Left to right: 340-RC and 370-RC
Rod clamps are a versatile foundation for mounting and positioning a variety of Newport components including translation and rotation stages, platforms, post holders, angle brackets and mirror mounts. Both the 340-RC and 370-RC rod clamps incorporate a quick-disconnect peg mechanism allowing components to be attached in a variety of angular orientations. The peg mechanism also allows components to be detached and re-attached quickly and easily.The Model 340-RC may be manually positioned to any height or any angular orientation around the rod axis by tightening the knurled knob. This clamp is compatible with Models 40 , 41 and 45 rods.The Model 370-RC incorporates independent clamping and a rack-and-pinion positioning mechanism for more precise vertical adjustment. This approach limits the rotation of the clamp to ±0.5°. For 360° of rotation, use the Model 30 Rotary Adaptor. The 370-RC clamp is compatible with Models 70 , 71 and 75 rods. Both clamps feature an array of clearance and 1/4-20 (M6) tapped holes for flexibility in attaching and orienting a variety of accessories.