OC2RMS & OC22
Available below are a variety of storage boxes and objective cases that are designed to store optics while they are being transported or not in use.
Thorlabs offers polystyrene storage boxes for unmounted, individual optics. The BX01 Storage Box is for Ø1" optics, the BX02 Storage Box is for Ø2" optics, and the BX03 Storage Box includes foam inserts for optics up to Ø2.5. If the need arises to store or transfer multiple unmounted optics at one time, we offer the BX0510 and BX0110 Storage Boxes, which can hold up to ten Ø1/2" and Ø1" optics, respectively, reducing the amount of space needed to store the optics and makes large quantities of optics easier to transport.
For lenses or filters mounted in an SM-threaded lens tube system, Thorlabs offers the KT01 and KT04 for Ø1" mounted optics and the KT06 for Ø2" mounted optics. The KT03 Storage Box is ideal for storing our
We also provide objective cases for microscope objectives or small optical assemblies using our Ø1" lens tubes. A case is comprised of a lid and canister (each sold separately). Lids are offered with RMS (0.800"-36), M25 x 0.75, SM1 (1.035"-40), M26 x 0.706, and M32 x 0.75 threading. Two canister sizes are available to fit objectives up to 2.42" long or up to 4.00" long.
For additional storage options, consider our selection of cabinets.
These Optic Storage Boxes are ideal for keeping your unmounted optics clean and damage free when they are not currently in use. The boxes are available with foam inserts or with plastic molds for Ø1" or Ø2" optics. Each box is silk screened with a Thorlabs logo and contact information. Boxes without silk screened information are available by contacting Tech Support.
These Optics Storage Boxes are ideal for keeping up to ten unmounted optics clean and damage free when they are not in use, while also conserving space in the lab. The BX0510 and BX0110 Optics Storage Boxes have a plastic mold insert to secure up to ten Ø1/2" and Ø1" optics, respectively. The BX0510 measures 2.5" x 2.5" x 0.89" (L x W x H) while the BX0110 measures 6" x 4" x 0.67" (L x W x H). Each box is silk screened with a Thorlabs logo and contact information. Boxes without silk screened information are available by contacting Tech Support.
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optomech adapters can be used to secure a glue-in Polaris mount in an objective case.
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The bottom of the canister
features a magnet for stability.
These microscope objective cases can be used to store and transport our microscope objectives or other small optical assemblies mounted in our Ø1" lens tubes. An objective case is comprised of a lid and a canister (each sold separately). Please refer to the tables below for objective compatibility.
Each lid has a brass insert with internal threading to secure the objective to the lid. The lid also has separate threads to connect it to the clear plastic can. Each lid also comes with an adhesive label for noting the stored objective. The bottom of each canister has an integrated magnet for stability when upright on an optical table and the lids are designed with large ridges to reduce the likelihood of rolling damage and breakage when the container is on its side. See the tables below to identify the compatible lid and canister for your objective. Note that the objective length is measured from the shoulder to the tip (end) of the objective and does not include the threaded portion.
Microscope objectives with thread types other than the threading on the lids available here can be used with a thread adapter. For example, externally SM1-threaded adapters are available for compatibility with the OC2SM1, including adapters for C-mount (SM1A10), M27 x 0.75 (SM1A17), and M34 x 0.5 (SM1A37) threads. We also offer optomech adapters for compatibility with 1/4"-20 and 8-32 threaded components as shown in the photo above. Please ensure that the adapter and mounted component fit together inside the canister; the adapter must have an outer diameter less than 1.81", and the configuration must not exceed the 91.0 mm length available inside the OC24 (the OC22 is not recommended if using a thread adapter).
Please note that the lid and canister should only be cleaned with ethanol, methanol, or isopropyl alcohol. Acetone or other solvents may damage the material.