Create an Account  |   Log In

View All »Matching Part Numbers


Your Shopping Cart is Empty
         

Fixed Mounts for Multi-Axis Flexure Stages


  • Designed for Use with Our Multi-Axis Flexure Stages
  • Compact Design with Excellent Stability
  • Flexible Mount and Adapter Configurations

Application Idea

Output from a Fiber Being Collimated by an Asphere Mounted in an HCS209 Fixed Mount

HCS020

SM05-Threaded Mount

HCS013

RMS-Threaded Mount

HCS112

M12-Threaded Aspheric Lens Mount

HGI003

GRIN Lens Mount

Related Items


Please Wait
Flexure Stage
Click for Details

HCS013 Objective Mount and HFF001 Quick-Release Fiber Clamp Accessories Attached to the Top Plate Using Mounting Cleats for
Fiber Launch Applications

These Fixed Mounts are designed for use on our extensive line of multi-axis flexure stages. The central key-way that extends across the top mounting surface of the stage is designed to allow rapid reconfiguration of mounted optics and accessories while maintaining system alignment. For a complete overview of compatible stages, please see the Multi-Axis Stages tab.

Flexure stage mounts are shipped with two mounting cleats. Each cleat is designed with one edge milled flat, making it possible to insert or remove a flexure stage mount without removing the clamp. To do so, loosen the clamp screw and rotate the flat side of the cleat inward to release the flexure stage mount. The image to the right shows multiple flexure stage accessories, including the HCS013 RMS Objective Mount, available below, mounted onto a 3-axis flexure stage using multiple mounting cleats.

Multi-Axis Stage Selection Guide


Click to Enlarge

In the above application, a 3-Axis NanoMax flexure stage is aligned in front of a 6-axis stage at the proper 112.5 mm deck height using an AMA554 Height Adapter.

3-Axis Stages
Thorlabs offers three different 3-Axis Stage variations: NanoMax flexure stages, MicroBlock compact flexure stages, and RollerBlock long-travel stages. Each stage features a 62.5 mm nominal deck height. Our NanoMax line of 3-axis stages offers built-in closed- and open-loop piezos as well as modular drive options that include stepper motors, differential drives, or additional piezos. The MicroBlock stages are available with differential micrometer drives or fine thread thumbscrews; these drives are not removable. Finally, our RollerBlock stage drivers can be switched out for any actuator that has a Ø3/8" (9.5 mm) mounting barrel.

4- and 5-Axis Stages
Our 4- and 5-axis stages are ideal for the static positioning of waveguides or complex optical elements with respect to our 3-axis or 6-axis high-performance alignment stages. Thorlabs' 5-axis stages have nominal heights of 62.5 mm or 112.5 mm. The AMA554 Height Adapter can be used to raise the deck height of the 3-axis or 4-axis stages to 112.5 mm for compatibility with our 5-axis MicroBlock or 6-Axis NanoMax Stages. 

6-Axis Stages
Thorlabs' 6-Axis NanoMax Nanopositioners are ideal for complex, multi-axis positioning and have a nominal deck height of 112.5 mm. These stages offer a common point of rotation and a patented parallel flexure design that allows all actuators to be coupled directly to the base to minimize any unwanted motion in the system. Built-in closed- and open-loop piezo options are available. A selection of modular drive options allows any axis to be manual or motorized with the option for external piezos. Our units without included actuators are also available in right- or left-handed configurations. To increase the stage height of the 3-axis stages to 112.5 mm, we recommend our AMA554 Height Adapter, shown in the image to the right.

A complete selection and comparison of our multi-axis stages is available below.

 

3-Axis Stages

Item # MAX313D MAX312D MAX311D MAX343 MAX341 MAX303 MAX302 MAX301 MBT602 MBT616D RB13M RBL13D
Stage Type NanoMax Flexure Stages MicroBlock Compact
Flexure Stages
RollerBlock Long Travel Stages
Included Drives DRV3 Differential Micrometers DRV001 Stepper Motor Actuators N/A Fine Thread Thumbscrews Differential Micrometers 148-801ST
Micrometer Drives
DRV304
Differential Micrometers
Built-in Piezos N/A Open
Loop
Closed Loop N/A Closed Loop N/A Open Loop Closed Loop N/A N/A
Travel (X, Y, Z) 4 mm (0.16") 13 mm (0.51")
Deck Height (Nominal) 62.5 mm (2.46")
Optical Axis Height (Nominal) 75 mm (2.95")
Load Capacity (Max) 1 kg (2.2 lbs) 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs)
Thermal Stability 1 µm/°C -
Weight 1.00 kg (2.20 lbs) 0.64 kg (1.40 lbs) 0.59 kg (1.30 lbs)

4-Axis Stages

Item # MBT401D
MBT401D/M
MBT402D
MBT402D/M
Stage Type 4-Axis Thin-Profile MicroBlock Device Stage 4-Axis Low-Profile MicroBlock Device Stage
Included Drives Differential Micrometers
Built-in Piezos N/A
Travel Horizontal Axis (Y)a 13 mm (0.51")
Vertical Axis (Z) 6 mm (0.24")
Pitch (θy) ±5°
Yaw (θz) ±5°
Deck Height (Nominal) 62.5 mm (2.46")
Optical Axis Height (Nominal) 75 mm (2.95")
Load Capacity (Max) 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)
  • Perpendicular to the Optical Axis (X)

5-Axis Stages

Item # MBT401D (MBT401D/M) or
MBT402D (MBT402D/M) with
MBT501
PY005
Stage Type 5-Axis MicroBlock Stage System Compact 5-Axis Stage
Included Drives Differential Micrometers 100 TPI Actuators
Built-in Piezos N/A
Travel Optical Axis (X) 13 mm (0.51") 3 mm (0.12")
Horizontal Axis (Y) 13 mm (0.51") 3 mm (0.12")
Vertical Axis (Z) 6 mm (0.24") 3 mm (0.12")
Pitch (θy) ±5° ±3.5°
Yaw (θz) ±5° ±5°
Deck Height (Nominal) 112.5 mm (4.43") 62.5 mm (2.46")a
Optical Axis Height (Nominal) 125 mm (4.92") 75 mm (2.95")a
Load Capacity (Max) 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs) 0.23 kg (0.5 lbs)
  • Nominal deck height of 62.5 mm and optical axis height of 75 mm can only be achieved using the PY005A2 Height Adapter and MMP1 Mounting Plate.

6-Axis Stages

Item # MAX601D
MAX601D/M
MAX602D
MAX602D/M
MAX603D
MAX603D/M
MAX604
MAX604/M
MAX605
MAX605/M
MAX606
MAX606/M
MAX607
MAX607/M
MAX607La
MAX607L/Ma
MAX608
MAX608/M
MAX608La
MAX608L/Ma
MAX609
MAX609/M
MAX609La
MAX609L/Ma
Stage Type 6-Axis NanoMax Flexure Stage
Included Drives DRV3 Differential Micrometers DRV001 Stepper Motor Actuators N/A
Built-in Piezos N/A Open Loop Closed Loop N/A Open Loop Closed Loop N/A Open Loop Closed Loop
Travel X, Y, Z 4 mm (0.16")
θxθyθz
Deck Height (Nominal) 112.5 mm (4.43")
Optical Axis Height (Nominal) 125 mm (4.92")
Load Capacity (Max) 1.0 kg (2.2 lbs)
  • Left-Handed Version

Please Give Us Your Feedback
 
Email Feedback On
(Optional)
Contact Me:
Your email address will NOT be displayed.
 
 
Please type the following key into the field to submit this form:
Click Here if you can not read the security code.
This code is to prevent automated spamming of our site
Thank you for your understanding.
  
 
Would this product be useful to you?   Little Use  1234Very Useful

Enter Comments Below:
 
Characters remaining  8000   
Posted Comments:
Poster:sebastien.loranger
Posted Date:2015-11-19 10:13:23.58
I have a little suggestion for Thorlabs. When using a 3 axis stage for injection such as the MBT612D, it is important to align the optical axis perfectly parallel and centered with the objective/lens... A little alignement tool could be useful for this: A fixed mirror that is pre-attached to the mount (such as the HCS020) so as to be perfectly perpendicular to the optical axis with a iris in front to designate the center. This has the advantage of being low cost and simple. The back reflection of the mirror can be used for alignement. Current mounts (such as the HCS020) are not ideal, as holding a mirror within tends to give the mirror/collimator a slight angle. When doing an alignement from back-reflection, this very small angle has an important impact.
Poster:besembeson
Posted Date:2015-11-19 01:46:43.0
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: Thanks for your feedback and this suggestion. We will look into this and will follow-up with you. Not sure what configuration you have on the MBT621D but, if you can use the HCS031 and working with collimators (since you mention this above), we have some collimator adapter mounts with kinematic adjustment that may be useful in combination with an iris such as the SM1D12D for such alignments: http://www.thorlabs.us/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=219

RMS-Threaded Flexure Stage Mount

  • Internal RMS (0.800"-36) Threading
  • Compact L-Shaped Mount
  • 12.5 mm Optical Axis Height

The compact HCS013 microscope objective mount features internal RMS threading (0.800"-36) and has an optical axis 12.5 mm above the flexure stage. The internal RMS threading allows microscope objectives, components, or accessories with external RMS threads, such as our IR viewing screen (VRC2RMS), to be attached to one of our multi-axis flexure stages. Thorlabs also offers a complete selection of microscope objectives that are well suited for fiber coupling applications.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available / Ships
HCS013 Support Documentation
HCS013RMS-Threaded Flexure Stage Mount
$66.25
3-5 Days

SM05-Threaded Flexure Stage Mount

The HCS020 mount integrates our extensive line of SM05-threaded (0.535"-40) components into our flexure stage systems. The optical axis of the SM05-threaded HCS020 mount is 0.49" (12.5 mm) above the flexure stage.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available / Ships
HCS020 Support Documentation
HCS020 SM05-Compatible Flexure Stage Mount
$55.25
Today

SM1-Threaded Flexure Stage Mount

The HCS031 mount integrates our extensive line of SM1-threaded (1.035"-40) components into our flexure stage systems. Due to the diameter of the SM1 threading, the optical axis of the HCS031 mount is 18.0 mm above the flexure stage.

Due to the higher optical axis, a 5.5 mm Height Adjustment Shim (AMA093) will be required for all mounts with an optical axis of 12.5 mm when used in conjunction with the HCS031.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available / Ships
HCS031 Support Documentation
HCS031SM1-Compatible Flexure Stage Mount
$39.75
Today
AMA093 Support Documentation
AMA093Height Adjustment Shim, 5.5 mm (0.22") Thick
$14.70
Today

Molded Aspheric Lens Flexure Stage Mounts

HCS112 Aspheric Lens Holder
Click to Enlarge
HCS112 and Aspheric Lens with an HFB004 Fiber Holder on an MBT616D Stage
  • Internal M8 x 0.5, M9 x 0.5, or M12 x 0.5 Threading
  • Ideal for use with our Molded Aspheric Lenses
  • 12.5 mm Optical Axis Height

The HCS108, HCS109, and HCS112 mounts have M8 x 0.5, M9 x 0.5, or M12 x 0.5 internal threads, allowing our line of Molded Aspheric Lenses to be used with our flexure stage systems. The optical axis of the mount is 12.5 mm above the flexure stage, giving a 75 mm optical axis height when fitted. The mounts are supplied with two AMA010 mounting cleats, together with 6-32 and M3 cap screws. Additional AMA010 cleats are sold at the bottom of the page.

For applications where space is limited or when multiple lenses need to be stacked next to one another, see the range of thin-profile lens holders below.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available / Ships
HCS108 Support Documentation
HCS108M8-Threaded Aspheric Lens Flexure Stage Mount
$52.75
Today
HCS109 Support Documentation
HCS109M9-Threaded Aspheric Lens Flexure Stage Mount
$52.75
Today
HCS112 Support Documentation
HCS112M12-Threaded Aspheric Lens Flexure Stage Mount
$52.75
Today

Thin-Profile Molded Aspheric Lens Flexure Stage Mounts

HCS209 Aspheric Lens Holder
Click to Enlarge
HCS209 and Aspheric Lens with an HFB004 Fiber Holder on an MBT616D Stage
AMA110 Typical Application
Click to Enlarge
AMA110 mounting block shown with two HCS209 optic mounts in a close-coupled configuration.
  • Only 6 mm Thick
  • Internal M8 x 0.5, M9 x 0.5, or M12 x 0.5 Threading
  • Allows Back-To-Back Lens Mounting
  • Ideal for use with our Molded Aspheric Lenses
  • 12.5 mm optical Axis Height

The HCS208, HCS209, and HCS212 mounts are a series of extra slim mounts for lenses and optics. They have M8 x 0.5, M9 x 0.5, or M12 x 0.5 internal threads and allow our line of Molded Aspheric Lenses to be mounted back-to-back. The optical axis of the mount is 12.5 mm above the flexure stage, giving a 75 mm optical axis height when fitted.

The mounts are supplied with two AMA010 Mounting Cleats, together with two 6-32 (M3) cap screws. Additional AMA010 cleats are available below.

For ultra close mounting, we also offer the AMA110 mounting blocks. These mounting blocks feature a line of nylon-tipped setscrews to secure the optic holders. They allow easy repositioning and very close mounting of multiple HCS2xx Optic Mounts (see image right). The blocks, which must be ordered separately from the lens mounts, are secured via two holes and are supplied with either 6-32 or M3 cap screws. Our AMA111 narrow optic clamps offer an alternative solution where devices need to be mounted close together. Two clamps are included, and both 6-32 and M3 cap screws are supplied. The AMA110 and the AMA111 are sold below.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available / Ships
HCS208 Support Documentation
HCS208M8-Threaded Thin-Profile Aspheric Lens Flexure Stage Mount
$52.75
Today
HCS209 Support Documentation
HCS209M9-Threaded Thin-Profile Aspheric Lens Flexure Stage Mount
$52.75
Today
HCS212 Support Documentation
HCS212M12-Threaded Thin-Profile Aspheric Lens Flexure Stage Mount
$52.75
Today

GRIN Lens Flexure Stage Mount

  • Holds Ø1 mm to Ø3 mm Gradient-Index (GRIN) Lenses
  • Easy-to-Use, Simple Spring Clamp for Lens Retention
  • 12.5 mm Optical Axis Height for Ø1.8 mm GRIN Lenses

The HGI003 gradient-index lens holder easily secures gradient-index lenses, with diameters ranging from 1 to 3 mm, in a precision V-groove with a spring clamp. This mount fits into the locating keyway of our multi-axis flexure stages. The keyway allows the GRIN lens to be slid into coarse position before securing. Final positioning is accomplished using the precision control of the stage. Gradient-index lenses are used to collect and focus light from laser diodes into optical fibers, to collect and collimate light from laser diodes, or to focus collimated beams into fibers.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available / Ships
HGI003 Support Documentation
HGI003Flexure Compatible GRIN Lens Holder
$118.00
Today

Collimation Package Flexure Stage Mount

HCS004 Collimation Package MountClick to Enlarge
CFS2 Pigtailed Aspheric Collimator Mounted in a HCS004 Flexure Stage Mount
  • Two Setscrews and a Double-Bored Mounting Hole for Maximum Stability
  • Models for Ø4 mm, Ø11 mm, Ø12 mm, and Ø15 mm Collimation Packages
  • Designed for Multi-Axis Flexure Stages
  • 12.5 mm Optical Axis Height

These collimation package mounts feature a 3 mm wide keyway in the base of the mount for compatibility with our line of multi-axis flexure stages. Our HCS004, HCS011, HCS012, and HCS015 Mounts are designed for Ø4 mm, Ø11 mm, Ø12 mm, and Ø15 mm collimation packages, respectively. Please see the table below for more details and for a list of compatible items.

Two setscrews with a 5/64" (2.0 mm) hex are used to press a collimator against the two lines of contact created by the double-bored mounting hole. Each mount is supplied with two AMA010 Mounting Cleats and two 6-32 and M3 cap screws for attachment to the multi-axis flexure stage. Additional AMA010 cleats are available below.

Item #Intended for Use With:Accepted DiameterBore Length
HCS004 CFS2 Pigtailed Aspheric Fiber Collimators 4 mm 0.40" (10.2 mm)
HCS011 FC/PC, FC/APC, or SMA905 Fixed Collimators, Laser Diode ModulesLaser Line Generator 11 mm 0.59" (15.0 mm)
HCS012 FC/PC, FC/APC, or SMA905 Fixed Collimators, TC12 and TC18 Triplet Collimators (FC/PC or FC/APC) 12 mm 0.59" (15.0 mm)
HCS015 F810 Doublet Collimators, LT Collimation TubesTC18 Triplet Collimators (FC/PC or FC/APC) 15 mm 0.59" (15.0 mm)
Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available / Ships
HCS004 Support Documentation
HCS004Customer Inspired!Ø4 mm Collimation Package Mount for Multi-Axis Flexure Stages
$42.25
Today
HCS011 Support Documentation
HCS011Ø11 mm Collimation Package Mount for Multi-Axis Flexure Stages
$42.25
Today
HCS012 Support Documentation
HCS012Ø12 mm Collimation Package Mount for Multi-Axis Flexure Stages
$42.25
Today
HCS015 Support Documentation
HCS015Ø15 mm Collimation Package Mount for Multi-Axis Flexure Stages
$37.00
Today

Ø1" Optic Flexure Stage Mount

  • Only Compatible with "Cross Style" Flexure Top Plates (MMP1)
  • 12.5 mm Optical Axis Height
  • Holds Ø1" Optics

The HCS030 holds Ø1" (Ø25 mm) optics with the optical axis 12.5 mm above the flexure stage. A Delrin pin is used to secure, without marring, the optic.

Note: the HCS030 must be used with flexure stages that feature the "cross style" top plate [MMP1(/M)] to provide clearance for Ø1" optics. The flexure stage top plate is easily replaced and is standard on all stages and accessories shipped after February 2006.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available / Ships
MMP1 Support Documentation
MMP1Replacement Mounting Plate for Flexure Stages with 8-32, 6-32, and 4-40 Taps
$73.00
Today
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available / Ships
HCS030 Support Documentation
HCS030Flexure Compatible Ø1" Optic Holder
$55.25
Today
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available / Ships
MMP1/M Support Documentation
MMP1/MReplacement Mounting Plate for Flexure Stages with M4, M3, and M2 Taps
$73.00
Today

Blank Mounting Bracket

While we offer an extensive line of fiber launch and waveguide accessories, it is difficult to anticipate all of the possible requirements that may arise for customers. Hence, we have added these simple components, which ease the production of one-of-a-kind mounting accessories. As can be seen in the photograph to the left, the front surface of each blank is clearly marked with witness lines, which are centered on the 12.5 mm high optical axis of our multi-axis flexure systems.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available / Ships
HBB001 Support Documentation
HBB001Blank Device Mount for Flexure Stages
$74.00
Today
HBB002 Support Documentation
HBB002Blank Device Mount for Flexure Stages, Bracket
$52.25
Today

Accessory Lockdown Clamps

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.

Click for Details

Accessories mounted in close proximity using the AMA110 Mounting Block.

Click to Enlarge
Close proximity mounting using the AMA010 Cleat and AMA111 Clamp.

Lockdown Clamps
Item # AMA010 AMA010/M AMA110 AMA110/M AMA111
Included Hardware 6-32 Cap Screw (x15)
M3.5 Washer (x15)
M3 Cap Screw (x15)
M3 Washer (x15)
6-32 Nylon Tip
Setscrew (x12)

6-32 Cap Screw (x4)
M3 Nylon Tip
Setscrew (x12)

M3 Cap Screw (x4)
6-32 Cap Screw (x2)
M3 Cap Screw (x2)
M3.5 Washer (x2)
M3 Washer (x2)
7/64" Hex Key
2.5 mm Hex Key
Mechanical Diagram
(Click for Details)

  • Secures Components to NanoMax, MicroBlock, or RollerBlock Stages
  • Cleats for Mounting Single Components
  • Mounting Blocks and Clamps for Close Proximity Mounting of Multiple Components

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.

The AMA111 Narrow Device Mounting Clamps offer an alternative solution when devices need to be mounted close together. They are secured using an M3.5 or M3 washer and a 6-32 or M3 cap screw, compatible with a 7/64" or 2.5 mm hex key, respectively. 

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available / Ships
AMA010 Support Documentation
AMA010Cleats with 6-32 Locking Screws, Qty. 15
$37.50
Today
AMA110 Support Documentation
AMA110Optic Mounting Block, Qty. 2
$42.25
Today
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available / Ships
AMA111 Support Documentation
AMA111Narrow Device Mounting Clamps, Qty. 2
$26.50
Today
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available / Ships
AMA010/M Support Documentation
AMA010/MCleats with M3 Locking Screws, Qty. 15
$37.50
Today
AMA110/M Support Documentation
AMA110/MOptic Mounting Block, Qty. 2, Metric
$42.25
Today
Log In  |   My Account  |   Contact Us  |   Careers  |   Privacy Policy  |   Home  |   FAQ  |   Site Index
Regional Websites: West Coast US | Europe | Asia | China | Japan
Copyright 1999-2017 Thorlabs, Inc.
Sales: 1-973-300-3000
Technical Support: 1-973-300-3000


High Quality Thorlabs Logo 1000px:Save this Image