Tripod lab equipment, which consists of a laboratory tripod, is a three-legged piece of equipment used as a platform to hold materials, such as beakers and flasks, during experiments. The height of the tripod can be adjusted to the individual. Some also fold for increased portability.
A tripod is made of several materials, including stainless steel, chromium and aluminum. Some tripods designed for more stability have cast iron tops and steel legs that bend outward. In addition to educational environments, several industries and sectors use the tripod, including pharmaceutical, pathological laboratories, clinical laboratories and companies that work with industrial chemicals.