Left to right: SS100 Series, SS050 Series, SN100 Series, SN050 Series and SN200 Series(pedestal posts sold separately)
SUPREMATM sets the new performance standard in a modular precision optical mount for today's demanding research, development, and industrial OEM applications. The most critical features in a kinematic optical mount are adjustment "feel" and long-term stability. SUPREMA provides the feel necessary to tune the most sensitive set-ups and the stability to hold that position better than any other modular mount on the market.SUPREMA-S Kinematic Optical Mounts provide unmatched thermal stability. SUPREMA-N Kinematic Optical Mounts are highly configurable with multiple actuator options. All design elements: form, fit and function, are optimized to create a kinematic optical mount that is configurable and adjustable while providing rock-solid stability and reliability. Mount-induced thermal drift has been all but eliminated.
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Our new SUPREMATM 0.5in (12.7mm) Kinematic Optical Mounts offer superior performance in a compact footprint. Choose from our patented Clear Quadrant open aperture or closed aperture configuration for increased stability. Additionally, the SN050 and SS050 mounts can be ordered with your choice of front or rear loading optic faceplates. Both versions are fabricated hardened stainless steel shaped through a metal injection molding process, which results in a cost effective method of achieving performance approaching that of wrought stainless steel. Three 100-TPI precision adjustment screws are standard features on the SN050 and SS050 mounts, with patented capstan style locks (US Patent 7,982,980) offered as an option. Ideal for OEM applications, the SN050 and SS050 mounts incorporate two #2-56 (M2) counterbored thru-holes for mounting purposes. In addition, we have incorporated thru-holes sized for standard 1/16th-in dowel pins to enable repeatable system integration and to prevent clocking effects. For research applications requiring height adjustable post mounting, we offer post adapters with 8-32 (M4) counterbored thru-holes. Locator pin holes on the post adapters mate with the holes on the SN050 and SS050 mirror mounts. Locator pins are not included.
SN100 Series Kinematic Optical Mounts offer a wide range of configurations including front or rear mounted optical components, a broad selection of actuator options, and optional locks.SN100 Optical Mounts are fabricated from pressed and sintered powdered metal stainless steel. Through our patent pending process we create cost-effective pressed and sintered powdered stainless steel mounts with performance comparable to that of wrought stainless steel. Newport's SN100 design has been optimized utilizing our broad experience in opto-mechanics, vibration damping and isolation, optics, and material science. Through comprehensive design, finite element analysis, and rigorous testing, we have achieved performance previously attained only through high cost, custom stainless steel mounts.Our Patented clear quadrant design exposes the edge of the optic, allowing beams to pass close to the edge of a mounted optic. Optics can be held securely in place against precision mounting pads using the nylon-tipped setscrew, or be epoxied in place. Extensive laboratory testing has shown that epoxying the optic in place provides optimal performance and stability.SN100 mounts have superior adjustability and feel. Polished and lapped tungsten carbide pads enable smooth, repeatable motion. Adjustment screws have 100 TPI threads for increased sensitivity and smooth adjustment feel. Two-actuator configurations have tip and tilt adjustability over a range of +/- 7 degrees. Three-actuator configurations have tip, tilt, and translation capabilities. Our broad selection of actuator options, including a wide range of standard and lockable micrometers and adjustment screws (with knobs or hex broach), yields flexibility to choose the actuator best suited for the application. The standard 0.375" diameter actuator-mounting interface is compatible with our NewStep motorized actuator.Convenient #8-32 or M4 tapped holes provide quick, precise, secure and stable mounting, with the exception of the SN100C-F, which offers a clearance mounting hole. SUPREMA mounts are compatible with standard post and post holder systems for adjustable height and pedestal posts for a stable fixed height.
SS100 Series Kinematic Optical Mounts offer superior thermal stability. Documented thermal drift measurements prove SUPREMA to be the new standard in stable kinematic optical mounts. The unique design features of the SS100, including the material and configuration, make them the best choice for the most demanding research, development, and industrial OEM applications.SS100 Series Kinematic Optical Mounts are fabricated from pressed and sintered powdered metal stainless steel, resulting in a cost-effective method of achieving performance nearly identical to wrought stainless steel. Newport's SS100 design has been optimized utilizing our broad experience in opto-mechanics, vibration damping and isolation, and materials science. Through comprehensive design, finite element analysis, and rigorous testing, we have achieved performance previously attained only through high-cost, custom stainless steel mounts.SS100 mounts have superior adjustability and feel. Polished and lapped tungsten carbide pads enable smooth, repeatable motion. Adjustment screws have 100 TPI threads for increased sensitivity. Two-actuator configurations have tip and tilt adjustability over a range of +/- 4 degrees. Three-actuator configurations have tip, tilt, and translation capabilities. Available non-influencing locks enable secure locking without position shift. Actuators with knobs or hex broach are also available.Convenient #8-32 or M4 threaded holes provide quick, precise, and secure mounting. SUPREMA mounts are compatible with standard post and post holder systems for adjustable height or pedestal posts for stable fixed height.
The SN200 series are stainless steel mounts for 2.0-in (50.8-mm) diameter optics and are sold in configurations with two adjustment screws for precision pitch/yaw positioning, three adjustment screws which add translation and with no actuators for motorizing. This SN200 Suprema mount is designed to be more compact than other mounts of its size also allowing unencumbered access to the edge of the mirror. This means that the mirrors can make physical contact with each other (the SN200 is available in right-handed or left-handed versions for just this purpose). This precision mount utilizes micro-polished carbide pads which enable smooth, low-friction adjustment and outstanding stability.
Tilt is the translation of the center of an optic subjected to a 1° tilt of the front plate. For the SUPREMA Series 0.33 mm of translation is observed.
Results from 2-3 complete turns of the actuator. The number of turns depends primarily on the number of threads per inch and the pivot arm length. Higher TPI increases the resolution.