Micropositioning X-Y stages from IntelLiDrives Inc. have integrated micropositioning multiaxis X-Y-Z systems built with LSMA-173 series motorized actuators to provide up to 200-mm travel. Driven by a brushless or stepper motor with a ground ball screw, they provide resolution of up to 0.1 µm. The actuator’s low-profile, high-stability, compact and monolithic design enables integration into high-precision measurement and manufacturing systems. MLA (micro linear actuator)-173 translation stages have two limit sensors for end of travel and referencing. Graduated knobs enable manual operation and position observation. Load capacity is 8 kg, and straightness is 5 µm. Applications include fiber optic alignment, laser diode research, biomedicine and inspection systems.