Optical Table and Breadboards

Our new Nexus® Optical Table Workstations adapt our large vibration isolation optical tables to incorporate many of the design innovations of the breadboard-based ScienceDesk workstations. We provide standard and optional accessories, and offer compatibility with ScienceDesk accessories so you can build a unique and integrated vibration isolation table workstation for photonics, imaging, and microscopy applications.

TMC’s innovative research and development guarantee the highest level of vibration control with its CleanTop optical tops, CleanTop breadboards and Micro-g System 1 modular post supports. Several damping, skin thicknesses and material choices as well as active vibration isolation systems ensure that the most appropriate product can be designed and created for your application.

TMC CleanTop® Optical Table TMC CleanBench Laboratory Table CleanBench Aktiv™ LaserTable-Base™ Vibration Cancellation System
TMC’s optical tables and isolation systems offer industry-leading performance and rigidity thanks to an all-steel construction and the highest core density and smallest honeycomb cell area on the market.

CleanTop Performance series have three levels or damping performance as well as a multitude of configuration options for a variety of use cases. Individual tables can even be mechanically coupled in order to create complex rigid table shapes without loss of damping performance.

CleanBench™ is the next generation of our industry standard 63 series lab tables. TMC’s vibration isolation lab tables lead the industry in performance and are ideal for a wide variety of applications including AFM, Confocal Microscopy, IVF, Patch-Clamping, Interferometry, and Metrology. CleanBench incorporates TMC’s unique Gimbal Piston Vibration Isolators and a tabletop with enhanced performance and features. The CleanBench Aktiv™ lab table is TMC’s latest breakthrough in advanced floor vibration control.

Designed to isolate ultra-precision instruments from building floor vibration down to below 1 Hz, CleanBench Aktiv is ideal for optical microscopes, scanning probe microscopes, interferometers, and other surface metrology instruments.

  • Patented Everstill technology. Serial type active architecture achieves vibration cancellation starting at 0.5 Hz.
  • Hybrid design with two stages of isolation. MaxDamp air isolators supported by Everstill. The performance of the two stages is additive.
  • Advanced vibration sensor technology. Incorporates geophone type velocity sensors for sub-Hz performance. Better low frequency sensitivity than accelerometers.
  • Ease of installation and setup featuring retractable casters and a roll-off crate
LaserTable-Base™ offers an extraordinary level of improvement over existing technology in the amount of vibration isolation attainable with an Optical Table.

Typically, optical tables are supported by low-frequency pneumatic vibration isolation systems. Though very effective at isolating high frequencies, these passive systems actually amplify vibration in the critical 1 to 3 Hz range.

Everstill Active Benchtop Isolator Honeycomb Optical Breadboards  Faraday Cage Joint Optical Top
Everstill™, TMC’s latest breakthrough in advanced floor vibration control. The patented Everstill K-400 is a benchtop active vibration cancellation platform that incorporates a “serial type” active architecture. This, combined with velocity sensors for enhanced low frequency sensitivity, attains a dramatic level of low frequency vibration attenuation.

Superior low frequency performance. Starts to isolate at 0.7 Hz. Dramatic vibration cancellation, especially in the critical 1-10 Hz range.

The Honeycomb optical breadboards are intrinsically damped and are an ideal solution for applications requiring minimal vibration damping.

Offer in difference sizes and thickness.

The Type II Faraday Cage offers improved access and simplified assembly. The “window-shade” type retracting front panel is easier to operate than hinged doors and causes less disturbance when adjusted.

Type II Cage

  • New 2 in. diameter holes for cable passage
  • Optional armrest pads are now available with Faraday Cages
  • Optional “U” shaped hanging shelf
  • Optional non-isolated sliding shelf-oriented front-to-rear
  • Full perimeter enclosure required to mount cage
Joining Optical Tables with Rigid Couplings.

Unique process ensures that flatness, stiffness, and damping is maintained across joints.

Tops may be de-coupled and supported as individual panels.

Joined Table process is compatible with TMC’s various passive and active vibration isolation support options.