The BL Series belt drive stage is a low cost, durable and surprisingly quiet positioning stage that is well suited for both open and closed loop operation. The stage is capable of very slow speeds (< 0.001inches per second) to speeds greater than 100 inches per second. Stages are offered with travel lengths up to 134 inches (3400 mm). The BL stage offers a pulley system designed for long service life and dependable operation. An optional external cable carrier is offered for easy integration of cables and hoses. There are provisions for a linear encoder, which allow for dual loop operation in applications requiring precise positioning. The carriage is supplied with tapped holes for easy mounting of your payload.