Newport Introduces Standard Vacuum Stages

Irvine, CA – October 4, 2011 – Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in lasers and photonics solutions that Make, Manage and Measure Light®, announces the new vacuum- compatible LTA series actuators and the URS50B rotation stage for research and industry. These products are compatible to 10 x e-6 hPa (7 x 10e-6 torr) vacuum and are designed for integration in critical sample positioning or beam management processes in vacuum environments. These newly-designed vacuum stages feature a motor-mounted encoder that is extremely useful in detecting the stall of a stepper motor since the stage is not accessible when installed inside a vacuum chamber. The encoder also offers improved position repeatability, a critical factor in many research and commercial applications in vacuum environments.

The LTAHSPPV6 and the LTAHLPPV6 actuators are extensions of the popular and reliable LTA actuators (with non-rotating tips), and are rated at 10,000 hrs MTBF. Compatible with other vacuum-compatible manual stages, both actuators provide sub-micron minimum incremental motion (MIM) and uni-directional repeatability.

The compact URS50BPPV6 rotation stage complements Newport’s higher load capacity URS75BPPV6. The newer model is capable of 360 degrees continuous motion at 4 degrees per second, an MIM of 0.0015 degrees, and can accommodate 5kg loads. The 4-mounting hole locations enable top mounting and enhance the stage’s cantilevered load capacity. This stage is rated at 20,000 hrs MTBF.

The new vacuum-compatible products can be supplied with Newport’s motion controller products from the single-axis SMC100PP to the 8-axis XPS Universal Controller.

For more information about vacuum-compatible stages and actuators, 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.

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Company Contacts:
Kim Abair
Director, Global Marketing
Tel: 800-222-6440 / +1 949-863-3144
E-mail: [email protected]

Beda Espinoza
Sr. Manager, Motion Products
Tel: +1 949-253-1247
E-mail: [email protected]

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