January 27, 2023

PM's customised positioning stage solutions redefine accuracy in life sciences.

There are many challenges when you are designing positioning stages for the life science industry. In this news article, we present our video about customised XYZ-stage solutions for the life science industry. But first, we will inform you about the requirements of the life science industry.

Positioning stage for life science challenging requirements

Applications in the life science industry require accurate positioning stages with tabletop footprint to operate in laboratory and research environments. Challenges are in output, machine footprint, accuracy, and reliability as labs are running a high number of duty cycles. These challenges can be translated into linear bearing components with smaller dimensions, higher stiffness, and minimum wear offering long life and repeatable precision.

About life science

Life science covers the field of microbiology, neurobiology, neuroscience, medicine research, and life cell. It bundles the sciences that study organisms and life processes focused on human and animal health. Research is done at high-speed with stem cell research, DNA analyses, toxicity screening, cell migration assay, and cardiomyocytes just to name a few.

What needs the life science industry

The life science industry is growing rapidly and massive research is being done. Customers are looking for flexible partners which understand the applications and can support them with design, engineering, manufacturing, and assembly capabilities resulting in a short time to market for new systems and scientific instruments.

How we support life science industry

PM supports high-tech life science OEMs with the design, manufacturing, and assembly of high-precision positioning systems. We optimize our clients' performance, increase quality and output, add technological know-how and minimize cost. 

To achieve an optimum balance between functionality, design, and cost, we offer application-engineered motion solutions. Here, functions can be integrated, reducing system dimensions and increasing positioning accuracy. During design, the cost for manufacturing and low maintenance costs are taken into account so that parts are easily accessible or can be replaced quickly.

Watch the video to see an application example of a custom-designed XY-positioning stage with a Z-axis for the life science industry.

The stage include high-performance cross-roller linear guides with anti cage creep technology. It offers very smooth running performance, excellent repeatability, high load capacity, and stiffness. To learn more about anti cage creep linear guides follow this link.