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Mechanical Essentials Kits: Posts and Accessories


  • Kits Contain 108 or 254 Pieces
  • Heavy-Duty, Welded Steel Cabinet Frame
  • Cabinet Frame Can Be Wall Mounted or Stacked
  • Equipped with Easy-to-Read Labels

ESK03/M

108-Piece Kit

See Contents Tab for the Items Included in Each Kit

ESK16

254-Piece Kit

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Back Side of ESK Kit
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Slots on the rear of the case allow for wall mounting.
ESK Kit in Rack System
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ESK16 shown on an RK4102 rack shelf, which is installed in an RK3884 19" rack.
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ESK03/M will be retired without replacement when stock is depleted. If you require this part for line production, please contact our OEM Team.

Features

  • Imperial and Metric Kits
  • Frame Dimensions (L x W x H): 17" x 11" x 11" (432 mm x 279 mm x 279 mm)
  • Drawer Dimensions (L x W x H): 10.56" x 5.19" x 3.06" (268 mm x 132 mm x 78 mm)
  • Easy-to-Read Labels List Contents Each Drawer
  • Increased Savings Over Individual Component Products

These kits contain our popular Ø1/2" posts, post construction accessories, and clamps, appropriate for basic optomechanical setups as well as a range of axial setups. In addition to these components, the ESK16(/M) includes post spacers and a component clamp, while the ESK03/M includes V-clamps and a small right-angle bracket. Refer to the Contents tab above for detailed information about the components included with the imperial and metric versions of each kit. These kits are ideally complemented with our ESK01 (ESK01/M) Bases and Post Holders Kit or our ESK14 (ESK14/M) Clamping Forks and Post Holders Kit.

Mounting Options
The kits can be stored on a tabletop for easy, convenient access or placed on an RK4101 or RK4102 rack shelf, both of which can be installed in our RK3884 standard 19" rack. The image to the right shows an ESK16 kit as well as another custom-labeled S19909 cabinet installed in a 19" rack. The cabinet used in each Essential Series Kit features slots in the rear of the case (see image to far right) for wall mounting and features indentations on the top and four feet on the bottom for stable stacking. Warning: each kit weighs 42 lbs (19.1 kg); ensure that the wall and wall mounts can support at least this weight before mounting the unit.

Each kit includes an S19909 9-Drawer Cabinet. In cases where the metric and imperial kits contain parts with different item numbers, metric item numbers and measurements are indicated in parentheses.

Kit Components
Posts
ESK16(/M) ESK03/M
Item # and Description Image
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Quantity Item # and Description Image
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Quantity
TR075 (TR20/M)
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, 1/4"-20 (M6) Tap, L = 0.75" (20 mm)
1" Stainless Steel Post
20 - - -
TR1 (TR30/M)
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, 1/4"-20 (M6) Tap, L = 1" (30 mm)
1" Stainless Steel Post
20 TR30/M
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, M4 Setscrew, M6 Tap,
L = 30 mm
1" Stainless Steel Post
10
TR1.5 (TR40/M)
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, 1/4"-20 (M6) Tap, L = 1.5" (40 mm)
1.5" Stainless Steel Post
20 TR40/M
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, M4 Setscrew, M6 Tap,
L = 40 mm
1.5" Stainless Steel Post
10
TR2 (TR50/M)
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, 1/4"-20 (M6) Tap, L = 2" (50 mm)
2" Stainless Steel Post
20 TR50/M
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, M4 Setscrew, M6 Tap,
L = 50 mm
2" Stainless Steel Post
10
TR3 (TR75/M)
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, 1/4"-20 (M6) Tap, L = 3" (75 mm)
3" Stainless Steel Post
20 TR75/M
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, M4 Setscrew, M6 Tap,
L = 75 mm
3" Stainless Steel Post
10
TR4 (TR100/M)
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, 1/4"-20 (M6) Tap, L = 4" (100 mm)
4" Stainless Steel Post
20 TR100/M
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, M4 Setscrew, M6 Tap,
L = 100 mm
4" Stainless Steel Post
10
TR6 (TR150/M)
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, 1/4"-20 (M6) Tap, L = 6" (150 mm)
6" Stainless Steel Post
20 TR150/M
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, M4 Setscrew, M6 Tap,
L = 150 mm
6" Stainless Steel Post
10
TR8 (TR200/M)
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, 1/4"-20 (M6) Tap, L = 8" (200 mm)
8" Stainless Steel Post
10 TR200/M
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, M4 Setscrew, M6 Tap,
L = 200 mm
8" Stainless Steel Post
10
TRA2 (TRA50/M)
Ø1/2" Aluminum Post, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, 1/4"-20 (M6) Tap, L = 2" (50 mm)
1" Stainless Steel Post
20 - - -
TRA3 (TRA75/M)
Ø1/2" Aluminum Post, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, 1/4"-20 (M6) Tap, L = 3" (75 mm)
1" Stainless Steel Post
20 - - -
Construction Accessories
ESK16(/M) ESK03/M
Item # and Description Image
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Quantity Item # and Description Image
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Quantity
R2 (R2/M)
Slip-On Post Collar for Ø1/2" Posts
R2
10 R2/M
Slip-On Post Collar for Ø1/2" Posts
R2
10
R2T
Thin Slip-On Post Collar for Ø1/2" Posts, 5 Pack
1" Stainless Steel Post
1 - - -
SWC (SWC/M)
Swivel Post Clamp, 360° Continuously Adjustable
Swivel Post Clamp
3 SWC/M
Swivel Post Clamp, 360° Continuously Adjustable
Swivel Post Clamp
3
RA90 (RA90/M)
Right Angle Post Clamp, Fixed 90° Adapter
Right Angle Post Clamp
10 RA90/M
Right Angle Post Clamp, Fixed 90° Adapter
Right Angle Post Clamp
10
RA180 (RA180/M)
Right-Angle End Clamp for Ø1/2" Posts, 1/4"-20 (M6) Stud and 3/16" (5 mm) Hex
1" Stainless Steel Post
5 - - -
TRK05
Anti-Rotation Alignment Key for TR Series Posts
1" Stainless Steel Post
5 - - -
TRB1 (TRB1/M)
Locking Ball and Socket Mount, 8-32 (M4) Threaded
1" Stainless Steel Post
3 - - -
TR1M
Ø1/2" Post Spacer, 1 mm Thick, 5 Pack
1" Stainless Steel Post
1 - - -
TR3M
Ø1/2" Post Spacer, 3 mm Thick, 5 Pack
1" Stainless Steel Post
1 - - -
TR5M
Ø1/2" Post Spacer, 5 mm Thick, 5 Pack
1" Stainless Steel Post
1 - - -
TR10M
Ø1/2" Post Spacer, 10 mm Thick, 5 Pack
1" Stainless Steel Post
1 - - -
Clamps and Mounts
ESK16(/M) ESK03/M
Item # and Description Image
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Quantity Item # and Description Image
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Quantity
PMTR (PMTR/M)
Component Clamp for Ø1/2" Posts, 1/4"-20 (M6) Taps
1" Stainless Steel Post
3 - - -
- - - VC1/M
Small V-Clamp, One PM3/M Included
VC1
2
- - - VC3C/M
Large V-Clamp, One PM4/M Included

2
- - - PM3/M
Small Adjustable Clamping Arm, M4 Threaded Post
PM3
2
- - - PM4/M
Large Adjustable Clamping Arm, M4 Threaded Post
PM4
4
- - - AB90
Small Right Angle Bracket
Small Right Angle Bracket
5
ESK03 SmartPack Packaging
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ESK03/M Packaging

Smart Pack

Item # % Weight
Reduction
CO2-Equivalent
Reductiona
ESK03/M 83.10% 367.04 kg

Smart Pack

  • Reduce Weight of Packaging Materials
  • Increase Usage of Recyclable Packing Materials
  • Improve Packing Integrity
  • Decrease Shipping Costs

Thorlabs' Smart Pack Initiative is aimed at waste minimization while still maintaining adequate protection for our products. By eliminating any unnecessary packaging, implementing packaging design changes, and utilizing eco-friendly packaging materials for our customers when possible, this initiative seeks to improve the environmental impact of our product packaging. Products listed above are now shipped in re-engineered packaging that minimizes the weight and the use of non-recyclable materials.b As we move through our product line, we will indicate re-engineered packages with our Smart Pack logo.

  • Travel-based emissions reduction calculations are estimated based on the total weight reduction of packaging materials used for all of 2013’s product sales, traveling 1,000 miles on an airplane, to provide general understanding of the impact of packaging material reduction. Calculations were made using the EPA’s shipping emissions values for different modes of transport.
  • Some Smart Pack products may show a negative weight reduction percentage as the substitution of greener packaging materials, such as the Greenwrap, at times slightly increases the weight of the product packaging.

Posted Comments:
bdada  (posted 2012-01-23 08:49:00.0)
Response from Buki at Thorlabs.com Thank you for your feedback and your suggestions on how to modify the contents of our mechanics kits. We are glad to hear you find the kits useful and we will consider your suggestions on how to improve them.
bryn.parry  (posted 2012-01-19 18:20:07.0)
These kits are great, but why don't they include any post collars? These are the accessory I use most of. I would also include 20 mm posts, and maybe anti-rotation adapters, and relegate the V mounts to the 'optical mounts' kit.

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