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Accessory Mounting Posts for Optical Table Workstations


PSY161

Post for Mounting Accessories on the Lean Bars of the Optical Table Frame

TA2

Attach PSY161 or PSY162 Posts to the Work Surface

DP14A

Ø1.5" Damped Post for Mounting Accessories to the Work Surface

  • Mount Accessories to the Workstation's Lean Bars, Overhead Shelving Unit, or Work Surface
  • Multiple Options Provide Customization
  • Sturdy Steel Contruction

TFA4

Post-Mounting Adapter for the Optical Table Frame Overhead Shelf Unit

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Mounting Accessories to the Optical Table Workstation Lean Bars
Many of Thorlabs' optical table workstation accessories use Ø1.5" Mounting Posts to attach to the lean bars of the frame including our overhead shelves, instrument shelves, breadboard bracketscomponent traysmonitor mount, and overhead storage trays. They attach to the lean bars of the frame using M16 bolts that come in through the bottom of the lean bars via the available Ø17 mm (Ø0.67") through holes (number of holes available depends on lean bar length). They come in two lengths, 750 mm (29.5") or 1000 mm (39.4"), increasing the variety of mounting options available. Please note that many of our accessories can be purchased with posts. Of the accessories listed above, all can be purchased with 750 mm posts except for the monitor mount.

Mounting Accessories to the Optical Table Workstation Overhead Shelving Unit
The TFA4 Post Adapter facilitates the attachment of post-mounted accessories to the optical table frame overhead shelving unit. This adapter attaches to the uprights of the shelving unit and includes a 75 mm (2.95") long Ø1.5" post for mounting our monitor mount, instrument shelvesbreadboard brackets, or component trays to the overhead shelf frame.

Mounting Accessories to the Work Surface (Optical Table)
We also offer our TA2 adapters for attaching our Ø1.5" mounting posts to a breadboard or optical table surface. If additional damping of vibrations is required for an accessory mounted on the work surface, we offer Ø1.5" damped mounting posts. These are available in 8" (203.2 mm) and 14" (355.6 mm) heights.


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Ø1.5" Stainless Steel Posts for Optical Table Workstation Accessories

Lean Bars Required

These 750 mm (29.5") and 1000 mm (39.4") tall posts are used to attach accessories, such as our Monitor Mount, Overhead Shelves, or Instrument Shelves, to the lean bars of our optical table workstations. Each post has a diameter of 1.5" and is attached to the Ø17 mm (Ø0.67") through holes of the lean bars using the supplied M16 bolts.

We offer the TA2 Post Adapter below for mounting these posts onto the optical table surface. 

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PSY161 Support Documentation
PSY161Ø1.5" (38 mm) x 750 mm Post for ScienceDesk and Optical Table Frames
$104.97
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PSY162 Support Documentation
PSY162Customer Inspired! Ø1.5" (38 mm) x 1000 mm Post for ScienceDesk and Optical Table Frames
$138.51
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Post Adapter for the Overhead Shelving Unit

Overhead Shelf Clamp
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PSY121 Monitor Mount Shown Mounted on the TFA4 Adapter
Overhead Shelves Required

The TFA4 Post Adapter allows you to attach post-mounted accessories to the optical table frame overhead shelving unit. As shown in the photo to the right, the adapter is bolted to one of the uprights using two supplied M8 bolts. Once connected, the 75 mm (2.95") long Ø1.5" post can be used to attach various accessories, such as our monitor mount, instrument shelvesbreadboard brackets, or component trays.

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TFA4 Support Documentation
TFA4Ø1.5" Post Adapter for TFS201, TFS251, PTA280, and PTA281 Overhead Shelving Units
$71.96
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Tabletop Post Mounting Adapter

The TA2 Post Adapter allows a Ø1.5" mounting post to be fitted to an optical table or breadboard. With this adapter, post-mounted optical table workstation accessories such as monitor mounts, keyboard holder, 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. The adapter is fitted to the mounting posts via an M16 counterbore.

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TA2 Support Documentation
TA2Customer Inspired! Tabletop Post Mounting Adapter
$38.45
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Ø1.5" Damped Mounting Posts for Breadboard or Optical Table Mounting

DP14A Top Cap
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The BD8A and DP14A Feature an Engraved Top Cap Indicating the Item # as well as a 1/4"-20 Tapped Hole
  • Dynamic Damping Provides Fast Ring Down
  • Nickel-Plated Steel with Matte Finish for Long Life
  • Permanent Mounting Base with Four 1/4" (M6) Counterbores
  • 8" and 14" Long Versions Available

These dynamically damped Ø1.5" mounting posts provide a vibration-limiting alternative to using a Ø1.5" mounting post with a TA2 adapter. These posts feature optimized damping that outperforms other damped post designs. Damped posts are ideal for use in applications where vibrations must be limited, such as beam steering and imaging. Ring down testing was performed on both of these posts. The results for the DP8A are shown below, for DP14A results and information about the testing click here.

DP8A Impulse Test
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A 1.1 lb (0.50 kg) load was mounted approximately 2" from the top of the Post. The post was then struck approximately 0.5" from the top with an impulse hammer, oscillations were measured with an accelerometer mounted to the top of the post, and the time for the amplitude to return to 0 was noted. For complete test results please click here.

Our Dynamically Damped Posts are fabricated from steel with a nickel-plated matte finish and utilize internal damping weights containing no lead. They have an engineered passive vibration dampening design. An internal suspension system allows weights inside the post to move independently from the post's outer body, thus allowing vibrational energy to quickly be absorbed and dissipated. The permanently attached mounting base has four 1/4" (M6) counterbores, appropriately spaced for securing it to breadboards with taps on 1.00" (25.0 mm) centers. The top cap is engraved with the part number for identification. The posts also feature a top-located 1/4"-20 (M6) tapped hole to allow components to be secured to the top of the post.

Item #DP8A(/M)DP14A(/M)
Damping Time Under
Specified Test Conditionsa
30 ms
[1.1 lb (0.50 kg) Load,
2" from the Top of the Post]
500 ms
[3.6 lb (1.6 kg) Load,
2" from the Top of the Post]
Fundamental Frequency 780 Hz ~200 Hz
Length 8" (203.2 mm) 14" (355.6 mm)
Weight 1.56 kg (3.44 lbs) 2.4 kg (5.3 lbs)
Top-Located Tapped Hole 1/4"-20 (M6)
0.27" (6.9 mm) Deep
1/4"-20 (M6)
0.33" (8.4 mm) Deep
Mounting Permanent Mounting Base with Four 1/4" (M6) Counterbores for securing to Breadboards with 1.00" (25.0 mm) Hole Spacing
  • Please see the Ring Down Test tab here for details on the testing procedures and results.
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DP8A Support Documentation
DP8AØ1.5" Dynamically Damped Post, 8" Long
$190.46
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DP14A Support Documentation
DP14AØ1.5" Dynamically Damped Post, 14" Long
$219.67
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DP8A/M Support Documentation
DP8A/MØ1.5" Dynamically Damped Post, 8" Long, Metric
$190.46
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DP14A/M Support Documentation
DP14A/MØ1.5" Dynamically Damped Post, 14" Long, Metric
$219.67
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Locking Clamp for Ø1.5" Posts

Overhead Shelf Clamp
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Locking Clamp Positioned Under Our PSY321 Breadboard Mounting Bracket, Holding it in Place and Allowing for Free Rotation of the Bracket
  • Retain the Position of Ø1.5" Post Mounted Accessories
  • Hinged Clamp Design Allows for Installation Without Removing Existing Shelves

Thorlabs PSY322 Hinged Locking Clamps are the ideal solution for preventing the unwanted movement of accessories along the axis of the post. Locking the clamp in place (5 mm hex key included) directly under a post-mounted accessory, as shown to the right, prevents the accessory from sliding down the post when it is loosened for adjustments. This also allows mounted shelving or brackets to be freely rotated around the axis of the post to a needed position at any time.

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PSY322 Support Documentation
PSY322Hinged Locking Clamp for Ø1.5" Posts
$57.63
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