Motor-Driven Mirror Mount integrates controller and driver.

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Model CONEX-AG-M100D is remote-controllable, piezoelectric-motor-driven mirror mount with 2-axis absolute position sensor. Unit is capable of repeatable or absolute positioning tasks, for scanning and laser beam steering applications, and also enables user to save position into memory and recall it upon startup. In open loop, minimum incremental motion of mount is 2 µrad over ±0.75º range and, in closed loop, minimum incremental motion is 0.001º with bidirectional repeatability of 0.01º.



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Newport Introduces Compact, Piezo-Motor-Actuated Mirror Mount with Integrated Controller/Driver



Irvine, CA - Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in laser and photonic solutions that Make, Manage and Measure Light®, introduces the new CONEX-AG-M100D, a remote-controllable, piezo-motor-driven mirror mount with an integrated 2-axis absolute position sensor. It combines the high-angular position sensitivity of the field-proven Agilis(TM) piezo-motor direct-drive technology with exact position information from a novel, patent-pending, 2-axis, absolute position sensor. While other piezo-motor mounts lack exact position information and hence can only be used for adjustments, the CONEX-AG-M100D is capable of repeatable or absolute positioning tasks. This capability is important in scanning applications or when steering a laser beam to different positions repeatedly is required.

In open loop, the MIM of the mirror mount is 2µrad over a ±0.75º range and in closed loop, the MIM is 0.001º with a bi-directional repeatability of 0.01º. With the absolute position sensor, the user can also save a position into memory and recall that position upon start-up without having to rely on a home or reference location. This is beneficial when a previously optimized beam path must be re-established.

According to Beda Espinoza, Senior Manager, Motion, at Newport Corporation, "Integrating the Agilis mirror mount and the CONEX controller platform, both developed with simplicity in mind, makes the CONEX-AG-M100D very affordable. Combined with the NSTRUCT Instrument Management software platform, setting up becomes much easier, leading to less time wasted and a faster implementation of experiments."

For more information about Newport's absolute positioning piezo-motor-actuated mirror mount with integrated controller/driver, please go to: http://www.newport.com/M100D.

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

E-mail: kim.abair@newport.com

Beda Espinoza

Sr. Manager, Motion

Tel: (949) 253-1247

E-mail: beda.espinoza@newport.com

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