8MLAOM - Motorized Gimbal Optical Mount

Motorized Gimbal Optical Mount
Rotation range in azimuth and elevation: 360°/360°
Fine adjustment range: ±4°/±4°
High positioning resolution: 3 arcsec
Maximum Acceptable thickness of optical element: 100 mm.
Maximum Acceptable weight of optical element: 150 kg.
High thermal and vibration stability
Near zero Backlash
Various range of apertures can be customized on request.
Manual version of optical mount is available
Vacuum Compatible Version is available

8MLAOM Motorized Gimbal Optical Mount has been designed for positioning of large optical elements up to 600 mm. Commonly LAOM optical mounts is extremely efficient solution in such applications as: high power laser systems and astronomy.

LAOM series optical mounts have complete 360 degree rotation in azimuth and elevation axes if transmission of both coordinates is decoupled. Special spring preloaded internal mechanisms result near zero backlash motion, what allows user to avoid additional feedback system in order to reduce the uncertainty of the system. Fine adjustment in ±4° range provides high quality motion with resolution down to 3 arcsec (or better by request).

Age hardened aluminum alloy guarantees: softness of the assembly, high thermal stability and high vibration stability.

Control of LAOM series motorized optical mounts is available with Standa controller 8SMC5-USB-B9-2.

Kinematics and Feedback information
Azimuth/Elevation (coarse)360°/360°
Azimuth/Elevation (fine)±4°/±4°
   4000 steps/rev0.3 arcsec
   1000 steps/rev1.2 arcsec
   400 steps/rev3 arcsec
Encoder typeOn request
Encoder resolutionOn request
Bidirectional repeatability3 arcsec
Unidirectional repeatability 3 arcsec
AccuracyOn request
Maximum speed1 °/sec
Limit SwitchesHall sensors
(2pcs on each axis)
Switch polarityPushed is closed
Load and Transmission information
Load capacity150 kg
Lead Screw Pitch1 mm
Stepper Motor5909
DC motorOn request
GearboxOn request
Material and environment conditions
Base materialAluminum
FinishPowder coating
Environment pressureAtmosphere (10-3 torr /
10-6 on request)
Ambient temperatureOn request
Control and Communication
Recommended controllers8SMC5-USB-B9-2
Recommended power supplyPS36-4.4-4 /
Cable length1.6 m
Additional Details
Measurement systemMetric
Weight79 kg
ApertureØ590 mm
Max optic diameterØ600 mm
Min optic diameterØ500 mm
Max optic thickness100 mm
Ordering Information

Motorized Gimbal Optical Mount