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1/2" (12.7 mm) Travel Miniature Dovetail Stages


  • Modular, Compact Design
  • Lockable Moving Platform
  • Rapid, Smooth Positioning

DT12

Compact Dovetail Translation Stage

DT12B
Base Plate Included

Application Idea

A DT12 Stage with a DT12CTA Top Plate and CT101 Optic Mount

DT12XYZ

3-Axis Dovetail Translation Stage

DT12XY

2-Axis Dovetail Translation Stage

DT12RA

360° Rotation Adapter

DT12B
Base Plate Included

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DT12 Stage Specifications
Travel Range 0.5" (12.7 mm)
Maximum Load Horizontal: 2.5 lbs (1.2 kg)
Vertical: 0.55 lbs (0.25 kg)
Travel per Revolution 0.014" (0.35 mm)
Construction Aluminum with Precision Steel Leadscrew
Dimensionsa (Including Actuator) 1.00" x 1.81" x 0.58" (25.4 mm x 45.9 mm x 14.8 mm)
Mounting Hole Threadingb 8-32 (M4)
  • Dimensions for One DT12 Stage
  • Maximum Screw Insertion Depth: 9/64" (3.5 mm)

Features

  • Single-Axis, XY, XZ, and XYZ Configurations Available
  • Compact Footprint: 1.00" x 1.81" (25.4 mm x 45.9 mm)
  • Dovetail Mechanism Provides Smooth Travel and Long Lifetimes
  • Lockable Moving Platform
  • Ø1/2" Post Mountable

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DT12 Stages are Post Mountable via a Bottom-Located 8-32 (M4) Mounting Tap

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Item #QtyDescription
Imperial Product List
DT1211/2" Dovetail Translation Stage, 8-32 Taps
RC11Dovetail Rail Carrier, 1.00" x 1.00" (25.4 mm x 25.4 mm), 1/4" (M6) Counterbore
RLA03001Dovetail Optical Rail, 3", Imperial
SH8S02518-32 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 1/4" Long, Pack of 50
SD111/4" (M6) Counterbore Adapter Ring for 8-32 (M4) Screws, 10 per Pack
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Item #QtyDescription
Metric Product List
DT12/M112.7 mm Dovetail Translation Stage, M4 Taps
RC11Dovetail Rail Carrier, 1.00" x 1.00" (25.4 mm x 25.4 mm), 1/4" (M6) Counterbore
RLA075/M1Dovetail Optical Rail, 75 mm, Metric
SH4MS101M4 x 0.7 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 10 mm Long, Pack of 50
SD111/4" (M6) Counterbore Adapter Ring for 8-32 (M4) Screws, 10 per Pack
DT12 Stage Mounted on an RC1 Rail Carrier that is Mounted on a Dovetail Rail

These Dovetail Translation Stages are compact, entry-level positioners, ideal for use in applications where space is limited. Each stage has a 1.00" x 1.00" (25.4 mm x 25.4 mm) platform that can be translated up to 1/2" (12.7 mm) using a precision M3 x 0.35 adjuster. The moving platform can be locked using a side-located setscrew and 0.05" hex key.

An 8-32 (M4) tap on the bottom of the stage allows it to be mounted on Ø1/2" posts, while a top-located
8-32 (M4) tap is for mounting optical components, top mounting plates, or accessories. Each stage includes mounting grooves on the top and bottom of the stage to attach to an optical table using two CL6 Clamps (sold separately).

Four stage configurations are available: single-axis, XY, XZ, and XYZ. In order to guarantee orthogonality of the axes, XY configurations must be ordered preconfigured from Thorlabs. Pre-configured multi-axis stages also include a base plate for mounting the stages to an optical table.

Dovetail Translation Stages
1/2" (12.7 mm) Travel
1" (25 mm) Travel
2" (50 mm) Travel

Accessories
A top mounting plate adapter is available that includes an array of 4-40 (M3) and 8-32 (M4) mounting taps and keyways that facilitate the mounting of our CT1 stage accessoriesSlotted base plates for mounting the stages to an optical table are supplied with all 2- and 3-axis configurations, but are also available separately for single-axis stages. A right-angle bracket allows the stages to be easily assembled into XZ, YZ, or XYZ configurations, while a rotation adapter can be added to rotate a single stage up to 360°. In addition, a cage system adapter is provided for mounting a stage using 60 mm cage rods.


Posted Comments:
cbrideau  (posted 2018-04-18 11:42:47.633)
Could the location information of the two countersunk screw holes be added to the drawings for the DT12A? I would like to use it to secure an LED assembly at an angle to one of these stages but the position of the two countersunk holes is not shown on the drawings.
bhallewell  (posted 2018-04-20 08:38:21.0)
Response Ben at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback response. I've passed your feedback onto our Engineers. I will contact you to advise you on the locations of the counterbored screw holes.
nkaddy  (posted 2017-02-22 04:53:50.66)
RE: DT12XYZ/M Just to be clear I will call the bottom translator Y, the middle X and front Z. Can you clarify if the X adjustment screw can be mounted onto the opposite side of the stage. As shown in the picture it is on the left. I need to have it on the right, because I want to put two of these next to each other and the micrometer screw would impede their closest placement (and access).
bhallewell  (posted 2017-02-24 07:00:42.0)
Response from Ben at Thorlabs: This is something that we could produce for you as a special. The stage will need to be aligned on a jig & glued in place during production. I will contact you directly to discuss a quote.
ludoangot  (posted 2016-10-24 14:51:30.9)
Hello, I've just received my DT12/M. The little trapezoidal plastic part at the end opposite to the knob has some rotational play, and when the stage is translated so that this plastic part is left exposed, this part have rotated and prevents (blocks) the stage from being translated back to its original position. This means that whenever I want to go past beyond this position I have to manually adjust the rotation position of the plastic part. Is this normal? Also when the DT12/M is used as illustrated on the images of this page (i.e. with the brass female thread on top), a clockwise rotation of the knob leads to the stage moving backward, which is rather unusual. Finally the DT12/M didn't come with the hex key as mentioned (but that is a minor issue).
bhallewell  (posted 2016-10-24 10:45:05.0)
Response from Ben at Thorlabs: Thank you for contacting us about this problem. This is certainly not typical behaviour & I will contact you directly to check the best way to get you a functioning stage. With regards to the included hex key, this is something that we no longer provide with this stage in an effort to reduce waste. Hex key kits can be purchased separately from the following webpage if these are needed. https://www.thorlabs.com/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=1407 We will ensure that this reference to an included hex key is fixed within our product manual.
p.j.denissen  (posted 2016-04-23 11:42:43.01)
What is the required torque you have to expose to the lead screw and what is the play/accuracy of the stage?
cevered  (posted 2016-04-28 06:24:59.0)
Thanks for using our feedback tool. We will contact you via email directly with further information about DT12 specifications.
c.wilson  (posted 2013-05-01 02:14:08.217)
I hope I am not being silly, but I am confused by the application idea pictured above (showing the DT12/M dovetail stage connected to the RC1 rail carrier). How are the two connected together? The mounting hole on the RC1 is a M6 or M4 (with SD1 adapter ring). In the image this seems to be connected to the thru hole on the DT12/M, and not the M4 tapped hole!
sharrell  (posted 2013-05-01 09:03:00.0)
Response from Sean at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. Both the top and bottom plates of the DT12/M have tapped M4 holes. The stage can therefore be attached as shown, as you described using an SD1 adapter ring to fit an M4 cap screw through the counterbore of the RC1 and into the bottom tapped hole on the DT12/M. I'm going to add a caption to the photo to explain this today, and I'll add additional photos and text to clarify the mounting options over the next several days.
c.wilson  (posted 2013-05-01 02:11:32.807)
I hope I am not being silly, but I am confused by the application idea pictured above (showing the DT12/M dovetail stage connected to the RC1 rail carrier). How are the two connected together? The mounting hole on the RC1 is a M6 or M4 (with SD1 adapter ring). In the image this seems to be connected to the thru hole on the DT12/M, and not the M4 tapped hole!
lmorgus  (posted 2012-03-27 08:33:00.0)
A response from Laurie at Thorlabs to the anonymous poster: Thank you for inquiring about our customer inspired notation. You are indeed correct that the DT Series of stages have been part of our product line for many years (since 2007). The customer inspired designation is attributed to the DT12B/M, which is our metric base plate. Although its imperial counterpart, the DT12B, has also been around since 2007 and was originally sold as a universal product (it had imperial 6-32 taps that could accept both imperial and M3 screws), the solution wasn't ideal. Based on a customer request to make a truly metric baseplate, the DT12B/M was put into production and given the customer-inspired designation. We now ship all our metric DT Series stages with this new customer-inspired base plate.
user  (posted 2012-03-27 00:47:14.0)
You said these are "customer inspired" but, come on now, I've had parts exactly like these in my lab for many years so they really can't be customer inspired, right. You might be able to snow the young guys but we old guys know the truth.
bdada  (posted 2012-01-30 18:35:00.0)
Response from Buki at Thorlabs: The DT12/M has M4 mounting holes whereas the PH2/M has M6 so you cannot mount the PH2/M directly onto the DT12/M. Please consider using the AP6M4M adapter linked below and contact TechSupport@thorlabs.com if you have any questions: http://www.thorlabs.com/NewGroupPage9.cfm?ObjectGroup_ID=1745&pn=AP6M4M
jmcrespoc  (posted 2012-01-29 11:03:19.0)
I want attach a PH2M post to this stage. Is this possible?
jjurado  (posted 2011-03-31 11:58:00.0)
Response from Javier at Thorlabs to Esteban Bermudez: Thank you very much for your feedback! You are correct, we should do a better job at specifying the screw sizes and hole dimensions of the DT12 series stages. To this end, we will modify the bill of materials of the DT12B base plate (included with the DT12XY/M) to include M3 attachment screws, and we will also add one M4 and one #8-32 countersunk screws for attaching the baseplate to the bottom of the stage. We will also update the drawings of these parts to make this information clearer. I will contact you directly in case you have any further questions.
esteban.bermudez  (posted 2011-03-31 12:10:47.0)
Hi, I received my DT12XY/M today and realized something until I got it. The description and drawings are not complete. For example it´s never mentioned the type of screw required for the base plate, and eventhough the screws are included(which now I know its M3?) the screws are not fiting well to the holes(they don´t screw smoothly). There should be a better description for this item. Cheers, Esteban
jens  (posted 2009-05-27 12:16:50.0)
A reply from Jens at Thorlabs: indeed this kind of miniature dovetail stage is offered by a few companies with very similar features. If you want to get a detailed comparison of spec values I will be happy to supply that based on any competitor item part number you are looking into. In a situation where the difference in the technical parameters is minor you also may want to take into account that we keep those items on stock for same day delivery. In addition we constantly add components to our portfolio to give you the highest possible flexibility in how to use and combine our items. So it might also be important to consider how the overall setup should look like and if you can get most or all those parts from one supplier which than will save you time and money.
user  (posted 2009-05-27 01:17:54.0)
Hey, I saw this exact same part from 2 other companys. Whats the difference? Why should I buy your instead of theirs.
jmyrick  (posted 2007-12-04 05:19:50.0)
There is nothing on this page that shows me what the function of the DT12XYZ-RA & DT12XYZ-RA/M, it would be great to see something that helps me to know what the part looks like. I also find the discription a little confusing what does "RA mounted" mean in the description?
jmyrick  (posted 2007-12-04 04:20:23.0)
Maybe a ghosted version of the cage rods showing the DT12CSA would help to make it more clear. I agree with ACable that the function is not obvious on the product page without having to go into the application tab.
technicalmarketing  (posted 2007-11-19 14:50:44.0)
To acable: Did you get a chance to look through the "Application Options" Tab? The DT12SCA is shown in a cage system, and the DT12RA is shown with a mounting base and lens mount. If these images are not helpful when it comes to addressing how these parts are used, please let us know.
acable  (posted 2007-11-17 12:41:22.0)
DT12SCA, it is not clear how this part is intended to be used, perhaps a photo with the unit placed in a cage system. It would also be nice if the distance from the top surface of the stage to the cage center line was included. DT12RA, same here, the part by itself doesnt allow the reader to understand its application.

Single-Axis Miniature Dovetail Translation Stage


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DT12 Stage attached to a DT12B Base Plate (Not Included)

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Item #QtyDescription
Imperial Product List
DT1211/2" Dovetail Translation Stage, 8-32 Taps
CL62Table Clamp, RLA Series Optical Rails
SH25S05011/4"-20 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 1/2" Long, Pack of 25
W25S05011/4" Washer, M6 Compatible, Stainless Steel, Pack of 100
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Item #QtyDescription
Metric Product List
DT12/M112.7 mm Dovetail Translation Stage, M4 Taps
CL62Table Clamp, RLA Series Optical Rails
SH6MS101M6 x 1.0 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 10 mm Long, Pack of 25
W25S05011/4" Washer, M6 Compatible, Stainless Steel, Pack of 100
The stage can be mounted
to an optical table or breadboard using two CL6 Clamps.

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DT12(/M) Mechanical Drawing
  • Single-Axis Dovetail Translation Stage
  • Bottom-Located 8-32 Tap for Ø1/2" Post Compatibility
  • Top-Located 8-32 (M4) Tap for Mounting Components
  • Lockable Moving Platform

The DT12(/M) is a compact, 1/2" (12.7 mm) translation stage that incorporates a dovetail and lead screw translation mechanism for smooth linear positioning along the entire range of travel. The mounting platform is a 1.0" (25.4 mm) square that is translated using a precision M3 x 0.35 adjuster. The moving platform can be locked using a side-located setscrew and 0.05" hex key to guard against accidental movement. The top and bottom plates feature an 8-32 (M4) tap for a variety of mounting options. The maximum screw insertion depth for both of these taps is 9/64" (3.5 mm).

Multi-axis configurations using two or three DT12 stages are available below. However, two DT12 stages can be attached perpendicularly to one another using the DT12A Angle Bracket or DT12RA Rotation Adapter. XY configurations must be ordered preconfigured from Thorlabs in order to guaruntee orthogonality.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
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DT12 Support Documentation
DT121/2" Dovetail Translation Stage, 8-32 Taps
$79.31
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DT12/M Support Documentation
DT12/M12.7 mm Dovetail Translation Stage, M4 Taps
$79.31
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Two-Axis Miniature Dovetail Translation Stages


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DT12XZ Translation Stage

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Imperial Product List
DT12XY11/2" XY Dovetail Translation Stage with Baseplate, 8-32 Taps
RC11Dovetail Rail Carrier, 1.00" x 1.00" (25.4 mm x 25.4 mm), 1/4" (M6) Counterbore
RLA06001Dovetail Optical Rail, 6", Imperial
SH8S02518-32 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 1/4" Long, Pack of 50
SD111/4" (M6) Counterbore Adapter Ring for 8-32 (M4) Screws, 10 per Pack
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Item #QtyDescription
Metric Product List
DT12XY/M112.7 mm XY Dovetail Translation Stage with Baseplate, M4 Taps
RC11Dovetail Rail Carrier, 1.00" x 1.00" (25.4 mm x 25.4 mm), 1/4" (M6) Counterbore
RLA150/M1Dovetail Optical Rail, 150 mm, Metric
SH4MS061M4 x 0.7 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 6 mm Long, Pack of 50
SD111/4" (M6) Counterbore Adapter Ring for 8-32 (M4) Screws, 10 per Pack
DT12XY Stage Mounted on an RC1 Rail Carrier that is Mounted on a Dovetail Rail
  • Preconfigured, 2-Axis XY and XZ Translators
  • Bottom-Located 8-32 Tap for Ø1/2" Post Compatibility
  • Top-Located 8-32 (M4) Tap for Mounting Components
  • Each Stage Includes a DT12B Base Plate
  • Lockable Axes of Translation

The DT12XY(/M) and DT12XZ(/M) are compact, two-axis translation stages that incorporate a dovetail and lead screw translation mechanism for smooth linear positioning along the entire range of travel for each axis. The DT12XY(/M) consists of two DT12(/M) stages, while the DT12XZ(/M) consists of two DT12(/M) stages and a DT12A Angle Bracket. Each stage also includes a base plate to mount it directly to an optical table. Please note that XY configurations must be ordered preconfigured from Thorlabs in order to guarantee orthogonality of the axes. The stages are permanently attached and cannot be separated.

Preconfigured 3-axis stages are available below.

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DT12XY Support Documentation
DT12XY1/2" XY Dovetail Translation Stage with Baseplate, 8-32 Taps
$188.70
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DT12XZ Support Documentation
DT12XZ1/2" XZ Dovetail Translation Stage with Baseplate, 8-32 Taps
$230.52
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DT12XY/M Support Documentation
DT12XY/M12.7 mm XY Dovetail Translation Stage with Baseplate, M4 Taps
$188.70
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DT12XZ/M Support Documentation
DT12XZ/M12.7 mm XZ Dovetail Translation Stage with Baseplate, M4 Taps
$230.52
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Three-Axis Miniature Dovetail Translation Stage


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DT12A Angle Bracket Replaced with the DT12RA Rotation Adapter (Available Below)
  • Preconfigured, 3-Axis XYZ Translator
  • Bottom-Located 8-32 Tap for Ø1/2" Post Compatibility
  • Top-Located 8-32 (M4) Tap for Mounting Components
  • DT12B Base Plate Included
  • Lockable Axes of Translation

The DT12XYZ(/M) is a compact, three-axis translation stage that incorporates a dovetail and lead screw translation mechanism for smooth linear positioning along the entire range of travel for each axis. It consists of a DT12XY(/M) 2-Axis Stage with a DT12(/M) stage attached using a DT12A Angle Bracket. The stage also includes a base plate to mount it directly to optical tables. Please note that the two stages forming the XY portion are permanently attached and cannot be separated.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
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DT12XYZ Support Documentation
DT12XYZ1/2" XYZ Dovetail Translation Stage with Baseplate, 8-32 Taps
$309.06
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+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available / Ships
DT12XYZ/M Support Documentation
DT12XYZ/M12.7 mm XYZ Dovetail Translation Stage with Baseplate, M4 Taps
$309.06
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Top Plate for Miniature Dovetail Stages


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DT1211/2" Dovetail Translation Stage, 8-32 Taps
DT12CTA1Top Plate for DT12 Stages, 4-40 and 8-32 Tapped
CT1011Ø1" Optic Mount for Use with CT1 MS Stages
SH4S02514-40 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 1/4" Long, Pack of 50
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Item #QtyDescription
Metric Product List
DT12/M112.7 mm Dovetail Translation Stage, M4 Taps
DT12CTA1Top Plate for DT12 Stages, 4-40 and 8-32 Tapped
CT1011Ø1" Optic Mount for Use with CT1 MS Stages
SH3M061M3 x 0.5 Alloy Steel Cap Screw, 6 mm Long, Pack of 50
A DT12 Stage with a DT12CTA Top Plate and CT101 Optic Mount

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DT12CTA1Top Plate for DT12 Stages, 4-40 and 8-32 Tapped
DT1211/2" Dovetail Translation Stage, 8-32 Taps
CT1041Rotation Mount for Ø1/2" Optics to use with CT1 or MS Stages
SH4S02514-40 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 1/4" Long, Pack of 50
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Metric Product List
DT12CTA/M1Top Plate for DT12 Stages, M3 and M4 Tapped
DT12/M112.7 mm Dovetail Translation Stage, M4 Taps
CT1041Rotation Mount for Ø1/2" Optics to use with CT1 or MS Stages
SH3M061M3 x 0.5 Alloy Steel Cap Screw, 6 mm Long, Pack of 50
A DT12 Stage with a DT12CTA Top Plate and CT104 Rotation Mount
  • Twelve 4-40 (M3) and Four 8-32 (M4) Tapped Mounting Holes for Increased Mounting Options
  • Two 4 mm Wide Central Keyways for Aligning CT1 Stage Accessories
  • Reference Lip Prevents Misalignments when Mounting the Plate
  • Flatness: 0.05 mm (0.02")
  • Parallelism: 0.05 mm (0.02")
Item # DT12CTA DT12CTA/M
Mechanical Drawing

The DT12CTA(/M) Top Plate features an array of tapped mounting holes with two 4 mm wide keyways to provide increased mounting options for our line of DT12 Dovetail Translation Stages. Two orthogonal keyways facilitate the mounting of CT1 stage accessories, such as translation and rotation mounts for Ø1/2" optics or SM1-threaded (1.035"-40) mounts, as shown in the images to the right. When mounted, the optical axis will be 38.5 mm (1.51") from the base of the translation stage. The plate also contains twelve 4-40 (M3) and four 8-32 (M4) tapped mounting holes for securing and mounting various components. For complete dimensions and mounting hole locations, please see the mechanical drawings in the table to the right.

The top plate is attached to the DT12 dovetail stage via a central #8 (M4) counterbore and included 8-32 (M4) button-head screw. A lip that runs along a bottom edge of the plate creates a reference edge that prevents unwanted rotation of the plate when it is attached to the stage.

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DT12CTA Support Documentation
DT12CTACustomer Inspired! Top Plate for DT12 Stages, 4-40 and 8-32 Tapped
$34.17
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DT12CTA/M Support Documentation
DT12CTA/MCustomer Inspired! Top Plate for DT12 Stages, M3 and M4 Tapped
$34.17
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Mounting Adapters for Miniature Dovetail Stages


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DT12A1Angle Bracket for DT12 Stages
DT1221/2" Dovetail Translation Stage, 8-32 Taps
DT12B1Base Plate for DT12 Stages
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Item #QtyDescription
Metric Product List
DT12A1Angle Bracket for DT12 Stages
DT12/M112.7 mm Dovetail Translation Stage, M4 Taps
DT12B/M1Base Plate for DT12 Stages (Metric)
A DT12A Angle Bracket shown mounting two DT12 Stages perpendicular to one another. This XZ configuration is then mounted on a DT12B Base Plate.

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Imperial Product List
DT1211/2" Dovetail Translation Stage, 8-32 Taps
CL62Table Clamp, RLA Series Optical Rails
SH25S05011/4"-20 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 1/2" Long, Pack of 25
W25S05011/4" Washer, M6 Compatible, Stainless Steel, Pack of 100
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Item #QtyDescription
Metric Product List
DT12/M112.7 mm Dovetail Translation Stage, M4 Taps
CL62Table Clamp, RLA Series Optical Rails
SH6MS251M6 x 1.0 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 25 mm Long, Pack of 25
W25S05011/4" Washer, M6 Compatible, Stainless Steel, Pack of 100
The stage can be mounted
to an optical table or breadboard using two CL6 Clamps.
  • DT12A Angle Bracket Mounts Two DT12 Stages Perpendicular to One Another
  • DT12B(/M) Baseplate Provides a Convenient Method of Bolting the Stage to an Optical Table
  • CL6 Table Clamps Fix a DT12 Stage to an Optical Table

These mounting adapters provide simple methods of attaching multiple DT12 stages to one another or to an optical table or breadboard.

The DT12A Angle Bracket, which is compatible with both imperial and metric stages, allows two stages to be mounted perpendicular to each other. This bracket is required when assembling stages in an XZ, YZ, or XYZ configuration and is attached to the stages using the two supplied 8-32 (M4) countersunk screws.

The DT12B(/M) Base plate provides a convenient method of bolting the stage to the work surface. The base plate is first secured to the table with the included 1/4"-20 (M6) countersunk cap screw. The stage then fixes to the base plate using the supplied 6-32 (M3) bolts and cleats.

The CL6 table clamp offers an alternative method of fixing the stage to the work surface. Each stage includes mounting grooves along the top and bottom of the stage for direct attachment to an optical table using two clamps.

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DT12B Support Documentation
DT12BBase Plate for DT12 Stages
$30.09
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DT12A Support Documentation
DT12AAngle Bracket for DT12 Stages
$41.31
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CL6 Support Documentation
CL6Table Clamp, RLA Series Optical Rails
$6.02
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DT12B/M Support Documentation
DT12B/MCustomer Inspired! Base Plate for DT12 Stages (Metric)
$30.09
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Rotation Adapter for Miniature Dovetail Stages


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DT12RA1Rotation Adapter for DT12 Stages
DT1211/2" Dovetail Translation Stage, 8-32 Taps
DT12XY11/2" XY Dovetail Translation Stage with Baseplate, 8-32 Taps
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Metric Product List
DT12RA/M1Rotation Adapter for DT12 Stages (Metric)
DT12/M112.7 mm Dovetail Translation Stage, M4 Taps
DT12XY/M112.7 mm XY Dovetail Translation Stage with Baseplate, M4 Taps
DT12RA Rotation Adapter and DT12 Stage Mounted on a DT12XY Stage

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Imperial Product List
LMR11Lens Mount with Retaining Ring for Ø1" Optics, 8-32 Tap
DT12RA1Rotation Adapter for DT12 Stages
DT12B1Base Plate for DT12 Stages
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Item #QtyDescription
Metric Product List
LMR1/M1Lens Mount with Retaining Ring for Ø1" Optics, M4 Tap
DT12RA/M1Rotation Adapter for DT12 Stages (Metric)
DT12B/M1Base Plate for DT12 Stages (Metric)
LMR1 Lens Mount Attached to a Rotation Adapter Without the Angle Bracket and Mounted on a
DT12B Base Plate
  • Rotates any DT12 Stage or 8-32 (M4) Mounted Component up to 360º
  • Mount Two DT12 Stages Perpendicular to One Another
  • Flexure Clamp Locking Mechanism

The DT12RA(/M) rotation adapter enables any DT12 stage or 8-32 (M4) mounted component to be rotated up to 360o. The adapter includes an attached angle bracket which is easily mounted to an existing single, 2-axis, or 3-axis configuration using the included 8-32 (M4) countersunk screw, as shown in the photo to the right. Rotation is locked via a flexure clamp that is tightened using a side-located M3 cap screw and provided 2.5 mm hex key. Please see the manual, which is available by clicking on the red Docs icon () below, for complete mounting instructions.

The angle bracket can be removed, allowing the adapter to be used with the DT12CSA Cage System Adapter or secured directly to the work surface using the DT12B Base Plate or two CL6 Clamps. This is shown in the photo to the right, where an LMR1 Lens Mount is mounted on the rotation adapter, which is attached to a DT12B base. 

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60 mm Cage System Adapter for Miniature Dovetail Stages


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DT12CSA1Ø6.0 mm Cage Rod Adapter for DT12 Stages
DT12XY11/2" XY Dovetail Translation Stage with Baseplate, 8-32 Taps
LCP01B160 mm Cage Mounting Bracket
ER62Cage Assembly Rod, 6" Long, Ø6 mm
TR61Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 Setscrew, 1/4"-20 Tap, L = 6"
CT1011Ø1" Optic Mount for Use with CT1 MS Stages
DT12CTA1Top Plate for DT12 Stages, 4-40 and 8-32 Tapped
SH8S02518-32 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 1/4" Long, Pack of 50
SH4S02514-40 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 1/4" Long, Pack of 50
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DT12CSA1Ø6.0 mm Cage Rod Adapter for DT12 Stages
DT12XY/M112.7 mm XY Dovetail Translation Stage with Baseplate, M4 Taps
LCP01B160 mm Cage Mounting Bracket
ER62Cage Assembly Rod, 6" Long, Ø6 mm
TR150/M1Ø12.7 mm Optical Post, SS, M4 Setscrew, M6 Tap, L = 150 mm
CT1011Ø1" Optic Mount for Use with CT1 MS Stages
DT12CTA/M1Top Plate for DT12 Stages, M3 and M4 Tapped
SH4MS061M4 x 0.7 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 6 mm Long, Pack of 50
SH3M061M3 x 0.5 Alloy Steel Cap Screw, 6 mm Long, Pack of 50
DT12CSA and DT12XY Stage Mounted on Two Ø6.0 mm cage rods

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DT12 Stage Mounted on the DT12CSA 60 mm Cage Adapter
  • Mount DT12 Stages and DT12RA Rotation Adapters Within a 60 mm Cage System
  • Allows for Coarse Adjustment Along Cage Rods
  • Can be Locked onto Cage Rods with Two Side-Located M3 Nylon-Tipped Setscrews

The DT12CSA 60 mm Cage System Adapter allows a DT12 Translation Stage or DT12RA Rotation Adapter to be mounted over two Ø6.0 mm cage rods, as shown in the photo to the far right. The adapter provides coarse translation along the length of the cage system and can be locked in place with two M3 nylon-tipped setscrews and a 1.5 mm hex key.

A DT12(/M) stage is mounted using 8-32 (M4) countersunk screws, as shown in the photo to the right, whereas the DT12RA(/M) rotation adapter is attached using the M4 cap screws. All mounting screws are included with the DT12CSA. Please note that the angle bracket included with the DT12RA must be detached from the rotation adapter before it can be attached to the DT12CSA 60 mm cage adapter. 

When inserted into a 60 mm cage system with a DT12 stage or DT12RA adapter attached, the distance from the top surface of the attached accessory to the center line of the cage system will be about 23.2 mm (0.91") for the DT12 stage and 29.5 mm (1.16") for the DT12RA rotation adapter.

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