IXF Series Flexure Mounts

IXF Series Flexure Mounts
IXF Series Flexure Mounts IXF Series Flexure Mounts IXF Series Flexure Mounts IXF Series Flexure Mounts IXF Series Flexure Mounts IXF Series Flexure Mounts IXF Series Flexure Mounts

A monolithic flexure mount range for optics up to 4" in diameter   

IXF Series   

This popular series of IXF optical mounts from Siskiyou Corporation offer exceptional stability at a low price point. Performance is achieved through the use of monolithic flexure construction, in which the entire mount – both plates and springs – are fabricated from a single piece of metal.

This unique configuration yields improved heat transfer through the mount over the traditional kinematic constructions, resulting in significantly better pointing stability in the presence of temperature changes.

The IXF range is available in either aluminium, stainless or nickel-plated steel. Steel construction offers superior mechanical and thermal stability, while aluminium confers lower weight and vacuum compatibility.

In vacuum applications, the monolithic construction of the mount ensures no blind holes or other places in which gas or volatiles can be trapped; therefore eliminating the potential for outgassing.


IXF-75 Flexure Mounts

Product specifications

  • Pitch:   6° (3" & 4" models: 5°)
  • Yaw:   6° (3" & 4" models: 5°)
  • Controllable motion (min):   5.5 arc sec. (3" & 4" models: 1.5 arc sec)

IXF Standard

The IXF series monolithic tip/tilt flexure mounts are specifically designed for OEM applications. They have a wide variety of optic mounting options, including bulkhead mounting as either a front adjusted or through the bulkhead adjusted mount.

In addition, these versions have M4 (8-32) mounting holes on two edges for post mounting and locks on the adjustment screws.

Product features

  • Available for ½", ¾", 1", 2", 3" and 4" optics
  • Lockable 100 TPI adjustment screws
  • One-piece aluminium, stainless or nickel-plated steel construction
  • Metric or imperial models
  • UV and vacuum compatible versions

IXF Top Adjust Flexure Mounts

Product specifications

  • Pitch:   6°
  • Yaw:   6°
  • Controllable motion:   5.5 arc sec. (min)

IXF Top Adjust

The IXF Top Adjust series monolithic tip/tilt flexure mounts are specifically designed for OEM applications. Top adjust versions have a novel actuating mechanism to eliminate rotational torque being applied to the axis under adjustment.

Designed to be either panel or bracket-mounted; Siskiyou flexures provide the ultimate in stability, even in challenging environments.

The monolithic construction results in substantially better heat conduction from one side of the component to the other, for quicker response to changes in temperature. (US Patent No. 8,925,409)

Product features

  • Top adjustable design
  • Available for ½", ¾", 1" and 2" optics
  • Lockable 100 TPI adjustment screws
  • One-piece aluminium, stainless or nickel-plated steel construction
  • Metric or imperial models
  • UV and vacuum compatible versions

IXF-BS Beamsplitter Flexure Mounts

Product specifications

  • Pitch:   6°
  • Yaw:   6°
  • Controllable motion:   5.5 arc sec. (min)

IXF-BS Beamsplitter Flexure Mount in steel
Above is the IXF Beamsplitter Top Adjust version in nickel-plated steel

IXF Beamsplitter Standard & Top Adjust

This variation of the IXF incorporates clear aperture cut-outs to maximise beam clearance for beamsplitter applications. These cut-outs are set at 45°, and are large enough to accommodate a maximum beam diameter of 6.4 mm at angle variations of ±3°.

These mounts use 100 tpi rolled thread adjustment screws for low stiction fine adjustments, and are swaged at the end to prevent overtravel of the mount.

Product features

  • Built-in 45° clear apertures
  • Available for ½", ¾", 1" and 2" optics
  • Top adjustable design also available
  • Lockable 100 TPI adjustment screws
  • One-piece aluminium, stainless or nickel-plated steel construction
  • Metric or imperial models
  • UV, vacuum compatible and custom versions available

IXF-SA Single Axis Platform Mount

Product specifications

  • Travel:   4° (½"), 2° (1")
  • Controllable motion:   4.5 arc sec. (½")

IXF Single Axis Platforms

Siskiyou offer a choice of two IXF-based platforms, each containing an arrangement of both threaded and clearance M4 (or 8-32) holes on both sides. This enables them to be mounted directly onto Siskiyou translation stages and baseplates. Various optical components or other accessories can then be afixed to the reverse.

The IXF.05S is a single-axis ½" square flexure with one M4 (8-32) tapped hole for mounting, as well as one on the top for attachment. It also includes two counterbored holes that can be accessed from the top for mounting to Siskiyou .25dt dovetail and .5cr crossed roller stages for additional coarse alignment.

On the edge of this mount are tapped holes that correspond with clearance counterbores that are accessed from the bottom.

The IXF1.0S is a larger one inch square version with seven tapped and two counterbored holes.

Product features

  • Lockable 100 TPI adjustment screws
  • One-piece aluminium or stainless steel construction
  • UV and vacuum compatible versions available

Siskiyou Corporation has been producing popular laboratory mechanicals for over 40 years; designing from the outset with quality and flexibility in mind.

Siskiyou do not aim at single disciplines, such as Photonics or Life Sciences, but craft their products to provide end users with the modular tools for constructing systems that are only limited by their imagination.

These concepts have ensured Siskiyou components outperform and outlast competitive products.


For more information, you can download the full Siskiyou catalogue here

 

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