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E-Series Kinematic Optical Mounts

Essential Mount for Experimental
and OEM Systems

Economically Priced

E-Series Kinematic Optical Mirror Mounts

  • Essential Mount for Experimental and OEM Systems
  • Economically Priced
  • 0.5”- 4.0” Dia. Versions Available
  • M6 x 0.25 (101.6 TPI) Adjustment Screws

E-Series Clear Edge Kinematic Optical Mirror Mounts

  • 120° Clear Edge for Mounting Beamsplitters and Transmissive Optics
  • Economically Priced
  • Ideally Suited for Spectroscopic Applications
  • Essential Mounts for Experiments and OEM Systems

E-Series Adjustable Size Kinematic Optical Mounts

  • Essential Mount for Experiments and OEM System
  • Compatible with 3–38.1mm Rectangular Optics
  • Compatible with 4-40mm Diameter Optics
  • M6 x 0.25 (101.6 TPI) Adjustment Screws
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E-Series Kinematic Optical Mirror Mounts

E-Series Kinematic Optical Mirror Mounts from Edmund Optics® provide a high value with essential features ideal for wide-ranging applications including educational use, prototyping, and system integration.

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Application Notes

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Understanding Error Sources in Precision Positioning
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A Closer Look at Kinematic Movement
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Simplifying Laser Alignment
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5 Considerations for the Mechanical Design, Assembly, and Alignment of Optical Systems
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Glossary

Kinematic Mount:

A type of optical mount capable of six degrees of freedom that are singularly constrained during alignment. It is designed to minimize stress to the optics or optical assemblies it holds.

Edge Thickness (ET):

A calculated value which depends on radii, diameter, and center thickness of a lens. It is thus used as a reference to indicate physical imitations for mounting considerations.

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Overview

The E-Series Kinematic Optical Mirrors Mounts are an ideal and cost-effective choice for mounting circular optics in metric or English diameters sizes ranging 12.5mm or 12.7mm to 100mm or 101.6mm. The M6 x 0.25 (101.6 TPI) adjustment screws provide smooth movement when making precise angular adjustments (±3.5°). The adjustment screws can be driven by hand via the adjustment knob or by hex key (2mm key size) through the anodized black, low scatter adjustment knob which may be removed for a more compact form factor. The E-Series Optical Mirror Mounts are ideal for application in R&D, prototyping, and OEM system integration and at an exceptional cost-to-performance ratio.

Compatibility:

The E-Series Kinematic Optical Mirror Mounts feature mounting holes with both a counterbore designed to accommodate M4 or 8-32 mounting hardware, and M6 x 1.0 internal threads for increased mounting versatility and direct compatibility to TECHSPEC® Metric Stainless Steel Mounting Posts and Pedestal Posts as well as all other industry standard mounting styles.

The E-Series Kinematic Optical Mirror Mounts also feature a base optical axis height of 25.4mm, which increases by standard 12.7mm increments with larger mounts, making E-Series mounts directly compatible with industry standard optical mounts and the TECHSPEC® Kinematic Optical Mirror Mounts. TECHSPEC® Metric Stainless Steel Mounting Posts and Pedestal Posts are also designed with 25.4mm height increments, ensuring that system mounting and integration is simple and easy.

The 76.2mm and 101.6mm E-Series Kinematic Optical Mirror Mounts also feature two additional 3mm diameter pin holes, offset 25mm from the mounting holes, that allow for easier and more precise alignment, particularly in OEM applications.

FAQ

What optics are compatible with the E-Series Kinematic Optical Mirror Mounts?

The E-Series Kinematic Optical Mirror Mounts are designed for circular optics of 0.5”, 1”, 2”, 3”, and 4” diameters (metric diameters of 12.5mm, 25mm, 50mm, 75mm, and 100mm are also compatible with slight change in optical centerline height). Clear Edge versions are available for 0.5”, 1”, and 2” diameter versions, which are ideal for beamsplitter mounting as the mount edge design will not clip the beam at higher AOIs; this is also ideal for closely mounting two reflective optics in compact systems. The three-point mounting design is ideal for mounting mirrors and beamsplitters.

What is the difference between the E-Series Kinematic Optical Mirror Mounts and the TECHSPEC® Kinematic Optical Mirror Mounts?

The E-Series is a value-packed entry point into the range of kinematic mounts from Edmund Optics, designed with the essential features scientists, engineers, and students need. Below is chart comparing our E-Series versus the TECHSPEC® Kinematic Mounts.
E-Series versus the TECHSPEC®
Product Line E-Series TECHSPEC®
Adjustment Screw Threads 101.6 TPI 100 TPI
Adjustment Knobs Removable Adjustment Knobs Removable Adjustment Knobs
Adjustment Screw Contact Materials Hardened Stainless Steel Hardened Stainless Steel
Tip-Tilt Range ±3.5° ±5°
Mounting Threads M4, 8-32, and M6x1.0 M4 and 8-32
Number of Adjustment Screws 2 2 or 3
Compatible Optical Diameters 0.5”, 1”, 2”, 3”, and 4” 0.5”, 1”, and 2”
Additional Features   Finger Cut Outs for Easier Optic Placement
Copper-tipped Thread Locking Screws

What are the ideal applications for the E-Series mounts?

The E-Series mounts were designed for OEM integration with a compact overall size, five available compatible diameters, clever mounting solutions, and removable adjustment knobs. These features also make the E-Series mounts essential for benchtop applications in educational and experimental environments.
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