Water-Cooled Breadboards


  • Cool or Heat Work Surface via Internal Water Channels (0 to 60 °C)
  • Matte Black-Anodized Finish Reduces Reflections
  • Through-Tapped Mounting Holes

MBC12

12" x 12"
Water-Cooled
Breadboard

MBC1824

18" x 24"
Water-Cooled
Breadboard

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Specification Imperial Boards Metric Boards
Breadboard Specifications
Material Aluminum Plate
Finish Matte Black Anodized
Thickness 0.5" 12.7 mm
Flatness ±0.006" over 1 ft2 ±0.15 mm over 0.3 m2
Hole Size and Spacing 1/4"-20 Tapped Holes
on 1" Centers
M6 Tapped Holes
on 25 mm Centers
Distance from Edge
to First Hole
0.50" on All Sides 12.5 mm on All Sides
Number of
Counterbored Holesa
Four 1/4" Located at
Corners - Inset 2"
Four M6 Located at
Corners - Inset 50 mm
Water Channel Specifications
Pressure Rating 80 psi
Operating Temperature Range 0 °C to 60 °C
Push-Fit Pipe Fitting
Inner Diameter
1/4" 6 mm
  • A 5th counterbored mounting hole is located at the center of larger boards
    (imperial boards 18" or wider, metric boards 450 mm or wider).
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Cutaway of the MBC1824 Breadboard Showing Water Channels, Fittings, and Plugs

Features

  • Standard Metric and Imperial Hole Patterns
  • Black-Anodized Surface with Low Reflectance
  • Working Pressure: Rated up to 80 psi
  • Operating Temperature Range: 0 to 60 °C
  • Offset Mounting Counterbores Allow a Full, Uninterrupted, Threaded Hole Matrix
  • Larger Breadboards Have a Fifth Centrally-Located Counterbore
    • Imperial: At Least 18" Wide
    • Metric: At Least 450 mm Wide

Thorlabs' Water-Cooled Breadboards are versions of our anodized aluminum breadboards that have been plumbed to accept a water or coolant supply. They feature a standard 1" (25 mm) hole pattern and are ideal for applications involving sensors, detectors, lasers, LEDs, or other apparatuses that may require temperature stabilization. These boards can be used in applications requiring cooling or heating.

Each breadboard has two fittings that accept tubing with 1/4" (6 mm) outer diameter. These fittings allow for easy connection to a water or coolant supply such as our LK220 liquid chiller. 16' (5 m) of polyurethane connection tubing is included with each breadboard and can be trimmed to suit the particular application. To do so, simply cut the tubing to the required length, trim the tubing edges flush, insert the tubing into the push-to-fit connectors, and connect the other end to your water supply/chiller unit. We offer separate polyurethane hoses with 11/64" inner diameter (ID) and 1/4" outer diameter (OD), or with 1/4" ID and 3/8" OD. Coupling inserts and bodies for both sizes are available for connecting between these hoses, including coupling between the two sizes.

Depending on the environmental temperature and humidity levels and the temperature of the board, condensation can form on the breadboard surface. Please see the table below and to the right for guidelines on how this can be avoided.

Operating Temperature and Condensationa
Relative Air
Humidity (RH%)
Temperature
Differenceb (ΔT ºC)
Relative Air
Humidity (RH%)
Temperature
Differenceb (ΔT ºC)
95% 1 ºC 55% 9 - 12 ºC
90% 2 ºC 50% 10 - 13 ºC
85% 2 - 3 ºC 45% 12 - 14 ºC
80% 3 - 4 ºC 40% 13 - 17 ºC
75% 4 - 5 ºC 35% 16 - 19 ºC
70% 5 - 6 ºC 30% 18 - 21 ºC
65% 6 - 8 ºC 25% 21 - 23 ºC
60% 7 - 9 ºC 20% 24 - 27 ºC
  • Due to the humidity of the work area, and the difference between the operating temperature of the board and the environmental temperature levels, there is a possibility that condensation may form on the breadboard surface. This table shows the approximate temperature difference between the breadboard and the environment that would cause condensation to form at a specific relative humidity.
  • Temperature Difference Between the Breadboard and the Environment

Each breadboard features four or five mounting holes, offset from the array of 1/4"-20 (M6) threaded holes, which are counterbored to create an uninterrupted surface for any intended application. The four standard mounting holes are located at each corner of the breadboard, inset 2" (50 mm) from each edge. The larger breadboards (imperial boards 18" or wider and metric boards 450 mm or wider) have a fifth counterbored mounting hole at their center. Utilizing the center mounting hole increases the number of mounting options available, reduces stress at the corner mounting holes, and increases rigidity when heavy loads are placed on the boards. The mounting holes may be used to attach the breadboards to optical tables, other breadboards, mounting posts, brackets, or a variety of other surfaces or mounts.

Other Breadboard Options
Thorlabs offers a variety of other breadboards, including damped honeycomb optical breadboards for applications sensitive to vibrations, solid aluminum breadboards with 1" (25 mm) or 1/2" (12.7 mm) hole spacings, and high-density optical breadboards compatible with our mini-series optomechanics. Please see the BB Selection Guide tab for our full range of breadboards.

For other cooled breadboard options, including temperature-controlled mini-series breadboards with internal thermoelectric cooling, see the Cooled BB Selection Guide tab.

Optical Breadboard Enclosures are available to protect sensitive equipment from dust, stray light, acoustic noise, and thermal variations. Enclosures are offered completely sealed or with sliding door access.

Item # Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Unpackaged Packaged Shipping
Mass
(kg)
Weight
(lbs)
Mass
(kg)a
Weight
(lbs)a
Imperial
MBC12 12" x 12" x 0.5" 2.70 5.95 4.00 8.82
MBC1218 12" x 18" x 0.5" 4.3 9.48 4.99 11.00
MBC2412 12" x 24" x 0.5" 5.7 12.57 7.00 15.43
MBC1824 18" x 24" x 0.5" 8.6 18.96 9.98 22.00
  • These weights are approximate and are subject to change. The information is only to be used as a guideline.
Item # Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Unpackaged Packaged Shipping
Mass
(kg)
Weight
(lbs)
Mass
(kg)a
Weight
(lbs)a
Metric
MBC3030/M 300 mm x 300 mm x 12.7 mm 2.70 5.95 4.00 8.82
MBC3045/M 300 mm x 450 mm x 12.7 mm 4.3 9.48 4.99 11.00
MBC6030/M 300 mm x 600 mm x 12.7 mm 5.7 12.57 7.00 15.43
MBC4560/M 450 mm x 600 mm x 12.7 mm 8.6 18.96 9.98 22.00
  • These weights are approximate and are subject to change. The information is only to be used as a guideline.
Cooled Breadboard Selection Guide
Water-Cooled Breadboards Liquid-Cooled Cold Plates Temperature-Controlled Mini-Series Breadboard
Representative Photos (Click to Enlarge)
Tapped Holes 1/4"-20 (Imperial)
M6 (Metric)
1/4"-20, 8-32, 6-32, and 4-40 (Imperial)
M6, M4, and 4-40 (Metric)
1/4"-20 and 8-32 (Imperial)
M6 and M4 (Metric)
Available Sizes
(L x W x H)
12" x 12" x 1/2" to 18" x 24" x 1/2" (Imperial)
300 x 300 x 12.7 mm to 450 x 600 x 12.7 mm (Metric)
2" x 2" x 0.87" or 4" x 6" x 0.87" (Imperial)
50.8 x 50.8 x 22 mm or 101.6 x 152.4 x 22 mm (Metric)
4" x 5" x 2.46" (Imperial)
101.6 x 127.0 x 62.5 mm (Metric)
Cooling External Water or CDTX Coolant External Water or CDTX Coolant Internal Thermoelectric Cooler with Temperature Settable from 5 °C to 45 °C
Operating Temperature Range 0 °C to 60 °C -15 °C to 60 °C 0 °C to 45 °C
Temperature Readout None TH10K Thermistor Readout Via 2.5 mm Stereo Jack Automatic Temperature Control with TH10K Thermistor Readout to Software GUI Via USB
Mounting Options 1/4" or 6 mm Counterbored Through Holes Threaded Mounting Holes for Posts on Bottom and Sides, and Side Slots for Clamping to Table Threaded Mounting Holes for Posts on Bottom and Sides, and Rubber Feet on Bottom
Breadboards Aluminum Breadboard
Nexus, Optimized Damping
Steel Breadboard
Intrinsically Damped
Aluminum Breadboard
Aluminum Honeycomb
Stainless Steel Breadboard
Stainless Steel
Solid Aluminum Breadboard
Solid Aluminum
Construction
Breadboard Thickness 60 mm (2.4")
110 mm (4.3")
58 mm (2.28") 25 mm (0.98")
55 mm (2.2")
12.7 mm (0.5") 7.0 mm (0.28")
9.5 mm (0.375")
12.7 mm (0.5")
19.05 mm (0.75")
Working Surface 4003 Grade
Stainless Steel or
304L Grade Nonmagnetic
Steel Top Plate
4003 Grade Stainless Steel Top Plate Aluminum 416 Grade Stainless Steel Solid Aluminum
Anodized or Unanodized
Top Skin 5 mm (0.20") 5 mm (0.20") 6 mm (0.24") N/A N/A
Bottom Skin 5 mm (0.20") 3 mm (0.12") 3 mm (0.12") N/A N/A
Core Design High-Density Plated Steel Honeycomb, 0.26 mm Thick High-Density Plated Aluminum Honeycomb N/A N/A
Side Panels Rigid Steel Box Section Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride (uPVC) Black Laminated
Aluminum Sides
N/A N/A
Ferromagnetism Magnetic or Non-Magnetic Options Magnetic Non-Magnetic Magnetic Non-Magnetic
Sealed Holes Sealed (25 mm Depth) or Non-Sealed Options Non-Sealed N/A N/A
Thread Options 1/4"-20 (M6) Tapped Holes 1/4"-20 (M6) Tapped Holes 1/4"-20 (M6) Tapped Holes 1/4"-20 (M6), 4-40 (M3), or
8-32 (M3) and 1/4"-20 (M6) Tapped Holes
Spacing 1" (25 mm) Centers 1" (25 mm) Centers 1" (25 mm) Centers 1" (25 mm) Centers or
0.5" (12.7 mm) Centers
Distance from
Edge to First Holes
0.5" (12.5 mm) on all Sides 0.5" (12.5 mm) or
1.0" (25 mm) on all Sides
0.5" (12.5 mm) on all Sides 0.5" (12.5 mm) on all Sides
Performancea
Damping Nexus Damping Bar Nexus Damping Bar Nexus Damping Bar N/A N/A
Stiffness Nexus Damping Bar 
60 mm (2.4") Thick
Nexus Damping Bar 
58 mm (2.28") Thick
Nexus Damping Bar 
25 mm (0.98") Thick
Nexus Damping Bar
12.7 mm (0.5") Thick
Nexus Damping Bar
7.0 mm (0.28") Thick
Nexus Damping Bar 
110 mm (4.3") Thick
Nexus Damping Bar 
55 mm (2.2") Thick
Nexus Damping Bar
 19.05 mm (0.75") Thick
  • The damping and stiffness performance shown here is qualitative and does not relate to exact specifications of each breadboard.

    Optical Breadboard Selection Guides

    The selection guides below list every size offered for our honeycomb, solid aluminum, and acrylic breadboards. Simply locate the specific width and length needed and then select the type of breadboard. Expand each table by clicking the More [+] button within the header.

    Thorlabs also offers several unique breadboard solutions. For applications requiring temperature control, we offer anodized aluminum water cooled breadboards in several sizes, in addition to a temperature-controlled mini-series breadboard for small-scale operations. Our anodized aluminum large-area translation stages and rotating breadboards offer hand-operated positioning control, while our manual and motorized translating mounting platforms are ideal for use in microscopy applications.

    Imperial Optical Breadboard Size Options
    Width Length Honeycomb Stainless Steel Solid Aluminuma
    Nexus
    (60 mm Thick)b
    Nexus
    (110 mm Thick)b
    Intrinsically Damped
    (58 mm Thick)
    Aluminum
    (25 mm Thick)
    Aluminum
    (55 mm Thick)
    Standard Double Density High Density
    • Solid aluminum breadboards are offered with four different thicknesses: 0.5" (item # prefix MB), 0.75" (item # prefix MBH), 3/8" (item # prefix MS), or 0.28" (item # prefix MS). Select sizes are also available without an anodized coating (item #s ending with U).
    • Item Number Suffix:
      • F, A, B, or G: Non-Sealed Mounting Holes
      • T, L, U, or N: Sealed Mounting Holes
      • FN or AN: Nonmagnetic Mounting Holes
      • Y or Z: No Mounting Holes
      • S: Stainless Steel
    • Tapped Hole Pattern Aligned at 45°
    • Build-to-Order
    • Includes a T-Slot in Side Panels for Compatibility with 25 mm Rail Accessories
    • This product has an access aperture.

    Metric Optical Breadboard Size Options
    Width Length Honeycomb Stainless Steel Solid Aluminuma
    Nexus
    (60 mm
    Thick)b
    Nexus
    (110 mm
    Thick)b
    Intrinsically Damped
    (58 mm Thick)
    Aluminum
    (25 mm Thick)
    Aluminum
    (55 mm Thick)
    Standard Double Density High Density
    50 mm 75 mm - - - - - - - - MSB5075/M
    75 mm 100 mm - - - - - - - - MSB7510/M
    75 mm 150 mm - - - - - - - - MSB7515/M
    100 mm 100 mm - - - - - MB10S/M - - -
    100 mm 150 mm - - - - - MB1015S/M MB1015/M
    MB1015U/M
    M45B1015/Mc MSB1015/M
    100 mm 300 mm - - - - - - MB1030/M - -
    100 mm 600 mm - - - - - - - MB1060/M -
    100 mm 900 mm - - - - - - - MB1090/M -
    Ø149 mm - - - - - - - MBR150U/M -
    Ø150 mm - - - - - - - MBR150/M -
    150 mm 150 mm - - - - - MB15S/M MB1515/M
    MB1515U/M
    M45B1515/Mc MSB15/M
    150 mm 300 mm - - - - - - MB1530F/M MB1530/M
    M45B1530/Mc
    -
    150 mm 450 mm - - - - - - MB1545/M - -
    150 mm 600 mm - - - - - - MB1560/M - -
    150 mm 900 mm - - - - - - MB1590/M - -
    150 mm 1200 mm - - - - - - MB15120/M - -
    180 mm 230 mm - - - - - - - - MSB1823/M
    MSBU1823/M
    200 mm 200 mm - - - - - - MB2020/M
    MB2020U/M
    - -
    200 mm 250 mm - - - - - - MB2025/M - -
    200 mm 600 mm - - - - - - - MB2060/M -
    200 mm 900 mm - - - - - - - MB2090/M -
    250 mm 300 mm - - - - - - MB2530/M
    MB2530U/M
    - -
    Ø300 mm - - - - - - - MBR300/M
    MBR300U/M
    -
    300 mm 300 mm B3030Ad
    B3030Ld
    - - PBG3030Ae - - MB3030/M
    MB3030U/M
    MB3030D/M MS12B/M
    MSB30/M
    300 mm 450 mm B3045Ad
    B3045Ld
    - B3045AX PBG3045Ae - - MB3045/M
    MB3045A/Mf
    MB3045U/M
    - MSB3045/M
    300 mm 600 mm B3060Ad
    B3060L
    - B3060AXd PBG3060A PBG52502d - MB3060/M
    MB3060U/M
    - -
    300 mm 900 mm B3090Ad
    B3090Ld
    - - PBG3090Ae PBG52503d - MB3090/M - -
    300 mm 1200 mm - - - - - - MB30120/M - -
    350 mm 1150 mm - - - - - - MB35115/M - -
    350 mm 1425 mm - - - - - - MB35142/M - -
    450 mm 450 mm B4545Ad
    B4545Ld
    - - PBG4545A - - MB4545/M - -
    450 mm 600 mm B4560Ad
    B4560Ld
    - B4560AXd PBG4560Ae PBG52522d - MB4560/M
    MB4560A/Mf
    MB4560U/M
    - -
    450 mm 750 mm - - - - - - MB4575/M - -
    450 mm 900 mm - - - - - - MB4590/M - -
    600 mm 600 mm B6060Ad
    B6060L
    - B6060AXd PBG6060Ae PBG52505d - MB6060/M -
    600 mm 900 mm B6090A
    B6090L
    B6090ANd
    B6090Z
    B6090Bd
    B6090Nd
    B6090AX PBG6090Ae PBG52506d - MB6090/M - -
    600 mm 1200 mm B60120A
    B60120L
    B60120Bd
    B60120Nd
    B60120AX PBG60120Ae - - MB60120/M - -
    600 mm 1500 mm - B60150Bd
    B60150Nd
    - - PBG52508d - - - -
    750 mm 750 mm B7575A
    B7575L
    - - - - - MB7575/M - -
    750 mm 900 mm B7590A
    B7590L
    B7590ANd
    B7590Z
    B7590Bd
    B7590Nd
    B7590AX PBG7590Ae PBG52510d - - - -
    750 mm 1200 mm B75120A
    B75120L
    B75120ANd
    B75120Z
    B75120B
    B75120Nd
    B75120AX PBG75120Ae PBG52511 - - - -
    750 mm 1500 mm - B75150B
    B75150N
    B75150AX - - - - - -
    900 mm 900 mm B9090A
    B9090L
    B9090Bd
    B9090Nd
    - - - - - - -
    900 mm 1200 mm B90120A
    B90120L
    B90120AN
    B90120Z
    B90120B
    B90120N
    B90120AX PBG90120Ae PBG52513 - - - -
    900 mm 1500 mm - B90150B
    B90150N
    B90150AX - PBG52514 - - - -
    900 mm 1800 mm - B90180B
    B90180N
    B90180AX - - - - - -
    1200 mm 1500 mm - B120150Bd
    B120150Nd
    - - - - - - -
    1200 mm 1800 mm - B120180B
    B120180Nd
    - - - - - - -
    • Solid aluminum breadboards are offered with four different thicknesses: 12.7 mm (item # prefix MB), 19.05 mm (item # prefix MBH), 9.5 mm (item # prefix MS), or 7.0 mm (item # prefix MS). Select sizes are also available without an anodized coating (item #s ending with U).
    • Item Number Suffix:
      • F, A, B, or G: Non-Sealed Mounting Holes
      • T, L, U, or N: Sealed Mounting Holes
      • FN or AN: Nonmagnetic Mounting Holes
      • Y or Z: No Mounting Holes
      • S: Stainless Steel
    • Tapped Hole Pattern Aligned at 45°
    • Build-to-Order
    • Includes a T-Slot in Side Panels for Compatibility with 25 mm Rail Accessories
    • This product has an access aperture.

    Posted Comments:
    Andrew Chuang  (posted 2022-11-10 15:16:45.283)
    Can you make smaller water-cooled breadboard? like 4"x6" or similar? WCP4X6 product line is too thick (22mm) and doesn't have enough mounting hole on the bottom side.
    ksosnowski  (posted 2022-11-17 12:06:13.0)
    Thanks for reaching out to Thorlabs. Unfortunately, we cannot provide any custom water cooled breadboards at this time. I have reached out directly for more details about your ideal application so we can consider this for further developments.
    Mikkel Bregnhøj  (posted 2021-03-23 05:37:51.957)
    Dear Thorlabs Would you consider to also manufacture these watercooled breadboards in smaller sizes? For example, 10x10 or 10x15 cm would be very useful. Kind regards //Mikkel Bregnhøj
    cwright  (posted 2021-03-23 09:09:07.0)
    Response from Charles at Thorlabs: Hello Mikkel and thank you for your feedback. It is always good for us to hear the needs of our customers directly and we will take this into consideration for future product reviews.
    jens.kiessling  (posted 2016-04-29 08:44:22.3)
    Dear Thorlabs team, which cooling liquid do you recommend for these breadboards? Where can we get it in Germany? Distilled water is getting dark very fast when used in these breadboards, possibly corrosion?
    msoulby  (posted 2016-04-29 08:44:05.0)
    Response from Mike at Thorlabs: The water could be becoming coloured due to residue left from the machining process so it may be worth flushing the breadboard before using again. We do not have an special requirements for the water used in the water cooled breadboards as aluminium is typically resistant to corrosion, however non-chlorinated water would be best.
    makarov  (posted 2014-08-18 17:11:40.337)
    What's the thread behind the water connectors, and what is the bore diameter of the channels? We are thinking of using it with different connectors.
    msoulby  (posted 2014-08-22 05:21:01.0)
    Response from Mike at Thorlabs: The tapped thread size is 1/8 BSPT with a thread depth of 13.0mm
    bdada  (posted 2011-12-07 12:44:00.0)
    Response from Buki at Thorlabs: We are looking into your request for a larger water cooled breadboard and will contact you directly with more information. Please contact TechSupport@thorlabs.com if you have any questions.
    johannes.kaschke  (posted 2011-12-07 05:48:31.0)
    Would it be possible to get a custom made 300mm x 600mm version?
    user  (posted 2010-07-30 12:06:45.0)
    Wow. That is Cool. Nice work guys.

    Water-Cooled Breadboards, Imperial

    • Breadboard Sizing: L x W x Thickness
    • Threading: All Imperial Breadboards Feature 1/4"-20 Taps on 1" Centers
    • Boards Less than 18" Wide Feature Four Counterbored Mounting Holes
    • Boards 18" or Wider Feature Five Counterbored Mounting Holes
    Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
    +1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available
    MBC12 Support Documentation
    MBC12Water-Cooled Breadboard, 12" x 12" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
    $626.84
    Lead Time
    MBC1218 Support Documentation
    MBC1218Customer Inspired! Water-Cooled Breadboard, 12" x 18" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
    $831.23
    Today
    MBC2412 Support Documentation
    MBC2412Customer Inspired! Water-Cooled Breadboard, 12" x 24" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
    $1,209.16
    Lead Time
    MBC1824 Support Documentation
    MBC1824Customer Inspired! Water-Cooled Breadboard, 18" x 24" x 1/2", 1/4"-20 Taps
    $1,564.26
    Today

    Water-Cooled Breadboards, Metric

    • Breadboard Sizing: L x W x Thickness
    • Threading: All Metric Breadboards Feature M6 Taps on 25 mm Centers
    • Boards Less than 450 mm Wide Feature Four Counterbored Mounting Holes
    • Boards 450 mm or Wider Feature Five Counterbored Mounting Holes
    Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
    +1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available
    MBC3030/M Support Documentation
    MBC3030/MWater-Cooled Breadboard, 300 mm x 300 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
    $627.26
    Today
    MBC3045/M Support Documentation
    MBC3045/MCustomer Inspired! Water-Cooled Breadboard, 300 mm x 450 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
    $831.45
    Lead Time
    MBC6030/M Support Documentation
    MBC6030/MCustomer Inspired! Water-Cooled Breadboard, 300 mm x 600 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
    $1,209.72
    Today
    MBC4560/M Support Documentation
    MBC4560/MCustomer Inspired! Water-Cooled Breadboard, 450 mm x 600 mm x 12.7 mm, M6 Taps
    $1,564.30
    Lead Time

    Polyurethane Hoses and Fittings

    Hoses and Fittings
    Hose Item # OD ID Compatible
    Coupling Insert
    Compatible
    Coupling Body
    HPU6 1/4" 11/64" QVF6 QVM6
    HPU9 3/8" 1/4" QVF9 QVM9
    • 5 m Long Polyurethane Hoses Available in Two Sizes:
      • 1/4" Outer Diameter and 11/64" Inner Diameter
      • 3/8" Outer Diameter and 1/4" Inner Diameter
    • Natural White Acetal Coupling Fittings and Inserts with BUNA-N Seals
    • Can Withstand 120 psi of Pressure

    Thorlabs offers various polyurethane hoses and coupling inserts that allow for easy connection to a water or coolant supply. All items can withstand up to 120 psi of pressure and can be used with water, ethanol-based coolants, or any glycol-based coolant, such as our CDTX Coolant.

    The 5 m Long Polyurethane (PU) Hoses have an inner diameter (ID) of 11/64" or 1/4" and outer diameter (OD) of 1/4" or 3/8". These hoses can be used in temperatures from -15 to 60 °C. These hoses are intended to be used alongside our in-line 1/4” OD or 3/8” OD coupling inserts and bodies.

    The inserts have male connection ports, while the bodies have female connectors with a self-lock structure for secure connection. Inserts and bodies are intended to be used in pairs, as any coupling insert can mate with any coupling body. The QVF6 coupling body and QVM6 coupling insert can support HPU6 tubing with a 11/64" ID and 1/4" OD, while the QVF9 coupling insert and QVM9 coupling body can support HPU9 tubing with a 1/4" ID and 3/8" OD.

    The HPU6 1/4" OD hose is directly compatible with our Water-Cooled Breadboards, while the HPU9 3/8" OD hose can be adapted to be compatible using a QVF6 insert and a QVM9 body, or a QVF9 insert and a QVM6 body.

    The hoses, inserts, and bodies can be used for quick connections to a variety of other Thorlabs catalog items, including our LK220 Liquid Chiller, Liquid-Cooled Cold Plates, and Spatial Light Modulators. The inserts and bodies can be used to convert from 1/4" ID to 11/64" ID hose for any application.

    Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
    +1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
    HPU6 Support Documentation
    HPU6Polyurethane Hose, 1/4" OD, 11/64" ID, 5 m Length
    $10.30
    7-10 Days
    HPU9 Support Documentation
    HPU9Polyurethane Hose, 3/8" OD, 1/4" ID, 5 m Length
    $14.40
    Today
    QVF6 Support Documentation
    QVF61/4" OD, 11/64" ID Valved In-Line Coupling Insert
    $16.40
    7-10 Days
    QVF9 Support Documentation
    QVF93/8" OD, 1/4" ID Valved In-Line Coupling Insert
    $16.40
    Today
    QVM6 Support Documentation
    QVM61/4" OD, 11/64" ID Valved In-Line Coupling Body
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