Vibration Isolation Accessories


  • Air Compressors Provide up to 8 Bar of Air Pressure with Quiet Operation
  • Air Filter/Regulator Removes Moisture & Particles Down to 5 µm
  • Foot Pump for Passive Isolation Systems

PTA127

Foot Pump

PTA013

Air Filter/Regulator

PTA522

Air Compressor

Application Idea

The PTA522 air compressor can be used as a quiet source of air pressure for Thorlabs' active isolation systems.

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Air Compressors
The PTA522, PTA523, and PTA524 Air Compressors create up to 8 bar (120 psi) of air pressure and are self-contained, quiet, and compact. Furthermore, they are equipped with an auto-drain feature that removes condensate from the unit, thereby reducing maintenance. Each compressor ships with a bottle of compressor oil, which is also sold separately below (Item # PTA1006).

Air Filter/Regulator 
The PTA013 Filter removes potentially damaging contaminants from the compressed air used in vibration isolation systems. The unit also regulates the pressure in the air line.

Foot Pump
The PTA127 Manual Foot Pump can be used to pressurize passive vibration isolation systems where a constant supply of air is not necessary.


Posted Comments:
hoangpa  (posted 2016-10-22 12:10:28.93)
Is PTA 513 shipped with air tubing? If not could you give me part number that compatible with PTA 513 and T1530QK table?
msoulby  (posted 2016-10-25 08:00:31.0)
Response from Mike at Thorlabs: The active supports that are part of the T1530QK bundle ship with 20m of 6mm outer diameter tubing.
user  (posted 2015-11-29 10:10:55.577)
Hello, I must replace the connector at the end of the PTA127 foot pump. I this part available from Thorlabs or what kind of product (type, size) should I look for? Thanks, Dan
rcapehorn  (posted 2015-11-30 08:09:00.0)
Response from Rob at Thorlabs: The connector on the end of the PTA127 is a standard schrader valve connector found on most bike and car pumps. Unfortunately we do not sell this component separately, however the part can easily be sourced from most hardware stores.
k.neuhaus2  (posted 2014-03-02 00:58:28.713)
Does the PTA513 ship with an air filter regulator and a 1/4"OD adapter? Thanks, Kai.
msoulby  (posted 2014-03-03 07:12:10.0)
Response from Mike at Thorlabs: The compressor is supplied with an air filter regulator and there is already a 1/4" OD adapter fitted to the compressor.
haitham_muhamed  (posted 2013-12-08 09:26:30.92)
Is the air compressor PTA514 compatible with the vibration isolation table PTR52509 ? If Yes its ok, and if No would you please send me the specifications of a compatible one. Thanks.
msoulby  (posted 2013-12-10 06:19:50.0)
Response from Mike at Thorlabs: The PTS514 is compatible with our active isolation supports PTS602 or PTS603 which in turn can be used to support your table.
oropeza.laura  (posted 2013-07-08 13:10:50.147)
Hello, I recently bought an air compressor #PTA512, a table PBI12116 and the PBI12116 frame. This system will support a 1 micrometer resolution optical lithography system. I'm planning the layout of the lab, and I'm wondering how much vibration do the compressor add to the system?, it sould be placed far away? Any comments on this would be more than welcome. Thanks Laura
jlow  (posted 2013-07-10 08:24:00.0)
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: Ideally the compressor should be placed as far away as possible. From experience, we have placed the compressor underneath the table and have had no issues with it.

Air Compressors

Item # PTA522 PTA523 PTA524
Connector Style US UK EU
Input Voltage (Frequency) 115 V (60 Hz) 230 V (50 Hz)
Rated Input Current 1.9 A 1.0 A
Rated Power 140 W 130 W
Free Air Delivery 20 L/minute (0.71 cfm) 17 L/minute (0.53 cfm)
Air Tank Pressure (Min/Max) 6 bar (90 psi) / 8 bar (120 psi)
Air Tank Capacity 3.5 L (0.92 US gal.)
Air Tank Fill Time from Empty 110 seconds (@ 50 Hz)
Sound Pressure Level 50 dB(A) at 1 m
Gross Weight 17 kg (37 lbs)
Unit Dimensions 410 mm x 360 mm x 360 mm (16" x 14" x 14")
Oil Type ROLOIL-SINCOM/32E

The PTA52x Air Compressors can generate up to 8 bars of air pressure while providing low noise operation (50 dB(A) at 1 m away). Each unit is self-contained and compact. The low duty cycle of the compressors helps minimize vibrations. They are ideal sources of compressed air for active vibration isolation systems, such as our active optical table supports, active isolation support frames, or our active ScienceDesk™ tables.

The PTA52x air compressors accept standard 6 mm outer diameter tubing and include: an air outlet pressure regulator with gauge, a filter, a pressure tank with gauge, and a safety valve. Furthermore, they are equipped with an automatic drainage system that removes condensate from the unit, reducing the maintenance needed by avoiding the need for regular manual draining. They are shipped with a bottle of compressor oil (Item # PTA1006) and a power cord for the appropriate territory. 

Note
The air compressor is only intended to operate at a duty cycle of less than 50% (or less than 15 minutes of every 30 minute cycle). To prevent exceeding a 50% duty cycle, check air connections for leaks regularly. 

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PTA522 Support Documentation
PTA522NEW!Air Compressor, 115 VAC Power Supply with US Plug
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PTA1006 Support Documentation
PTA1006500 mL Bottle of Compressor Oil
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PTA523 Support Documentation
PTA523NEW!Air Compressor, 230 VAC Power Supply with UK Plug
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PTA524 Support Documentation
PTA524NEW!Air Compressor, 230 VAC Power Supply with EU Plug
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Air Filter/Regulator

Item # PTA013
Filter Efficiency 5 µm Particles
Max Inlet Air Pressure 10.34 bar (150 psi)
Outlet Air Pressure 0.34 to 6.89 bar (5 to 100 psi)

Water and particles commonly found in compressed air can be damaging to a vibration isolation system. While this issue is minimized by the integrated filter on our PTA52x Air Compressors, other sources of compressed air may not yield consistent quality. This compact filter/regulator is recommended for use with all Thorlabs active isolation breadboard support frames when not using a Thorlabs air compressor. It regulates the air pressure supplied to the isolators while removing moisture and particles down to 5 µm. The fittings are compatible with the 6 mm diameter plastic tubing supplied with the active isolator frames. Each filter/regulator is shipped with a wall mounting bracket and two 1/4" to 6 mm outer diameter tubing adapters.

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Foot Pump

Item # PTA127
Maximum Pump Pressure 7 bar (102 psi)
Hose Length 2 m (6 ft)

The PTA127 is a manual foot pump that can be used to pressurize passive vibration isolation systems where a constant supply of air is not necessary. The foot pump comes with a Schrader-type connector, pressure gauge, and 2 m of hose to allow convenient positioning of the foot pump. Our passive breadboard frames, passive ScienceDesks™, and passive table legs can all be used with the PTA127 foot pump. 

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PTA127Customer Inspired! Passive Isolation Foot Pump
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