Manufacturer of Linear Motion SystemsManufacturer of Linear Motion Systems
4215 Pleasant Rd
Fort Mill, SC 29708

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Manufacturer of Linear Motion SystemsManufacturer of Linear Motion Systems

We make Instrument Robots for medical and scientific instruments.

We help Original Equipment Manufacturer's (OEMs) rise above the competition with the best technology and the lowest cost.

We focus on the robot so you can focus on your business.

instrument door

Our robots are fully featured XYZ motion systems for moving micro plates, glass slides or other payloads around inside your instrument.   Each robot is highly integrated and optimized for size, enabling the most compact instrument possible.   We have standard designs or we can work to your design specifications to meet your performance requirements.

Featured below:  1st generation robot with belt driven X and Y axis, Z-axis utilizes a screw drive.

Micro Plate Handler Robot

Plate Robot with belt drive system

Pictured Above:   Three axis stepper motor drive XYZ assembly


Power and Sensor data all within Flat Flex Cable (FFC) to make unit more compact and simplify wiring and cable management.

End of travel sensors embedded in Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) in close range to magnets embedded in machined structure to eliminate alignment issues and increase reliability.


Side to Side:180(7.1)
Front to Back:220(8.7)

Travel or Stroke


Payload capacity is 500 grams (about 1.0 pound).

"Custom" Printed Circuit Boards

Our PCBs are designed and built to simplify cable management. Miniature XYZ motion systems typically have low power requirements. This makes them ideal to run power and sensor data in the same electronic cable.

Printed Circuit Board

OEM Plate Handling Robot Design Requirements

We can make custom OEM systems with high accuracy and precision for a wide range of microplates from 96 wells to 1536 wells to custom plate configurations.

Below is a short list of data we require to start a design process:

  • Length of Travel for Each Axis
  • Travel Sensor Requirements
  • Accuracy Requirements
  • Type of Payload (i.e., micro plate) and weight
  • Envelope Size within which the robot must fit

Easy to Change Plate Holder

Optional microplate holders are available for luminescence and fluorescence measurements (i.e., tranmitted light measurements).

Plate Robot with Controller

Well Plate Holder Styles

  • "X" Structure - Standard Holder
  • "U" Structure - Open Bottom

Standard structure is excellent for high rigidity.  Open bottom allows for visibility of all wells from top or bottom.

Plate Robot with Controller

Underside Illumination