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Mechanical Essentials Kits: Posts and Accessories


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

Kit Components

ESK16

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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.

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

The ESK16(/M) kit contains our popular Ø1/2" posts, post spacers, and post construction accessories, appropriate for basic optomechanical setups as well as a range of axial setups. Refer to the Contents tab above for detailed information about the components included with the imperial and metric versions of the kit. This 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 kit 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.

Kit Components

Each kit includes the components below and 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.

Posts
Item # and Description Photo
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Quantity
TR075 (TR20/M)
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, L = 0.75" (20 mm),
1/4"-20 (M6) Tap
1" Stainless Steel Post
20
TR1 (TR30/M)
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, L = 1" (30 mm),
1/4"-20 (M6) Tap
1" Stainless Steel Post
20
TR1.5 (TR40/M)
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, L = 1.5" (40 mm),
1/4"-20 (M6) Tap
1.5" Stainless Steel Post
20
TR2 (TR50/M)
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, L = 2" (50 mm),
1/4"-20 (M6) Tap
2" Stainless Steel Post
20
TR3 (TR75/M)
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, L = 3" (75 mm),
1/4"-20 (M6) Tap
3" Stainless Steel Post
20
TR4 (TR100/M)
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, L = 4" (100 mm),
1/4"-20 (M6) Tap
4" Stainless Steel Post
20
TR6 (TR150/M)
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, L = 6" (150 mm),
1/4"-20 (M6) Tap
6" Stainless Steel Post
20
TR8 (TR200/M)
Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, L = 8" (200 mm),
1/4"-20 (M6) Tap
8" Stainless Steel Post
10
TRA2 (TRA50/M)
Ø1/2" Aluminum Post, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, L = 2" (50 mm),
1/4"-20 (M6) Tap
1" Stainless Steel Post
20
TRA3 (TRA75/M)
Ø1/2" Aluminum Post, 8-32 (M4) Setscrew, L = 3" (75 mm),
1/4"-20 (M6) Tap
1" Stainless Steel Post
20
Construction Accessories
Item # and Description Photo
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Quantity
PMTR (PMTR/M)
Component Clamp for Ø1/2" Posts, 1/4"-20 (M6) Taps
1" Stainless Steel Post
3
R2 (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
RA90 (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

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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ESK16 Support Documentation
ESK16Posts & Accessories Essentials Kit, Imperial and Universal Components, 254 Pieces
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