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Differential Micrometer Head, 13.0 mm Coarse, 0.2 mm Fine, 5 lb. Load
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Differential Micrometer Head, 13 mm Coarse, 0.2 mm Fine, 462 Stage Bracket
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  • Type
    Differential Micrometer
  • Travel Range
    13.0 mm
  • Drive Type
  • Graduations
    10 µm
  • Axial Load Capacity
    22 N
  • Fine Travel
    0.2 mm
  • Graduations, Fine
    0.5 µm
  • Sensitivity
    0.07 µm
  • Backlash
    1 µm
  • Mounting Threads
  • Mounting
    9.5 mm Shank


Differential Micrometer Drive

When manual resolution of much less than one micrometer is needed, a differential screw is recommended. A differential micrometer uses a spindle with two opposing screw threads of slightly differing pitches (P1 and P2). As the spindle rotates, the net travel of the micrometer tip is : 1/Peff = 1/P1 - 1/P2. This mechanism allows extremely small adjustments using commonly available screws.

462 Stage Compatible Version

The DM-13B is a DM-13 differential micrometer supplied with a mounting bracket specifically for use with our 462 Series stages. Note that the micrometer mounting bracket(s) supplied with the 462-series stages are sized for 1.0-in. (25 mm) travel. Therefore, the DM-13B includes a different micrometer mounting bracket which accounts for the shorter 0.5-in (13-mm) range, allowing symmetric travel about the 462’s nominal position.

Exceptionally Smooth Motion

The DM-13 combines 13 mm of coarse travel range with 0.2 mm fine adjustability in a single micrometer. Use the knob at the back for coarse positioning like a classical micrometer drive. When done, use the other knob for fine tuning your position with 0.07 µm adjustment sensitivity. The motion of the DM-13 is exceptionally smooth and crisp, without tightness or difficult turning. DM-13 provides excellent linearity and absolute accuracy better than 1%, and its unique design exhibits no harmonic motion errors typical of conventional differential screws.

Compatible With a Wide Range of Newport Stages and Mounts

The DM-13 employs the same mounting bezel as our standard SM Series Micrometers, so it may be used to easily upgrade an existing stage to provide, in most cases, a factor of 10 improvement in resolution. The DM-13 is compatible with 461/462, 561/562, 423/433, 426/436, 460P, 460A, 401/406, RS and GON Series Stages as well as many modular optical mounts.