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Manual Rotation Stages


  • Continuous 360° Rotation
  • Ø1", Ø1.4", Ø2", or Ø4.3" Rotating Platform
  • Backlash-Free, Low-Profile Design

RP01

Ø2" Manual Rotation Stage

MSRP01

Ø1.40" Manual Rotation Stage

 

RP005

Ø1" Manual Rotation Stage

1/4" (M6) Counterbores for Mounting to an Optical Table or Breadboard

#4 (M3) Counterbores for Mounting to a Mini-Series Breadboard

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Rotation Stage Comparison
Item # RP005(/M) MSRP01(/M) RP01(/M) RP03(/M)
Rotating
Platform Size
Ø1" (25.4 mm) Ø1.40" (35.6 mm) Ø2" (52.8 mm) Ø4.29" (109.0 mm)
Component
Mounting Taps
Six 4-40 (M3)
One 1/4"-20 (M6)
Four 4-40 (M3)
One 8-32 (M4)
Four 8-32 (M4)
One 1/4"-20 (M6)
Eight 6-32 (M4)
Sixteen 8-32 (M4)
Thirteen 1/4"-20 (M6)
Side Tap for
Post Mounting
No Yes; 4-40 (M3) Yes; 8-32 (M4) Yes; 8-32 (M4)
Stage Height 0.67" (17.0 mm) 0.51" (13.1 mm) 0.63" (16.1 mm) 0.70" (17.8 mm)
Stage Dimensions 1.50" x 1.50"
(38.1 x 38.1 mm)
1.78" x 1.40"
(45.2 x 35.6 mm)
2.45" x 2.45"
(62.2 x 62.2 mm)
4.65" x 4.65"
(118.1 x 118.1 mm)

Features

  • Continuous 360° Rotation
  • Laser-Engraved Graduation Marks
  • Ø1", Ø1.4", Ø2", or Ø4.3" Mounting Platform
  • 1/4" (M6) or #4 (M3) Counterbores for Breadboard Mounting
  • Lockable via Side-Located Setscrew

Thorlabs' Manual Rotation Stages are cost effective platforms for an optomechanical component requiring smooth, backlash-free rotation. Each stage offers 360º of continuous rotation with a Ø1", Ø1.4", Ø2", or Ø4.3" mounting platform and utilizes needle roller thrust bearings for higher load capacities. An engraved angular scale along the edge of each stage's rotating platform allows the user to set the angular orientation of the stage. Rotation of the platform can be locked by tightening the side-located setscrew. Four corner-located counterbored holes are spaced for direct fastening to an optical table or breadboard.

Tholabs also offers a selection of other manual stages that are micrometer driven, have central through holes, and have built-in hard stops. Click here to view our entire selection of manual stages.


Posted Comments:
Patrick.Rappersberger  (posted 2017-07-06 11:06:22.34)
Is it acceptable to mount a horizontal one sided setup on RP01 and RP03? I expect less than 10Nm torque and 2kg, but the center of gravity will be about 0.5m away from the rotation axis.
tfrisch  (posted 2017-09-01 12:02:30.0)
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. 0.5m is a much longer lever arm than we use to test the vertical specs. I will reach out to you directly to discuss your application and how to reduce that torque.
user  (posted 2016-11-10 05:24:52.8)
This product completly meet my need, however I think it would be usefull to add in the product description the size of the balldriver neeed to lock the platform. I had a bad surprise when I discivered that I had to make a second comand to get a balldriver of the correct size.
tfrisch  (posted 2016-11-10 04:02:33.0)
Hello, thank you for your feedback. I'll ask our Marketing team to add the 5/64" size of the ball driver to the web presentation.

Ø1" Manual Rotation Stage

Stage Diagram
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RP005(/M) Mechanical Diagram
"Manual
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H1C FiberBench Isolator Mount Holding a Free-Space Isolator
  • 360° Continuous Rotation
  • Laser-Engraved Graduation Marks at 2° Increments and Witness Line
  • Mounting Platform Height: 0.67"
  • Platform Mounting Taps: 4-40 (M3) and 1/4"-20 (M6)
  • Load Capacity: 40 lbs (18 kg) with Stage Mounted on a Horizontal Surface
  • Four 1/4" (M6) Clearance Holes to Mount to Optical Tables or Breadboards

Thorlabs' RP005(/M) Manual Rotation Stage has a Ø1" rotating platform and is ideal for smaller optomechnical components requiring smooth, backlash-free rotation. The stage offers 360º of continuous rotation with a scale that is engraved in 2° increments along the side of the rotating platform. The scale is marked every 30° by a number directly under its corresponding tick mark. Rotation can be locked by tightening the side-located setscrew using a 5/64" (2.0 mm) balldriver or hex key. Do not remove the locking setscrew from the stage; doing so can permanently reduce locking performance.

The rotating platform contains six 4-40 (M3) taps, for smaller components such as cage cube optic mounts or mini-series posts, and one, central 1/4"-20 (M6) tap for larger components such as Ø1/2" or Ø1" post assemblies. Additionally, the top platform includes two Ø0.13" holes for mounting Thorlabs' FiberBench optic mounts, wave plate modules, polarization modules, and alignment tools. A setscrew with a 0.05" (1.5 mm) hex on the side of the rotating platform locks the FiberBench accessory in place.

Four 1/4" (M6) clearance holes are included in the base to mount the stage to an optical table or breadboard. When mounted on a horizontal surface, the stage can support a load up to 40 lbs (18 kg).

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RP005 Support Documentation
RP005Ø1" Manual Rotation Stage
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RP005/M Support Documentation
RP005/MØ1" Manual Rotation Stage, Metric
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Ø1.4" Manual Rotation Stage

Stage Diagram
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MSRP01(/M) Mechanical Diagram
  • 360° Continuous Rotation
  • Laser-Engraved Graduation Marks at 2° Increments and 20 arcmin Vernier Scale
  • Mounting Platform Height: 0.51" 
  • Platform Mounting Taps: 4-40 (M3) and 8-32 (M4)
  • Load Capacity:
    • 50 lbs (22 kg) with Stage Mounted on Horizontal Surface
    • 1.3 N·m Maximum Horizontal Torque
  • Four #4 (M3) Clearance Holes to Mount to Optical Tables or Breadboards

Thorlabs' MSRP01(/M) Manual Mini-Series Rotation Stage has a Ø1.4" rotating platform and provides smooth, backlash-free rotation utilizing two precision bearings. The stage offers 360º of continuous rotation with a scale that is engraved in 2° increments along the outer circumference of the rotating platform. It is marked every 20° by a number directly under its corresponding tick mark and includes a 20 arcmin Vernier scale. Rotation can be locked by tightening the side-located setscrew using a 0.05" (1.3 mm) balldriver or hex key.

The rotating platform contains four 4-40 (M3) taps and one central 8-32 (M4) tap for mini-series posts and accessories or our miniature dovetail stages, as shown in the image above.

Four #4 (M3) clearance holes are included in the base to mount the stage to a mini-series breadboard. A side-located 4-40 (M3) mounting hole is included to mount the stage vertically. It has a maximum torque capacity of 1.3 N·m when mounted in this configuration. When mounted on a horizontal surface, the stage can support a load up to 50 lbs (22 kg).

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MSRP01 Support Documentation
MSRP01Ø1.40" Manual Mini-Series Rotation Stage
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MSRP01/MØ1.40" Manual Mini-Series Rotation Stage, Metric
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Ø2" Manual Rotation Stage

Stage Diagram
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RP01(/M) Mechanical Diagram
Stage Diagram
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RP01 Used to Rotate a KM100 Mirror Mount
  • 360° Continuous Rotation
  • Laser-Engraved Graduation Marks at 2° Increments and Witness Line
  • Mounting Platform Height: 0.63" 
  • Platform Mounting Taps: 8-32 (M4) and 1/4"-20 (M6)
  • Load Capacity:
    • 110 lbs (50 kg) with Stage Mounted on Horizontal Surface
    • 9 lbs (4 kg) with Stage Mounted on Vertical Surface
  • Four 1/4" (M6) Clearance Holes to Mount to Optical Tables or Breadboards

Thorlabs' RP01(/M) Manual Rotation Stage has a Ø2" rotating platform and is ideal for larger optomechnical components requiring smooth, backlash-free rotation. The stage offers 360º of continuous rotation with a scale that is engraved in 2° increments along the outer circumference of the rotating platform. It is marked every 20° by a number directly under its corresponding tick mark. Rotation can be locked by tightening the side-located setscrew using a 5/64" (2.0 mm) balldriver or hex key.

The rotating platform contains four 8-32 (M4) taps and one central 1/4"-20 (M6) tap for larger assemblies such as Ø1/2" or Ø1" post assemblies and optomechanical mounts, as shown in the image to the right.

Four 1/4" (M6) clearance holes are included in the base to mount the stage to an optical table or breadboard. A side-located 8-32 (M4) mounting hole is included to mount the stage vertically. It has a maximum load capacity of 9 lbs (4 kg) when mounted in this configuration. When mounted on a horizontal surface, the stage can support a load up to 110 lbs (50 kg).

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
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RP01 Support Documentation
RP01Ø2" Manual Rotation Stage
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RP01/M Support Documentation
RP01/MØ2" Manual Rotation Stage, Metric
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Ø4.3" Manual Rotation Stage

Stage Diagram
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RP03(/M) Mechanical Diagram
(The RP03/M will have M4 taps in place of the 6-32 taps shown in the above diagram.)
Stage Diagram
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PM4 Clamping Arm and PM4SP Extension Used to Mount a PS934 Penta Prism on an RP03
  • 360° Continuous Rotation
  • Laser-Engraved Graduation Marks at 1° Increments and Witness Line
  • Mounting Platform Height: 0.70" (17.8 mm) 
  • Platform Mounting Taps:
    • RP03: 6-32, 8-32 and 1/4"-20
    • RP03/M: M4 and M6
  • Load Capacity:
    • 175 lbs (80 kg) with Stage Mounted on Horizontal Surface
    • 50 lbs (22 kg) with Stage Mounted on Vertical Surface
  • Four 1/4" (M6) Clearance Holes to Mount to Optical Tables or Breadboards

Thorlabs' RP03(/M) Manual Rotation Stage has a Ø4.3" rotating platform and is ideal for larger optomechnical components requiring smooth, backlash-free rotation. The stage offers 360º of continuous rotation with a scale that is engraved in 1° increments along the outer circumference of the rotating platform. It is marked every 20° by a number directly under its corresponding tick mark. Rotation can be locked by tightening the side-located setscrew using a 5/64" (2.0 mm) balldriver or hex key.

The imperial RP03 rotating platform contains eight 6-32, sixteen 8-32, and thirteen 1/4"-20 taps. The metric RP03/M rotating platform contains twenty-four M4 and thirteen M6 taps. The 6-32 taps can be used with our PM3 and PM4 Clamping Arms, while the M4 taps can be used with our PM3/M and PM4/M Clamping Arms. This allows you to clamp small to large componens onto the rotating platform, as shown in the image above and to the right. The 8-32, M4, 1/4"-20, and M6 taps can all be used to secure larger systems, such as a manual or motorized translation stage or post assembly

Four 1/4" (M6) clearance holes are included in the base to mount the stage to an optical table or breadboard. Three side-located 8-32 (M4) mounting holes are included to mount the stage vertically. It has a maximum load capacity of 50 lbs (22 kg) when mounted in this configuration. When mounted on a horizontal surface, the stage can support a load up to 175 lbs (79 kg).

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
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RP03 Support Documentation
RP03Ø4.3" Manual Rotation Stage
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RP03/M Support Documentation
RP03/MØ4.3" Manual Rotation Stage, Metric
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