In June 2017, on the occasion of the exhibition LASER World of Photonics, OWIS GmbH presents a new form of grid board. The new mounting and grid boards have been specifically developed to fix optical components in any customer-specific position. This is possible since there is no pre-milled standard grid.
A flexible positioning of the mounting elements is achieved by means of freely displaceable slot nuts with different threads from M4 to M8. These are inserted into the grid boards and can be placed as required. In this way, the desired grid can be individually aligned. To protect against unintentional displacement, the slot nuts are equipped with a spring. As a result, the new grid boards combine maximum flexibility with safety and easy handling.
Additionally to the standard lengths of 300 mm up to 1000 mm the boards can be manufactured up to a size of 1500 mm x 500 mm. The concept of the new grid boards has also been transferred to a universal mounting board for the new linear stages LIMES 124N. This means, in addition to a central M6 thread, the slot nuts with different threads can be inserted for an individual grid.
The plates are made of aluminium, which is light and at the same time extremely stable. The black, low-reflection anodised coating ensures a reliable protection. By request, differently coloured anodised boards can be manufactured, for example for presentations. Of course, the mounting and grid boards are, as all OWIS products, “Made in Germany“ and defined by their high quality.