XYZ axis stages come in various sizes, weights, and loading capacities. The heavy-duty versions of these devices are used in heavy mechanical systems, machine construction and mechanical industries where the weight of the mounted machines or jobs is quite high. These bigger size stages are used to carry around CNC machine tool, industrial robots and automation equipment on the factory floor.
For applications where the loading capacity and the working envelope is small, and a very high level of precision and accuracy is required, low profile or miniature versions of the XYZ axis stages are used. These small machines have lesser loading capacities but very high accuracy and performance. These are largely employed in optical applications, laser-related applications, semiconductor industry, and electronic assembling units.
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