There are basically two ways of mounting an optical system - enclosed or open.
Enclosed systems, such as an ordinary microscope, are light and dust tight, rigid, robust and compact, but generally very difficult to prototype and to modify. Our TubeMount system overcomes these limitations, being a modular set of stock parts capable of forming a very wide variety of systems, and suitable both for prototypes and production.
Open mounting, as on a Breadboard, where each component is supported individually, is even more flexible and allows better access to optics and to light paths.
Stagesand Rod systems allow precise calibrated motions to be incorporated in any system. Rails and Carriers are convenient for aligning components on a common axis, allowing focusing movements without loss of alignment. Finally Component holders for use in any open-mounting system are also available.