Newport Expands SA2 Aluminum Breadboard Product Line

Irvine, CA (PressExposure) November 16, 2011 -- Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in lasers and photonics solutions that Make, Manage and Measure Light®, today introduced an expanded offering of low-cost aluminum breadboards and accessories for basic photonic research and OEM optical assemblies. The SA2 Series of solid aluminum breadboards now includes more diverse sizes and vertical bracket accessories to provide a stable yet lightweight platform for optical components and sub-assemblies.

The new SA2 Series sizes include 6 in. x 24 in., 6 in. x 36 in., 12 in. x 36 in., and 24 in. x 36 in., to offer more flexibility for optical experiments. Unique features include a standard grid of tapped holes which extends to within 0.5 inches of the plate edges, providing more mounting surface than competitive products. The SA2 also features "in-grid" counter-bored holes and deep edge chamfers that make lifting, aligning and integrating the SA2 onto standard optical tables much easier than competing models.

The new SA2-BRKT Series vertical brackets are offered in three sizes to accommodate a wide range of needs. The smallest bracket measures 6-inches in height and is recommended for 6-in. and 8-in. tall SA2 plates. The mid-range bracket measures 12 inches in height and is perfect for 12-in. SA2 plates. Newport's largest size is also the largest available in the industry and measures 18-in. It is perfect for vertical orientation of SA2 plates up to 36 inches tall.

The SA2 Series is offered in the most popular standard sizes; custom sizes and shapes are also available upon request. The Imperial standard models feature ¼-20 tapped holes on a 1-inch grid and metric models feature M6 tapped holes on a 25mm grid. Both versions are deep black anodized to minimize surface reflections; other surface finishes are available on request.

According to Warren Booth, Vibration Control Product Line Manager, "Customer feedback on the SA2 family has been very encouraging since its introduction last year. The unique design features have made the SA2 the most popular basic breadboard in the industry. We have received numerous requests to expand the offering and this latest release is a result of our expert customer feedback and our dedication to delivering what they need."

For more information on these new SA2 Aluminum Breadboards and other Newport vibration control solutions, please visit http://www.newport.com/SA2.

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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Press Release Submitted On: November 16, 2011 at 8:22 pm
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