The PRO280LM direct-drive stages from Aerotech Ltd. are available in widths of 165, 225 and 280 mm for high-accuracy heavy-load submicron positioning in harsh industrial environments. The 280-mm-wide brushless linear servomotor-driven stages are available in eight travel options from 300 mm to 1.5 m for high-throughput applications. They feature heavy-duty linear motion guide bearings, submicron level encoder feedback and optional cable management. The company says that the side-sealed design and aluminum hardtop cover, finished in a protective scratch-resistant hard coat, are better alternatives to soft fabric or plastic bellows stage covers, especially for applications such as laser machining. The vertical-tensioned side straps fully seal the internal stage components from machining or process debris. Optional tabletops with steel inserts allow X-Y, X-Z or Y-Z configurations with other PRO series stages with orthogonality certified to 5 arcsec.