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T-Nuts and Low-Profile Screws for 95 mm Rails


  • T-Nuts Fasten Rails to Other Mechanical Components
  • Low-Profile Screws for Corner Cube

SH6M10LP

Low-Profile Channel Screws

XT95N6

Low-Profile T-Nut
M6 Tap

XT95N4

Drop-In T-Nut
M4 Tap

T-Nuts Provide Tapped Holes
on the Rail Side

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Features

  • T-Nuts Mount Optomechanics from T-Slots on 95 mm Rails
    • Low-Profile T-Nut: M6 Tapped Hole
    • Drop-In T-Nut: M4 Tapped Hole
  • Low-Profile Channel Screws with Reduced Cap Height

Thorlabs' T-Nuts and Low-Profile Channel Screws are designed to link 95 mm rails to other optomechanical components.

T-Nuts
T-Nuts effectively add an M4 or M6 tapped hole to the rail side. They are available in two styles: Low-Profile or Drop-In. Our XT95N6 Low-Profile T-Nuts feature an M6 tap and require access to the rail end for installation or removal. In contrast, our XT95N4 Drop-In T-Nuts feature an M4 tap and can be installed or removed anywhere along an exposed T-Slot.

Low-Profile Channel Screws
Our SH6M10LP Low-Profile Channel Screws feature M6 threading and shorter caps than standard cap screws. We recommend them for use with our XT95C1 Corner Cube when linking rails at a right angle.

Thorlabs' product family for 95 mm rails includes angle adapters, leveling feet, and breadboard mounting adapters. In addition, we manufacture mounting platforms and T-Nuts that provide compatibility with standard optomechanics. Together with size adapters that incorporate 66 mm rails into an XT95 setup, these tools provide a complete family of rigid, versatile building blocks suited for virtually any optomechanical setup.


Posted Comments:
c.kurtzman  (posted 2017-12-09 15:45:42.637)
how about this with 1/4"x20 tapped hole instead of metric so that other imperial based components could be used? I now see that this isn't the first time this has been brought up. I'm designing a system where this would be most helpful.
tfrisch  (posted 2017-12-13 08:38:11.0)
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. I have logged your additional demand in our internal engineering forum. We also have plans to release a clamp-based solution for mounting to these rails early next year, and one of our design engineers has reached out to you for your input on that type of solution.
dgross  (posted 2014-10-23 09:58:44.573)
It would be great to get these in 1/4-20!!!
besembeson  (posted 2014-10-23 11:43:17.0)
Response from Bweh: Thanks very much for the suggestion. We are looking into expanding our offerings in this area so we may be offering these in the future.

Low-Profile T-Nuts for 95 mm Rails

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Item #QtyDescription
KM2001Kinematic Mirror Mount for Ø2" Optics
PF20-03-G011Ø2" Protected Aluminum Mirror
LMR2/M1Lens Mount with Retaining Ring for Ø2" Optics, M4 Tap
LA1401-A1N-BK7 Plano-Convex Lens, Ø2", f = 60.0 mm, AR Coating: 350 - 700 nm
TR50/M2Ø12.7 mm Optical Post, SS, M4 Setscrew, M6 Tap, L = 50 mm
KMCP/M2Kinematic Mount Centering Plate, Metric
XT95SP-500195 mm One-Sided Construction Rail, Clear Anodized, L = 500 mm
XT95N61Low-Profile T-Nut for 95 mm Rails, M6 Tapped Hole, Qty: 10
Post-Mounted Optomechanics on a Rail Side
Low-Profile T-Nut in T-Slot
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Low-Profile T-Nut in T-Slot
  • Can Only be Inserted and Removed from the End of a Rail
  • M6 Tapped Hole for Mounting

The XT95N6 Low-Profile T-Nut slips into the T-Slots along the rail side. Since installation (and removal) requires the rail end to be unobstructed, this T-Nut usually needs to be positioned before a 95 mm rail assembly is completed. In contrast, the Drop-In T-Nut shown below can be installed and removed even if the rail ends are blocked.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
XT95N6 Support Documentation
XT95N6Low-Profile T-Nut for 95 mm Rails, M6 Tapped Hole, Qty: 10
$27.06
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Drop-In T-Nuts for 95 mm Rails

T-Nut Inserted
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Rotating the Drop-In T-Nut clockwise keeps it in place.
T-Nut Installation
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To insert a Drop-In T-Nut, turn the long side parallel to the T-Slot and drop it in.
  • Can be Inserted and Removed from Any Exposed Portion of a T-Slot Without Access to the Rail Ends
  • M4-Tapped Hole for Mounting

The XT95N4 Drop-In T-Nut has a thin width profile that allows it to be inserted into an exposed T-Slot. After being inserted, a clockwise rotation by 90° prevents it from being removed again. The protruding edge of the M4-tapped hole helps to center the T-Nut within the T-Slot.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
XT95N4 Support Documentation
XT95N4Drop-In T-Nut for 95 mm Rails, M4 Tapped Hole, Qty: 10
$24.35
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Low-Profile Channel Screws

Low-Profile Channel Screws in Five-Way Corner Cube
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Item #QtyDescription
Product List
XT95C11Five-Way Corner Cube for 95 mm Rails
XT95-250495 mm Construction Rail, Clear Anodized, L = 250 mm
SH6M10LP1M6 x 1.0 Low-Profile Channel Screws (100 Screws/Box)
Low-Profile Channel Screws in Five-Way Corner Cube
  • Sold in Boxes of 100 Screws
  • M6 Threading with 10 mm Long Barrel
  • 4 mm Hex Head

Our SH6M10LP Low-Profile Screws feature a shorter cap height than standard M6 cap screws. They are required to fasten an XT95C1 Five-Way Corner Cube to a 95 mm rail when two rails are being mounted at a right angle because their reduced cap height prevents neighboring screws from interfering with each other.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
SH6M10LP Support Documentation
SH6M10LPM6 x 1.0 Low-Profile Channel Screws (100 Screws/Box)
$25.10
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