ScienceDesk™ Active-Air Anti-Vibration Table (2.5' x 3')
97% Damping of Vibrations @ 10 Hz
Isolators Require an External Source of Compressed Air
Easy to Relocate with Optional Casters
Welded Steel Frame (No Assembly Required)
Load Capacity: 1540 lbs (700 kg)
Active ScienceDesk™ frames provide the highest level of isolation available in this line of compact, portable, and ergonomic workstations. These frames are frequently used for imaging applications with sub-micron resolution. The pneumatic isolators in the active ScienceDesk require a constant source of pressurized air. See the Frame tab for information. In addition, this isolation system will adjust the pressure in each isolator to keep the optical tabletop surface level even when the distribution of weight on the optical tabletop is changed.
The PBH (Performance Series) tabletops are recommended for applications that do not require you to put sources of vibration on the tabletop. For more information see the Tabletop tab above.
Max Load: 320 kg (704 lbs) (set of four)
Our Casters come in a set of four and attach to the bottom of a ScienceDesk frame to convert the ScienceDesk into a mobile workstation. Once the ScienceDesk is in your desired location, feet can be lowered on each leg of the frame to provide a stable work environment. The Casters feature a locking mechanism to prevent inadvertent movement when the frame's feet are not lowered. If Casters are ordered at the same time as a ScienceDesk, they will be fitted to the frame before shipment.
Instrument Shelf (PSY191 and PSY192)
The post of the instrument shelf assembly mounts to the upper rails (excluding the front rail) of the ScienceDesk bases. The PSY191 shelf unit measures 300 mm x 278 mm (11.8" x 10.9") while the PSY192 measures 300 mm x 500 mm (11.8" x 19.7"). If more shelf space is required, the PSY191/S and PSY192/S additional shelf units can be mounted to the same post. The split-clamp design allows the shelf to be fitted anywhere on the post without removing the existing shelf.
Overhead Shelf (PSY211)
The PSY201 Overhead Shelf spans the width of the ScienceDesk and is supported by two 750 mm (29.5") high posts (included). The shelf slides along the posts to set the height above the working surface. As seen in the image to the right, two shelves can be mounted on a single set of supporting posts. To purchase an additional shelf (support posts not included), select a PSY201/S shelf unit to go with the PSY211 unit.
Under Shelf (PSY311)
Side Shelf (PSY350)
Computer Shelf (PSY180)
A 600 mm X 600 mm side shelf (PSY352) is also available.
Max Load: 15 kg (33 lbs)
The preparation shelf rests on the upper rails of the ScienceDesk, creating usable workspace next to an imaging sytem without disturbing the isolated tabletop. The shelf can be easily repositioned by sliding it along the frame.
Padded for Comfort
The ergonomic Wrist Rest, designed to provide the optimum height and angle for adjusting nanopositioning stages, enables operators to perform delicate instrument adjustments with higher accuracy and lower fatigue. The Wrist Rest is adjustable and mounts to the upper front bar of the ScienceDesk frame. The padded portion of the Wrist Rest is molded foam to provide extra comfort for the user. The Wrist Rest comes complete with mounting studs and locking bolts.
Mounts to a Ø1.5" Post (Not Included)
The PSY121 flat screen support bracket is compatible with 75 mm x 75 mm and 100 mm x 100 mm VESA mounting patterns. These mounting patterns are typically used on small to medium LCD displays. It has articulated arms which allow for more flexible positioning.
A Ø1.5" post must be used with these mounts and is not included. An acceptable post is our PSY160 (below). A post from an Overhead Shelf or Instrument Shelf may also be used.
Includes Wrist Rest
Attaches to ScienceDesk Frame
The frame-mounted Keyboard Holder is suitable for most keyboards and mouse pads. It fixes to the side rails and provides 360° horizontal positioning and vertical adjustment
Ideal for Monitor Mount or P-Post Accessories
M16 Bolt Attaches to Outside Rails of ScienceDesk
These posts are available in lengths of 750 mm or 1000 mm (29.5" and 39.4") and are compatible with our monitor mounts. Note that 750 mm long posts are included with the Overhead and Instrument Shelves.
The TA2 Post Adapter allows a Ø1.5" ScienceDesk post to be fitted to an optical table or breadboard. With this adapter, post-mounted ScienceDesk accessories such as monitor mounts, keyboard rests, and shelves can compliment nearly any standard breadboard or table, increasing usable workspace.
The adapter features elongated slots and is supplied with a replacement post stud, together with M6 and 1/4"-20 bolts to fit to either metric or imperial work surfaces. Two adapters are necessary to attach the two posts required for fitting an overhead shelf unit. The adapter is fitted to the ScienceDesk posts via an M16 counterbore.
Air Tank Size 4 Liters
Two Voltage Options: 220 V @ 50 Hz or 115 V @ 60 Hz
Integral Pressure Regulator and Filter
Low Noise Operation: 40 dB at 1 m
The PTA512, PTA513, and PTA514 are high-performance air compressors designed for applications demanding the highest quality air supply. They are self contained, lightweight, and compact, with minimal vibrations due to the very low noise emitted (40 dB at 1 m) from the compressor. The oil-lubricated pump unit is fitted with piston rings, thereby eliminating oil carryover to the air supply. These compressors deliver 50% more air than other silent compressors.
They accept standard 6 mm outer diameter tubing, include an air regulator, filter, receiver tank with pressure gauge, safety valve, drain, and line pressure gauge. They are shipped with a power cord for the appropriate territory.
Sensitive electrophysiology and microscopy applications benefit when isolated from external interferences such as electrostatic fields and high frequency electromagnetic waves (e.g., AM/FM radio waves, CRT oscilloscopes, and fluorescent strip lights). The ScienceDesk™ Faraday enclosure protects against these external sources of interference and is designed to fit our 750 mm x 900 mm ScienceDesk bases.
The enclosure mounts onto the ScienceDesk frame, not the breadboard as with systems from other manufacturers, and therefore does not interfere with the vibration-isolated tabletop.
Our XE25 range of structural rails and components can also be attached to the inside face of the frame, thereby allowing custom enclosure and shelving systems to be constructed.
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