P2YP: 2-Axis Yaw Pitch Flexure Stage

Manual YP2000

Feature Summary

  • Coincident rotation center.
  • Damped exterior shell design provides superior vibration and touch insensitivity.
  • Lightweight aluminum construction allows system to be moved easily by other motion equipment.
  • Small footprint allows multiple unit workstations.
  • Onboard controller for actuators avoids high cost of separate motion controllers.
  • High mechanical stiffness affords rugged and stable base system.
  • Dual flexure Yaw and Pitch stages provide extreme resolution without arc error.
  • Can be used with I3000 or other XYZ stages to provide a 5-axis system

With positioning this easy... the possibilities are endless.


Precision Single-Fiber Angular Adjustment

The YP 2-axis rotational system for positioning offers the highest resolution by hand or actuator in its class. It is rugged and repeatable, easy to use, with superior resolution - the Luminos YP2000 is the most advanced 2-axis manual positioning / alignment system on the market. This 2-axis Yaw Pitch positioner is flexure based with no frictional bearings. Our Ratio Drive™ allows an incredible by hand resolution of 0.2 arc second in Yaw and Pitch without touch sensitivity. The coincident rotation point is projected 1 inch in front of the unit and ½ inch above for unobstructed access. This tiny unit is only 1¾" wide and 1¼" high and weighs 480grams without micrometers or actuators.


With this new design, upgrading to automation is easy and inexpensive.  The standard stepper motor option provides 0.2 arc second resolution on both the pitch and yaw axes.

A kit (Part#:ACTKIT) is required for each automated positioner. It includes a software CD, a power adapter, a USB serial port adapter (in case your PC has no serial ports available) and the necessary cables. The CD includes ActiveX/COM software which provides a simple interface from LabVIEW 6i/8+/2010, Visual Basic 6, Visual C++ 6.0, or any .NET language.


With accessories ranging from fiber array holders to contact sensors, Luminos can get you out-fitted and up-and-running quickly on your applications.

Base Price (USD): $3387.74
P2YP - X1 - X2 - X3
Option Description Price (USD)
X1: Yaw Actuator
M Manual Micrometer $0.00
B Stepper, Long Life, 0.2µm microstep, RS-232 Onboard Controller $1,204.60
A Stepper, Fine Travel, 0.1µm microstep, RS-232 Onboard Controller $1,418.92
X2: Pitch Actuator
M Manual Micrometer $0.00
B Stepper, Long Life, 0.2µm microstep, RS-232 Onboard Controller $1,204.60
A Stepper, Fine Travel, 0.1µm microstep, RS-232 Onboard Controller $1,418.92
X3: Units
Metric Mounting Plate
Imperial Mounting Plate

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Axis Actuator1 Coarse Total
Yaw ±1.5 degrees N/A ±1.5 degrees
Pitch ±1.5 degrees N/A ±1.5 degrees
Setability (Micrometer)
Axis Resolution2 Movement/Division
Yaw 0.2 arc sec 30 arc sec
Pitch 0.2 arc sec 30 arc sec
Resolution (Stepper Motor)
Axis Resolution Total Steps
Yaw 0.2 arc sec 60 416
Pitch 0.2 arc sec 60 416
Stage Configuration & Arc Error Motion
Axis  Flexure Type Drive Type Arc Error
Yaw  Dual Rotational None
Pitch  Dual Rotational None
Linear Stiffness
Along Axis Stiffness Comments
Z 280 kN/m measured at the rotation center
Y 120 kN/m
X 60 kN/m
Torsional Stiffness
About Axis Stiffness Comments
Z - roll 170Nm/rad measured at the rotation center
Y - yaw 120Nm/rad
X - pitch 150Nm/rad
Maximum Load
Static Load Transient Load Comments
2.2 lbs (1kg) 10 lbs (4.5kg) stage must be protected from shock loading during transport and usage
Physical Properties
Characteristic Specifications Comments
Construction Aluminum 6061 & 7075 - T6 anodized
Weight 600g Approximate
Body Dimensions 4.50"  x 1.75" x 2.70" LxWxH excluding micrometers
Mounting Height 2.10"  Base to top of mounting plate
Mounting Config. 0.26" dia. holes 1.00" x 4.00" centers3
Coincident Rotation Center 1/2" Above top of mounting plate
1" Out from end of mounting plate
  1. 'Actuator' refers to a micrometer or stepper motor.
  2. Operator dependent
  3. Compatible with 1.00" grid optical tables, units mount on 2" intervals with 0.25" allowance for routing of cables etc.

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