The NanoPZ Ultra-High Resolution Actuator provides exceptional nanometer-scale remote control of manual-positioning stages and opto-mechanical components over large distances, in hard to reach spaces and in hazardous hands-off applications, like high-power laser experiments.The NanoPZ's non-rotating tip prevents contact surface wear and allows for direct load attachments. Newport's exclusive design and innovative piezo motor ensures 30 nm incremental motion capability with no loss of position when power is removed. Unlike some other piezo-based devices, the NanoPZ design does not rely on varying static and dynamic friction forces, which can provide inconsistent performance and premature failure. The NanoPZ incorporates the exclusive piezo micro stepping motor and with ergonomic controls, provides consistent results, superior reliability and unmatched ease-of-use. All this, plus >0.2mm/s speed, 50 N load capacity and more quiet operation, it's easy to see why the NanoPZ outperforms the rest.The NanoPZ is compatible with an array of Newport products including ULTIMA® Series optical mounts, GON Series goniometers, and ULTRAlign Series of linear stages.
For compatible manual positioners from Newport, please check Motorized Actuators & Manual Positioner Compatibility Matrix
The PZC200 controller provides convenient and ergonomic one hand speed control, and easy to use push button channel control for the PZC-SB switchbox. The PZC200 is equipped with a serial RS-485 computer link for computer control of up to 256 units in parallel. RS-485 is accessed by using the RS-485 to RS-232 converter NSC-CB-485-232-1 plugged into the PC's RS-232 port. For USB connectivity, use optional the USB-232 RS-232 to USB converter.
For information on the controller, PZC200 Controller.
The PZC-SB allows control of up to 8 NanoPZ actuators from the same PZC200 controller. LEDs indicate which actuator is active, inactive, connected or disabled. The two buttons on the PZC200 controller allow the selection of the active actuator. The PZC-SB is controllable via PC using the same RS-485/RS-232 interface as the PZC200.