Rockland, MA. (May 8, 2014) – Prior’s newest stage technology, the HLD117 Linear Motor Stages bring a new level of speed and precision to microscope automation. With superior repeatability of 0.15μm, speeds of up to 300mm per second and amazingly low velocity ripple even at speeds down to one micron per second, the HLD117 series of stages is the highest performing stage Prior has ever produced. The innovative low profile, flat top design and ultra quiet operation make the stage especially well suited for high end OEM and end user applications where performance matters most. The HLD117 series is compatible with Prior’s NanoScan Piezo Z stages, PLW20 Well Plate Loaders and Prior’s full range of sample holders making the HLD117 the most versatile high performance stage system available on the market today.