Right Angle Adapter (RAA)
(PSM) that adds flexibility to the PSM by allowing the objective to be attached at
right angles to the axis of the PSM.
The RAA, green, fits into the PSM body in place of the objective adapter, the brown circular piece, while the objective adapter is then attached to the RAA. Then the objective can be pointed in any direction at right angles to the PSM body.
PLEASE NOTE: The blue item pictured is not part of the RAA but merely a "serving suggestion" to illustrate the use of the RAA.
This mounting of the objective shortens the “length” of the PSM in tight alignment situations, and makes using the PSM on a CMM or machine tool much easier because the direction of the pointing of the objective can be changed by loosening the 4 set screws holding the RAA, rotating the RAA to the desired pointing direction and retightening the set screws.