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. 600mm Motorised/Encoder Z Movement Translator
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £7,202.66
    The TR is a long stroke Z-axis translator with 33mm clear bore, offering stable vertical or horizontal mounting. The support frame and guide bars ensure movement is accurate and rotation free. The design offers a wider selections of options including manual or motor driven options, three port feedthrough chamber and bellows support tube for mounting drives.
  2. 450mm Motorised/Encoder Z Movement Translator
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £6,107.62
    The TR is a long stroke Z-axis translator with 33mm clear bore, offering stable vertical or horizontal mounting. The support frame and guide bars ensure movement is accurate and rotation free. The design offers a wider selections of options including manual or motor driven options, three port feedthrough chamber and bellows support tube for mounting drives.
  3. 300mm Motorised/Encoder Z Movement Translator
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £4,378.82
    The TR is a long stroke Z-axis translator with 33mm clear bore, offering stable vertical or horizontal mounting. The support frame and guide bars ensure movement is accurate and rotation free. The design offers a wider selections of options including manual or motor driven options, three port feedthrough chamber and bellows support tube for mounting drives.
  4. 150mmMotorised/Encoder Z Movement Translator
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £5,665.00
    The TR is a long stroke Z-axis translator with 33mm clear bore, offering stable vertical or horizontal mounting. The support frame and guide bars ensure movement is accurate and rotation free. The design offers a wider selections of options including manual or motor driven options, three port feedthrough chamber and bellows support tube for mounting drives.
  5. 600mm Motorised Z Movement Translator
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £8,580.00
    The TR is a long stroke Z-axis translator with 33mm clear bore, offering stable vertical or horizontal mounting. The support frame and guide bars ensure movement is accurate and rotation free. The design offers a wider selections of options including manual or motor driven options, three port feedthrough chamber and bellows support tube for mounting drives.
  6. 450mm Motorised Z Movement Translator
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £7,370.00
    The TR is a long stroke Z-axis translator with 33mm clear bore, offering stable vertical or horizontal mounting. The support frame and guide bars ensure movement is accurate and rotation free. The design offers a wider selections of options including manual or motor driven options, three port feedthrough chamber and bellows support tube for mounting drives.
  7. 300mm Motorised Z Movement Translator
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £6,325.00
    The TR is a long stroke Z-axis translator with 33mm clear bore, offering stable vertical or horizontal mounting. The support frame and guide bars ensure movement is accurate and rotation free. The design offers a wider selections of options including manual or motor driven options, three port feedthrough chamber and bellows support tube for mounting drives.
  8. 150mm Motorised Z Movement Translator
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £5,500.00
    The TR is a long stroke Z-axis translator with 33mm clear bore, offering stable vertical or horizontal mounting. The support frame and guide bars ensure movement is accurate and rotation free. The design offers a wider selections of options including manual or motor driven options, three port feedthrough chamber and bellows support tube for mounting drives.
  9. 600mm Manual Z Movement Translator
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £6,820.00
    The TR is a long stroke Z-axis translator with 33mm clear bore, offering stable vertical or horizontal mounting. The support frame and guide bars ensure movement is accurate and rotation free. The design offers a wider selections of options including manual or motor driven options, three port feedthrough chamber and bellows support tube for mounting drives.
  10. 450mm Manual Z Movement Translator
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £5,692.50
    The TR is a long stroke Z-axis translator with 33mm clear bore, offering stable vertical or horizontal mounting. The support frame and guide bars ensure movement is accurate and rotation free. The design offers a wider selections of options including manual or motor driven options, three port feedthrough chamber and bellows support tube for mounting drives.
  11. 300mm Manual Z Movement Translator
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £4,675.00
    The TR is a long stroke Z-axis translator with 33mm clear bore, offering stable vertical or horizontal mounting. The support frame and guide bars ensure movement is accurate and rotation free. The design offers a wider selections of options including manual or motor driven options, three port feedthrough chamber and bellows support tube for mounting drives.
  12. 150mm Manual Z Movement Translator
    £3,850.00
    The TR is a long stroke Z-axis translator with 33mm clear bore, offering stable vertical or horizontal mounting. The support frame and guide bars ensure movement is accurate and rotation free. The design offers a wider selections of options including manual or motor driven options, three port feedthrough chamber and bellows support tube for mounting drives.
  13. Mag Drive linear & Independent Rotation 914mm Travel 70mm OD Flange
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £4,881.30
    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…
  14. Mag Drive linear & Independent Rotation 610mm Travel 70mm OD Flange
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £4,643.33
    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. Mag Drive linear & Independent Rotation 460mm Travel 70mm OD Flange
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £4,510.00
    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…
  16. Mag Drive linear & Independent Rotation 305mm Travel 70mm OD Flange
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £4,373.97
    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…
  17. Rack Drive Linear & Pinion 914mm Movement DN150CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £8,250.86
    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…
  18. Rack Drive Linear & Pinion 460mm Movement DN150CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £7,830.28
    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…
  19. Rack Drive Linear & Rotary 914 mm Travel DN38CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £9,350.00
    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…
  20. Rack Drive Linear & Rotary 610mm Travel DN38CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £7,400.00
    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…
  21. Rack Drive Linear & Rotary 460mm Travel DN38CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £7,000.00
    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…
  22. Rack Drive Linear & Rotary 305mm Linear DN38CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £6,950.00
    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…
  23. Rack Drive Linear & Pinion 914mm Movement DN38CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £5,900.00
    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…
  24. Rack Drive Linear & Pinion 610mm Movement DN38CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £5,400.00
    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…
  25. Rack Drive Linear & Pinion 460mm Movement DN38CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £5,164.00
    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…
  26. Rack Drive Linear & Pinion 305mm Movement DN38CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £5,084.00
    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…
  27. Mag Drive Linear 914mm Travel 70mm OD Flange
    £4,437.75
    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…
  28. 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…
  29. Mag Drive Linear 460mm Travel 70mm OD Flange
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £4,235.00
    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…
  30. Mag Drive Linear & Rotation 1.25m Travel 114mm OD Flange
    £3,850.00
    High power all metal magnetically coupled coarse linear and rotary transfer device for UHV applications, using only UHV accepted metals within its construction. Providing smooth sample transfer movement within the vacuum chamber, where high accuracy is not required.
  31. Rotary Drive Magnetic Encoded Stepper Motor DN19CF
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £4,070.00
    The MRD91 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 MRD91 is fitted with Index scale and position lock.
  32. Rotary Drive 256mm Shaft Manual R1 & R2 Extended - 24mm
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £4,290.00
    The RD2 has primary rotation with secondary linear movement for the Azimuthal rotation of the sample plate on the 12mm and 24mm versions of SH2 sample holders. The RD2 is a manual or motorised high precision rotary drive, with a 256mm shaft length. The RD2 is fitted with Index scale, rotation stops and position lock. We also offer a custom shaft extension with bearing housing to suit custom requirements. The RD2 is low backlash, with smooth continuous primary rotation via a 9.5 mm diameter…
  33. Rotary Drive 100mm Shaft Inline Stepper Motor/Gearbox Wired
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £4,278.03
    The RD6 is a manual or motorised precision rotary drive with a 100mm shaft length. The RD6 has low backlash, with a smooth continuous primary rotation via a 9.5 mm diameter shaft.
  34. Linear Drive 114mm OD 25mm Z Handwheel
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £4,425.80
    Linear Drive 114mm OD 25mm Z Handwheel
  35. Linear Drive 70mm OD 50mm Z M6 Tapped / Stepper Motor
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £4,829.83
    Linear Drive 70mm OD 50mm Z M6 Tapped / Stepper Motor
  36. Linear Drive 70mm OD 25mm Z M6 Tapped / Stepper Motor
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £5,103.15
    Linear Drive 70mm OD 25mm Z M6 Tapped / Stepper Motor
  37. Linear Drive 70mm OD 75mm Z M6 Tapped / Stepper Motor
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £4,816.05
    Linear Drive 70mm OD 75mm Z M6 Tapped / Stepper Motor
  38. Linear Drive 70mm OD 100mm Z M6 Tapped / Stepper Motor
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £4,979.40
    Linear Drive 70mm OD 100mm Z M6 Tapped / Stepper Motor
  39. Linear Drive 70mm OD 25mm Z M6 tapped / Stepper/Encoder
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £4,948.79
    Linear Drive 70mm OD 25mm Z M6 tapped / Stepper/Encoder
  40. Linear Drive 70mm OD 50mm Z M6 tapped / Stepper/Encoder
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £5,013.55
    Linear Drive 70mm OD 50mm Z M6 tapped / Stepper/Encoder
  41. Linear Drive 70mm OD 75mm Z M6 tapped / Stepper/Encoder
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £5,039.51
    Linear Drive 70mm OD 75mm Z M6 tapped / Stepper/Encoder
  42. Linear Drive 70mm OD 100mm Z M6 tapped / Stepper/Encoder
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £5,142.97
    Linear Drive 70mm OD 100mm Z M6 tapped / Stepper/Encoder
  43. Linear Drive 70mm OD 150mm Z M6 tapped / Stepper/Encoder
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £7,694.36
    Linear Drive 70mm OD 150mm Z M6 tapped / Stepper/Encoder
  44. Linear Drive 114mm OD 150mm Z Handwheel
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £4,062.76
    Linear Drive 114mm OD 150mm Z Handwheel
  45. Linear Drive 114mm OD 25mm Z Stepper Motor M/switches
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £5,198.49
    Linear Drive 114mm OD 25mm Z Stepper Motor M/switches
  46. Linear Drive 114mm OD 50mm Z Stepper Motor M/switches
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £4,384.99
    Linear Drive 114mm OD 50mm Z Stepper Motor M/switches
  47. Linear Drive 114mm OD 75mm Z Stepper Motor M/switches
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £4,427.61
    Linear Drive 114mm OD 75mm Z Stepper Motor M/switches
  48. Linear Drive 114mm OD 100mm Z Stepper Motor M/switches
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £5,201.19
    Linear Drive 114mm OD 100mm Z Stepper Motor M/switches
  49. Linear Drive 114mm OD 150mm Z Stepper Motor M/switches
    4 to 6 weeks delivery
    £5,269.50
    Linear Drive 114mm OD 150mm Z Stepper Motor M/switches
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