These stages feature exceptionally long life without the need of adjustment, lubrication or maintenance. The integration of a splined linear guide and leadscrew results in a torsionally stiff stage that can be operated in either a horizontal or vertical axis. These stages are ideal for: Pick-and-place, parts transfer, water jet cutting, laser cutting and laser etching, inspection, testing, packaging, and assembly applications. Designed for loads up to 100 lbs. (45 Kg) and speeds to 30 in/sec. (762 mm/sec) the stages can be specified in compound multi-axis configurations such as an X-Y-Z axis gantry robot. To suit the requirements of an application a variety of stepper motors, DC brush and brushless motors, or AC motors can be mounted to the stage. Options to enhance performance and ease integration into a new or existing application are: Custom drilled and/or tapped holes in the stage and/or carriage, end of travel limit switches which can disable the amplifier, linear encoder, cable carrier, and protective bellows.