cable
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £94.63
    Motor Controller will suit all the standard motorisation offer by VACGEN. This is a rack mounted 3U 1/3rd single axis controller with a robust long life design. This comes with a simple software package, which when purchased with a motorised component, will be a plug and play out of the box. The unit can be used in either open or closed loop (Encoder) configuration. We also offer a full range of cables and optional extras.
  14. Jog Box Interlink Multi Axis Controller Cable
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £54.99
    Motor Controller will suit all the standard motorisation offer by VACGEN. This is a rack mounted 3U 1/3rd single axis controller with a robust long life design. This comes with a simple software package, which when purchased with a motorised component, will be a plug and play out of the box. The unit can be used in either open or closed loop (Encoder) configuration. We also offer a full range of cables and optional extras.
  15. Transax/TR Z Direct Drive Stepper Motor Microswitch Encoder Kit
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    The Transax Z axis linear shift mechanism is a single bellows stand alone module, with a hinged NW40CF (70mmOD) top flange, two guide shafts positioned each side of the drive screw, encased in a strengthening outer shell to prevent twisting. This structure coupled with cast and precision machined flange supports allows the device to offer stability.
  16. Linear Drive 70mm OD 150mm Z M6 Tapped / Stepper Motor
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    Linear Drive 70mm OD 150mm Z M6 Tapped / Stepper Motor
  17. Linear Drive 114mm OD 25mm Z Step/Motor Encoder M/switches
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    Linear Drive 114mm OD 25mm Z Step/Motor Encoder M/switches
  18. Linear Drive 114mm OD 50mm Z Step/Motor Encoder M/switches
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    Linear Drive 114mm OD 50mm Z Step/Motor Encoder M/switches
  19. Linear Drive 114mm OD 75mm Z Step/Motor Encoder M/switches
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    Linear Drive 114mm OD 75mm Z Step/Motor Encoder M/switches
  20. Linear Drive 114mm OD 100mm Z Step/Motor Encoder M/switches
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    Linear Drive 114mm OD 100mm Z Step/Motor Encoder M/switches
  21. Linear Drive 114mm OD 150mm Z Step/Motor Encoder M/switches
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    Linear Drive 114mm OD 150mm Z Step/Motor Encoder M/switches
  22. Linear Drive Manual Push Pull 25mm Movement DN38CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    Linear Drive Manual Push Pull 25mm Movement DN38CF
  23. Linear Drive Wired StepMotor/Encoder 150mm Movement DN19CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    Linear Drive Wired StepMotor/Encoder 150mm Movement DN19CF
  24. Linear Drive Step Motor+Lim Switch Wired 25mm Travel DN19CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    Linear Drive Step Motor+Lim Switch Wired 25mm Travel DN19CF
  25. Linear Drive 50mm DN16 Step Mot+Lim Switch/Encoder Wired
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    Linear Drive 50mm DN16 Step Mot+Lim Switch/Encoder Wired
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