2 August 2016

Newport introduces the PX series of forkless optical pedestals and posts

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. 

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