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Features

  • Designed for use in Limited Spaces and OEM Applications
  • Essential Building Blocks for Small Assemblies
  • 4-40 (M3) Tapped Holes and Setscrews
  • Adapters Available for 8-32 (M4) and 1/4"-20 (M6) Compatibility

The Thorlabs Mini-Series is designed to increase the number of optical elements that can be assembled within a limited space. Our mini-series posts are ideal for miniature and OEM-level optomechanical assemblies. Also included in this series are post thread adapters used to interface our standard optomechanics with our mini-series posts and breadboards, or vice-versa.

The HW-KIT5 and HW-KIT5/M screw hardware kits have been introduced specifically to address the fastening requirements of our imperial and metric Mini-Series breadboards and components.

Click the Support Documentation icon document icon or Part Number below to view the available support documentation
Part Number Product Description
AE3M6M Support Documentation AE3M6M : Adapter with Internal M3 x 0.5 Threads and External M6 x 1.0 Threads
AE4E25E Support Documentation AE4E25E : Adapter with Internal 4-40 Threads and External 1/4"-20 Threads
AP4M3M Support Documentation AP4M3M : Adapter with External M4 Threads and External M3 Threads
AP8E4E Support Documentation AP8E4E : Adapter with External 8-32 Threads and External 4-40 Threads
HW-KIT5 Support Documentation HW-KIT5 : 4-40 Cap Screw and Hardware Kit for Mini-Series
HW-KIT5/M Support Documentation HW-KIT5/M : M3 Cap Screw and Hardware Kit for Mini-Series
MS05R Support Documentation MS05R : Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 0.5"
MS05R/M Support Documentation MS05R/M : Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 13 mm
MS1.5R Support Documentation MS1.5R : Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 1.5"
MS1.5R/M Support Documentation MS1.5R/M : Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 38 mm
MS1R Support Documentation MS1R : Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 1"
MS1R/M Support Documentation MS1R/M : Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 25 mm
MS2R Support Documentation MS2R : Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 2"
MS2R/M Support Documentation MS2R/M : Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 50 mm
MS3R Support Documentation MS3R : Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 3"
Part Number Product Description
MS3R/M Support Documentation MS3R/M : Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 75 mm
MSA25 Support Documentation MSA25 : Mini-Series Adapter with External 1/4"-20 Threads and Internal 4-40 Threads
MSA4/M Support Documentation MSA4/M : Mini-Series Adapter with External M4 Threads and Internal M3 Threads
MSA6/M Support Documentation MSA6/M : Mini-Series Adapter with External M6 Threads and Internal M3 Threads
MSA8 Support Documentation MSA8 : Mini-Series Adapter with External 8-32 Threads and Internal 4-40 Threads
MSC1 Support Documentation MSC1 : Mini-Series Clamping Fork
MSP05 Support Documentation MSP05 : Mini-Pedestal Pillar Post, L = 0.5"
MSP05/M Support Documentation MSP05/M : Mini-Pedestal Pillar Post, L = 12.5 mm
MSP1 Support Documentation MSP1 : Mini-Pedestal Pillar Post, L = 1"
MSP1.5 Support Documentation MSP1.5 : Mini-Pedestal Pillar Post, L = 1.5"
MSP1.5/M Support Documentation MSP1.5/M : Mini-Pedestal Pillar Post, L = 38 mm
MSP1/M Support Documentation MSP1/M : Mini-Pedestal Pillar Post, L = 25 mm
MSP2 Support Documentation MSP2 : Mini-Pedestal Pillar Post, L = 2"
MSP2/M Support Documentation MSP2/M : Mini-Pedestal Pillar Post, L = 50 mm

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Poster:
Posted Date: 2012-02-23 00:56:56.0
Hi guys. What applications use these mini series posts and mounts? Trying to decide between these and the (less expensive) standard 1/2-in. Post system...also, do you have adapters if I want to use them on a full size breadboard with 1/4-20 holes? Thanks, Lev.
Poster: acable
Posted Date: 2009-08-12 10:39:58.0
The socket in the thumbscrew for the MSRA90 is a bit to sloppy, this causes the wrench to bind in the socket.
Poster: acable
Posted Date: 2007-11-04 09:36:41.0
Since this is a "new standard", please consider doing a better job in the main portion of the presentation of pointing out what the new standard actually is, i.e. the post size and threads.
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Mini-Series Ø6mm Diameter Posts

  • Available in Lengths from 0.5" to 3"
  • Tapped 4-40 (M3) Hole and 4-40 (M3) Setscrew
  • Ø6 mm

These Mini-Series Ø6 mm posts, which have a 4-40 (M3) setscrew in one end and a 4-40 (M3) tapped hole in the other end, are manufactured using nonmagnetic 303 series stainless steel.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal/Imperial Price Available / Ships
MS05R Support Documentation
MS05R Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 0.5"
$5.60
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MS1R Support Documentation
MS1R Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 1"
$5.90
3-5 Days
MS1.5R Support Documentation
MS1.5R Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 1.5"
$6.10
3-5 Days
MS2R Support Documentation
MS2R Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 2"
$6.60
3-5 Days
MS3R Support Documentation
MS3R Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 3"
$7.40
Today
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available / Ships
MS05R/M Support Documentation
MS05R/M Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 13 mm
$5.60
Today
MS1.5R/M Support Documentation
MS1.5R/M Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 38 mm
$6.10
Today
MS2R/M Support Documentation
MS2R/M Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 50 mm
$6.60
Today
MS3R/M Support Documentation
MS3R/M Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 75 mm
$7.40
Today
MS1R/M Support Documentation
MS1R/M Mini Series Mounting Posts, Ø6 mm, L = 25 mm
$5.90
Today

Mini-Series Pedestal Pillar Posts

Mini Pedestal Post with Clamping Fork
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A Mini-Series Pedestal Post secured to a Mini-Series Breadboard using the MSC1 Clamping Fork.
  • Ø12 mm Pedestal Pillar Posts
  • Available in Lengths from 0.5" to 2"
  • Tapped 4-40 (M3) Hole and 4-40 (M3) Setscrew

These Ø12 mm pedestal posts provide a solid mounting structure for our mini-series optical mounts. These posts are made from a nominally nonmagnetic 300 series stainless steel. The top and bottom of the posts have 4-40 (M3) tapped holes. A setscrew is provided already mounted in the top of the post for connecting to our mini components.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal/Imperial Price Available / Ships
MSP05 Support Documentation
MSP05 Mini-Pedestal Pillar Post, L = 0.5"
$16.90
Today
MSP1 Support Documentation
MSP1 Mini-Pedestal Pillar Post, L = 1"
$17.90
Today
MSP1.5 Support Documentation
MSP1.5 Mini-Pedestal Pillar Post, L = 1.5"
$19.00
Today
MSP2 Support Documentation
MSP2 Mini-Pedestal Pillar Post, L = 2"
$20.00
Today
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available / Ships
MSP05/M Support Documentation
MSP05/M Mini-Pedestal Pillar Post, L = 12.5 mm
$16.90
Today
MSP1/M Support Documentation
MSP1/M Mini-Pedestal Pillar Post, L = 25 mm
$17.90
Today
MSP1.5/M Support Documentation
MSP1.5/M Mini-Pedestal Pillar Post, L = 38 mm
$19.00
Today
MSP2/M Support Documentation
MSP2/M Mini-Pedestal Pillar Post, L = 50 mm
$20.00
Today

Mini-Series Clamping Fork

  • Secures Mini-Series Pedestal Post to Mini-Series Breadboard
  • 16 mm Counterbored Slot for #4-40 (M3) Cap Screw
  • Swivel Fork ±360° to Pick Up Most Convenient Mounting Hole

Our aluminum clamping fork is designed to provide exceptional clamping force when used with our mini-series pedestal-style posts. Landing pads on the bottom surface of the clamping fork maximize stability when using a #4-40 (M3) cap screw and washer combination to lock down the post/fork combination. Please note that significant overtightening of clamping forks can deform the surface of an optical table, which can cause misalignment of components.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal/Imperial Price Available / Ships
MSC1 Support Documentation
MSC1 Mini-Series Clamping Fork
$12.80
Today

Mini-Series Thread Adapters

These thread adapters are designed to interface our standard-series and our mini-series optomechanical components. This is a portion of Thorlabs' complete line of thread adapters, which are available for many common thread standards.

Mechanical DrawingItem #Thread AThread BLength C Typical Application
Thread Adapter Mechanical Drawing AP8E4E 8-32 4-40 0.38"
(9.5 mm)
Attach Components with 8-32 Tapped Holes
to Imperial Mini-Series Posts
AP4M3M M4 M3 0.38"
(9.5 mm)
Attach Components with M4 Tapped Holes
to Metric Mini-Series Posts
Mechanical DrawingItem #Thread AThread BLength C Typical Application
Thread Adapter Mechanical Drawing MSA8 4-40 8-32 0.5"
(13 mm)
Attach Components with 8-32 Tapped Holes
to Imperial Mini-Series Posts
MSA4/M M3 M4 0.5"
(13 mm)
Attach Components with M4 Tapped Holes
to Metric Mini-Series Posts
MSA25 4-40 1/4"-20 0.55"
(14 mm)
Attach Components with 1/4"-20 Tapped Holes
to Imperial Mini-Series Posts
MSA6/M M3 M6 0.55"
(14 mm)
Attach Components with M6 Tapped Holes
to Metric Mini-Series Posts
Mechanical DrawingItem #Thread AThread BLength C Typical Application

Thread Adapter Mechanical Drawing

AE4E25E 4-40 1/4"-20 0.38"
(9.5 mm)
Attach Mini-Series Bases to
1/4"-20-Threaded Optical Tables
AE3M6M M3 M6 0.39"
(10 mm)
Attach Mini-Series Bases to
M6-Threaded Optical Tables
Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal/Imperial Price Available / Ships
AP8E4E Support Documentation
AP8E4E Adapter with External 8-32 Threads and External 4-40 Threads
$1.90
Today
AP4M3M Support Documentation
AP4M3M Adapter with External M4 Threads and External M3 Threads
$1.90
Today
MSA8 Support Documentation
MSA8 Mini-Series Adapter with External 8-32 Threads and Internal 4-40 Threads
$4.90
Today
MSA25 Support Documentation
MSA25 Mini-Series Adapter with External 1/4"-20 Threads and Internal 4-40 Threads
$4.90
Today
AE4E25E Support Documentation
AE4E25E Adapter with Internal 4-40 Threads and External 1/4"-20 Threads
$4.10
Today
AE3M6M Support Documentation
AE3M6M Adapter with Internal M3 x 0.5 Threads and External M6 x 1.0 Threads
$4.10
Today
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available / Ships
MSA4/M Support Documentation
MSA4/M Mini-Series Adapter with External M4 Threads and Internal M3 Threads
$4.90
3-5 Days
MSA6/M Support Documentation
MSA6/M Mini-Series Adapter with External M6 Threads and Internal M3 Threads
$4.90
Today

4-40 and M3 Hardware Kits

  • Ideal for our Mini-Series Breadboards and Optic Mounts
  • We also Offer Individual Cap Screws and Setscrews
HW-KIT5 4-40 Hardware Kit
Item Approx. Qty. Item Approx. Qty.
4-40 Cap Screw, 3/16" Long (SH4S019) 165 4-40 Nut 200
4-40 Cap Screw, 1/4" Long (SH4S025) 135 #4 Washer 350
4-40 Cap Screw, 5/16" Long (SH4S031) 135 3/32" Hex Key for 4-40 Cap Screws 10
4-40 Cap Screw, 3/8" Long (SH4S038) 125 0.050" Hex Key for 4-40 Setscrews (HK050) 10
4-40 Setscrew, 1/4" Long (SS4S025) 190 - -
HW-KIT5/M M3 x 0.5 Hardware Kit
Item Approx. Qty. Item Approx. Qty.
M3 x 0.5 Cap Screw, 5 mm Long (SH3M5) 165 M3 x 0.5 Nut 220
M3 x 0.5 Cap Screw, 6 mm Long (SH3M6) 150 M3 Washer 220
M3 x 0.5 Cap Screw, 8 mm Long (SH3M8) 125 2.5 mm Hex Key for M3 Cap Screws 10
M3 x 0.5 Cap Screw, 10 mm Long (SH3M10) 125 1.5 mm Hex Key for M3 Setscrews 10
M3 x 0.5 Setscrew, 6 mm Long (SS3M6) 195 - -
Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal/Imperial Price Available / Ships
HW-KIT5 Support Documentation
HW-KIT5 4-40 Cap Screw and Hardware Kit for Mini-Series
$92.20
Today
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available / Ships
HW-KIT5/M Support Documentation
HW-KIT5/M M3 Cap Screw and Hardware Kit for Mini-Series
$92.20
Today
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