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Vacuum Pick-Up Tool, Set of 10 Tips
Gloves Currently Unavailable
Please Note: Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently unable to offer our Cotton, Latex, or Nitrile gloves.
Thorlabs offers a line of optics tools designed to prevent the contamination of optical elements being handled. Items on this page include:
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TZ3 Self-Closing Tweezers Holding a Ø1" Lens
Thorlabs offers three types of tweezers for the handling of delicate optics. Our TZ1 tweezers work well for holding the edges of Ø12 mm or smaller optics. These tweezers are made from stainless steel and have molded-carbon-fiber tips that are chemically resistant to common solvents to protect the object being handled. Alternatively, our TZ2 tweezers can accommodate Ø25.4 mm or smaller optics and are made from nylon that is chemically resistant to common lab solvents. Finally, our TZ3 self-closing tweezers are able to comfortably hold the edges of Ø12 mm to Ø25.4 mm optics, as shown in the photo to the right. The TZ3 tweezers have a polyolefin cover over each tip that is unaffected by common lab solvents and helps to grip and protect optics.
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VP10C Vacuum Pick-Up Tool Holding a Ø1" Lens
The VP10C Vacuum Pick-Up Tool Kit is ideal for lifting and handling small optics, such as lenses and mirrors, without damaging the optic. This pick-up tool is shaped like a pen for ease of use and also includes a pen clip for carrying. Each kit comes with a set of five angled and five straight interchangeable tips with Ø1/8", Ø1/4", Ø3/16", Ø3/8" or Ø1/2" Buna-N (nitrile) suction cups. Hold and then let go of the black button while contacting an optic with a suction cup to apply the vacuum force; press the black button to release the optic.
Please use caution when handling an optic as improper use may cause damage to the optic surface. We recommend that this tool be used with optics that have a plano surface. The VP10C should not be used with gratings, pellicle beamsplitters, or any optic that has an unprotected coating.