- Individual Cases with Molded Plastic or Foam Pad Inserts
- Multi-Element Cases with Molded Plastic
or Precision Cut Foam Inserts
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
2" x 2" square filters. These black storage boxes feature two latches making them suitable for both storage and transportation. The KT04 and KT06 also feature a carrying handle.
We also provide objective cases for microscope objectives or small optical assemblies using our Ø1/2" lens tubes or Ø1" lens tubes. The lids and canisters are sold separately. Lids are offered with RMS (0.800"-36), M25 x 0.75, C-Mount (1.000"-32), M26 x 0.706, and M32 x 0.75 threading. Two canister sizes are available to fit objectives up to 1.96" long or up to 3.58" long.
For additional storage options, consider our selection of cabinets.
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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.
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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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optomechanical 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.
- Plastic Lids with Internally Threaded Brass Inserts
- Clear Plastic Canisters for Objectives up to 50.0 mm or 91.0 mm Long (Shoulder-to-Tip Length)
- Magnet on Canister Increases Stability on Optical Tables
- Lids and Canisters Sold Separately
These microscope objective cases are comprised of a lid and a canister, each sold separately. These are designed to store and transport microscope objectives or other small optical assemblies mounted in our Ø1/2" lens tubes or Ø1" lens tubes. Please refer to the tables below for objective compatibility.
Each lid has a brass insert with internal threading to secure the objective. They are designed with large external ridges to reduce the likelihood of the canister rolling when on its side and include an adhesive label for noting the stored objective. Cansiters are offered in two lengths; the maximum allowed objective length is measured from the shoulder to the tip (end) of the objective and does not include the threaded portion. The bottom of each canister has an integrated magnet for stability when upright on an optical table. Polycarbonate should only be cleaned with ethanol, methanol, or isopropyl alcohol. Acetone and other solvents may damage the material.
Microscope objectives with thread types other than those available here can be mounted to a lid using a thread adapter. We also offer optomechechanical adapters for compatibility with 1/4"-20 (M6) and 8-32 (M4) 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 max objective lengths given below.