News | February 20, 2018

MKS Introduces Newport Industrial Vertical Stage With High Load Capacity

Source: Newport Corporation
MKS Introduces Newport Industrial Vertical Stage With High Load Capacity

Andover, MA – February 6, 2018MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) announces the release of the Newport IDL280-Z20 vertical stage for industrial applications that require high load capacities. Based on a proven and modular wedge design, the IDL280-Z20 provides a minimum incremental motion (MIM) of 0.1 µm over 20 mm of travel with smooth motion for fine positioning. A precision ball screw drive with 2mm pitch is able to move loads up to 500N with a speed of 5 mm/s.

Thanks to its high stiffness, 10µrad/N-m, the Newport vertical industrial stage is a perfect addition to advanced XY systems with high dynamic performance. “The IDL280-Z20 is matched to the Newport IDL280 stages and can be bolted securely onto the IDL280-LM’s carriage in only a few minutes”, says Beda Espinoza, Sr. Manager Product Marketing, Newport Motion Products “With the Newport IDL series of stages, building high performance XZ or XYZ assemblies for industrial motion applications is fast, simple and effective.”

Like all IDL stages, the IDL280-Z20 is fully compatible to the Newport XPS controller but can also be combined with other third party industrial motion controllers. Upon request, Newport is able to provide custom-designed IDL280-Z vertical stages in other travels or sizes to meet the specifications and requirements of individual applications.

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About MKS Instruments

MKS Instruments, Inc. is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor, and analyze critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, flow measurement and control, gas and vapor delivery, gas composition analysis, residual gas analysis, leak detection, control and information technology, ozone generation and delivery, RF & DC power, reactive gas generation, vacuum technology, photonics, sub-micron positioning, vibration isolation and optics. Our primary served markets include semiconductor capital equipment, general industrial, life sciences and research. Additional information can be found at

About the Newport Brand

MKS' Newport brand comprises advanced technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics manufacturing, aerospace and defense/security, life and health sciences and precision industrial manufacturing markets. Newport’s innovative solutions leverage our expertise in high-power semiconductor, solid-state and ultrafast lasers, photonics instrumentation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation, optical subsystems and precision automation to enhance the capabilities and productivity of our customers’ manufacturing, engineering and research applications. 
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SOURCE: MKS Instruments, Inc.