Technical Notes

Technical Notes

Motion Control Systems

In this technical note, motion devices are discussed first in the context of manual positioning. This discussion is equally applicable to automated positioning and motorized drivers …

Technical Notes

Fundamentals of Motion Control

Details regarding the various factors that impact the motion of these devices and how to characterize their positioning precision and accuracy are the subjects of this technical no …

Technical Notes

Optical Fiber Alignment

Good fiber alignment produces the highest coupling efficiency and therefore the least signal loss before assembly or packaging of an optical system.


ESP301 User Manual

This manual provides descriptions and operating procedures for the integrated 3 axis ESP301 Controller/Driver (ESP = Enhanced System Performance).


HXP100 Hexapod with 6 Degrees of Freedom - 2010

Overview of Newport Corporation's new HXP100 Hexapod that is a parallel kinematic motion device providing six degrees of freedom: X, Y, Z, pitch, roll, and yaw.


ESP302 Connection via RS232

This video explains how to configure, connect and communicate to ESP302 motion controller via RS232 communication port.


ESP302 Connection via Ethernet

This video walks through the steps required for ESP302 IP configuration and communication via Ethernet.


ESP302 Error Troubleshooting

In this video you will find a troubleshooting guide for ESP302 motion controller. Various tabs and commands to check controller, driver and positioner errors are described here.

Technical Notes

Linear Translation Stage Terminology

This glossary covers important terms related to linear translation stages.

Technical Notes

Motion Basics Terminology & Standards

The function of a stage is to constrain motion to a desired direction. For a linear stage, the desired motion is along an ideal straight line. Any motion in a constrained direction …

Selection Guides

Motorized Linear Actuator Guide

Motorized Linear Actuators provide customers the ability to upgrade and motorize Newport optical mounts or manual positioners for remote and computer control. As stand-alone units, …


Introduction to Positioning Equipment

This tutorial introduces opto-mechanical component design basics and will familiarize the reader with the issues that need consideration in the selection of the most commonly used tabletop …


Custom Solutions For Motion Control

For 50 years, Newport's motion team has been developing high precision custom/OEM systems for research, industrial and aerospace customers and providing solutions from system design …


Advanced Motion Control Products

Our advanced motion products represent technology platform solutions with modified standards or custom development including, but not limited to, higher load capacity, higher speed …


Environmental Preparation Solutions

For applications requiring special environmental preparation, you can depend on Newport's extensive product lines and vast application experience. Over the years, we have mastered the …


Motion Assemblies - XY stages, XYZ stages, Gimbals

Our motion control assemblies are represented in three categories: standard product assemblies, gimbals and engineered multi-axis systems.


Motion Control Capabilities

Our application engineers and designers will assist you to conceptualize your system through in-depth technical discussion and analysis. They can collaborate very closely with your …

Selection Guides

Air Bearing Solution Guide

Whether your application requires the DynamYX® Datum™ capable of 5 G acceleration and nanometer accuracy, the evolutionary HybrYX® air and mechanical bearing “hybrid” stage or the newly …

Technical Notes

Stage Components Considerations

Choosing the right positioning technology for an application is a complex task. There are numerous choices of linear stages, rotation stages and actuators and each product has its own …

Technical Notes

Linear Translation Stage Technology Guide

Each material used in the design of a linear translation stage has its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages. The following is a summary of the properties for the most common …

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