Compare Model Drawings, CAD & Specs Width Length Thickness Mounting Hole Type Working Surface Height Availability Price
M-OTS-SST-410-12-I 1200 mm 3000 mm 305 mm M6 1034 ±12.5 mm
M-OTS-SST-46-8-I 1200 mm 1800 mm 203 mm M6 932 ±12.5 mm
M-OTS-SST-48-12-I 1200 mm 2400 mm 305 mm M6 1034 ±12.5 mm
M-OTS-SST-48-8-I 1200 mm 2400 mm 203 mm M6 932 ±12.5 mm
M-OTS-SST-510-12-I 1500 mm 3000 mm 305 mm M6 1034 ±12.5 mm
M-OTS-SST-510-8-I 1500 mm 3000 mm 203 mm M6 932 ±12.5 mm
M-OTS-SST-56-8-I 1500 mm 1800 mm 203 mm M6 932 ±12.5 mm
M-OTS-SST-58-8-I 1500 mm 2400 mm 203 mm M6 932 ±12.5 mm
OTS-SST-410-12-I 4 ft. 10 ft. 12 in. 1/4-20 40.7 ±0.5 in.
OTS-SST-46-8-I 4 ft. 6 ft. 8 in. 1/4-20 36.7 ±0.5 in.
OTS-SST-48-12-I 4 ft. 8 ft. 12 in. 1/4-20 40.7 ±0.5 in.
OTS-SST-48-8-I 4 ft. 8 ft. 8 in. 1/4-20 36.7 ±0.5 in.
OTS-SST-510-12-I 59.06 in. 10 ft. 12 in. 1/4-20 40.7 ±0.5 in.
OTS-SST-510-8-I 59.06 in. 10 ft. 8 in. 1/4-20 36.7 ±0.5 in.
OTS-SST-56-8-I 59.06 in. 6 ft. 8 in. 1/4-20 36.7 ±0.5 in.
OTS-SST-58-8-I 59.06 in. 8 ft. 8 in. 1/4-20 36.7 ±0.5 in.


Note: Specifications below are common to all products presented. See Individual product details for complete information.

  • Mounting Hole Type
    1/4-20 (M6)
  • Surface Flatness
    ± 0.004 in. (0.1 mm) over 2 ft. (600 mm) square
  • Broadband Damping
    Constrained layer core, damped working surface and composite edge finish
  • Tuned Damping
    2 IQ active and 2 precision tuned dampers
  • Mounting Hole Pattern
    1 in. (25 mm) grid
  • Mounting Hole Borders
    0.5 in. (12.5 mm)
  • Working Surface
    400 series ferromagnetic stainless steel
  • Top and Bottom Skins
    3/16 in. (4.8 mm) thick with integrated damping layer
  • Hole Sealing Type
    Easy clean conical cup, 0.75 in. (19 mm) deep, non-corrosive high impact polymer material
  • Alphanumeric Grid Labels


Top Performance Table Systems with Hybrid Damping Technology

The SmartTable OTS HD comes with Newport's best optical tabletop, the SmartTable HD. Together with a specially designed sturdy and versatile frame system, SmartTable OTS HD tables system delivers the best isolation and damping performance among all table systems. Tabletop SmartTable HD is a unique combination of SmartTable active IQ dampers and the well-known patented passive precision tuned dampers. SmartTable OTS Series was designed specifically for advanced applications in live cell imaging, semiconductor metrology, and precision optical alignment and testing. The integrated accessories and ergonomic designs available with the SmartTable OTS Series deliver exceptional performance, flexibility and upgradability.

Intelligence Q (IQ) Active Damping Technology

The core of the SmartTable is an advanced damping technology called Intelligent Damping (IQ). It effectively addresses the medium frequency resonances of optical tables by incorporating two pairs of sensor and actuator in the optical table design and use an external controller to coordinate the signal processing, enabling the fast and accurate damping response for optical tables. Each sensor-actuator pair is controlled by a separate control channel. The sensor senses the vibrations and the actuator outputs signal to compensate for the vibrations. The pre-amplifiers and band-pass filters condition the sensor output signal before feeding it to the digital controller. The digital controller implements recursive filters that compensate for the dynamic response of the shaker and correct the phase to bring the phase difference between the displacement and force close to (-π/2) in the desired frequency range.

High Precision Tunable Dampers

Our optical tables have been using tunable mass dampers for decades and our damper designs have evolved over the years. The latest version of the design eliminates the use of oil, and use a proprietary mass-spring mechanism to allow for better damping performance, and more precise and easier tuning to the exact frequency needed to damp the resonance. This patented design (US patent 8857585) further improves damping performance by 3x to 5x compared to the previous generation design, which was already superior than competitor's broadband dampers. 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.

Robust and Flexible Frame Support

All SmartTable OTS optical table systems feature sturdy and multi-functional support frames that are designed to maximize utility, minimize space occupied and optimize structural rigidity.

Integrated Casters for Better Mobility

All SmartTable OTS come with 4 heavy duty casters integrated with the system frames. Those casters greatly improve system mobility.

Easy Active Damping Set-up with One-Button Auto Tuning

SmartTable active damping products are easy to set up and operate. Simply connect the IQ dampers with controller and press "Auto-Tune" button on the controller, the system will automatically find the resonances of the table and set gain parameters. Once the tuning is finished, the dampers will start working to damp vibrations on your tabletop real time. This feature also enables users to improve their table performance under different payload or payload distributions - press "Auto-Tune" when you have a major change in your set up to achieve the maximized damping performance.

24/7 Vibration Monitoring Capability

ST-300 comes with powerful and intuitive software that allows user to generate FFT plots, time response plots and save graphs or export data for further analysis. ST-300 software also provides time continous vibration data monitoring that could be used as a system trouble shooting tool for long duration experiments.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Typical Applications with SmartTable HD

Many applications could benefit from the SmartTable HD platforms. Compared to traditional optical tables, SmartTable detects and damps vibration in the real time in a broad frequency range, accurately and precisely damp multiple resonance peaks to provide a quiet platform for your applications. SmartTable HD adds two active IQ dampers on an already passively damped platform with Newport's precision tunable passive dampers, providing the most quiet platform in the industry.

  • Super resolution microscopy
  • Ultra precision nanostructure studies and fabrication Applications that involves constant load changes
  • Super long exposure holography, spectroscopy and microscopy
  • Any application that requires the best vibration control platform

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.