Ventilated Specimen Table

The AFOS Ventilated Specimen Table range is designed for the cutting and preparation of histology specimens. Protects the pathologist from hazardous formalin and chemical vapours, independently measured to contain formalin fumes to below 0.2 ppm.

The Ventilated Specimen Table is designed with a fine perforated modular work surface, to ensure the removal of fumes and odours at source, with an unrestricted open top, ergonomic work area. The VST is also available as a re-circulating model.

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Step 1


  • VST1 Ventilated Specimen Table with Sink

    Standard size sink bowl 508mm x 356mm x 180mm deep.

  • VST2 Ventilated Specimen Table without Sink
  • VST6 Ventilated Specimen Table Central Sink

    Standard size sink bowl 508mm x 356mm x 180mm deep.

  • VWS Ventilated Workstation Multi Position Sink
Step 2

Frame Style

  • This denotes a table which is sited up against a wall.

  • This denotes a table projecting out from the wall with full access to both sides. These tables are 900mm wide.

  • This denotes a table which will have 360 degree access. These tables are 900mm wide.

Step 3

Extract Duct Orientation

Step 4

Work Surface Material

  • High grade stainless steel recommended for all working surfaces .

  • A slightly lower grade of stainless with less chromium content.

Step 5

Work Surface

  • Fine Perforated

    Consisting of 3mm triangular pitched holes at 5mm centres.

  • Peripheral
Step 6

Length of Table


Further Options

  • S

    820mm to 1020mm.

  • E

    Sluices may be built into the up-stand of a table or alternatively wall mounted.

  • Macerator

    Only available where a sink bowl is fitted to the table. If a sluice is also required; then this is achieved with a separate free standing unit.

  • This is built into the area underneath the table with access via hinged doors to the front.

  • Waste Formalin Recovery

    Waste is collected via a tundish fitted into the table top with a waste pipe feed to a recovery vessel underneath the table.

  • Available as independent units or may be housed within a ventilated table but will provide limited space due to extract and mechanical services in this area.

  • All components are integral to the table with filter access via the front panel.

  • This panel is for indication only and does not allow local control.

  • This unit is wall mounted and allows local control.

  • Retractable Mixer Tap

    Please be aware that retractable showers that are used in high risk fluid category five areas may only be allowed on dedicated break tank systems. Please contact AFOS for further guidance.

  • Formalin Dispensing Tap

    Allows controlled formalin dispensing when used in conjunction with a formalin delivery system.

  • Cold Water Wrist Action Pillar Tap
  • Hot and Cold Mixer Tap with Swivel Spout
  • R

    Can be supplied to any size or shape.

  • S

    This option allows the opportunity to house all services and electrical socket outlets may be mounted to the front face, if desired.

  • PVC Extract Connection Manifold

    Provides the interface for onward connection.

  • Magnifying Light

    Wall or table mounted.

  • Dissection Cutting Board

    Manufactured to any desired dimension.

  • IP Rated 13 Amp Single Socket Outlet
  • IP Rated 13 Amp Double Socket Outlet
  • Computer Arm

    Only available on certain equipment. Please contact our technical sales team where we will be pleased to help.

  • AFOS can manufacture equipment to suit any particular application. Please contact our technical sales team where we will be pleased to advise.