Rigid Platforms


  • Ideal for Creating Large, Stable Mounting Platforms
  • Ø1.5" Stainless Steel Posts in Rigid Post Holders
  • Options with Tapped Platform or Insert Holder

MP20

Rigid Stand with
8" Long Platform

MP15M

Rigid Stand with
Insert Holder
(Breadboard Insert
Sold Separately)

MP10M Rigid Stand with Breadboard Insert
with a Prelude® Multiphoton Microscope

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This animation shows how the rigid stand platform can be adjusted.
Dovetail Locking Screws
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Dovetail Clamp
Slide Holder in a Custom System
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Rigid Stand Diagram (Shown with Slide Holder Insert)

Features

  • Adjustable Height with Options for Platform Heights from 151.4 mm to 514.2 mm (5.96" to 20.24")
  • Dovetail Design Firmly Mounts Platforms to Rigid Stands
  • Ø1.5" Posts and Rigid Post Holders Provide Secure and Stable Mounting Platforms
  • Quick-Release Clamp Enables Tool-Free Positioning
  • Collar Provides Stops at User-Specified Height and Angle
  • Translation Stages for Rigid Platforms Available
  • Click Here for Our Full Selection of Rigid Stands

Thorlabs' Rigid Platforms provide a secure and stable and stable platform for mounting hardware and devices into any system. Options include a 1/4"-20 (M6 x 1.0) tapped platform or an insert holder which can be fit with a blank or 1/4"-20 (M6 x 1.0) tapped platform. In each case, the platform or holder is held on a Ø1.5" solid stainless steel post by a secure dovetail clamp (see middle image above). Two 2.5 mm hex cap screws on the dovetail clamp lock or release the horizontal movement of the platform or holder. The height collar is secured using a 4 mm hex screw and enables the platform or holder to be rotated while keeping the height constant.

Thorlabs also offers an extended line of rigid stands for specialized areas of research such as electrophysiology.


Posted Comments:
Alican Kartal  (posted 2021-11-11 06:37:19.957)
Hi, Is the insert holder sold separately? I could not find it, would be grateful if you could help.
YLohia  (posted 2021-11-11 10:00:58.0)
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. Special items can be requested by emailing techsales@thorlabs.com. We will reach out to you directly with more information.
christopher.jones  (posted 2017-07-10 15:43:52.917)
Has this design changed? I just bought several inserts for a Thorlabs rigid stand bought in 2014, and the captive screws for 3 different insert plates all seem too small for the rigid stand's insert holder! Can you help? I'd rather not have to pay for a whole new stand (and wait for it - I'm on a schedule!)
bwood  (posted 2017-10-31 09:39:34.0)
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. We will be in direct contact with you to troubleshoot your issues here.
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Rigid Stands with 1/4"-20 (M6 x 1.0) Tapped Platforms

  • Includes 8" (200 mm) Dovetail Rail for Holding Micromanipulators or Other Equipment
  • 24 1/4"-20 or M6 x 1.0 Tapped Holes for Mounting Flexibility
  • Horizontal, Vertical, and Rotational Adjustments Provide Flexible Positioning
  • Maximum Load of 20 lbs at Full Extension
  • Baseplate Features Four 1/4" (M6) Slots for Secure Table Mounting

Each of these rigid stands includes an 8" x 2.36" (200 mm x 59.9 mm mm) platform with 24 1/4"-20 (M6 x 1.0) threaded holes at 1" (25.0 mm) spacings. When the platform is extended fully (i.e., both dovetail locking screws can still be engaged), the outermost edge of the platform will support a load of 20 lbs (9 kg). To allow fine tuning of the location of the mounted equipment, the rail platform features a dovetail on the underside. This dovetail, which is also used in Thorlabs' 66 mm optical rails, is held in place by two screws that accept a 2.5 mm balldriver. Loosening these screws lets the dovetail platform translate horizontally over a 6.43" or 160.0 mm range, respectively. This long adjustment range also lets the red post holder be positioned over a range of locations on the tabletop.

The base can be secured to a tabletop via four counterbored slots that accept 1/4"-20 (M6 x 1.0) cap screws. The base is also compatible with the MPA1(/M) adapter plate that allows a rigid stand to be mounted on a translation stage.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available
MP10 Support Documentation
MP10Rigid Stand with Platform, 1/4"-20 Taps, Height: 151.4 - 216.4 mm
$659.94
Today
MP15 Support Documentation
MP15Rigid Stand with Platform, 1/4"-20 Taps, Height: 203.6 - 314.9 mm
$665.55
Today
MP20 Support Documentation
MP20Rigid Stand with Platform, 1/4"-20 Taps, Height: 253.5 - 415.7 mm
$691.05
Today
MP25 Support Documentation
MP25Rigid Stand with Platform, 1/4"-20 Taps, Height: 301.3 - 514.2 mm
$706.86
Today
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
MP10/M Support Documentation
MP10/MRigid Stand with Platform, M6 x 1.0 Taps, Height: 151.4 - 216.4 mm
$659.94
Today
MP15/M Support Documentation
MP15/MRigid Stand with Platform, M6 x 1.0 Taps, Height: 203.6 - 314.9 mm
$665.55
Today
MP20/M Support Documentation
MP20/MRigid Stand with Platform, M6 x 1.0 Taps, Height: 253.5 - 415.7 mm
$691.05
Today
MP25/M Support Documentation
MP25/MRigid Stand with Platform, M6 x 1.0 Taps, Height: 301.3 - 514.2 mm
$706.86
Today
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Rigid Stands with Insert Holders

Compatible Platform Inserts
Item # Features Representative Photo
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MLS203P3 Blank Plate for Custom or
Non-Standard Applications
Breadboard Insert
MLS203P4 M6 x 1.0 Taps on
25.0 mm Centers (35 Places)
Breadboard Insert
MLS203P5 1/4"-20 Taps on
1" Centers (35 Places)
  • Includes Rectangular Insert Holder Compatible with Blank or Threaded Inserts
  • Horizontal, Vertical, and Rotational Adjustments Provide Flexible Positioning
  • Baseplate Features Four 1/4" (M6) Slots for Secure Table Mounting

Each of these rigid stands includes a rectangular insert holder that is compatible with the 6.70" x 5.13" inserts shown in the table to the right. Each insert holder also features eight 1/4"-20 (M6 x 1.0) threaded holes and four 1/4" (M6) counterbored holes for additional mounting options. The inserts are held in place by four 5/64" hex screws. Eight 1/4"-20 or M6 x 1.0 tapped holes on top of the insert holder platform can be used to mount additional experimental equipment.

To allow fine tuning of the location of the mounted equipment, the rail platform features a dovetail on the underside. This dovetail, which is also used in Thorlabs' 66 mm optical rails, is held in place by two screws that accept a 2.5 mm balldriver. Loosening these screws lets the dovetail platform translate horizontally over a 6.43" or 160.0 mm range, respectively. This long adjustment range also lets the red post holder be positioned over a range of locations on the tabletop.

The base can be secured to a tabletop via four counterbored slots that accept 1/4"-20 (M6 x 1.0) cap screws. The base is also compatible with the MPA1(/M) adapter plate that allows a rigid stand to be mounted on a translation stage.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available
MP10M Support Documentation
MP10MRigid Stand with Large Rectangular Insert Holder, 1/4"-20 Taps, Height: 151.4 - 216.4 mm
$889.44
7-10 Days
MP15M Support Documentation
MP15MRigid Stand with Large Rectangular Insert Holder, 1/4"-20 Taps, Height: 203.6 - 314.9 mm
$903.98
Today
MLS203P5 Support Documentation
MLS203P5Imperial 1/4"-20 Breadboard Plate
$242.33
Today
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
MLS203P3 Support Documentation
MLS203P3Blank Adapter Plate
$181.75
Today
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
MP10M/M Support Documentation
MP10M/MRigid Stand with Large Rectangular Insert Holder, M6 x 1.0 Taps, Height: 151.4 - 216.4 mm
$889.44
7-10 Days
MP15M/M Support Documentation
MP15M/MRigid Stand with Large Rectangular Insert Holder, M6 x 1.0 Taps, Height: 203.6 - 314.9 mm
$903.98
Today
MLS203P4 Support Documentation
MLS203P4Metric M6 Breadboard Plate
$242.33
Today