TH-SL20-M - Articulating Base Ball Stage, High Precision Ball & Socket Mounting Platform, Metric
TH-SL20M - Articulating Base Ball Stage, High Precision Ball & Socket Mounting Platform, Metric
- Rapid, Lockable Angular Positioning
- Full 90º Swing of Top Platform from Horizontal to Vertical Orientation
- Top Platform Offers 25 1/4"-20 (M6 x 1.0) Mounting Holes
- Full 360º Rotation of Entire Swivel Mechanism
- Universal Base Plate
The TH-SL20 Articulating Base is a high-precision ball and socket mounting platform that provides free spherical motion over a complete hemisphere. Positional stability is provided via a heavy-duty 3/16" hex socket locking screw (see photo to the right) that can support centralized loads of 50 kg or cantilever loads of 20 N·m (14 ft-lbs). Applications include flexible inspection systems (video or optical microscope), target positioning, and detection systems.
The mounting platform features an array of twenty-five 1/4"-20 (M6 x 1.0) tapped holes on 0.5" (12.5 mm) centers. It can be tilted into arbitrary positions up to 90° with respect to the table surface. The entire ball and socket mechanism can be rotated 360° about the vertical axis. A laser-engraved scale offers 2° graduations, labeled every 10°. The counterbored slots in the base plate provide both imperial and metric compatibility.