New Focus Introduces Closed-Loop Picomotor™ Controller and Driver Module

Irvine, CA – September 30, 2013 – New Focus, a Newport Corporation brand and leading provider of Simply Better™ photonics solutions for industrial and research applications, is introducing the 8743-CL two channel integrated closed loop Picomotor controller and driver.

The most recent addition to the New Focus Picomotor controller and driver family is a compact cost-effective solution for driving closed loop Picomotors. The single-box solution can be manually controlled with the New Focus 8758 hand control pad or computer-controlled via USB 2.0, RS-485 or Ethernet.

“With the new 8743-CL integrated driver and Ethernet controller we now offer a compact, cost-effective, and user-friendly solution to control closed-loop New Focus Picomotors”, says Sandy Wang, Product Manager at New Focus. “Each 8743-CL module can control up to two axes and provides a very compact and economic solution for two axis configurations. “ Up to 31 units can be daisy chained via the RS-485 interface for larger setups.

With its advanced Picomotor auto detection feature, embedded dynamic HTTP-server, cleaner, simpler graphical user interface and full LabVIEW and Windows DLL support, the 8743-CL controller is extremely easy to use. All accessories for the 8742 open-loop Picomotor controller are fully compatible with the 8743-CL.

For more information on New Focus’ new 8743-CL Picomotor driver/controller module, please visit

About Newport Corporation

Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics manufacturing, aerospace and defense/security, life and health sciences and precision industrial manufacturing markets. Newport’s innovative solutions leverage its expertise in high-power semiconductor, solid-state and ultrafast lasers, photonics instrumentation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation, optical subsystems and precision automation to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers’ manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Newport is part of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.

Company Contacts:

Pete Neely
Director Marketing Communications
Tel: 800-222-6440 / +1 949-863-3144
E-mail: [email protected]

Sandy Wang
Product Manager
Tel: 408-980-5554
E-mail: [email protected]