A part of the SmartTable OTS optical table system family, the OTSE integrated overhead shelf connects directly to the SmartTable OTS frame, and features a 23.5 in. deep surface and 300 lb load capacity. A blank front panel enables use in applications that may be sensitive to electrical fields generated by power outlet strips. The shelves are available in 6, 8, and 10 ft widths.
Newport (MKS Instruments)
Newport Introduces the SmartTable® OTSE Integrated Overhead Shelf
Irvine, CA – July 29, 2010 – Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in laser and photonic solutions that Make, Manage, and Measure Light®, announces the OTSE Integrated Overhead Shelf, the newest product in the SmartTable OTS™ optical table system family. The OTSE is an integrated overhead shelf that connects directly to the SmartTable-OTS frame so the entire system has a smaller footprint, more rigid design, and provides more accessibility to the table than other competitive shelf systems. This integration makes moving even the most complex system easy. The overhead shelf features a 23.5-inch deep surface and 300lb load capacity to provide sufficient room and stability for even the largest instruments. For added convenience, Newport’s new OTSE version features a blank front panel for use in applications that may be sensitive to the electrical fields generated by power outlet strips.
“What makes this accessory unique are the specially-designed front and rear edge guards that prevent expensive instruments from accidentally falling onto the table and either causing equipment damage or creating a potentially dangerous laser safety issue,” states Warren Booth, Vibration Control Product Manager. “Just one equipment accident could cost thousands in equipment damage, weeks of lost progress, and possible permanent eye damage.”
To provide optimal access or clearance, the new overhead shelf can be mounted in three distinct locations along the depth of the frame, that is, in the front, center, or rear. The shelf also features a full 5.5 inches of assembly-height adjustment to improve user accessibility; this allows easier access to frequently used instruments or provides clearance for taller equipment, such as microscopes.
Users have the option to attach their own power supply strips to either the front panel, or for maximum flexibility, they may use the under-shelf t-slots. The t-slots can also accommodate hanging shelves or other homemade accessories. The SmartTable OTS and the new OTSE integrated overhead shelves are available in 6, 8, and 10 foot widths. For more information on Newport’s SmartTable OTS optical table system, please go to www.newport.com/OTSE. To view a new OTS overview video on YouTube, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/newportcorporation.
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