M-Series Stands

M-Series Portable Metrology Stands

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Sometimes being a lightweight is a good thing

The M-Series metrology stands have been requested both by customers and other metrology instrument OEMs. With their input, Brunson has designed this instrument stand for functionality and portability. This collapsible, tripod-type stand is available in a number of standard configurations. Just tell us your preference.

Graphite or aluminum legs. These stands are available with aluminum or graphite double upper legs, which span from the shoulder pivots to the "knee" of the stand. Stands with graphite upper legs have a lower weight and give an advantage with respect to thermal stability.

Adjustable or fixed instrument mount. The stand is available with either an adjustable instrument column, also called the "intermediate tube" (below left) or with an instrument adapter fixed directly to the tribrach at the top of the stand (below right). The adjustable instrument mount employs a handwheel-driven worm gear for up-and-down adjustment of the instrument column. The collar may then be clamped to avoid any inadvertent instrument movement. An adapter on top of the intermediate tube provides a standard external 3½"-8 thread for mounting instruments or other adapters. Note that the intermediate tubes on our M-Series portable stands do not have the same internal threads as found on our bigger stands, and as such will not directly accommodate adapters such as the model 800 precision lift.

M-Series portable stands

The "fixed height" version of the stand has an adapter mounted directly to the top of the stand. For applications where fine vertical adjustment of the instrument is not necessary, this version reduces cost and increases lateral stability.

Note that the height of either type of stand (fixed or adjustable mount) may be adjusted by extending and locking the lower legs at the desired position.

M-Series portable stand fixed height collar

Short or tall.
The M-series stands are available in a short or tall version. The double upper leg section and the adjustable instrument column of the tall version are longer, providing the additional height. The lower leg sections are the same length on both versions.

Pad feet. Swivel pad feet are standard on the M-Series. The swivel pads have a thin, textured rubber pad on the bottom and work well on smooth surfaces (e.g., finished concrete) to resist sliding and soft surfaces (e.g., linoleum). The pads are also outfitted with a hole for semi-permanent mounting.

Trivet points are also available (sold separately). They are better suited for applications with uneven surfaces. The feet are easily interchangeable in the field.

Use the legend below to construct the part number for the M-Series stand that best suits your needs - or give us a call, and we'll help you determine the best configuration.


Model Short/Tall Adj/Fixed Height Range Graphite Weight Aluminum Weight
MxS2000SA Short Adjustable 29 1/4" - 55 1/4"
74.3 - 140.3 cm
32 lbs
(14.5 kg)
35 lbs
(15.9 kg)
MxS2000SF Short Fixed 24 3/8" - 38 1/4"
61.9 - 97.2 cm
26 lbs
(11.8 kg)
29 lbs
(13.2 kg)
MxS2000TA Tall Adjustable 41 1/8" - 74 5/8"
104.5 - 189.5 cm
35 lbs
(15.9 kg)
40 lbs
(18.1 kg)
MxS2000TF Tall Fixed 36 1/4" - 50 1/8"
92.1 - 127.3 cm
27 lbs
(12.2 kg)
32 lbs
(14.5 kg)


Model Maximum Load
M-Series Adjustable 66 lbs (29.9 kg)
M-Series Fixed 150 lbs (68 kg)

May Be Used With

Any product having an internal 3½"-8 thread.
Any of our entire line of stand accessories and instrument adapters.

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