XT95 95 mm Optical Construction Rails
Our standard 95 mm Construction Rails have outer wings along their edges that form four effective dovetails on each side. In addition, each rail side features two parallel T-Slots spaced 2.00" (50.8 mm) apart. Together, these features allow standard optomechanical components to be mounted directly to the rails, using rail carriages, rail plates, or T-Nuts.
In addition, the outer wings are M6-tapped in eight locations. These tapped holes are positioned for direct mechanical compatibility with our leveling feet, base plate, and vacuum adapter, which together are designed to connect rails to each other or locate rail assemblies on flat surfaces.
The standard, four-sided rails are offered from stock in six lengths ranging from 250 - 2000 mm. If our pre-cut lengths do not suit your application, custom lengths from 50 mm - 2000 mm can be ordered by either using the XT95-CUSTRAIL field in the price box below or contacting Technical Support.
These construction rails are also offered as a rough-cut, unanodized extrusion (see below) for our customers who prefer to machine and finish the rails themselves.
The XT95RL2 is an unanodized, rough-cut extrusion for customers who prefer to machine and finish their own rails. Their aluminum construction makes it easy to machine them in your own machine shop.
Upon request, we can provide this extrusion in lengths up to 3.5 m (11.5'). Please contact Technical Support for a quote.
Our One-Sided 95 mm Construction Rails feature the same mounting surface as our standard four-sided rails. In addition, each side of the rail contains several 2.00" (50.8 mm) long clearance slots spaced 2.00" apart that are designed to accept 1/4"-20 (M6) cap screws, and the bottom features a relief cut that stabilizes the rail against the surface to which it is mounted. This compact, versatile design allows XT95-based assemblies to be easily built on top of an optical table or breadboard.
The one-sided rails are offered from stock in 500 mm or 1000 mm lengths. If our pre-cut lengths do not suit your application, custom lengths from 50 - 1150 mm can be ordered by contacting Technical Support.