- Compact Platforms Provide Compatibility with Common Optomechanics
- Choice of One or Three 1/4" (M6) Counterbored Holes
- Conveniently Switch Mounts In and Out of an Optical Path
- Low-Profile Screws Help Minimize Footprint
Our Mounting Platforms for 34 mm Rails adapt standard optomechanics into a 34 mm rail system. The XT34D2-30 is a 30 mm long dovetail mounting platform with a single, centered, 1/4" (M6) counterbored hole, appropriate for mounting posts, pedestal posts, or post holders. The XT34D2-50 is a 50 mm long dovetail mounting platform with three counterbored 1/4" (M6) holes, providing additional mounting options.
These platforms fasten to a 34 mm rail by using an XT34 dovetail clamp. Because the platforms have minimal height, the caps of standard 1/4"-20 or M6 cap screws protrude from the dovetail if they are installed. Thorlabs therefore recommends that low-profile cap screws, which feature a reduced cap height, are used instead. These are offered in both 1/4"-20 and M6 varieties below.
Thorlabs offers a wide and growing complement of accessories for 34 mm rails, including clamps and angle brackets, breadboard mounts, rail carriers, mounting platforms, lens tube adapters, and rail joiners. Together with size adapters that incorporate 66 mm and 95 mm rails into an XT34 setup, these tools provide a complete family of rigid, versatile building blocks suited for virtually any optomechanical setup.