Positioning stages introduced by Edmund Optics Ltd. use a piezo-driven stepper motor to achieve submicron resolution over long travel ranges. Utilizing a stick-slip design, they expand the piezo element fully, pushing the stage along its travel. This allows high precision of movement without sacrificing overall travel. Compatible in vacuum applications, the stages move at up to 2 mm/s, with total travel up to 30 mm. A controller is required for operation.