(left to right) U100-A, U200-A, U50-A, and U300-A Series
ULTIMA® Kinematic Optical Mounts are designed for demanding research, development, and industrial OEM applications requiring a stable optical positioner. They are available in aperture versions for 0.5, 1, 1.18, 2, and 3 in. (12.7, 25.4, 30, 50.8, and 76.2 mm) diameter optics, as well as platform versions in 0.5, 1, and 2 in. (12.7, 25.4, and 50.8 mm) sizes for holding mounted mirrors, prisms, or cube beamsplitters. Various adaptors allow smaller diameter optics to be securely held in these mounts.
The standard in the industry, ULTIMA mounts offer unsurpassed functionality. Thick front and rear plates and optimized, stiff springs improve the long-term stability and provide greater protection against vibrations. The patented clear quadrant design exposes the edge of the optic, allowing beams to pass close to the edge of a mounted optic. The actuators can be quickly changed to accommodate a broad selection of adjustment screws, micrometers, and motorized actuators. Hard carbide pads enable smooth, repeatable motion. A large array of optical mounting accessories is available for these mounts (see ULTIMA Accessories) making ULTIMA a basic building block for many optical systems.
A choice of two or three actuators allows either standard tip/tilt or tip/tilt and translation, respectively. Translation of the optic is accomplished by turning all three actuators.Convenient clearance mounting holes on each of two sides are compatible with either 8-32 or M4 screws providing quicker, more precise, and more secure mounting. ULTIMA mounts can be mounted to posts for adjustable height or pedestal posts for a stable fixed height. An adaptor converts an ULTIMA platform mount to a post-mounted horizontal platform for mounting prisms, cube beamsplitters, or other components.