Product News: Fasteners & Hardware

Adjustment Screws offer sub-micron sensitivity.

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August 10, 2012 - Featuring 170 thread/in. thread pitch, High-Precision Adjustment Screws are non-locking and available with knob or 5/64 in. hex key. Stainless steel threads are mated with collet and proprietary lubricant to allow full 0.5 in. fine, frictionless movement. Standard 0.375 in. diameter collet is threaded with nut for mounting to optical mounts and stages.

Newport Corp.

Original Press Release

Newport Introduces 170-TPI High-Precision Adjustment Screws

Press release date: July 30, 2012

Irvine, CA - Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in laser and photonic solutions that Make, Manage, and Measure Light┬«, introduces high-precision adjustment screws with a 170-thread-per-inch (TPI) thread pitch, providing a 43% improvement in sensitivity over standard 100-TPI adjustment screws. The benefit of the 170-TPI adjuster is strengthened by the results of timed alignment testing where a mirror mount with these adjusters was consistently aligned within a band of +/- 3 ┬Árad in about half the time as the same mount with 100-TPI threads.

High-precision 170 TPI stainless steel threads are mated with the collet and a proprietary lubricant to allow a full 0.5 in. (12.7 mm) of fine, stictionless movement. The standard 0.375 (9.5 mm) diameter collet is threaded with a nut for effortless mounting to optical mounts and stages.

The 170-TPI High-Precision Adjustment Screws are non-locking and are available with a knob or with a 5/64-in (2-mm) hex key.

For more information about Newport's high-precision 170-TPI adjustment screws, go to

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:
Kim Abair
Director, Global Marketing
Tel: 800-222-6440 / +1 949-863-3144

Rick Sebastian
Sr. Product Manager, Precision Opto-Mechanics
Tel: 949-437-9935

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