Cage Plates for 16 mm Cage Systems
The SP Series of cage plates for 16 mm systems are ideally suited for assembling optical systems that are based upon Ø1/2" optical components. Each cage plate contains four through-holes, which are located at the corners. These holes are machined for a precision slip fit with SR cage rods and are fastened using locking 4-40 setscrews (tighten with a 0.05" hex key) located on the side of the plate.
This SM05-Threaded Cage Plate is designed for use with our compact 16 mm cage assembly system. It features four through-holes that accept Ø4 mm SR Series cage rods. 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. In addition, 3-48 cap screws are included for bolting it onto the SC6W six-way cage cube. One SM05RR retaining ring is included.
The SP03 has a 16mm clear aperture for mounting of optical element into our compact, 16mm cage system. 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. A 4-40 and an M3 tapped mounting hole are featured on opposite sides. This plate is designed to hold prism mounts and beamsplitter mounts.
Unique Dovetail Design Provides Smooth Release and Clamping Action
One-Handed Operation for Removal and Repositioning of an Optic
Accepts Ø1/2" (12.7 mm) Optics Up to 0.12" (3 mm) Thick
SM05 Internal Thread Directly Compatible With Our SM05-Series Components
The QRC05A cage mount is equipped with a unique spring-loaded dovetail design used to engage cage rods for positioning. By simply squeezing the dovetails together via the cupped actuator levers, the dovetail mechanism disengages the cage rods, allowing the mount to be either quickly repositioned or completely removed from a cage assembly. This convenient one-handed mechanism does not require any additional tools to actuate the clamping mechanism.
Small Through-Hole Aligned at Center of 16 mm Cage Assembly
The SCPA1 alignment plate provides a convenient tool for aligning 16 mm cage-based optical systems. This drop-in plate locates a Ø1mm through-hole at the exact center of a cage assembly, providing a convenient visual target to assist in beam alignment.
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.