IRVINE, Calif., May 24, 2012 — Newport Corp. has announced the SR-Series magnetic-base optical support rods for mounting components to an optical table. The 1.5-in.-diameter stainless steel rods are stable and rigid, making them suitable for large optical mounts. For added flexibility, each pedestal rod has two sizes of threaded mounting holes (8-32/M4 and ¼-20/M6). The SR-Z rods feature graduated height marks and an integrated high-strength magnet in the pedestal base. The all-stainless-steel clamping fork makes it easy to clamp the rods to any optical table. Accessories include the SR-E threaded extension rods, the SR-S spacers, the SR-Q mounting cube and thread adapter, the SR-SC sliding clamp and the SR-ADP mounting adapter. Using the mounting adapter, components such as mirror mounts can be rod-mounted at varying and nonstandard heights. If pedestal mounting is needed without the magnetic base, the company’s SR-B pedestal base can be combined with the SR-E extension posts, SR-S spacers and the SR-ADP for multiple height configurations. The optical support rods are available in English and metric thread options.