Technical Notes

Motion Control Systems

Technical Notes

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 and electronic controllers are then detailed.

Fundamentals of Motion Control

Technical Notes

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 note..

Optical Fiber Alignment

Technical Notes

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

Fiber Alignment Motion Systems

Technical Notes

Fiber alignment systems range from simple, single-channel, single-side setups to more complex double-sided, multiple-channel setups with machine vision, adhesive delivery, and pick and place.

ESP301 Motion Controller 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.

Linear Translation Stage Terminology

Technical Notes

This glossary covers important terms related to linear translation stages.

Motion Basics Terminology & Standards

Technical Notes

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 will contribute to deviation from the ideal trajectory and/or positio...

Motorized Linear Actuator Guide

Selection Guides

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, these motorized actuators are used in alignment, read head production...

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 components. It emphasizes practical issues, not mathematical ...
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