Rotation and Linear Drives and Motions

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 wobble sticks, magnetic probes, rotary platforms and feedthroughs to ensure reliable and precise motion control.

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Our vacuum drive and motion options include:

UHV Linear Drives

UHV Rotary Drives

Wobble Sticks

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. Our range of UHV linear drives utilise high quality edge welded bellows and have a linear motion range from 25mm to 150mm. Our drives can be manually operated or motorized. Rotary drives are used where a vacuum process requires a sample or components to be accurately rotated within the vacuum chamber. This can range from something as simple as spinning an attenuating chopper wheel, to accurately moving a sample to face from one analyser to another. 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. They are ideally located at all interchange points in the vacuum system, where a sample must be transferred, for example, between a transport device and a sample holder. Wobble sticks can also be used as actuators to operate mechanisms inside the vacuum system, for example probe adjustment, variable orifices, or apertures.

Magnetic Transfer Probes

Non-Magnetic Transfer Probes

Rotary Platforms

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 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. These transfer devices are designed for applications precise transfer with a direct coupling for transferring higher loads.
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.

Z Axis Linear Transfer

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.
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  1. 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.
  2. Jog Box Interlink Multi Axis Controller Cable
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £45.83
    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.
  3. Jog Box Interlink 1 or 2 Axis Controller Cable
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £78.86
    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.
  4. 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.
  5. Motor lead Mating Socket
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £84.90
    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.
  6. Limit Lead Mating Plug
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £34.00
    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.
  7. USB - RS232 Controller Interface Lead
    £134.33
    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. Jog Box Multi Axis
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £680.90
    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. Jog Box 1 or 2 Axis
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £479.11
    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. Rack Housing Unit up to 3 SIMSTEP Controllers
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £412.13
    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. Blanking Panel for use with SIMBOX
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £88.70
    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. Serial Wired 10M Lead
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £295.40
    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. Serial Motor 5M Lead
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £222.40
    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. 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.
  15. Parallel Motor 10M Lead
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £248.00
    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.
  16. Parallel Motor 5M Lead
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £213.00
    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.
  17. Parallel Motor 3M Lead
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £199.00
    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.
  18. Limit Switch 10M Lead
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £112.58
    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.
  19. Limit Switch 5M Lead
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £88.83
    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. Limit Switch 3M Lead
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £79.33
    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 10M Lead
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £112.58
    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. Encoder 5M Lead
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £81.05
    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. Encoder 3M Lead
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £73.20
    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. Wobble Stick Manual 80mm Hollow Linear Travel
    £995.00
    Hollow wobble sticks are used where linear and angular movement is required to independently position a probe or rotatory shaft, via the hollow shaft terminating in a 34mm OD flange. Edge welded bellows, gives the user a true 'feeling' of position inside the vacuum chamber to give a controlled positioning.
  25. Bearing Cage Sets MLRV/MLRM 4 Series Front & Rear
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £460.84
    Spares for Mag Probes
  26. Bearing Cage Sets MLRM/MLRV 2 Series Front & Rear
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £490.09
    Spares for Mag Probes
  27. Rack Drive Linear & Rotation 914mm Movement DN150CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    Heavy duty high precision Rack & Pinion linear travel with optional rotation, with both axis controlled by rotatory drives. The LRP series offers linear only, where rotation is not required, or the RLRP series which offers an independent 360° rotation shaft, for transferring samples with greater accuracy then the MLD/R series. These use UHV accepted metals within its construction. The probes have a front bearing housing supporting the shaft, which offers higher accuracy over the MLRV probe for…
  28. Rotary Feedthrough Bearing Replacement Set DPRF55/DPRF552
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £163.53
    DPRF Spares
  29. Bearing Replacement Set DPRF25 (New Style) - 2 Bearings
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £38.20
    DPRF Spares
  30. Rotary Feedthrough DPRF552 Seal Kit fits all 3 Seal Versions
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £455.11
    Spares for the DPRF55 & 552
  31. Rotary Feedthrough DPRF55 Seal Kit fits all 2 Seal Versions
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    Spares for the DPRF55 & 552
  32. Rotary Feedthrough DPRF25 Seal Kit (Post 1990 Two Seals)
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £469.24
    Spares for the DPRF25
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Drive Bearing set all Versions RD93
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £120.16
    RD Spares
  36. Drive Bearing set all Versions RD94
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £210.29
    RD Spares
  37. Drive Bellows Assembly RD91/RD94
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £309.88
    RD Spares
  38. Drive Bearing Set All Versions RD1/RD2
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £471.70
    RD Spares
  39. Drive Bellows Assembly RD2
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £718.64
    RD Spares
  40. Drive Bellows Assembly RD1/RD6/RD7
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £542.21
    RD Spares
  41. Rotary Drive Magnetic Stepper Motor DN38CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £3,550.00
    The MRD6 is a manual or motorised magnetic rotary drive which uses high strength Sm2Co17 magnetic coupling to transfer rotational forces into the vacuum envelope. This is achieved without any dynamic seals or bellows making these devices exceptionally robust and no risk of a vacuum leak for the life of the drive. The MRD6 is fitted with Index scale and position lock.
  42. Rotary Drive Motor/Encoder Kit ZRD2 R2 Azimuthal WIRED
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    Motor Upgrade for RD2
  43. Rotary Drive Motor/Encoder Kit RD1/RD2 R1 Primary WIRED
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    Motor Upgrade for RD1, 2 & 7
  44. Rotary Drive Slipping Brake (For RD91 Retro Fit)
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £646.07
    The RD91 is a manual or motorised precision rotary drive, with a 100mm shaft length. The RD91 is fitted with Index scale and position lock. The drive provides a low backlash, with a smooth continuous primary rotation via a 6.35mm diameter shaft.
  45. Rotary Drive 256mm Shaft - Inline Gearbox/Stepper Motor Wire
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    The RD7 is a manual or motorised high precision rotary drive, with a 256mm shaft length. The RD7 is fitted with Index scale, rotation stops and position lock. The drive provides a low backlash, with a smooth continuous primary rotation via a 9.5 mm diameter shaft.
  46. Drive Screw Assembly for LTM25
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £274.96
    Drive Screw Assembly for LTM25
  47. Drive Screw Assembly for LTM100
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £378.27
    Drive Screw Assembly for LTM100
  48. Rotary Drive Magnetic Manual DN38CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £3,100.00
    The MRD6 is a manual or motorised magnetic rotary drive which uses high strength Sm2Co17 magnetic coupling to transfer rotational forces into the vacuum envelope. This is achieved without any dynamic seals or bellows making these devices exceptionally robust and no risk of a vacuum leak for the life of the drive. The MRD6 is fitted with Index scale and position lock.
  49. Rotary Drive 38mm shaft Mini - Manual 34mm OD Flange
    £499.27
    The RD93 is a manual rotary drive, with a 38mm shaft length. The RD93 is fitted with a 6.35mm input shaft which has the option of a knob with locking screw. The drive provides a low backlash, with a smooth continuous primary rotation via a 4.75mm diameter shaft.
  50. Rotary Drive Manual MKII
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £775.00
    The RD91 is a manual or motorised precision rotary drive, with a 100mm shaft length. The RD91 is fitted with Index scale and position lock. The drive provides a low backlash, with a smooth continuous primary rotation via a 6.35mm diameter shaft.
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. Linear Drive Manual Push Pull 25 mm Movement DN19CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £913.51
    Linear Drive Manual Push Pull 25 mm Movement DN19CF
  58. Linear Drive Manual Push Pull 25mm Movement DN38CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £0.00
    Linear Drive Manual Push Pull 25mm Movement DN38CF
  59. Linear Drive Manual Push Pull 50 mm Movement DN38CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £521.97
    Linear Drive Manual Push Pull 50 mm Movement DN38CF
  60. Linear Drive Manual Push Pull 100 mm Movement DN38CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £774.19
    Linear Drive Manual Push Pull 100 mm Movement DN38CF
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