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Publication Date: 10/1/2010
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Newport Intros Integrated Overhead Shelf
Instrument shelf for optical bench.
Irvine, CA — Newport Corporation has introduced 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-in. (596mm) deep surface and 300lb (136 kg) load capacity to provide sufficient room and stability for even the largest instruments. For added convenience, the company's new OTSE version has a blank front panel for use in applications that may be sensitive to the electrical fields generated by power outlet strips.

According to the company, what makes this accessory special 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. Just one equipment accident could cost thousands in equipment damage, weeks of lost progress, and possibly 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 — in the front, center, or rear. The shelf also has a full 5.5-in. (140mm) 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 widths of 6, 8, and 10 ft. (1.58, 2.44, and 3m).

Contact: Newport Corporation, 1791 Deere Avenue, Irvine, CA 92606 800-222-6440 or 949-863-3144 fax: 949-253-1680 Web:

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