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Dover Motion DDM series open frame X-Y table suits high throughput image and bio processing

25 January 2012

Slinfold, UK – January 2012: Dover Motion Inc. has released a open frame X-Y positioning stage with a dynamic performance and accuracy capability that will suit demanding high throughput automation applications for imaging and biotechnology. The low profile DDM series, available through Dover Motion's exclusive distribution partner Heason Technology, features direct drive ironless linear servomotors and anti-creep cross roller bearings for exceptionally smooth zero-backlash motion combined with integral linear encoders that provide positioning resolution to 0.1 micron (to 5 nanometres on request). The small footprint DDM stage has a nominal travel of 120 mm x 80 mm and an overall height of only 40 mm - with a generous through aperture that will suit both imaging and microscopy use as well supporting microtitres or wellplates with top and underside access for biomedical sampling use. The DDM is designed to provide imaging throughput of up to 30 images/sec with outstanding stability during image capture.

The DDM series has built-in cable management with a single point exit for all motor and encoder connections which 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 exceptionally long working life with minimal maintenance.

Heason Technology offers a complete range of motion controls and linear servo drives that will enable the highest performance from the Dover Motion DDM series. Dual axis or multi-axis controls with addition positioning mechanics are available for simple point-to point programmed motion to fully system integrated controls for high throughput production or laboratory analytics use.

Heason Technology works closely with its global distribution partners to provide a comprehensive range of first-class motion control components in combination with its own in-house design and assembly service for superior motion system solutions that help its customers to excel in their own technologies, with the advanced positioning performance they require.

Other Dover Motion products, available through Heason Technology, include linear and rotary stages for medium, high and ultra-high precision grades based with both air and mechanical bearing technologies and with linear or rotary servomotor drive systems.

For company and technical information, please contact Jon Howard:

Heason Technology Ltd

Unit 6 Lawson Hunt Industrial Park
Guildford Road
Broadbridge Heath
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 3JR, UK
Tel:     +44 (0)1403 755800
Fax:    +44 (0)1403 755810
Email:  jhoward@heason.com
Web:    www.heason.com
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