Newport Corp., Irvine, Calif., has introduced the UMR-TRA line of integrated XY stages built from reliable, industry-standard UMR linear stages and TRA actuators. The footprint measures 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 a good choice for a wide range of motion control tasks in research and industry.
The UMR-TRA has 12.5mm travel and is available in English or metric versions, DC or stepper motor, and has a vacuum-compatible stepper-motor version that is compatible down to 10-6 hPa. For industrial applications, the stage is qualified for laser beam positioning and can withstand high machine accelerations.
"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,” says Beda Espinoza, product manager for Newport’s motion products.