Newport Introduces Next Generation SmartTable® Products

Newport Introduces Next Generation SmartTable® Products

Newport Corporation

Irvine, CA – May 8, 2015 – Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in photonics solutions, is enhancing its successful SmartTable® product family with several new exciting products including the new ST-300 controller, the SmartTable HD hybrid damped optical table and SmartTable ADD bolt on dampers for doubler tables.

The new ST-300 Controller is more compact and provides higher processing power for quicker vibration compensation and improved damping performance. It features an additional channel to provide third channel (possibly horizontal) damping for large doubler-systems and other complex structures. A new software interface enables real time vibration data streaming, recording and compliance testing of optical tables. Additional damping indicator bars on the front panel show damping actions in real-time. The combination of these features makes the ST-300 Controller a powerful tool for monitoring and recording vibration data 24/7. The new ST-300 controller is now shipped with all Newport SmartTable active damping products.

Newport is also introducing the highest performance level SmartTable product yet – the SmartTable HD hybrid damping optical table. The SmartTable HD features Newport’s patented precision passive tuned dampers combined with IQ active damping technology to provide the maximum level of damping available.
In addition, Newport has extended the offerings of SmartTable ADD bolt on dampers to larger structures such as doubler tables that have lower resonance frequencies. The IQD Series SmartTable ADD bolt on dampers feature two compact damper units that can be bolted onto tabletops or structures and used with the ST-300 controller to effectively damp vibrations in 40 Hz – 200 Hz range.

 “With the unique combination of extensive manufacturing experience and innovative active damping technology, Newport’s SmartTable products deliver the highest performance, the best user experience and the most versatile solutions for vibration damping on the market. Users can choose among the ST-UT2 upgradeable series with precision passive tuned damping, ST series with active damping or ST-HD series with both passive and active damping for the most demanding applications”, says Sylvia Tan, Product Marketing Manager Vibration Control at Newport. “The introduction of the new ST-300 SmartTable controller brings this performance to an even higher level. It’s the perfect solution to meet the growing demand for high-performance vibration control platforms in the research community.”
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About Newport Corporation
Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of 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 its 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 its customers’ manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Newport is part of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.

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Company Contacts:
Pete Neely
Director Marketing Communications
Tel: 800-222-6440 / +1 949-863-3144
Sylvia Tan
Product Marketing Manager Vibration Control
Tel: 949-253-1775