Pneumatically Isolated Optical Tables

Pneumatically Isolated Optical Tables

Pneumatic Optical Tables (sometimes called air tables) employ supports with pressurized air, which provides the best isolation from floor vibrations compared to rigid supports.  The pressurized supports can be in the form of a frame with casters or as four individual cylindrical legs.  All of our pneumatic optical tables are able to atomically level themselves to gravity if eccentrically loaded. An air compressor is needed to operate a pneumatic optical table. As with all tables, the tabletop has a matrix of 1/4-20 or M6 threaded holes on the surface and is constructed with a steel honeycomb structure to make it stiff, with minimal mass. Our standard working surface height is about 3 feet but can be adjusted or customized. The vibration control provided by pneumatic optical tables is frequently used in applications such as microscopy, metrology, optical fiber alignment, interferometry, or wherever optical experiments are done.  Optical tables can be found in just about any laser lab but also support bio-medical, life sciences, astronomy, metrology, and semiconductor industries.  OptoSigma offers a wide selection of pneumatic optical table sizes, support types, desk and desktop isolators, and shelf accessories.   If one of our many catalog tables does not meet your requirements, send us a request for a custom table. 

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