Chieftek Precision USA supplies linear stages and motors, linear encoders, servo drives, direct-drive rotary tables, and linear guides to the medical device and laboratory industries. Of course, the original focus of Chieftek was on the design and manufacture of miniature linear guides. Today these precision linear offerings — including Chieftek miniature rail (MR) series linear guides — continue to lead in the medical industry. Beyond these miniature guides, Chieftek guide and slide components for medical designs include standard and wide four-row ball-bearing linear guides; four-row roller-type linear guides; and ST miniature stroke slides with two rows of balls and a gothic ball track with 45° contact for load capacity comparable to that of a mono block (carriage). Chieftek slide offerings include miniature linear guides — the manufacturer’s original component and perhaps the best-known miniature slide in the medical industry. The linear guides operate in an array of medical applications that include pharmaceutical dispensers, blood-testing equipment, physical-therapy machines, airway-clearance devices, eye-surgery positioners, and other surgical and dental tools. Stainless ...