Multi-Axis Flexure Stage Accessories: Platforms
The AMA010(/M) Cleats have a flat milled along one side. To lock an accessory along the center alignment groove, rotate the cleat so that the flat is facing the accessory, and secure the accessory between two cleats. The cleats can be rotated without needing to remove the locking screws. They are sold in packs of 15, together with 6-32 UNC (M3) locking screws and washers.
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The AMA111 Narrow Device Mounting Clamps offer an alternative solution when devices need to be mounted close together. They are sold in packs of two, together with 6-32 UNC and M3 locking screws.
These two angle brackets mount directly to the fixed portion of the 3-Axis NanoMax and MicroBlock stages. The smaller bracket is often used for fiber launch systems that utilize our aspheric lenses in place of much longer microscope objectives. The longer bracket is used in the preconfigured fiber launch systems that we sell, the larger mounting surface is generally useful when space permits.
Moving Angle Brackets
These angle brackets can be used to replace the top plate of our 3-axis flexure stages (NanoMax, or MicroBlock) stages. The bracket then provides a convenient, vertical mounting surface for attaching other components or accessories to the stage.
As an example, the photograph to the right shows the AMA011 angle bracket attached to a NanoMax stage and the previous top plate being attached to the vertical face. This configuration allows accessories to be mounted in a vertical orientation. Any subsequent adjustment of the moving platform of the stage will also move the mounted accessories.
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AMA003 Extended Top Plate fitted to MBT616D MicroBlock Flexure Stage
These extended platforms are designed to be replacements for the top plate of the NanoMax, MicroBlock, RollerBlock, or MVS series stages. The extended mounting surface is convenient for attaching components or accessories that need to reach into smaller spaces. Three sizes are available, offering platforms lengths of 85.0 mm (3.35"), 95.0 mm (3.74") or 105 mm (4.13"). Two accessory mounting cleats are also included.
The RB13P1 mounting plate replaces the top plate on our 3-axis flexure stages. It has a generous array of both 1/4"-20 (M6) and #8-32 (M4) mounting holes to adapt the NanoMax, MicroBlock, or RollerBlock stages to a general purpose optical table translation stage.
The MMP1 replacement top plates allow older NanoMax, MicroBlock, or RollerBlock stages to be updated to the latest 'crossed groove' design, which is necessary for some accessories (e.g. HCS030 Optics Mount shown opposite). They also allow imperial stages to be converted to metric variants and vice versa.
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The AMA025 platform fitted next to an MBT616D MicroBlock Flexure Stage.
These free standing table platforms are stationary platforms with a standard slotted top surface.
They attach directly to the optical table and are designed to match platform height of the NanoMax, MicroBlock, or RollerBlock stages. In addition to the standard slot and tapped-hole pattern on the top surface, there are tapped holes on the sides. These additional holes can be used to mount other accessories or positioning stages.
The AMA029 Series of platform assemblies are intended to aid the construction of complex optical systems which use multiple families of our motion control products. A choice of three heights is available to match the working platform heights of our stages and accessories - see the table below.
As an example, the photo below shows a MAX605 6-axis flexure stage mounted with a FSC102 force sensor. The AMA029D post is used to raise a HLD001 diode mount up to the same working height of 112.5 mm.
If a custom height assembly is required please contact your local Thorlabs office.