S-mounts available for small optics

DECEMBER 29, 2009--S-mounts are designed to integrate smaller optics ranging from 3 to 12.5 mm in diameter, allowing a smaller system footprint.

DECEMBER 29, 2009--S-mounts are designed to integrate smaller optics ranging from 3 to 12.5 mm in diameter, allowing a smaller system footprint. The mounts are approximately half the diameter of a C-mount, which has an inner diameter of 25.4 mm and an outer diameter of 30 mm. Unlike C-mounts, S-mounts are not designed with a fixed thickness. The S-mounts are threaded for M12 x 0.5 mm mounting, commonly used for micro-video lenses and board-level camera mounts. Manufactured from an anodized aluminum material, specific measurements include inner diameter of 12 mm, thread pitch of two threads per millimeter, and outer diameter of 16 mm.
Edmund Optics
Barrington, NJ, USA
www.edmundoptics.com

-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com

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PRESS RELEASE

Edmund Optics Releases New S-Mounts for small optics offering short working distance for optimal performance

Barrington, N.J. - Edmund Optics (EO), the premier provider of optical components, introduces S-Mounts to its popular line of C&T Mounts. These eight product lines include lens mounts, tubes, spacers and S-to-C adapters to accommodate a wide variety of end uses.

Smaller footprint with adjustable thickness
The new S-Mounts are designed to integrate smaller optics ranging from 3 mm to 12.5 mm in diameter allowing for a smaller system footprint. The S-Mounts are approximately half the diameter of a C-Mount, which has an inner diameter of 25.4 mm and an outer diameter of 30 mm. Unlike C-mounts, S-mounts are not designed with a fixed thickness. Amr Khalil, Product Line Manager, Edmund Optics explained, "Taking advantage of this benefit, Edmund Optics was able to optimize the mount thickness based on optic size, hence maximizing the efficiency of an S-mount optical assembly."

Ideal for micro-video lenses and board level camera mounts
EO's S-Mounts are based on an imaging industry standard mount. The S-Mounts are threaded for M12 x 0.5 mm mounting, commonly used for micro-video lenses and board level camera mounts. Manufactured from an anodized aluminum material, specific S-Mount measurements include an inner diameter of 12 mm, a thread pitch of 2 threads/mm, and an outer diameter of 16 mm.

Eight new S-Mount product lines with fast turnaround for excellent cost savings
A wide variety of S-Mount Components have been introduced to provide cost-effective solutions for your next project. S-Mount components include simple and achromatic lens mounts as well as a variety of focus tubes accessories and adapters. S-Mount Components are in-stock and available for immediate delivery for fast turnaround with excellent cost savings.

About EO
Edmund Optics (EO) is a leading producer of optics, imaging, and photonics technology for R&D, electronics, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, biomedical, and military markets around the globe. EO is the world's largest supplier of off-the-shelf optical components. Customers can purchase items by contacting EO at 1-800-363-1992, via the new interactive catalog, the website at www.edmundoptics.com, or requesting their print catalog.

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