Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in lasers and photonics solutions, announces the UMR-TRA XY Stages.  The new line of integrated XY stages are built from reliable, industry-standard UMR linear stages and TRA actuators.  Affordable and compact, the small footprint measures only 90 mm wide and 38 mm high, including the base plate. The UMR-TRA-XY stages are specially designed for applications in confined spaces, making them an excellent choice for a wide range of motion control tasks in research and industry.

Beda Espinoza, Product Manager for Newport’s motion products states, “We are very pleased to announce the UMR-TRA because we believe it offers significant benefits to our customers.  UMR-TRA Stages are compact and inexpensive motorized XY stages assembled from two UMR5.16 linear stages and two TRA actuators. To minimize the footprint, the actuators are parallel and by using a mechanical lever, the action of one actuator is converted to perpendicular motion.  The small stage base plate also features accessible mounting holes that facilitate direct mounting on optical tables or integration into custom systems.”

The UMR-TRA has 12.5mm travel and is available in English or metric versions, DC or stepper motor, and a vacuum-compatible stepper-motor version which is compatible down to 10-6 hPa.  For research, the stage is ideal for use in vacuum applications and other space-restricted setups.  For industrial applications, the robust stage is qualified for laser beam positioning and can withstand high machine accelerations. The UMR-TRA is compatible with all of Newport’s popular motion controllers, from the hand-held NewStep single-axis stepper-motor controller, to the sophisticated and high performance XPS universal controller. For more information on Newport’s UMR-TRA XY Stages/Actuator Products, please visit the company’s website www.newport.com/UMR-TRA.

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 Microcap Index.