Newport Corporation introduces the PX series of forkless pedestals and posts, the most space saving option for stable mounting of optical components. Forkless optical mounting posts and pedestals have a unique internal slotted base allowing them to be directly mounted to optical tables or breadboards without a clamping fork. This patent-pending feature can provide up to 66% of space savings compared to standard pedestals while still providing positional flexibility and excellent long-term stability.
“Eliminating the clamping fork adds simplicity, saves cost and eliminates fork-induced bending stresses”, says Rick Sebastian, Sr. Manager Product Marketing for opto-mechanics at Newport. “All PX series forkless pedestals can be easily mounted with a 3/16 in. (5 mm) ball tip Allen wrench and use a standard ¼-20 (M6) mounting screw. Mounting optical posts has never been easier, faster and more space-saving.”
Newport’s forkless posts and pedestals are available in stainless steel and aluminum versions and in two different designs - flanged pedestals or straight posts. The straight post design is the most space-saving while the flanged versions provide a maximum of versatility since they can also be mounted with a standard fork if needed.