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Newport - IMS-LM-SA Series Linear Motors

Newport Corporation

Newport's IMS-LM-SA Stand-Alone Long-Travel Linear Motor StageNewport Corporation, a worldwide leader in lasers and photonics solutions that Make, Manage and Measure Light®, announces the new stand-alone IMS-LM-SA Series of long-travel linear motor stages. Based on a stiff-body design, these self-supporting stages are available in 800, 1000 and 1200 mm travel. Cost-effective and robust, the IMS-LM-SA linear motor stages do not require ultra flat mounting surfaces, making them ideal for research and light industrial tasks. 

The IMS-LM-SA stand-alone, long-travel linear motor stages are perfectly suited for high-precision, light-to-medium industrial applications that carry up to 10kg loads. These applications include semiconductor wafer inspection, micro-electronics test and assembly, pick and place, DNA sequencing, laser machining, bio-printing and tissue engineering. 

Features include industrial-grade direct drive linear motors, direct read linear encoders, recirculating ball bearings, and a stiff, FEA-optimized aluminum base. The IMS-LM-SA stages also utilize a 4-point mounting method, ensuring stability even when mounted on less than ideal, flat surfaces. When mounted on a Newport table, the sturdy stage design ensures accuracy, high-throughput, and repeatable, bi-directional performance. These are also compatible with Newport’s XPS controller with ESP technology that will automatically recognize the connected stage and upload the operating parameters for a quick, safe start.

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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