sm1tc_appshot2505
2714_sm1rc_sgl2
5063_sm1tc_sgl4
5808_cp12_sgl9
cp12_app1_780_tab9
6722_lcp09_sgl3
lcp09_app_l_780px2
6668_sm2a21_sgl8
cp12_app1_780_tab98
1531_sm1c6_sgl8
2117_cam1_sgl3

Lens Tube Mounts

PrintEmail

Lens Tube Mounts




  • Compatible with Our SM-Series Lens Tubes
  • Allow Mounting of Lens Tube Assemblies to a Breadboard
  • Easy Assembly of Extended Structures Using SM-Threaded Components

The mounts below have been developed specifically to allow positioning of lens tube systems into free-space optical setups on breadboards or tables. Different designs are available for Ø1/2", Ø1", Ø2", and Ø3" lens tubes.

Thorlabs offers many solutions for mounting lens tubes, including the LMR Series of fixed lens mounts and SMR threaded mounting rings.

 

Lens Tube Clamps and Slip Rings
Thorlabs' lens tube clamps and slip rings are both designed to enable post mounting of lens tube systems. With slip rings, lens tube systems can be mounted by passing the lens tube through the clear aperture of the ring. In contrast, the lens tube clamps enable drop in installation and removal of lens tubes. Using the 8-32 (M4) mounting hole, the lens tube clamps and slip rings can be bolted to any of our posts or other rigid construction components.

Lens Tube Compatible Cage Plate
Similar to our slip rings, our CP12 cage plate features a Ø1.2" double bore that allows an SM1 lens tube to slide in. Our LCP09 cage plate features a Ø2.2" double bore that allows an SM2 lens tube to slide in. A nylon-tipped setscrew allows the lens tube to be locked securely in place in both of these products.

Construction Cubes
The construction cubes, with SM threading on all six sides, are designed especially for building complex, three-dimensional lens tube systems such as beam splitters and interferometers.

Right-Angle Brackets
Using the threaded right-angle bracket, a lens tube system can be mounted parallel to a breadboard's surface. With two SM-threaded apertures, these brackets interface easily between a free-space setup and a lens tube system. The right angle mounts are equipped with #4 (M3) and #6 (M4) mounting holes as well as 1/4"-20 (M6) taps to allow rigid mounting of the lens tubes to the table surface.

 

Lens Tube Slip Rings

* Slimmer Body Size to Conserve Space
* Flat Sides for Ease in Use of Multiple Occurrences
* Slip Rings to Mount Ø1/2", Ø1", Ø2", and Ø3" Lens Tubes to 1/2" Posts

These new and improved slip rings are designed to mount preassembled optical lens tube systems by passing the lens tube through the mounting ring and securing it with a locking screw. Their small body design and flat sides make these parts more versatile than the old SMR*C series slip rings. The locking screw is conveniently located along the top surface of the mount for easy access. The SM slip rings can easily be mounted to any of our posts using the 8-32 (M4) mounting hole on the bottom of each slip ring.

 

Lens Tube Clamps


* Drop-In Installation and Removal of Lens Tubes
* 3-Point Contact When Mounted
* Standard Lens Tube Sizes: Ø1/2" (SM05), Ø1" (SM1), Ø2" (SM2), and Ø3" (SM3)

These lens tube clamps are designed to enable easy installation and removal of lens tubes from optical systems. To remove a lens tube, simply unscrew the clamping screw, flip the mount open, and lift the tube straight up and out. This feature is useful for users who, because of tight space constraints, do not have the room to slide the entire lens tube out of a mount.

This series of lens tube clamps can easily be mounted to any of our posts using the #8 counterbore on the bottom of the clamp. The SM05TC also mounts to a mini-series rod via a #4 washer and 4-40 cap screw (not included).

 

30 mm Cage Plate with Ø1.2" Bore

 

  • Ø1.2" Bore Supports Outside Diameter of SM1 Lens Tubes
  • Compatible with 30 mm Cage Systems
  • Nylon-Tipped Setscrew and Double Bore Securely Hold Lens Tubes
  • Not Post Mountable

The CP12 cage plate is desinged to allow our SM1 Lens Tubes to slide into the cage plate and be locked in position with a nylon-tipped setscrew. This is ideal for situations where it is not desirable to thread the lens tube into one of our threaded cage plates. It will also allow our Ø1.2" free-space isolator packages to be integrated into a 30 mm cage system. A double-bore design gives three points of contact for stable and secure mounting. Each cage rod through hole is accompanied by a side-located locking 4-40 setscrew, which can be secured using a 0.05" hex key.

Please note that this cage plate does not feature a tapped mounting hole, unlike many of our other cage plates. Due to the bore size, there would be interference between the threaded stud on our Ø1/2" posts and the clear aperture of the bore. Therefore, this cage plate cannot be used directly with Ø1/2" Posts, and a cage system utilizing this plate must be supported using a different method.

 

60 mm Cage Plate with Ø2.2" Bore

 

  • Ø2.2" Bore Supports Outside Diameter of SM2 Lens Tubes
  • Compatible with 60 mm Cage Systems
  • Nylon-Tipped Setscrew and Double Bore Securely Hold Lens Tubes
  • Not Post Mountable

The LCP09 Cage Plate is designed to allow our SM2 lens tubes to slide into the cage plate and be locked in position with a nylon-tipped setscrew. This cage plate is ideal for situations where it is not desirable to thread the lens tube into one of our threaded cage plates. A double-bore design gives three points of contact for stable and secure mounting. Each cage rod through hole is accompanied by two side-located locking 4-40 setscrew, which can be secured using a 0.05" hex key.

Please note that this plate does not feature a tapped mounting hole, unlike many of our other cage plates. Due to the bore size, there would be interference between the threaded stud on our Ø1/2" posts and the clear aperture of the bore. Therefore, this cage plate cannot be used directly with Ø1/2" Posts, and a cage system utilizing this plate must be supported using a different method.

 

Ø2" Adapter Mount with Ø1.2" Bore

 

  • Ø1.2" Smooth Central Bore Accepts SM1 Lens Tubes and BE052 Series Beam Expanders
  • Compatible with Mounts for Ø2" Optics
  • Nylon-Tipped Setscrew to Hold Housing

The SM2A21 Mounting Adapter fits Ø2" optic mounts. The adapter was designed for the BE052 Series Beam Expanders but is also compatible with Thorlabs' SM1 Lens Tubes. The outer ring surface features 0.16" wide SM2 (2.035"-40) external threading, allowing the adapter to be used with SM2-threaded mounts, such as the LMR2. The outer surface of the adapter also has a smooth section, measuring 0.31" in width, that can be used to secure it in a Ø2" optics mount with a smooth bore such as the KM200.

 

Lens Tube Construction Cubes


* Compatible with the SM1 and SM2-Series Lens Tubes
* Build Compact 3D Structures
* Easy Assembly of Extended Structures

These building blocks are compatible with our SM1 and SM2-Series Lens Tubes. These precision machined components (square and parallel to better than 0.002") can be used in conjunction with our extensive line of SM1- or SM2-threaded components.

 

Clear Aperture Right-Angle Brackets


*  Mounting Plates for Ø1" and Ø2" Lens Tubes (SM1 and SM2)
*  Lens Tube Threads for Rigid Mounting

These right angle brackets have threaded clear apertures and are rigid mounting structures that can be used directly within the beam path. Precision machining with the six surfaces from one solid extruded shape provides maximum rigidity, with parallelism and perpendicularity within 0.002" (0.05 mm).

ABOUT US

Our Mission is to accelerate the advancement of optical technology for precision measurements and their applications from the table tops of research laboratories to standard use in communication and high technology industries. Our aim is to serve our customers. Our hope is to create a place for highly skilled people in an open environment

contact us

Tel               +966 35823441
Fax               +966 35823441
Egypt Mobile  +2 0120 7577664
KSA Mobile     +966 545 991188
Email             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

newsletter