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Post-Mountable XYZ Translation Mounts


  • Provide XYZ Translation for Ø1/2" and Ø1" Optics
  • Travel Ranges up to ±2.5 mm Available

254 µm/rev.

Rotation
Locking Screw

5 mrad/rev.

K6XS

Precision, Locking
6-Axis Adjustment

KC1-S

SM1 (1.035"-40)
Tap in Front Slip Plate

CXYZ05

Knurled Dial Translates the
Z-Axis Mounting Carriage

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General Specifications
Item #Optic Size
Accomodated
SM Thread CompatibilityXY TravelZ TravelPost MountingCage
Compatibility
K5X1Ø1"SM1 (1.035"-40)±0.04"
(±1.0 mm)
±0.13"
(±3.2 mm)
Two #8 (M4)
Counterbores
N/A
K6XSØ1"SM1 (1.035"-40)±0.08"
(±2.0 mm)
±0.13"
(±3.2 mm)
Six #8 (M4)
Counterbores
N/A
KC1-S(/M)Ø1"SM1 (1.035"-40)±0.04"
(±1.0 mm)
±0.12"
(±3.0 mm)
8-32 (M4)
Tapped Hole
30 mm
CXYZ05(/M)Ø1/2"SM05 (0.535"-40)±0.06"
(±1.5 mm)
±0.06"
(±1.5 mm)
Two 8-32 (M4)
Tapped Holes
30 mm
CXYZ1(/M)Ø1"SM1 (1.035"-40)±0.10"
(±2.5 mm)
±0.06"
(±1.5 mm)
Two 1/4"-20 (M6)
Tapped Holes
60 mm

Features

  • XYZ Translation Mounts for Ø1/2" or Ø1" Optical Components
  • XY Travel Ranges from ±0.04" (±1 mm) to ±0.1" (±2.5 mm)
  • Z Travel Ranges from 0.06" (1.5 mm) to 0.13" (3.2 mm)
  • Compatible with Our SM-Threaded Lens Tubes
  • Post Mountable via Tapped Hole or Counterbore (Model Dependent)

Thorlabs offers several XYZ translation mounts that provide coarse or precise XYZ translation when positioning optical components. These mounts can accept Ø1/2" or Ø1" optics directly or optics mounted inside lens tubes with respective SM05 (0.535"-40) or SM1 (1.035"-40) threading. Three of these mounts are equipped with both XYZ translation and tip-tilt adjustment (K5X1, K6XS, and KC1-S). Our 5- and 6-Axis mounts enable precision kinematic alignment of the optic cell along their respective axes. For alignment applications in a 30 mm or 60 mm Cage System, we recommend our cage-compatible, non-rotating XYZ translation mounts for Ø1/2" and Ø1" optics. In particular, our 30 mm cage-compatible kinematic mount with slip plate combines coarse XY translation with kinematic Z-axis and tip-tilt adjustment. All translation mounts sold here can be post mounted using bottom- or side-located tapped holes or counterbores.


Posted Comments:
user  (posted 2017-03-06 09:24:56.51)
I would like to say that I was very disappointed when I bought the KC1-S/M, If the adjustment of the tilt is ok, the rest of the degree of freedom XYZ are really poor. it's the only optics mount with cage system that seems to allowed various adjustments that I need to hold an objective x100. Adjusting Z translation is very painful because you loose the point that you were focused on and also the intensity as you have to tilt by step the optics to increase Z. You should have put the same Z axis translation as you have done for the CXYZ1/M, that is good by the way. And for the other XY translation, it's too much coarse for an optic device, you just can't adjust it properly. The same device of the CXYZ1/M would have been welcomed. Sorry for my comment, but I was a little upset because this mount costs me 150€ for a thing I cannot use rightly. I hope my comment could help you to reconsider that sort of mount to make a better one. Have a nice day.
tfrisch  (posted 2017-03-23 01:23:55.0)
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. I'm sorry this Kinematic Mount with Slip Plate was not suitable for your application. If you contact us at TechSupport@Thorlabs.com we may be able to help find a solution for your application or at least help you return the mount that you are not able to use.
user  (posted 2017-01-04 12:53:09.65)
Is it possible to make the same K6XS but with holes for the 60mm cage systems?
tfrisch  (posted 2017-01-06 11:10:01.0)
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. I'd like to discuss your application further with you. Please email us at TechSupport@Thorlabs.com.
lucile.sanchez  (posted 2017-01-04 12:44:49.057)
It would have been very useful to add a Z translation as the K6XS. Using only the 30mm cage system rods to ajust Z is not enough precise when you use a very short focal lens.
tfrisch  (posted 2017-01-04 08:40:31.0)
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. For Z movement more precise than sliding a cage plate, use all 3 tip/tilt actuators together. I will reach out to you directly about your application.

5-Axis Kinematic Optic Mount


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K5X1 Kinematic Mount Shown with a Ø1" Lens Tube and a Ø1/2" Post
  • Five Axes of Lockable Adjustment
    • Pitch/Yaw: ±4° at 8 mrad/rev
    • X and Y Translation: ±0.04" (±1.0 mm) at 254.0 µm/rev
    • Z Translationa: ±0.13" (±3.2 mm)
  • SM1-Threaded (1.035"-40) Bore for Ø1" (Ø25 mm) Optics up to 0.38" (9.5 mm) Thick
  • Two #8 (M4) Counterbores for Post Mounting
  • Compact Size: 2.54" x 2.54" x 2.10" (64.4 mm x 64.4 mm x 53.3 mm)

The K5X1 5-Axis Kinematic Optic Mount offers an optic cell that can be adjusted along 5 axes (pitch, yaw, and XYZ), each with a locking screw for stability. The translating cell has SM1 threading (1.035"-40) for attaching Ø1" mounted optics. The cell can also be used to mount Ø1" (Ø25 mm) unmounted optics up to 0.38" (9.5 mm) thick using the included SM1RR Retaining Ring, which can be tightened using an SPW602 or SPW606 Spanner Wrench (sold separately). The mount features engraved vertical and horizontal tick marks to use as an alignment aid for the mounting cell. For post mounting the K5X1 kinematic mount in a right- or left-handed configuration, two orthogonal #8 (M4) counterbores are provided. For information on the hex key sizes needed to adjust and lock the kinematic mount, please click on the Docs icon () below and select a drawing format.

For adjustment on all of the axes available with the K5X1 plus rotational adjustment, we offer the K6XS 6-Axis Kinematic Mount (sold below).

  • Z-axis translation is accomplished by turning all three tip/tilt adjusters equally in the same direction.
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6-Axis Kinematic Optic Mount


K6XS 6-Axis Kinematic Mount Usage
  • Six Adjustment Axes with Locks
    • Kinematic Pitch/Yaw: ±4° at 5 mrad/rev
    • X and Y Translation: ±2 mm at 254 µm/rev
    • Z Translationa: ±0.13" (±3.2 mm) at 318 µm/rev
    • Continuous 360° Roll Control with 1° Graduations
  • Independent X, Y, and Roll Adjustment
  • SM1-Threaded Bore for Ø1" (25 mm) Optics up to 0.55" (14 mm) Thick
  • Six #8 (M4) Counterbores for Post Mounting

The K6XS 6-Axis Kinematic Optic Mount is designed as a general-purpose, high-precision positioner. The optic cell can be translated along 6 axes, and each axis has a locking screw for stability. The translating cell has SM1 (1.035"-40) threading for attaching Ø1" lens tubes or mounting Ø1" (25 mm) optics up to 0.55" (14 mm) thick using the included SM1RR Retaining Ring, which can be tightened using an SPW602 or SPW606 Spanner Wrench (sold separately). The rotating dial has tapped 4-40 holes for attaching the K6A1 (sold separately below).

In testing, the K6XS was shown to drift less than 15 µrad in 48 hours at typical environmental conditions, with a 2 °C temperature fluctuation. The X and Y axes cause less than ±10 µm of crosstalk when translated over their full range.

If higher adjustment resolution is desired, the three 1/4"-80 adjusters used for tip/tilt translation can be switched with DAS110 or DM22 Differential Adjusters.  

  • Z-axis translation is accomplished by turning all three tip/tilt adjusters equally in the same direction.
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Prism Mounting Attachment

K6X Prism Mount
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Item #QtyDescription
K6A11Prism Mount Accessory for K6XS 6-Axis Mount, Imperial
K6XS16-Axis Locking Kinematic Optic Mount
PS9101N-BK7 Right-Angle Prism, Uncoated, 10 mm
TR41Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 Setscrew, 1/4"-20 Tap, L = 4"
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Item #QtyDescription
K6A1/M1Prism Mount Accessory for K6XS 6-Axis Mount, Metric
K6XS16-Axis Locking Kinematic Optic Mount
PS9101N-BK7 Right-Angle Prism, Uncoated, 10 mm
TR100/M1Ø12.7 mm Optical Post, SS, M4 Setscrew, M6 Tap, L = 100 mm
K6A1 Prism Accessory Mounted onto a K6XS 6-Axis Mount
  • Mounts on the Face of the K6XS Translating Cell
  • 0.5" x 1.68" (12.7 mm x 42.7 mm) Platform
  • 1/4" (6 mm) Adjustment Range

The K6A1 (K6A1/M) is a 0.5" x 1.68" (12.7 mm x 42.7 mm) platform designed to be mounted on the rotation ring on the K6XS 6-axis kinematic mount and our 30 mm cage-compatible rotation mounts. The platform is mounted using the included 4-40 screws (hex key included). The platform has an adjustment range of 1/4" (6 mm) so that the optic placed on the platform can be positioned on the axis of rotation. The platform has four 6-32 (M4) tapped holes on the corners that can be used to mount, among other things, the included PM3 (PM3/M) prism clamping arm.

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K6A1 Support Documentation
K6A1Prism Mount Accessory for K6XS 6-Axis Mount, Imperial
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K6A1/MPrism Mount Accessory for K6XS 6-Axis Mount, Metric
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30 mm-Cage-Compatible SM1-Threaded Kinematic Mount with Slip Plate

Specifications
Angular Drivers 1/4"-80 TPI Adjustersa
XY Travel ±1.0 mm (±0.04") per Axis
with Lockable Slip Plate
Angular Resolution 0.4°/rev
Angular Displacement ±4°
Z Travel ±3.0 mm (±0.12")
Inner Slip Plate
XY Travel
±0.04" (1 mm) per Axis
Optic Thickness (Max) 0.23" (5.8 mm)
Optic Mounting Internal SM1 (1.035"-40) Thread
Post Mounting 8-32 (M4) Tapped Hole
  • Can be Locked Using the Provided Setscrew and 0.035" Hex Key
  • Slip Plate Provides ±1 mm of Coarse X and Y Adjustment
  • ±4º Tip / Tilt, ±3 mm Linear Translation Along the Optical Axis
  • Accepts Ø1" Optics
  • Maximum Optic Thickness: 0.23" (5.8 mm)
  • Compatible with Our 30 mm Cage Systems
  • 8-32 (M4) Tapped Hole for Post Mounting

The KC1-S Kinematic Mount is designed with a SM1 (1.035"-40) threaded mounting hole with a front slip plate that enables direct mounting of optics up to 5.8 mm (0.23”) thick using the included SM1RR Retaining Rings. Thicker optics can be accommodated by housing the optic in one of our SM1-Series Lens Tubes and then threading the lens tube into the front plate of the mount. Alternatively, since the back plate of the KC1-S features an oversized Ø1.32" bore, SM1 lens tubes can also be attached to the front plate from the rear of the mount without sacrificing angular adjustment. This threaded, kinematic mount comes with three adjusters with independently locking setscrews.

Both the front and rear plates have been machined with four clearance holes designed for direct compatibility with our 30 mm cage system standard. The cage rod holes in the front plate are sufficiently oversized to allow ±4° tip and tilt adjustment without cage rod interference. Once the desired position is achieved, locking setscrews on the rear plate can be used to secure the rods in place. In addition to 30 mm cage compatibility, the KC1-S is post mountable via an 8-32 (M4) tapped hole.

The KC1-S slip plate feature incorporated into this mount provides ±1 mm of coarse travel in X and Y with respect to the front plate, which enables additional freedom when setting an optic's position within a cage system. Three locking screws allow the user to lock the slip plate down once the desired location has been reached. The user should note, however, that loosening the locking screws may result in excessive coarse movement (slop) in the slip plate. For best performance, tighten the locking screws, and then release them only enough to allow for smooth operation of the slip plate.

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XYZ Translator for Ø1/2" and Ø1" Optics

Specifications
Item # CXYZ05(/M) CXYZ1(/M)
XY-Axes Drivers 3/16"-100 Adjustersa 1/4"-100 Adjustersb
XY Travel ±0.06" (±1.5 mm) per Axis ±0.10" (±2.5 mm) per axis
XY Adjustment Resolution 254 µm/rev
Z-Axis Driver 500 µm/rev Adjustment Dialc
Z Travel ±0.06" (±1.5 mm)
(Alignment Tick Marks at 0.25 mm Intervals)
Clear Apertured Ø0.42" (Ø10.7 mm) Ø0.90" (Ø22.9 mm)
Optic Thickness (Max) 0.31" (8.0 mm) 0.39" (10.0 mm)
Optic Mounting Internal SM05 (0.535"-40) Thread Internal SM1 (1.035"-40) Thread
Post Mountinge Two 8-32 (M4) Tapped Holes Two 1/4"-20 (M6) Tapped Holes
  • Can be Locked Using the Provided Setscrew and 0.035" Hex Key
  • Can be Locked Using the LN25100 Locking Nuts
  • Can be Locked Using an SM15RR or SM30RR Retaining Ring (Not Included)
  • When Using the Included SM05RR or SM1RR Retaining Ring
  • Allows Right- and Left-Handed Configurations
XYZ Translation Mount
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The Z-Axis position of the CXYZ05(/M) can be locked by threading an SM15RR retaining ring (sold separately) onto the internal threads of the rear knurled knob. This can be done using the SPW801 Spanner Wrench.
  • Non-Rotating Translation in X, Y, and Z Axes for Ø1/2" or Ø1" Optics
  • Internal SM Threading for Compatibility with Our Extensive Line of SM-Threaded Lens Tubes
  • Compatible with Our 30 mm or 60 mm Cage Systems
  • Two Tapped Holes for Right- and Left-Handed Post Mounting Orientations

Thorlabs' precise XYZ translation mounts offer non-rotating X-, Y-, and Z-axis travel. The CXYZ05(/M) mount holds Ø1/2" (Ø12.7 mm) optics up to 0.31" (8.0 mm) thick against the back lip of the mount using the included SM05RR retaining ring. The CXYZ1(/M) translator holds Ø1" (Ø25.4 mm), up to 0.39" (10.0 mm) thick in a similar manner using the included SM1RR retaining ring. XY functionality allows travel perpendicular to the optical axis, while the Z-axis functionality allows for compensation of focusing errors in applications such as fiber alignment or lens mounting. The optic cell has been designed to offer pure X, Y, and Z translation.

The optic cell is internally SM05-threaded (CXYZ05) or SM1-threaded (CXYZ1), and is translated along the Z-axis by rotating the zoom adjustment dial on the back of the mount. The optic cell does not rotate during translation. An engraving is included on the knurled dial, indicating the direction that it must be turned for translating the optic cell forward and backwards. Laser-engraved tick marks spaced 0.25 mm apart are included on the optic cell for indicating the Z-axis position. The position can be locked using an SM15RR or SM30RR Retaining Ring (sold separately); see the image to the right for more details.

X and Y translation of the carriage on the CXYZ05(/M) and CXYZ1(/M) mounts is accomplished using the two 3/16"-100 fine adjusters or 1/4"-100 fine adjusters, respectively. The 3/16"-100 adjusts can be locked using the provided nylon-tipped setscrew and 0.035" Hex Key, while the 1/4"-100 adjusters are locked using LN25100 Locking Nuts (sold separately). For both sets of adjusters, horizontal and vertical witness lines provide a reference for the XY alignment.

Both mounts have four through holes for use with our Ø6 mm ER cage rods, making the CXYZ05(/M) compatible with 30 mm Cage Systems and the CXYZ1(/M) compatible with 60 mm Cage Assemblies. Each cage rod mounting hole has a side-located 4-40 locking setscrew, which uses a 0.05" hex key. The mounts can easily be adapted to different size cage systems by using the SP05 or LCP02 Cage System Size Adapter. Tapped holes are also provided on opposite sides of the XY adjusters for post mounting in right- or left-handed orientations.

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CXYZ05 Support Documentation
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CXYZ1Customer Inspired! XYZ Translation Mount for Ø1" Optics, 1/4"-20 Taps
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CXYZ05/M Support Documentation
CXYZ05/MCustomer Inspired! XYZ Translation Mount for Ø12.7 mm Optics, M4 Taps
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CXYZ1/M Support Documentation
CXYZ1/MCustomer Inspired! XYZ Translation Mount for Ø1" Optics, M6 Taps
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