MM - Mechanical Modules

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MM-0020 Mounting plate C25 on carrier MG20This frequently used component is ideal to accommodate parts with a diameter of 25 mm where it is kept in position by three spring loaded steel balls. Especially C25 mounts having a click groove are firmly pulled into the mounting plate due to the smart chosen geometry. The mounting plate is mounted onto a 20 mm wide carrier. MM-0020 Mounting plate C25 on carrier MG20

MM-0024 Mounting plate C25-S on carrier MG20Components with 25 mm in diameter are placed into the mounting plate where it is kept in position by three spring loaded steel balls. This allows the precise rotating whereby an engraved scale serve as angle readout. This component is useful for polarisation sensitive components.  MM-0024 Mounting plate C25-S on carrier MG20

MM-0028 Mounting plate C25-S with angle gradationThis component is ideal to to accommodate parts with a diameter of 25 mm where it is kept in position by three spring loaded steel balls. Especially C25 mounts having a click groove are firmly pulled into the mounting plate due to the smart chosen geometry. The mounting plate is mounted with 2 M4x10 screws to the rotary arm of MM-0300MM-0028 Mounting plate C25-S with angle gradation

MM-0030 Mounting plate C30 on carrier MG20This frequently used component is ideal to accommodate parts with a diameter of 30 mm where it is kept in position by three spring loaded steel balls. Especially C30 mounts having a click groove are firmly pulled into the mounting plate due to the smart chosen geometry. The mounting plate is mounted to a 20 mm wide carrier.MM-0030 Mounting plate C30 on carrier MG20

MM-0032 Mounting plate C30-V on carrier MG20This component is ideal to accommodate parts with a diameter of 30 mm where it is kept in position by three spring loaded steel balls. Especially C30 mounts having a click groove are firmly pulled into the mounting plate due to the smart chosen geometry. The mounting plate is mounted onto a 20 mm wide carrier. Compared to the MM-0030 this mounting plate is manufactured as whole plate.MM-0032 Mounting plate C30-V on carrier MG20

MM-0050 Mounting plate C50 with carrier MG20This component is ideal to to accommodate parts with a diameter of 50 mm where it is kept in position by three spring loaded steel balls. Especially C50 mounts having a click groove are firmly pulled into the mounting plate due to the smart chosen geometry. The mounting plate is mounted onto a 20 mm wide carrier.MM-0050 Mounting plate C50 with carrier MG20

MM-0060 Filter plate holder on MG20This filter plate holder is designed to accommodate standard optical filter plates with a thickness of 3 mm, a width of 50 mm and a height of 50 mm. The plate is held in position by two grub screws which have spring loaded balls at their tips.MM-0060 Filter plate holder on MG20

MM-0090 XY adjuster on MG20A precision XY adjuster with two fine pitch screws accepts all optics mounted in C25 mounts. The picture on the right shows the adjuster with an inserted optics, however, under this reference number the adjuster comes without such an optic.MM-0090 XY adjuster on MG20

MM-0100 Target Cross in C25 MountA crossed hair target screen is part of a 25 mm click holder C25 which can be inserted into the mounting plate (MP). The screen is kept in position by means of three precision spring loaded steel balls. It is used to visibly align a light beam with respect to the optical axis of the rail and carrier system. MM-0100 Target Cross in C25 Mount

MM-0110 Translucent screen on carrier MG20In a round holder a sheet of translucent paper is fixed with a retaining ring. This component is useful to image and visualize optical rays. Furthermore, the translucence allows the convenient photographic recording from the opposite side with digital cameras for a quick picture for the students measurement report.MM-0110 Translucent screen on carrier MG20

MM-0114 White screen with centre holeIn a round holder a sheet of translucent paper is fixed with a retaining ring. This component is useful to image and visualize optical rays. Furthermore, the translucence allows the convenient photographic recording from the opposite side with digital cameras for a quick picture for the students measurement report. A hole in the centre allows a beam to be transmitted to a target which reflects or scatters the rays back to the screen.MM-0114 White screen with centre hole

MM-0120 Dial gauge travel 5 mm resolution 1 µm on MG20This module combines a translation stage which is moving a triple reflector and a dial gauge measuring this move. Furthermore, an kinematic adjustment holder is added, which holds the required triple reflector (“OC-0520” on page 96).MM-0120 Dial gauge travel 5 mm resolution 1 µm on MG20

MM-0140 Triple reflector on motorised translation stage, travel 50 mmA triple reflector is mounted on top of the moveable part of a translation stage which is driven by a stepper motor. The motor with 200 steps per revolution is coupled to the mover with a fine pitch spindle with 1 mm per revolution. That means, each step corresponds to a movement of 5 µm. Each step can be divided further into 64 micro steps which results in a smooth DC motor like behaviour.MM-0140 Triple reflector on motorised translation stage, travel 50 mm

MM-0160 Ring laser mirror mount M1 on MG65A kinematic mirror adjustment holder is mounted to a turn table in such a way that the front surface of the attached laser mirror lies always within the centre of the rotation axis. The turn table is placed on top of a 65 mm wide carrier. Once the desired position has been set, the turntable is clamped by means of a M4 fixing screw. This version is assembled for the lower left mirror of a ring laser structure.MM-0160 Ring laser mirror mount M1 on MG65

MM-0162 Ring laser mirror mount M2 on MG65A kinematic mirror adjustment holder is mounted to a turn table in such a way that the front surface of the attached laser mirror lies always within the centre of the rotation axis. The turn table is placed on top of a 65 mm wide carrier. Once the desired position has been set, the turntable is clamped by means of a M4 fixing screw. This version is assembled for the upper left mirror of a ring laser structure.MM-0162 Ring laser mirror mount M2 on MG65

MM-0163 Ring laser mirror mount M3 on MG65A kinematic mirror adjustment holder is mounted to a turn table in such a way that the front surface of the attached laser mirror lies always within the centre of the rotation axis. The turn table is placed on top of a 65 mm wide carrier. Once the desired position has been set, the turntable is clamped by means of a M4 fixing screw. This version is assembled for the lower right mirror of a ring laser structure.MM-0163 Ring laser mirror mount M3 on MG65

MM-0164 Ring laser mirror mount M4 on MG65A kinematic mirror adjustment holder is mounted to a turn table in such a way that the front surface of the attached laser mirror lies always within the centre of the rotation axis. The turn table is placed on top of a 65 mm wide carrier. Once the desired position has been set, the turntable is clamped by means of a M4 fixing screw. This version is assembled for the lower right mirror of a ring laser structure.MM-0164 Ring laser mirror mount M4 on MG65

MM-0230 Photodetector mount on rotary arm on MG20A Si PIN photodiode is integrated into a small housing and accommodated inside an mounting plate attached to the swivel arm to take in the light reflected from the Brewster window.MM-0230 Photodetector mount on rotary arm on MG20

MM-0240 Adjustable slit on carrier 20 mmThe MM-0240 mechanical slit provides precise adjustment of two A2 tool steel blades centred equally about a through hole. Each blade is black to reduce unwanted reflections. The unique design of this mount provides a 1-to-1 correlation between the adjustment of the precision micrometer drive and the subsequent change in slit width to within 20 µm. The actual slit width ranges from fully closed to 6 mm wide with 0.5 mm of adjustment per revolution.MM-0240 Adjustable slit on carrier 20 mm

MM-0300 Carrier with 360° rotary armThe MM-0300 provides goniometer operation for the optical bench. The carrier is attached to the bench and carries a rotary arm which can be rotated by 360 degrees. The centre of rotation provides a 35 mm mounting hole where probes can be accommodated. The rotary arm has two slots with a distance of 25 mm where mounting plates or other components with 2 M4 threads with 25 mm distance can be mounted.MM-0300 Carrier with 360° rotary arm

MM-0340 Scatter probe on rotary tableThe rotary table fits into the MM-0300 and carries a light grey plastic plate with 50x50x3 mm. It is used to measure the scattered light of a light source hitting the surface.MM-0340 Scatter probe on rotary table

MM-0380 MG65 carrier with rotary stageA 65 mm wide carrier is equipped with rotary stage with a central hole. Due to a sophisticated design, the rotary table turns smoothly without slip stick effects and has a scale of 360 degrees with tick marks at each 2 degrees.

MM-0410 Rotary Polarisation Analyser 40 mmThe polarisation analyser or polarizer has a horizontal rotary stage with a 25 mm through hole bore and 360 degree scale with tick marks for each 5 degrees. It is attached to a 20 mm wide carrier. A film sheet polarizer is inserted into a C25 mount which is set into the rotary stage and is kept with three M3 grub screws in position. The module comes with aligned polarisation direction with 0 degree for vertical polarisation.MM-0410 Rotary Polarisation Analyser 40 mm

MM-0420 Four axes kinematic mount on carrier MG20This frequently needed component is ideal for the fine adjustment of lenses, microscope objectives, diode laser, etc. with respect to the optical axis of the rail set-up. The displacement area is 5x5 mm and 10x10 degrees respectively. Different mounts can be attached to the adjustment holder. This model provides a holder for 25 mm cylindrical components. The component is inserted into the adjustment holder and is kept in position by a spring loaded steel ball in the same way as for the lens click mounts. Four precise fine pitch screws of repetitious accuracy allow the translational (X; Y) and azimuthal (υ; φ) adjustment.MM-0420 Four axes kinematic mount on carrier MG20

MM-0440 Kinematic mount ø 25.4 mm on MG20The kinematic adjustment mount has a resting flange for the optics. One fixing screw secures the optics against 2 contact lines, which make 2 contact points. To prevent damage to the optics, the tip of the fixing screw is made of plastic. The movable platform is pre-loaded by two strong tension springs, ensuring tight kinematic fit. A thick base adds to stability which allows to cut away parts of the mount, keeping clear one edge of the optics. The kinematic mount is mounted onto a 20 mm wide carrier. The illustration shown on the right shows a “right” version which can be changed to the right version as well.MM-0440 Kinematic mount ø 25.4 mm on MG20

MM-0444 Kinematic mount 1”, translation stage on MG65This module utilises a combination of a kinematic mount and a translation stage to firstly adjust a mirror and secondly move it in the direction of the optical axis. Both components are mounted to 65 mm wide carrier MG65MM-0444 Kinematic mount 1”, translation stage on MG65

MM-0450 XY Adjustment holder with rotary insert on MG20This frequently needed component is ideal for the fine adjustment of lenses, microscope objectives, diode laser, etc. with respect to the optical axis of the rail set-up. The displacement area is 5x5 mm and 10x10 degrees respectively. Different mounts can be attached to the adjustment holder. This model provides a through hole for 25 mm cylindrical components. The component is inserted into the adjustment holder and is kept in position by a spring loaded steel ball in the same way as for the lens click mounts. Four precise fine pitch screws of repetitious accuracy allow the translational (X; Y) and azimuthal (υ; φ) adjustment. In addition the circumference of the 25 mm holding tube has a scale to determine the rotational position of the inserted component.MM-0450 XY Adjustment holder with rotary insert on MG20

MM-0460 Kinematic mirror mount M16, leftThe kinematic adjustment mount has a resting flange for the optics. One fixing screw secures the optics against 2 contact lines, which make 2 contact points. To prevent damage to the optics, the tip of the fixing screw is made of plastic. The movable platform is pre-loaded by two strong tension springs, ensuring tight kinematic fit. A thick base adds to stability which allows to cut away parts of the mount, keeping clear one edge of the optics. An adapter with a M16 threading is mounted to the movable platform to accommodate M16 mirror mounts The kinematic mount is mounted onto a 20 mm wide carrier in the left position.MM-0460 Kinematic mirror mount M16, left

MM-0462 Kinematic mirror mount M16, rightThe kinematic adjustment mount has a resting flange to stop the optics. One fixing screw secures the optics against 2 contact lines, which make 2 contact points. To prevent damage to the optics, the tip of the fixing screw is made of plastic. The movable platform is pre-loaded by two strong tension springs, ensuring tight kinematic fit. A thick base adds to stability which allows to eliminate part of the mount, keeping clear one edge of the optics. An adapter with a M16 threading is mounted to the movable platform to accommodate M16 mirror mounts The kinematic mount is mounted onto a 20 mm wide carrier in the right positionMM-0462 Kinematic mirror mount M16, right

MM-0470 XY mount, soft ring 30 mm, on MG20The XY adjustment holder provides a ring with an inner soft rubber ring which used to accommodate round components with a diameter of 30 mm. The inner diameter of the soft rubber ring is slightly less than 30 mm and thus grips the inserted component firmly. This adjustment holder is commonly used in a pair to accommodate a longer cylindrical body. Since the holding forces are of an elastic kind arbitrary aslant directions away from the centre axis can be aligned within the adjusting range of the precise fine pitch screws. MM-0470 XY mount, soft ring 30 mm, on MG20

MM-0480 Four axes kinematic plastic fibre mountThis frequently needed component is ideal for the fine adjustment of lenses, microscope objectives, diode laser, etc. with respect to the optical axis of the rail set-up. The displacement area is 5x5 mm and 10x10 degrees respectively. Different mounts can be attached to the adjustment holder. The component is inserted into the adjustment holder and is kept in position by a spring loaded steel ball in the same way as for the lens click mounts. Four precise fine pitch screws of repetitious accuracy allow the translational (X; Y) and azimuthal (υ; φ) adjustment.  This module comes with an insert with a ST POF fibre coupler.MM-0480 Four axes kinematic plastic fibre mount

MM-0490 Translation stage with bare fibre holderA translation stage with fibre chuck is mounted onto a 30 mm wide carrier (MG30). The optical glass fibre is placed into a groove of the magnetic fibre chuck and held in position by two magnets. The translation range is 5 mm.MM-0490 Translation stage with bare fibre holder

MM-0494 Rotation stage with bare fibre mountThe MM-00494 provides goniometer operation for the optical bench. The carrier is attached to the bench and carries a rotary arm which can be rotated by 360 degrees. The centre of rotation provides a 35 mm mounting hole where probes can be accommodated. The rotary arm has two slots with a distance of 25 mm where mounting plates or other components with 2 M4 threads with 25 mm distance can be mounted. This module comes with fibre chuck where the optical glass fibre is placed into a groove of the magnetic fibre chuck and held in position by two magnets. The length of the protruding fibre is chosen in such a way that the end face of it is located in the centre of rotation of the goniometer.MM-0494 Rotation stage with bare fibre mount

MM-0500 Piezo transducer 10µ/150V in kinematic mountThe transducer consists of a pre-loaded stack of piezo disks with a centre hole. The piezo disks are connected electrically in parallel, resulting in a displacement of 10 µm at 150 V. Typically 3 to 4 optical displacement orders require at a wavelength 500 nm a mechanical displacement of 1 µm. This is achieved by applying 15 volts only! This module combines the MM-0504 piezo transducer with a kinematic mount onto a 20 mm wide carrier MG20.MM-0500 Piezo transducer 10µ/150V in kinematic mount

MM-0504 Piezo transducer 10µ/150V with 24 mm collarThe transducer consists of a pre-loaded stack of piezo disks with a centre hole. The piezo disks are connected electrical in parallel, resulting in a displacement of 10 µm at 150 V. Typically 3 to 4 optical displacement orders require at 500 nm a mechanical displacement of 1 µm. This is achieved by applying 15 volts only! To mount the piezo to the kinematic mount like the MM-0440 (<?>) it is equipped with a suitable collar.MM-0504 Piezo transducer 10µ/150V with 24 mm collar

MM-0510 Kinematic mount with axial translation on MG30The kinematic mount is fixed to a 30 mm wide carrier MG30. It is equipped with a axial translation unit. It consists of a fixed body and a rotary insert. By turning this precisely manufactured insert a translation of 250 µm per turn is achieved. The rotary insert has a mount to accommodate components with a diameter of 22 mm.MM-0510 Kinematic mount with axial translation on MG30

MM-0560 Two mounting plates C25 on MG20Two C25 mounting plate are mounted side by side onto a 20 mm wide carrier MG20. The optical centres of the plates are 20 mm off axis. MM-0560 Two mounting plates C25 on MG20

MM-0620 Lamp socket GU10 on MG65This module serves as base for lamps having a socket of GU10. The illustration on the right shows such a module with an inserted energy saving lamp. The lamp socket is connected to the mains with a two wire cable including an in line power switch. The lamp socket is mounted into 40 mm mounting plate on a 65 mm wide carrier MG65. MM-0620 Lamp socket GU10 on  MG65

MM-0700 Turntable drive unitA stepper motor driven turn table is mounted onto a heavy base made from black anodized aluminium. The rotation range is 360° with a resolution of  0.6 arc min in full step and 4.5 arc sec in 1/8 step operation mode. The maximum rotation speed is 50°/s and the maximum load 6 kg. The stepper motor is controlled by the DC-0100 controller.MM-0700 Turntable drive unit

MM-0800 Adjustable fog nozzle on MG30This nozzle emits through a 1 mm hole a jet stream of water particles as required for the LDA experiment. The height of the nozzle is 32.5 mm and has the same height of the optical axis of the crossing beams. By turning the nozzle the horizontal position of the jet outlet is aligned. The entire nozzle is enclosed by a removable coloured Plexiglas housing which absorbs scattered laser light and collects the condensed water. The enclosure can easily removed and emptied. MM-0800 Adjustable fog nozzle on MG30

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