SM05 Compatible Translation Mounts


SM05 Compatible Translation Mounts

  • 0.535"-40 Threading
  • Mount SM05 Lens Tubes
  • Mount Ø1/2" (Ø12.7mm) Optics


  • SM05 (0.535"-40) Series Threaded
  • Mounts Ø1/2" (12.7 mm) Optics
  • Adjusts Optic along the X and Y Axes

Thorlabs introducted the SM Series Threading standards to ensure compatibility over a broad range of product lines. SM Series Threaded components offer a simple and efficient solution for building optomechanical structures. The SM Threaded products available, including lens tubes and cage system components, fixed and kinematic mounts, irises and diaphragms, provide flexibility when constructing complex optical systems.

SM05 Threaded (0.535"-40) components are designed to mount or integrate Ø1/2" (12.7 mm) lens into optical systems. These SM05 threaded translation mounts allow for the X and Y axes adjustment of the lens perpendicular to the optical axis.


Cage XY Translator Mount

* Provides ±1 mm of Travel in X and Y Directions
* Holds Ø1/2" Optics
* SM05 Internal Threads
* 0.25 mm Per Revolution

The SCP05 XY translating lens mount has 100 threads per inch, translates 0.25 mm per revolution, and has no graduations. The SCP05 provides ±1 mm of travel perpendicular to the optical axis of the cage system. The movable carriage is threaded with our SM05 (0.535"-40) series of threads and directly accepts Ø1/2" optics.


Cage XY Flexure Adjustment Plate

* Flexure Design for Maximum Stability
* Stainless Steel Construction
* SM05 (0.535"-40) Compatible
* 0.5 mm Range in X and Y Directions

The CP1XY offers ±0.25 mm of XY travel manipulated by M2.5 x 0.20 fine pitch adjusters. The stainless steel flexure design provides excellent long-term stability and is ideal for fiber coupling applications or experiments that use spatial filters or pinholes. The center of the plate is tapped through with an SM05 (0.535"-40) thread to allow the integration of our extensive SM05 threaded family of products. The stainless steel adjustment plate is vacuum compatible to 10-5 Torr.


16 mm Cage Slip Plate Positioner


  • SM05 (0.535"-40) Internal Thread
  • ±1 mm of Manual Adjustment
  • Holds Ø1/2" Optics up to 0.15" (3.8 mm) Thick or Ø1/2" Lens Tubes
  • 0.635" Clearance Hole
  • Two M3 Screws for Lockable Design

The 16 mm Slip Plate Positioner is designed to provide coarse XY positioning of optical components within our cage assembly system. This design provides manual adjustment only and is best utilized in conjunction with an alignment laser to monitor centricity. The movable carriage is threaded with Thorlabs’ SM05 (0.535"-40) series threads and directly accepts Ø1/2" (Ø12.7 mm) optics up to 0.15" (3.8 mm) thick. 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.


Translating Lens Mount

* High Resolution Adjusters Provide 250µm/rev. for Micron Sensitivity
* Compatible With Our Extensive Selection of SM05 Lens Tubes and Accessories
* Designed to Center Ø1/2" Optics in a Beam Path
* Wobble:

This mount utilizes M3-0.25 fine adjustment screws to provide ±1mm of travel perpendicular to the optical axis. The adjustment screws provide 250 µm/rev, and there is a 5/64 hex socket in the back end of each screw. An L-wrench may be used to achieve small incremental movements. This XY mount utilizes SM05 series threads to secure the optic, and is therefore compatible with any externally threaded SM05 series component.


X,Y Translating Lens Mount

Travel (X and Y): ±1 mm
* Wobble: * Resolution: 250 µm/rev

The CT102 has an internal SM05 threading for mounting Ø0.5" components up to 0.39" (9.9 mm) thick or externally threaded SM05 components. The CT102 allows for ±1 mm of travel in the X and Y direction. The mount is compatible with the MS103 adapter plate and with the CT1 30 mm cage Z-axis translation stage. One SM05RR retaining ring, which secures a component by sandwiching it between the ring and the back lip on the mount, and two 4-40 cap screws for securing the mount are included with each unit.


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