SK-Advanced group
ROSH Electroptics
PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.
Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.
Newport Corporation
NBK America LLC
H2W Technologies
Dover Motion

14 Single-Axis Positioning Stage Manufacturers in 2024

This section provides an overview for single-axis positioning stages as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 14 single-axis positioning stage manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked single-axis positioning stage companies as of March, 2024: 1.Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc., 2.CHUO PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO.,LTD., 3.SK-Advanced group.

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List of 14 Single-Axis Positioning Stage Manufacturers

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    • Aerotech, Inc.
      • United States of America Address: 101 Zeta Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      AEROTECH creates solutions for motion and positioning of devices. Customers are from industries as diverse as data storage, medical devices, and aerospace. AEROTECH develops controllers, drives, motors, and other parts for motion and positioning devices and offers custom-engineered motion systems. AEROTECH’s serves both manufacturers of individual parts as well as equipment operators offering full range of support rom design to manufacturing to deployment.

    • NBK America LLC
      • United States of America Address: 307 East Church Road, Suite 7, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      NBK America LLC, founded in 2015 and based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, is an American manufacturer and a subsidiary of Japan's Nabeya Bi-tech Kaisha, specializing in mechanical components. Their product range includes couplings, like miniature shaft couplings for precision machine tools and semiconductor manufacturing equipment, special screws, such as vacuum application screws and other machine components. NBK offers finite automaton (FA) solutions, including wireless positioning units for production lines and setup operations. NBK provides machine component servicing, such as vibration resistance treatment and laser engraving. Services for couplings and special screws include coupling stainless steel screw alteration and screw length adjustment.

    • PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.
      • United States of America Address: 16 Albert Street Auburn, Massachusetts, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Physik Instrumente aka PI, founded 50 years ago, is a private company that creates and produces automation systems, including hexapods, air bearings, and piezo drives that are used in life-sciences, photonics, and aerospace industries and research institutes. Their products are manufactured in North America, Europe, and Asia. Physik Instrumente is ITAR registered. The company's head office is located in Auburn, America. And its manufacturing and other facilities are located in New England.

    • ALIO Industries, LLC
      • United States of America Address: 5335 Xenon Street. Arvada, Colorado, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      ALIO Industries, LLC is a manufacturer of ultra-precise motion control solutions that was established in 2001 and is headquartered in Arvada, Colorado, USA. The company is involved in the designing and manufacturing of multiple system products such as Rotary Motion Systems, Linear Motion Systems, Micron 2 (µII) Motion Systems, and Z-Lift and Vertical Motion Stages. Its products are used by various industries,including laser processing, semiconductor manufacturing, and life sciences. The company also offers other services, including engineering, and testing.

    • Dover Motion
      • United States of America Address: 159 Swanson Road, Boxborough, Massachusetts, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Dover Motion, established in 1963, is a manufacturer and designer of motion control products that cater to life sciences, diagnostics, and industrial applications. The company is a subsidiary of Invetech, a full-spectrum product realization company popular for creating breakthrough products and custom automation systems for global enterprises. Dover Motion's expertise lies in collaborating with clients for over 50 years to provide motion solutions that directed to advancements in various sectors. With a team of experienced professionals, the company is making things move and enhancing automation for critical industries, fostering technological progress and growth.

    • Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.
      • United States of America Address: 6901 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, California, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) was established in 1985 and headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The company is a manufacturer of motion control products for OEMs and other customers across industries ranging from aerospace, astronomy, manufacturing, medical, and semiconductors. The company provides in-house components manufacturing with a wide variety of components available off the shelf and the ability to custom-build sub-assemblies for customers worldwide. The company’s product lines include motor control systems, motorized stages, and solenoid control electronics.

    • H2W Technologies
      • United States of America Address: 26380 Ferry Court, Santa Clarita, California, United States of America

      Company Overview

      H2W Technologies, Inc. is based in Santa Clarita, California. H2W serves aerospace, amusement rides, medical, meteorology, photonics, and other industries as a distributor of motion control products. H2W has 3 product segments: linear motors, rotary motors, and linear stages. Linear motors includes voice coil actuators, brushless linear motors, brush linear motors, single axis linear stepper motors, dual axis linear stepper motors, linear induction motors, and polynoids. Rotary motors include rotary voice coil actuators, limited angle torque motors, and brushless rotary motors. Linear stages include voice coil stages, linear stepper stages, single rail stages, dual rail stages, crossed roller stages, air bearing stages, belt stages, and lead screw/ball screw stages.

    • Newport Corporation
      • United States of America Address: 1791 Deere Avenue, Irvine, California, United States of America

      Company Overview

      Newport is a division of MKS Instruments, Inc. that was incorporated in 1961 and headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts. The company is a manufacturing company that serves the specialty industrial, advanced electronics, and semiconductor industries. The company markets its products through Spectra-Physics, MKS Instruments, Richardson Grating, and other brands. Their product categories include motion, optomechanics, optics, and vacuum instruments. Product categories include lasers, MKS vacuum & gas solutions, laser diode controls, and tables & isolation systems.

    • FindLight
      • United States of America Address: 3790 El Camino Real, #538, Palo Alto, California, United States of America

      Company Overview

      FindLight, located in Berkeley, California, United States, is an online marketplace for the photonics industry, connecting buyers and sellers of photonics products on a single platform, was founded in 2013. The company's platform is organized into a hierarchy of product categories, including lasers, optics, optomechanics, light detection systems, and other photonics products. They aim to simplify the shopping process in the photonics industry by seamlessly connecting sellers and buyers on one easy-to-use platform. They were founded after an extensive customer discovery process conducted in the frameworks of NSF I-Corp Entrepreneurship Program at UC Berkeley.

    • ROSH Electroptics
      • United States of America Address: 30191 Avenida De Las Banderas, Unit #C Rancho Santa Margarita, California, United States of America

      Company Overview

      Newmark Systems, founded in 1995, with their Head Quarters at Rancho Santa Margarita, U.S.A, manufacture precision positioning systems and motion control products for OEM applications and optical technologies. The company produces rotary positioners, linear positioners, vacuum-compatible stages, and gantry stages. They manufacture gimbal mounts, motion controllers, and accessories and also offer services to research organizations such as Google, JPL, UCLA, TRW, Lawrence Livermore, and Cornell University. Their products have applications in semiconductor inspection, gimbals for satellite tracking, and robotic systems for component manipulation and inspection. They manufacture products that are used in the semiconductor manufacturing industry and fiber optic communications.

      • Japan Address: 1-5 Kanda-Awaji-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      CHUO PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (Chuo Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha), founded in 1955, is a Japanese manufacturer and supplier headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, specializing in precise positioning units as well as optical machines and equipment. The company’s portfolio includes automatic and motorized stages and actuators, manual mechanical stages, stage accessories, and controllers. Automatic stage applications include sample table of laser repair and mapping systems, whereas manual stage applications encompass camera position adjustment for glass substrate and/or film inspection systems and prober position adjustment. Further offerings include microscopes and tool scopes, automation products for microscopes, as well as optical accessories, components, and instruments.

    • THK U.K.
      • Japan Address: 2-12-10 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      THK Co., Ltd. was incorporated in 1946 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. THK is a manufacturer and supplier of machine components such as linear motion components for customers globally. THK’s products are used in many industries including electronics, aerospace, industrial robots, and precision instruments. THK’s primary product categories are Linear Motion, Feed Screw, Rotation, Custom Assemblies, and Seismic Isolation. Linear Motion products assist in linear motion and transportation. They include linear motion actuators, guides, and rollers. Feed screws include ball screws, screw nuts, and change nuts. Seismic Isolation includes both large systems and small guides.


      Company Overview

      E-MotionSupply was established in 1994 and operates as a manufacturer, integrator, and distributor of motion control systems in the United States, with additional offices in China, India, and Canada. The company provides a comprehensive range of products such as motion controllers, stepper and servo motors, motion control software, and engineering services. These offerings serve multiple industries, including manufacturing, robotics, automation, medical devices, packaging, aerospace, and defense. With a diverse product line and global reach, E-MotionSupply effectively supports the specialized needs of its clientele, offering both products and engineering solutions for motion control systems.

    • SK-Advanced group
      • Israel Address: Hamaalit 1 Sagiv building Industrial Park Lev - Hasharon, Kadima, Central, Israel

      Company Overview

      SK-Advanced Group, founded in 2003 and based in South Korea, is a propylene production and sales company. SK-Advanced Group provides customers with global components & solutions for the laser, Optomechanical, Optical, Electro-Optical, and light source fields. The company delivers propylene and sells HP steam and hydrogen to domestic and international customers via shipping and pipeline facilities. Its shareholders include SK Gas, PIC and Advanced. The customer list for SK-Advanced Group includes worldwide companies like Philips, Johnson & Johnson, Orbotec, Medtronic, Nova, and more.

Single-Axis Positioning Stage Manufacturer Ranking

*Including some distributors, etc.

Derivation Method

The ranking is calculated based on the click share within the single-axis positioning stage page as of March 2024. Click share is defined as the total number of clicks for all companies during the period divided by the number of clicks for each company.

Number of Employees

  1. THK U.K.: 13,502

Newly Established Company

  1. NBK America LLC: 2015 (9 years ago)
  2. SK-Advanced group: 2003 (21 years ago)
  3. Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.: 1985 (39 years ago)

Company with a History

  1. Dover Motion: 1963 (61 years ago)
  2. Newport Corporation: 1969 (55 years ago)
  3. Aerotech, Inc.: 1970 (54 years ago)

Single-Axis Positioning Stage Manufacturers in United States

*Including some distributors, etc.

Global Distribution of Single-Axis Positioning Stage Manufacturers by Country

*Including some distributors, etc.

Country Number of Companies Share (%)
United States of America United States of America 10 76.9%
Japan Japan 2 15.4%
Israel Israel 1 7.7%

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