With 2.75" (CF38) Flanges


The MC-series of XY translators combine extremely high rigidity, a large working bore and affordable cost.

They are available in ± 0.5" (± 12.5 mm) travel, circular pattern, with both manual and stepper motorized versions. In fact, conversion from micrometers to stepper motors can be done in 15 minutes at the user's site.

The entire MC-series ranges in size from the very large MC3000, through the MC2000 , to the more compact MC1500 and finally, the MC1000 shown here. They have features not found on translators available elsewhere.

These include ±2° tilt adjustment on the top flange, and the ability to mount the X-axis micrometer (or motor) on either side.


One distinct advantage of the MC1000 is the cost savings when long Z Axis strokes are required. Since only the bellows in the XY portion needs to be larger than the probe, the user can extend the Z Axis stroke using a smaller diameter (less costly) bellows that just clears the probe running through it. Simply select the model below that best suits your needs.

To make your selection, add the total travel required in either the X or Y axis to the maximum diameter of the device that will pass through the manipulator. This sum determines the minimum bellows inside diameter (ID).

Next, select the bottom flange that best mates to your chamber or other equipment. While the standard size is 2.75" OD (CF38), either tapped or non-tapped flange sizes of 4½" (CF63), 6" (CF100) and 8" (CF150) and larger are available. Consult the factory for more information.

Now you are ready to select a Z axis translator that best mates to the device to be manipulated, to complete your XYZ sample manipulator.


MC1000 Price List

MC1000 drawing
Model     X-Y Travel         Clear ID         Height*     Price Ship. Wt.
MC1000-1.1.5 ± 0.5" (12.5) 1.5" (38) 4.5" (114) $2875 13 (6)

Dimensions are in inches (mm)
Flanges are not threaded, unless specified otherwise
Add $15 for each tapped flange
*Custom Heights available - consult factory

Add $500 per pair for large micrometers
Stepper motors, add $495 per axis
Stepper Motor Controller (first axis), add $1500
Additional Axes (may be combined - consult factory), add $750