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Multi-Axis Flexure Stage Accessories: Extension Platforms
62.5 mm Height
81.5 mm Height
6-Axis Flexure Stage
This page features our complete line of fixed or moving extension platforms that are compatible with our Microblock™, RollerBlock™, and NanoMax™ flexure stages. These items are useful when constructing complex optical systems.
These two angle brackets mount directly to the fixed portion of the 3-Axis NanoMax and MicroBlock stages. The AMA007 mounting bracket can be used to create fiber launch systems that utilize our aspheric lenses in place of much longer microscope objectives. The AMA009 mounting bracket is used in our fiber launch systems; the large mounting surface is ideal for mounting large or multiple components near a flexure stage.
These extended platforms are designed to be replacements for the top plate of the NanoMax, MicroBlock, RollerBlock, MVS005(/M), or MVS010(/M) stages. The extended mounting surface contains of array of 8-32 (M4), 6-32 (M3), and 4-40 (M2) tapped holes, which are convenient for attaching components or accessories that need to reach into smaller spaces. Three sizes are available, offering platform lengths of 88.0 mm (3.46"), 95.0 mm (3.74"), or 105 mm (4.13"). Two accessory mounting cleats are also included with the purchase of each platform.
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HLD001 Laser Diode Mount Matched to the Deck Height of a
6-Axis Flexure Stage Using an AMA029D Post Assembly
Thorlabs' AMA029 Platform Assemblies are intended to facilitate the construction of complex optical systems that employ our varied motion control products. We offer three platforms with heights that match the working platform heights of our stages and accessories (see the table below).
If a custom height assembly is required, please contact your local Thorlabs office.
The AMA025(/M) Platform attaches directly to the optical table and is designed to match the platform height of the NanoMax, MicroBlock, or RollerBlock stages. In addition to the standard slot and tapped-hole pattern on the top surface, there are tapped holes on the sides. These additional holes can be used to mount other accessories or translation stages.
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AMA011/M Angle Bracket Attached to a NanoMax Stage with the Stage's MMP1/M Top Plate Attached to the Side Face
The AMA011(/M) Right-Angle Bracket can be used to replace the top plate of our 3-axis flexure stages (NanoMax or MicroBlock) stages. The bracket then provides a convenient, side mounting surface for attaching other components or accessories to the stage.
Shown to the right is an AMA011/M angle bracket attached to a NanoMax stage, with the MMP1/M Top Plate (included with the stage) attached to the side of the stage. Note that moving the platform on the stage will also move any mounted accessories.
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RB13P1 Top Plate Shown Replacing the MMP1 Crossed Groove Mounting Plate on a Flexure Stage
The RB13P1(/M) Mounting Plate can be used as an alternative to the top plate included with our 3-axis flexure stages. It has a generous array of both 1/4"-20 (M6) and 8-32 (M4) mounting holes to adapt the NanoMax, MicroBlock, or RollerBlock stages to general-purpose optical table translation stages.
The MMP1(/M) Replacement Mounting Plate allows older NanoMax, MicroBlock, or RollerBlock stages to be updated to the latest 'crossed groove' design, which is necessary for some accessories (e.g., HCS030 Optics Mount shown opposite). They also allow imperial stages to be converted to metric variants and vice versa. This plate is provided with all stages and accessories shipped after February 2006.
To lock an accessory in place, rotate the AMA010 cleat so that the flat is facing the stage's groove. Place the accessory into the groove between the cleats, rotate the cleat so that the rounded edge covers the edge of the mount, and lock down the cap screw.
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Accessories mounted in close proximity using the AMA110 Mounting Block.
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Close proximity mounting using the AMA010 Cleat and AMA111 Clamp.
The AMA010(/M) Cleats have a flat milled along one side. To lock an accessory along the center alignment groove, rotate the cleat so that the flat is facing the groove. Place the accessory into the groove between the cleats, rotate the cleat so that the rounded edge covers the edge of the mount, and lock down the 6-32 (M3) locking screw and washer. The cleats can be rotated without needing to remove the locking screws. See the animation to the right for details. The included screws are 5/16" (8 mm) long and are used with a 3/32" (2.5 mm) hex key.
For mounting multiple components in close proximity, we offer the AMA110 mounting blocks. These mounting blocks feature a line of nylon-tipped setscrews to secure components, and allow for easy repositioning and very close mounting. The blocks are secured via two holes and are supplied with either 6-32 or M3 cap screws.