Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in photonic solutions, expands its range of innovative solutions for optical assemblies with the A-Line™ series of self-aligning lens mounts. The A-Line mounts are far more than just simple lens mounts – they make the mounting, aligning, and focusing of lens groups fast and easy without causing any additional cost.
Each A-Line lens mount features a 6 mm alignment hole which is designed to be used with Newport’s GR series guide rods. These rods are commonly used with Newport’s recently introduced OpticsCage+ system. Using this technique, several A-Line lens holders can be mounted together in a row self-aligned. The A-line mounts provide another cost efficient and easy-to-use solution for building optical assemblies for experiments, prototyping and small batch production.
The mounts have a thin-edge design, threaded post mounting, and can be clamped to the 6 mm guide rod with a 2mm hex wrench for added stability.
All A-Line lens mounts are equipped with standard lens tube threading for optic mounting. The mounts hold standard spherical lenses in sizes from Ø 0.5 in. thru Ø 3.0 in. as well as thin Ø 1 in. and Ø 30 mm lenses. A large selection of complementing adaptors for mounting microscope objectives, C-mount camera lenses and 1 in. mirrors is also available.
“The A-Line self-aligning lens mounts use a simple, yet highly effective design to ensure the fast and easy alignment of optical setups with multiple lenses”, says Rick Sebastian, Sr. Manager Product Marketing for opto- mechanics at Newport. “The patent-pending design offers a larger clear aperture and provides superior value for money than competitive solutions.”
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Image: The A-line mounts provide a cost efficient and easy-to-use solution for building optical assemblies for experiments, prototyping and small batch production.