Newport Corp. has announced its stand-alone IMS-LM-SA series long-travel linear motor stages. Based on a stiff body design, the self-supporting stages are available in 800-, 1000- and 1200-mm travel and do not require ultraflat mounting surfaces. They are suited for high-precision, light-to-medium industrial applications that carry up to 10-kg loads, including semiconductor wafer inspection, microelectronics test and assembly, pick and place, DNA sequencing, laser machining, bioprinting and tissue engineering. Features include industrial-grade direct-drive linear motors, direct-read linear encoders, recirculating ball bearings and an aluminum base. The stages use a four-point mounting method, ensuring stability even when installed on less than ideal surfaces. When mounted on a proprietary table, the sturdy stage design ensures accuracy, high throughput and repeatable, bidirectional performance.