Motorized Kinematic Mount
The KS1-Z8 features an Ultra-Stable KS1 Ø1" mirror mount and combines it with two Z812 Series DC Motor Actuators. Higher precision adjustments can be made with the motorized actuators than otherwise possible with manual adjusters. The mount also features one 1/4"-80 adjuster, which allows for greater pitch and yaw adjustment over standard two adjuster kinematic mounts, while also providing Z-translation.
The TDC001 DC Servo Motor Controller is the recommended controller for the KS1-Z8. The controller is single channel and provides a control panel on top, which offers Move/Jog buttons to move the actuator's leadscrew in discrete steps and a Velocity Potentiometer to move the leadscrew at various velocities. This T-Cube controller can also be connected and controlled with a computer via USB 2.0. Note that the controller does not include a power supply, but our compatible supplies are below.
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A location specific power adapter is shipped with the TPS001 based on your location.
The preferred power supply (i.e., single channel, multi-channel, or hub-based) for your TDC001 DC Motor Controller depends on your application and whether you already own compatible power supplies. Thus, Thorlabs does not prebundle a power supply with your purchase of the TDC001.
The TDC001 T-Cube Controller can be powered using either a TPS001 or a TPS008 power supply or the TCH002 T-Cube Hub and Power Supply. The TPS001 powers a single T-Cube, while the TPS008 can power up to 8 T-Cubes. Both units plug into a standard wall outlet and provide +15 VDC. The TCH002 Hub and Power Supply consists of two parts: the hub, which can support up to six standard-footprint T-cubes, and a power supply that plugs into a standard wall outlet and powers the hub, which in turn powers all the T-cubes connected to the hub.