Nippon Pulse America Offers SCR Nanopositioning Stage

Features NPA's Linear Shaft Motor, Produces Piezo Stage Accuracy with Speed of Servo Stage

RADFORD, Va. -- The Nippon Pulse America, Inc. (NPA) SCR100 stage is an ultra high precision, compact single-axis stage that integrates a slide guide, encoder, and Linear Shaft Motor. The SCR100 stage offers a wide range of advantages for ultra high performance and accuracy applications. Through complex motion profiles, the SCR series produces extremely accurate results and because of its built-in shaft support yields no stability.

The SCR100 stage is a moving magnet design, which locates all cables and connectors in the stationary base. The resulting absence of any moving cable is clean and compact and eliminates motion errors due to cable forces. The precision ground cross roller way provides high stiffness and smooth motion. Together they are capable of supporting higher torque levels due to offset loads with travels from 50mm to 300mm. The non-contact Linear Shaft Motor and optical linear encoders are self-contained inside the stage, making it a low-profile compact solution. The built-in non-contact optical linear encoder is available with resolutions from 1 micron to 10 nanometers with digital output. The sub-micron resolution results in a high accuracy stage, which is laser tested for optimum performance.

The Linear Shaft Motor is a coreless direct drive linear motor that, because there is no cogging, has a higher resolution, speed, and continuous force than standard stepper motors and piezo servomotors. The Nippon Pulse Linear Shaft Motor has gained a reputation of servicing the very demanding, ultra high precision motion control applications in a number of markets. Those markets include Metrology, Spectroscopy, Digital pathology, Microscopy, Disk drive, Semiconductor fabrication, Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Cell Imaging, Particle Analysis, Medical Device, Stent fabrication, National Laboratories, Photonics/Telecom, Aerospace and Defense and Genomics.

The SCR100 stage has the added benefit that any standard digital servo driver can drive the SCR100 stage. Any two SCR stages will bolt directly together to form a very stiff, compact X-Y stage. Two SCR stages can be supplied as an X-Y stage to insure true orthogonal orientation.

Nippon Pulse America, Inc. is a fully-owned subsidiary of Nippon Pulse Motor Co., Ltd. and is a leader in the motion control industry. Nippon Pulse offers a wide array of motion control solutions, including tin-can stepper motors, linear stepper motors, drivers, controllers, and networks. For more information on the SCR stage series or any of Nippon Pulse's other products visit

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Nippon Pulse America, Inc.
4 Corporate Drive, Radford, VA 24141
Phone: 1-540-633-1677
Fax: 1-540-633-1674

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