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. Drive Screw Assembly for LTM100
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £378.27
    Drive Screw Assembly for LTM100
  2. Drive Screw Assembly for LTM25
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £274.96
    Drive Screw Assembly for LTM25
  3. Drive Bellows Assembly RD1/RD6/RD7
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £542.21
    RD Spares
  4. Drive Bellows Assembly RD2
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £718.64
    RD Spares
  5. Drive Bearing Set All Versions RD1/RD2
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £471.70
    RD Spares
  6. Drive Bearing set all Versions RD94
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £210.29
    RD Spares
  7. Drive Bearing set all Versions RD93
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £120.16
    RD Spares
  8. Rotary Feedthrough DPRF25 Seal Kit (Post 1990 Two Seals)
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £469.24
    Spares for the DPRF25
  9. Rotary Feedthrough DPRF55 Seal Kit fits all 2 Seal Versions
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    Spares for the DPRF55 & 552
  10. Rotary Feedthrough DPRF552 Seal Kit fits all 3 Seal Versions
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £455.11
    Spares for the DPRF55 & 552
  11. Bearing Replacement Set DPRF25 (New Style) - 2 Bearings
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £38.20
    DPRF Spares
  12. Rotary Feedthrough Bearing Replacement Set DPRF55/DPRF552
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £163.53
    DPRF Spares
  13. Bearing RP100 4 Point Contact (New Style Only)
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £1,153.15
    RP100 spares
  14. Mag Drive Linear 610mm Travel 70mm OD Flange
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £4,339.21
    High power magnetically coupled precision linear travel with optional rotation. The MLD series offers linear only, where rotation is not required, or the MLRD series offers an independent 360° rotation shaft, where rotation is required. These only use UHV accepted metals within its construction. These probes have a front bearing housing supporting the linear shaft, which offers higher accuracy over the MLRV series for repeatability tasks. On the MLRD series, the independent rotation shaft also…
  15. Bearing Cage Sets MLRM/MLRV 2 Series Front & Rear
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £490.09
    Spares for Mag Probes
  16. Bearing Cage Sets MLRV/MLRM 4 Series Front & Rear
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £460.84
    Spares for Mag Probes
  17. Mechanical Hand Manual Perpendicular Jaw Only
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £1,664.70
    Mechanical hands are used for transferring a sample where linear, angular and rotary movement is required. The pistol grip which actuates the movement and the use of edge welded bellows, gives the user a true 'feeling' of position inside the vacuum chamber to give a controlled transfer. These can be supplied with or without the pincer grip. If supplied with a pincer, these can be inline or perpendicular, with plain jaws or jaws to accept the flag style sample plate.
  18. Mechanical Hand Manual Symmetrical Jaw Only
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £1,803.89
    Mechanical hands are used for transferring a sample where linear, angular and rotary movement is required. The pistol grip which actuates the movement and the use of edge welded bellows, gives the user a true 'feeling' of position inside the vacuum chamber to give a controlled transfer. These can be supplied with or without the pincer grip. If supplied with a pincer, these can be inline or perpendicular, with plain jaws or jaws to accept the flag style sample plate.
  19. 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.
  20. Motor lead Mating Socket
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £101.88
    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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Drive Screw Assembly for LTM150
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £2,312.84
    Drive Screw Assembly for LTM150
  25. Drive Screw Assembly for LTM75
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £282.01
    Drive Screw Assembly for LTM75
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