Compare Model Drawings, CAD & Specs Mounting Hole Type Width Length Thickness Working Surface Height Availability Price
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 3 ft. x 6 ft., 8 in. Thick
$8,591
4 Weeks
1/4-20 3 ft. 6 ft. 8 in. 36.7 ±0.5 in.
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 3 ft. x 8 ft., 8 in. Thick
$9,333
4 Weeks
1/4-20 3 ft. 8 ft. 8 in. 36.7 ±0.5 in.
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 4 ft. x 6 ft., 8 in. Thick
$9,345
4 Weeks
1/4-20 4 ft. 6 ft. 8 in. 36.7 ±0.5 in.
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 4 ft. x 8 ft., 8 in. Thick
$10,608
4 Weeks
1/4-20 4 ft. 8 ft. 8 in. 36.7 ±0.5 in.
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 4 ft. x 8 ft., 12 in. Thick
$11,284
4 Weeks
1/4-20 4 ft. 8 ft. 12 in. 40.7 ±0.5 in.
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 4 ft. x 10 ft., 8 in. Thick
$11,581
4 Weeks
1/4-20 4 ft. 10 ft. 8 in. 36.7 ±0.5 in.
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 4 ft. x 10 ft., 12 in. Thick
$12,653
4 Weeks
1/4-20 4 ft. 10 ft. 12 in. 40.7 ±0.5 in.
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 5 ft. x 6 ft., 8 in. Thick
$10,423
In Stock
1/4-20 59.06 in. 6 ft. 8 in. 36.7 ±0.5 in.
In Stock
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 5 ft. x 6 ft., 12 in. Thick
$10,770
4 Weeks
1/4-20 59.06 in. 6 ft. 12 in. 40.7 ±0.5 in.
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 5 ft. x 10 ft., 8 in. Thick
$13,367
4 Weeks
1/4-20 59.06 in. 10 ft. 8 in. 36.7 ±0.5 in.
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 5 ft. x 10 ft., 12 in. Thick
$14,256
4 Weeks
1/4-20 59.06 in. 10 ft. 12 in. 40.7 ±0.5 in.
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 900 x 1800 mm, 203 mm Thick
$8,591
4 Weeks
M6 900 mm 1800 mm 203 mm 932 ±12.5 mm
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 900 x 2400 mm, 203 mm Thick
$9,333
4 Weeks
M6 900 mm 2400 mm 203 mm 932 ±12.5 mm
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 1200 x 1800 mm, 203 mm Thick
$9,345
4 Weeks
M6 1200 mm 1800 mm 203 mm 932 ±12.5 mm
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 1200 x 2400 mm, 203 mm Thick
$10,608
4 Weeks
M6 1200 mm 2400 mm 203 mm 932 ±12.5 mm
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 1200 x 2400 mm, 305 mm Thick
$11,284
4 Weeks
M6 1200 mm 2400 mm 305 mm 1034 ±12.5 mm
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 1200 x 3000 mm, 203 mm Thick
$11,581
4 Weeks
M6 1200 mm 3000 mm 203 mm 932 ±12.5 mm
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 1200 x 3000 mm, 305 mm Thick
$12,653
4 Weeks
M6 1200 mm 3000 mm 305 mm 1034 ±12.5 mm
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 1500 x 1800 mm, 203 mm Thick
$10,423
4 Weeks
M6 1500 mm 1800 mm 203 mm 932 ±12.5 mm
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 1500 x 1800 mm, 305 mm Thick
$10,770
4 Weeks
M6 1500 mm 1800 mm 305 mm 1034 ±12.5 mm
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 1500 x 3000 mm, 203 mm Thick
$13,367
4 Weeks
M6 1500 mm 3000 mm 203 mm 932 ±12.5 mm
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, ST-UT2 SmartTable®, 1500 x 3000 mm, 305 mm Thick
$14,256
4 Weeks
M6 1500 mm 3000 mm 305 mm 1034 ±12.5 mm
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, SmartTable® UT2, 1200 x 1800 mm, 203 mm, Isolated, M6, Reduced Height
$9,345
4 Weeks
M6 1200 mm 1800 mm 203 mm 698.3 ±12.5 mm
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, SmartTable® UT2, 1200 x 2400 mm, 203 mm, Isolated, M6, Reduced Height
$10,608
4 Weeks
M6 1200 mm 2400 mm 203 mm 698.3 ±12.5 mm
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, SmartTable® UT2, 1200 x 2400 mm, 305 mm, Isolated, M6, Reduced Height
$11,284
4 Weeks
M6 1200 mm 2400 mm 305 mm 800.3 ±12.5 mm
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, SmartTable® UT2, 1200 x 3000 mm, 203 mm, Isolated, M6, Reduced Height
$11,581
4 Weeks
M6 1200 mm 3000 mm 203 mm 698.3 ±12.5 mm
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, SmartTable® UT2, 1200 x 3000 mm, 305 mm, Isolated, M6, Reduced Height
$12,653
4 Weeks
M6 1200 mm 3000 mm 305 mm 800.3 ±12.5 mm
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, SmartTable® UT2, 1500 x 3000 mm, 203 mm, Isolated, M6, Reduced Height
$13,367
4 Weeks
M6 1500 mm 3000 mm 203 mm 698.3 ±12.5 mm
4 Weeks
Optical Table System, SmartTable® UT2, 1500 x 3000 mm, 305 mm, Isolated, M6, Reduced Height
$14,256
4 Weeks
M6 1500 mm 3000 mm 305 mm 800.3 ±12.5 mm
4 Weeks

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Specifications

  • Type
    SmartTable OTS-UT2 Optical Table System
  • Tuned Damping
    Two Precision Tuned Dampers
  • Active Damping
    Field Upgradable to Active Damping
  • Broadband Damping
    Constrained layer core, damped working surface and composite edge finish
  • Optical Table Supports
    Pneumatic Isolators
  • Working Surface Height
    36.7 ±0.5 in. (8 in. Thick Tables)
    40.7 ±0.5 in. (12 in. Thick Tables)
  • Working Surface
    400 series ferromagnetic stainless steel
  • Surface Flatness
    ± 0.004 in. (0.1 mm) over 2 ft. (600 mm) square
  • Mounting Hole Type
    1/4-20
    M6 (M- Versions)
  • Mounting Hole Pattern
    1.0 in. grid
    25 mm grid (M- Versions)
  • Mounting Hole Borders
    0.5 in.
    12.5 mm (M- Versions)
  • Alphanumeric Grid Labels
    Yes
  • Hole Sealing Type
    Easy clean conical cup, 0.75 in. (19 mm) deep, non-corrosive high impact polymer material
  • Top and Bottom Skins
    3/16 in. (4.8 mm) thick with integrated damping layer
  • Core Design
    Trussed honeycomb, vertically bonded closed cell construction, 0.010 in. steel sheet materials, 0.030 in. triple core interface

Features

SmartTable OTS Optical Table System Overview

Learn about the features, performance, and compatible accessories of our innovative SmartTable OTS optical table and support system.

SmartTable OTS Optical Table System Installation

Learn about how to install your new SmartTable OTS optical table and support system.

Active, Tuned, and Broadband Damping Performance

ST-UT2 Series upgradable SmartTable optical table tops includes two precision tuned dampers and can be field upgraded to SST SmartTable HD performance levels. Broadband damping is provided by a 4.8 mm thick table skin, a constrained layer core that attenuates broadband vibration, a damped working surface that eliminates skin resonance, and a composite edge finish that eliminates sidewall resonance. Two precision tuned dampers selectively eliminate two fundamental structural table modes and their entire harmonics. Using the upgrade kit, two IQ active dampers can be added to effectively address medium frequency resonances of optical tables by sensing the vibrations and driving shakers at the opposite phase of the vibrations to cancel them out.

The compliance curve shows the positional motion of the structure for a given excitation force and frequency. The dashed red line is the rigid body line showing how an ideal optical table would perform with no relative motion. The blue line shows the natural frequencies of the optical table and how they these deviate from that of a rigid body. The red line shows the full damping performance with active damping turned on. The table must be upgraded to active damping to achieve the red line performance.  

Compliance curve for an upgraded ST-UT2 4 ft x 8 ft x 12 in. (1200 x 2400 x 305 mm) table top.

Tuned Mass Damping - The Most Effective Passive Damping Method

Hybrid Damped and Upgradable SmartTable® optical table systems feature precision Tuned Mass Damping (TMD) technology to eliminate table resonances. TMD is the most effective method among all known passive damping methods, as it concentrates damping efforts where it's needed at the frequencies of dominant resonance modes. It is widely used in various industries for its efficiency and effectiveness of damping, such as the famous Grand Canyon Skywalk, Taipei 101 Building, and NASA's Ares I rocket. Compared to our top competitor's broadband damping methods which absorbs a moderate amount of vibration energy equally over the broadband, our tuned mass damping method targets at resonances and as a result is much more effective. The precisely tuned dampers work from as low as 25 Hz and go all the way up to 525 Hz, creating opportunity for optimum damping on larger optical tables, the resonances of which often fall outside of competitor's broadband frequency range. Once tuned at factory the dampers are locked securely and the frequency would not shift during shipping of the table.

Easy Field Upgrade to Hybrid Damping Performance

As your application requirements become more stringent, the Upgradeable SmartTable can be field upgraded to Hybrid Damped Top Performance SmartTable performance levels by installing an IQ-300-UG upgrade kit. Each upgrade kit includes two active IQ dampers, ST-300 controller and instruction manuals to easily convert your passively damped optical table into the best performance optical table in the market. There is no need to dismantle your experiment in order to upgrade the table. Once upgraded, the table will provide a dramatically quieter table surface, resulting in high quality imaging, improved long term stability, faster settling times and the ability to make measurements that previously required the quietest lab environments.

Robust and Flexible Pneumatic Isolated Frame Support

The SmartTable OTS optical table system features a sturdy and multi-functional support frame that is designed to maximize utility, minimize space occupied and optimize structural rigidity. The support legs feature pneumatic isolators to passively absorb vibrations from the optical table's environment. The frame features leveling feet and casters for easy transportation of the system. A wide variety of accessories are compatible with the SmartTable OTS frame and can be used to customize your optical table system.

High Performance Pneumatic Vibration Isolators

The pneumatic vibration isolators in the supporting frame feature our patented Stabilizer™ hybrid chamber design which consists of a small size initial chamber and a second damping chamber connected by a laminar flow disk. Because the initial chamber is reduced dramatically in size, it forces the isolator to use the second chamber as part of the compliance volume, which greatly increases the compliance volume for a given package size, and greatly lowers the natural frequency. Besides, our exclusive incorporation of the laminar flow damping element creates better linkage between piston motion and damping chamber air flow, which generates a higher damping force for a given piston displacement for faster, more efficient damping. It also lowers the amplification at resonance and improves isolation bandwidth and settling time. The vibration isolation performance is characterized by transmissibility curve which shows the mechanical filtering properties for the isolator leg - how much floor vibration will be transmitted through the leg to the table top.

Super Rigid Trussed Honeycomb Core Design

The honeycomb core in our optical tables is different than our competitors. Each piece of the corrugated honeycomb steel sheet is emerged in proprietary elastomeric vibration absorbing materials and bonded vertically throughout the height of the optical breadboard or optical table, creating a much stiffer honeycomb core structure. This labor intensive procedure makes sure that Newport's optical breadboard or optical table has the most robust honeycomb structures.

Vertically Bonded Triple Core Interface

All Newport tables are vertically bonded along the height of the honeycomb core. Most other manufacturers forego this extra step because of added expense and time required to apply adhesive to each individual core member. Vertical bonding adds constrained layer damping effects into the core, while maximizing the table’s rigidity-to-weight ratio. The trussed core design enables a triple core interface at each honeycomb cell. Whereas open core designs only have two structural members at each interface, the Newport table has three offering a 50% increase in local rigidity. The three sheets are fully bonded for the full table height producing greater stiffness.

Highly Damped Side Panels

Side panels for optical tables are more than just covers. They should contribute to the overall damping performance of the table. Our optical tables use highly damped composite wood as side panels to help eliminate vibrations from the side. Composite wood has a much better damping performance than steel has a high elasticity and tends to allow vibration or ringing. Materials with low elasticity such as wood tend to dampen vibration and ringing. For example, home stereo speakers are typically enclosed by composite wood to damp the acoustic vibrations.

Individually Sealed Mounting Holes

All of Newport's optical breadboards and tables are with individually sealed mounting holes. Those mounting holes feature 19 mm screw depth and in contrast to some of the other products in the market that has channel for a row of holes or just a polymeric film, Newport's individually sealed holes are more reliable and easier to clean. This is because we believe in the integrity of the product - especially the core. When dust and liquids go into your optical breadboard and table, it may have a long term effect on the damping performance of the product and make the product degrade over time. A good quality breadboard and table lasts long time - tens of years and more. It's a good investment for a product with sealed mounting holes.

Precision Grid of Tapped, Countersunk & Deburred Mounting Holes

The 1/4-20 or M6 tapped mounting holes are countersunk and deburred. This ensures easy thread engagement while eliminating contamination problems. The mounting holes are located on a 1 in. or 25 mm grid with standard grid markings for easy and repeatable component placement.

Unique Pressure Bonding Process Ensures Superior Flatness

Metrology quality steel assembly platens are used to ensure the superior flatness of our optical tables. The platen supports the top surface of the table during the assembly and bonding process and imprints the top surface with the same flatness characteristics. Our platens are the largest and flattest in the industry. We use gravity pressure bonding to apply constant pressure across the optical table during the bonding process ensuring that the top surface conforms to the platen flatness.

SafeLock™ Mechanism Improves System Safety

SmartTable OTS Series integrates exclusive SafeLock™ mounting clips, offering a safe and reliable connection of the frame to the optical tabletop. Numerous SafeLock™ secured systems have survived earthquakes throughout California and Japan. Earthquake restraints ERSW2010 Series are available as a table system accessory. Note: Optical table system needs to be customized for Newport ERS earthquake restraints.

SmartTable System Accessories

We offer a compete set of optical table system accessories to free up space on your optical table or enclose a table top experiment of application.  Accessories include:

Optical Table Selection Guide

Newport offers a wide variety of Optical Tables including our broadband damped RPR Series Optical Tables, precision tuned damped RS Series Optical Tables, and actively damped SmartTable Optical Tables with IQ Damping Technology. Our optical table solutions are designed to fit any performance, budget and delivery need. From very demanding applications like confocal microscopy, spectroscopy or interferometry, to applications under a small budget, Newport has the right optical table for them all.

Table Top Series Hybrid SmartTable Active SmartTable Upgradable SmartTable1 Passive RS4000 Passive RS2000 Broadband RPR
Applications Check Out Our Complete Optical Table Selection Guide
Active IQ Dampers 2 2 0 ⇒ 2 0 0 0
Precision Tuned Dampers 2 0 2 6 2 0
Broadband Damping Constrained Layer Core, Damped Working Surface, Composite Edge Finish
Damping Performance ★★★★ ★★★ ★★★★ ★★★ ★★
Cost $$$$ $$$$ $$$$ $$$ $$ $
Working Surface 4.8 mm Thick 430 Ferromagnetic Stainless Steel
Bottom Skin 4.8 mm Thick Carbon Steel
Core Design Vertically Bonded Trussed Honeycomb
Side Panels Highly Damped Composite Wood
Mounting Holes Individually Sealed
Mounting Threads 1/4-20 (M6) on 1 in. (25 mm) Grid
Standard Tabletops SST ST ST-UT2 RS4000 RS2000 RPR
Other Standard Versions N/A N/A N/A Cleanroom Double Density Non-Magnetic
Table Supports Check Out Our Optical Table Supports
Table and Support Systems2 OTS-SST
Isolated
OTS-ST
Isolated
Rigid
OTS-UT2
Isolated
Rigid
N/A INT4
Isolated
Rigid
INT2
Isolated
Rigid
Compliance Curve3 SST ST ST-UT2 RS4000 RS2000 RPR

1. Upgradable SmartTable can be field upgraded to Hybrid SmartTable by installing two active IQ dampers.
2. Table system is offered with pneumatic isolation support or rigid support. The table top in table system has different leg mounting holes than standalone table tops.
3. The compliance curve is based on a 4 ft x 8 ft x 12 in table top.