Available through Dover Motion's exclusive distribution partner Heason Technology, the low profile DDM series open frame X-Y positioning stages, with a dynamic performance and accuracy, suit demanding high throughput automation applications for imaging and biotechnology. They feature direct drive ironless linear servomotors and anti-creep cross roller bearings for smooth zero-backlash motion that provide positioning resolution to 0.1 µm (5 nm on request) when combined with integral linear encoders. The footprint has a nominal travel of 120 x 80 mm and an overall height of only 40 mm. The through aperture supports microtitres or wellplates with top and underside access. The positioning stages provide imaging throughput of up to 30 images/s with high stability during image capture. Built-in cable management with a single point exit for all motor and encoder connections reduces the overall stage footprint and facilitates straightforward installation. The combination of direct drive servomotors and non-contact optical encoders plus the absence of moving cables provides the basis for long working life with minimal maintenance. A complete range of motion controls and linear servo drives are available to obtain the highest performance from the DDM series. Dual axis or multi-axis controls with additional positioning mechanics are available for simple point-to point programmed motion to fully system integrated controls for high throughput production or laboratory analytics use.