- Individual Cases with Molded Plastic or Foam Pad Inserts
- Multi-Element Cases with Molded Plastic
or Precision Cut Foam Inserts
OC2RMS & OC22
Available below are a variety of storage boxes and objective cases that are designed to store optics while they are being transported or not in use.
Thorlabs offers polystyrene storage boxes for unmounted, individual optics. The BX01 Storage Box is for Ø1" optics, the BX02 Storage Box is for Ø2" optics, and the BX03 Storage Box includes foam inserts for optics up to Ø2.5". If the need arises to store or transfer multiple unmounted optics at one time, we offer the BX0510 and BX0110 Storage Boxes, which can hold up to ten Ø1/2" and Ø1" optics, respectively, reducing the amount of space needed to store the optics and makes large quantities of optics easier to transport.
For lenses or filters mounted in an SM-threaded lens tube system, Thorlabs offers the KT01 and KT04 for Ø1" mounted optics and the KT06 for Ø2" mounted optics. The KT03 Storage Box is ideal for storing our
2" x 2" square filters. These black storage boxes feature two latches making them suitable for both storage and transportation. The KT04 and KT06 also feature a carrying handle.
We also provide optics cases for microscope objectives or small optical assemblies that consist of a lid with internal threading to hold an optical component and a canister that mates to the lid. The canister covers the component without coming into contact with it. The lids for the cases are internally SM05- (0.535"-40), SM1- (1.035"-40), or SM2- (2.035"-40) threaded for compatibility with our lens tubes or RMS (0.800"-36), M25 x 0.75, C-Mount (1.000"-32), M26 x 0.706, or M32 x 0.75 threaded for compatibility with a variety of objectives.
For additional storage options, consider our selection of cabinets.
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|Up to Ø2.5"a
These Optic Storage Boxes are ideal for keeping your unmounted optics clean and damage free when they are not currently in use. The boxes are available with foam inserts or with plastic molds for Ø1" or Ø2" optics. Each box is silk screened with a Thorlabs logo and contact information. Boxes without silk screened information are available by contacting Tech Support.
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These Optics Storage Boxes are ideal for keeping up to ten unmounted optics clean and damage free when they are not in use, while also conserving space in the lab. The BX0510 and BX0110 Optics Storage Boxes have a plastic mold insert to secure up to ten Ø1/2" and Ø1" optics, respectively. The BX0510 measures 2.5" x 2.5" x 0.89" (L x W x H) while the BX0110 measures 6" x 4" x 0.67" (L x W x H). Each box is silk screened with a Thorlabs logo and contact information. Boxes without silk screened information are available by contacting Tech Support.
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The bottom of the canister
features a magnet for stability.
- Plastic Lids with Internally Threaded Brass Inserts
- Clear Plastic Canisters for Objectives
- Inner Diameter of 1.81"
- Holds Objective Lengths of Up to 50.0 mm or 91.0 mm Long (Shoulder-to-Tip Length)
- Magnet on Canister Increases Stability on Optical Tables
- Lids and Canisters Sold Separately
These microscope objective cases are comprised of a lid and a canister, each sold separately. These are designed to store and transport microscope objectives or other small optical assemblies mounted in our Ø1/2" lens tubes or Ø1" lens tubes. Please refer to the tables below for objective compatibility.
Each lid has a brass insert with internal threading to secure the objective. They are designed with large external ridges to reduce the likelihood of the canister rolling when on its side and include an adhesive label for noting the stored objective. Canisters are offered in two lengths; the maximum allowed objective length is measured from the shoulder to the tip (end) of the objective and does not include the threaded portion. The bottom of each canister has an integrated magnet for stability when upright on an optical table. Polycarbonate should only be cleaned with ethanol, methanol, or isopropyl alcohol. Acetone and other solvents may damage the material.
Microscope objectives with thread types other than those available here can be mounted to a lid using a thread adapter. We also offer optomechechanical adapters for compatibility with 1/4"-20 (M6) and 8-32 (M4) threaded components as shown in the photo above. Please ensure that the adapter and mounted component fit together inside the canister; the adapter must have an outer diameter less than 1.81", and the configuration must not exceed the max objective lengths given below.
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These canisters come with a lid included, and the item # is engraved on the lid.
- Lids with Internal SM Threading for Mounting Components
- Clear Plastic Canisters with 3.07" Minimum Inner Diameter
- Holds Objectives up to 75.0 mm Long (Shoulder-to-Tip Length)
- Each Case Includes a Lid, Canister, and Two Adhesive Labels
These microscope objective cases are comprised of a lid, a canister, and two adhesive labels for noting the stored objective. Large microscope objectives or other optical assemblies mounted in our Ø1" lens tubes or Ø2" lens tubes can be stored and transported in these cases. Please refer to the table to the right for objective compatibility.
Internal threading is machined into each plastic lid to secure the objective or optical setup. The lids are designed with large external ridges to reduce the likelihood of the canister rolling when on its side. The maximum allowed objective length the canister can contain is measured from the shoulder to the tip (end) of the objective and does not include the threaded portion. The canister and lid should only be cleaned with ethanol, methanol, or isopropyl alcohol. Acetone and other solvents may damage the material.
For other thread types, use a brass microscope thread adapter or an optical component thread adapter to mount microscope objectives and optics assemblies to a lid. We also offer anodized aluminum optomechanical component adapters for compatibility with 1/4"-20 (M6) and 8-32 (M4) threaded components. Please ensure that the adapter and mounted component fit together inside the canister; the adapter must have an outer diameter less than 3.07", and the configuration must not exceed the max objective lengths given to the right.