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Rigid, Non-Isolating Breadboard Supports


  • For Vibration Tolerant Applications
  • Manual Level Adjustment
  • Optics a la Cart – Mobile Workstation

POC001

Optics Cart Shown with
Drawer and Breadboard
(Each Sold Separately)

Casters Available Separately

PFR75120-7

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Specifications
Load Capacity 700 kg (1540 lbs)
Height 700 mm (27.5") or 800 mm (31.5")
Leveling Pads (Top) Height
Adjustment Range
±15 mm (0.6")
Leveling Feet (Bottom) Height
Adjustment Range
±15 mm (0.6")
Finish Black
Mobile Workstation Specifications
Load Capacity 320 kg (705 lbs)
Height 870 mm (34.25")
Leveling Pads (Top) Height
Adjustment Range
±10 mm (±0.39")
Finish Silver
Vibration Isolation Tutorial

Support Frame Features

  • Accommodate Breadboard Sizes as Large as 1200 x 1800 mm (48" x 72"')
  • Available in 700 mm or 800 mm Frame Heights
  • Can be Upgraded to Passive Isolation using our PWA Series Passive Upgrade Kit
  • Sturdy, Fully Welded All Steel Design
  • Manually Leveling Feet to Compensate for Uneven Floors
  • Set of Casters Available (Item number PWA061)

This series of rigid support frames is designed to support optical breadboards in a laboratory or production environment where vibration isolation is not a critical factor. If needs change, these support frames can be easily upgraded to provide passive isolation using our PWA series passive upgrade kits.

Mobile Workstation Features

  • Light Weight Aluminum Design
  • Lockable Casters
  • Four Adjustable Anti-Slip Support Pads
  • Under Storage Tray and Optional Drawer

The Optics a la Cart is a mobile, non-isolating workstation, ideal for applications where an experiment needs to remain mobile before being moved to an optical table.

Our range of Nexus® Breadboards, including a line of non-magnetic breadboards are available separately.

Thorlabs non-isolating breadboard supports consists of a frame supported by four steel legs, with a rubber mount at the top which supports the breadboard. This rubber mount is attached to the supporting leg by a jack screw. Using an open ended wrench, these jack screws can be adjusted to level the breadboard or adjust the height over a ±15 mm (0.6") range.

Rigid Supports Steel

 Please see the Vibration Isolation Tutorial for more information the design of our products and the theory of vibration isolation and damping.

Selecting a Vibration System

Thorlabs offers three types of breadboard support systems: Active Isolation, Passive Isolation and a rigid support system.

The Active and the Passive isolation systems are both based on compressed air, providing vibration isolation in frequencies above 2Hz and 10Hz (respectively) making them ideal systems for demanding photonic experiments or for work in a noisy environment. In addition, Thorlabs also offers rigid support systems with no vibration isolation for less demanding applications which require only breadboard isolation. The table below compares the isolation performance of our different isolation systems.

 Active
Vibration Isolators
Standard Passive
Vibration Isolators
Heavy Duty Passive
Vibration Isolators
Rigid,
Non-Isolating
Optics a la Cart
Rigid Lab Cart
Vertical Resonant Frequency<1.6 Hz3.5 Hz3.5 HzN/AN/A
Horizontal Resonant Frequency<1.2 HzN/AN/AN/AN/A
Vertical Transmissibility at Resonance<13 dB24 dB24 dBN/AN/A
Horizontal Transmissibility at Resonance<8 dBN/AN/AN/AN/A
Vertical Transmissibility at 10Hz-34 dB-16 dB-16 dBN/AN/A
Horizontal Transmissibility at 10Hz-34 dBN/AN/AN/AN/A
Isolation TypeActivePassivePassiveN/AN/A
Damping EfficiencyBestGoodGoodN/AN/A
Height700 mm (27.5”)
800 mm (31.5”)
700 mm (27.5”)
800 mm (31.5”)
700 mm (27.5”)
800 mm (31.5”)
700 mm (27.5”)
800 mm (31.5”)
870 mm (34.3”)
Load Capacity700 kg (1540 lbs)24 to 260 kg
(50 to 570 lbs)
135 to 700 kg
(300 to 1540 lbs)
700 kg (1540 lbs)320 kg (705 lbs)
MobilityN/AN/AN/AN/ALockable Casters
StorageN/AN/AN/AN/ABottom Shelf
Optional Drawer

Vibration Isolation

Vibration isolation is needed to isolate between noises originating around the workstation and breadboard surface. Such vibrations may result from machinery in the building such as elevators or compressors, pedestrians, building vibrations and nearby street traffic. The role of the vibration system is to dampen, both horizontally and vertically, the noises generated by the surrounding environment. Such noises are typically in the range of 10-100 Hz. the table below depicts common vibration sources:

TypesFrequency (Hz)Amplitude (inches)
Air Compressors4 – 2010-2
Handling Equipment5 – 4010-3
Pumps*5 – 2510-3
Building Services7 – 4010-4
Foot Traffic0.5 – 610-5
Acoustics100 – 10,00010-2 to 10-4
Punch PressesUp to 2010-2 to 10-5
Transformers50 – 40010-4 to 10-5
ElevatorsUp to 4010-3 to 10-5
Building Motion46/Height in meters10-1
Building Pressure Waves1 – 510-5
Railroad5 - 20+/-0.15 g
Highway Traffic5 - 100 Hz+/-0.001 g

*Vacuum, Compressed or Non-Compressed Fluids


Posted Comments:
RZiegler  (posted 2018-10-17 21:55:16.63)
Hi, I have an older PFL51501 and am looking to replace the rubber pads on the bottom of the feet. I'm hoping the pads are the same as newer versions. Can you supply a part number for those? If need be I could buy four new feet in general but all I really need are the rubber pads themselves... Thanks.
AManickavasagam  (posted 2018-10-18 03:45:42.0)
Response from Arunthathi @ Thorlabs: Thanks for your query. I have contacted you directly with a quote for the rubber pads.
jlow  (posted 2012-12-13 09:21:00.0)
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: You are indeed correct with your calculation. The optimum minimal table deflection is at 0.554 x the length. The recommended frame size on the website is basically a compromise between aesthetics and performance.
n.stroilov  (posted 2012-12-11 12:51:55.833)
Hello Could you please help me to choose right frame size for PBH52522. Acordeing your table (http://www.thorlabs.de/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=1871) frame should be 1500х900mm. But we have always followed that for minumum table deflection, most optimal distance between supports should be 0.554 х L (where L is table lenght). So according our calculations frame should be 1200х600mm. That frame we have bought for our tables. Is it your table strength calculations does not confirm this?

Non-Isolating Support Frames, 800 mm Height

  • Sturdy, All-Steel Construction
  • 800 mm (31.5") Frame Height
  • Load Capacity: 700 kg (1540 lbs)
  • Height Adjustment Range:
    • Leveling Pads: ±15 mm (0.6")
    • Leveling Feet: ±15 mm (0.6")
  • Upgradeable to Passive Isolation Using Mounts Sold Below

These 800 mm (31.5") high, rigid, non-isolating frames are designed to provide a cost effective solution for supporting optical breadboards in a laboratory or production environment and are ideal for applications where vibration isolation is not a critical factor. If isolation is later required, the frame can be upgraded to passive isolation by using our PWA074 or PWA075 upgrade kits described below.

Click More [+] on the table below to see frames suitable for each breadboard size. Custom sizes may also be available upon request; please contact Tech Support with your requirements and for pricing.

Compatible Breadboards
Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
PFR6090-8 Support Documentation
PFR6090-8800 mm (31.5") High Rigid Frame 600 mm x 900 mm (2' x 3')
$1,217.39
Lead Time
PFR60120-8 Support Documentation
PFR60120-8800 mm (31.5") High Rigid Frame 600 mm x 1200 mm (2' x 4')
$1,250.92
Today
PFR7590-8 Support Documentation
PFR7590-8800 mm (31.5") High Rigid Frame 750 mm x 900 mm (2.5' x 3')
$1,250.92
Today
PFR75120-8 Support Documentation
PFR75120-8800 mm (31.5") High Rigid Frame 750 mm x 1200 mm (2.5' x 4')
$1,306.11
Today
PFR75150-8 Support Documentation
PFR75150-8800 mm (31.5") High Rigid Frame 750 mm x 1500 mm (2.5' x 5')
$1,361.30
Today
PFR9090-8 Support Documentation
PFR9090-8800 mm (31.5") High Rigid Frame 900 mm x 900 mm (3' x 3')
$1,272.58
Today
PFR90120-8 Support Documentation
PFR90120-8800 mm (31.5") High Rigid Frame 900 mm x 1200 mm (3' x 4')
$1,327.76
Today
PFR90150-8 Support Documentation
PFR90150-8800 mm (31.5") High Rigid Frame 900 mm x 1500 mm (3' x 5')
$1,394.85
Today
PFR120150-8 Support Documentation
PFR120150-8800 mm (31.5") High Rigid Frame 1200 mm x 1500 mm (4' x 5')
$1,450.03
Today

Non-Isolating Support Frames, 700 mm Height

  • Sturdy, All-Steel Construction
  • 700 mm (27.5") Frame Height
  • Load Capacity: 700 kg (1540 lbs)
  • Height Adjustment Range:
    • Leveling Pads: ±15 mm (0.6")
    • Leveling Feet: ±15 mm (0.6")
  • Upgradeable to Passive Isolation Using Mounts Sold Below

These 700 mm (27.5") high, rigid, non-isolating frames are designed to provide a cost effective solution for supporting optical breadboards in a laboratory or production environment and are ideal for applications where vibration isolation is not a critical factor. If isolation is later required, the frame can be upgraded to passive isolation by using our PWA074 or PWA075 upgrade kits described below.

Click More [+] on the table below to see frames suitable for each breadboard size. Custom sizes may also be available upon request; please contact Tech Support with your requirements and for pricing.

Compatible Breadboards
Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
PFR6090-7 Support Documentation
PFR6090-7700 mm (27.5") High Rigid Frame 600 mm x 900 mm (2' x 3')
$1,206.56
Today
PFR60120-7 Support Documentation
PFR60120-7700 mm (27.5") High Rigid Frame 600 mm x 1200 mm (2' x 4')
$1,240.11
Today
PFR7590-7 Support Documentation
PFR7590-7700 mm (27.5") High Rigid Frame 750 mm x 900 mm (2.5' x 3')
$1,184.92
Lead Time
PFR75120-7 Support Documentation
PFR75120-7700 mm (27.5") High Rigid Frame 750 mm x 1200 mm (2.5' x 4')
$1,240.11
Lead Time
PFR75150-7 Support Documentation
PFR75150-7700 mm (27.5") High Rigid Frame 750 mm x 1500 mm (2.5' x 5')
$1,295.30
Lead Time
PFR9090-7 Support Documentation
PFR9090-7700 mm (27.5") High Rigid Frame 900 mm x 900 mm (3' x 3')
$1,206.56
Lead Time
PFR90120-7 Support Documentation
PFR90120-7700 mm (27.5") High Rigid Frame 900 mm x 1200 mm (3' x 4')
$1,261.75
Lead Time
PFR90150-7 Support Documentation
PFR90150-7700 mm (27.5") High Rigid Frame 900 mm x 1500 mm (3' x 5')
$1,384.03
Today
PFR120150-7 Support Documentation
PFR120150-7700 mm (27.5") High Rigid Frame 1200 mm x 1500 mm (4' x 5')
$1,384.03
Lead Time

Passive Isolation Mounts

Rigid Breadboard Frame
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Installation of Passive Isolation Mount
  • Supports a Wide Range of Breadboard and Optical Table Sizes
  • Use Extra Mounts to Increase Load Capacity
  • Supplied as a Set of Four

These Passive Isolation Mounts, which are designed for use with breadboards and small optical tables, are particularly well-suited for upgrading a rigid, non-isolating support frame. They can also be placed on a floor or benchtop to provide a quick and easy temporary vibration isolation solution when a permanent system is not deemed necessary.

The mounts are sold as a set of four, contain a Schrader valve, and can be inflated using our standard foot pump. Other quantities are available by contacting Tech Support. Please follow the instructions outlined in the installation guide so that the isolation mounts are neither overinflated nor underinflated.

Item # PWA074 PWA075
Load Capacity (Set of Four) 24 - 260 kg (50 - 570 lbs) 135 - 700 kg (300 - 1540 lbs)
Resonant Frequencya 3.5 Hz
Transmissibility at Resonancea 24 dB
Transmissibility at 10 Hz -16 dB (0.15 Transmissibility Ratio)
Measured Transmissibilitya (Click to View)  
Air Pressure Required (Max) 72 psi (496 kPa)
Footprint 75 mm x 75 mm (2.95" x 2.95") 105 mm x 105 mm (4.13" x 4.13")
Height 65 mm (2.56")
Thread on Top of Mount M10 x 1.5 M12 x 1.75
  • Measured at the maximum load for the isolator type.
Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
PWA074 Support Documentation
PWA074Standard-Duty Passive Isolation Mount, 4 Pieces
$512.92
Today
PWA075 Support Documentation
PWA075Heavy-Duty Passive Isolation Mount, 4 Pieces
$785.62
Today

Casters (for Breadboard Support Frames)

  • 360° Swivel Allows Ease of Movement for Large Systems
  • Highly Durable, Non-Marring Polyurethane Wheels
  • Load Capacity: 200 kg (440 lbs) Each, 800 kg (1760 lbs) for a Set of Four

These casters are designed to permit easy relocation of the breadboard support frames, without removal of equipment or disassembly of the system. They are ideal for positioning the frames within tight spaces. Each caster rides on a non-marring wheel for smooth and quiet operation. Supplied as a set of four.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
PWA061 Support Documentation
PWA0614" Caster Kit, Set of 4
$130.93
Today

Breadboard Cart


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A POC001 with an Optional POD001 Storage Drawer (Nexus Breadboard Sold Separately)
  • Lightweight Aluminum Construction
  • 900 mm x 600 mm x 870 mm (L x W x H)
  • Load Capacity: 320 kg (705 lbs)
  • Non-Slip Pads for Supporting Breadboard
    • Height Adjustment Range: ±10 mm (0.39")
  • Aluminum Handle for Transportation
  • Lockable Casters
  • Optional Drawer (POD001)

Thorlabs' Optics a la Cart is ideal for applications where an experiment needs to remain mobile. This cart supports up to 320 kg (705 lbs). Four adjustable leveling mounts to support a breadboard size of 600 x 900 mm (2' x 3') are included. These mounts allow the height to be varied ±10 mm (0.39"). While larger breadboards can be used, the edges will hang off the sides of the cart; the combined weight of the breadboard and equipment must not exceed 320 kg (705 lbs).

Four swivelling, lockable casters prevent the cart from undesired movement as well as allowing the cart to be maneuvered through tight spaces typical in crowded labs. The lower section of the cart offers storage space for instrumentation or other larger items. In addition the upper portion can be fitted with an optional utility drawer (POD001), ideal for storing tools and smaller items such as optics.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
POC001 Support Documentation
POC001Breadboard Cart, 900 mm x 600 mm x 870 mm (3' x 2' x 2.8')
$1,295.30
Today
POD001 Support Documentation
POD001Optional Storage Drawer Assembly for POC001
$175.31
Today
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