Newport Introduces the SmartTable OTS-LSC Integrated Laser Safety Curtain

Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in laser and photonic solutions that Make, Manage and Measure LightSM, announces the latest offering in their SmartTable OTS optical table system family, the OTS-LSC Laser Safety Curtain.  The OTS-LSC is an integrated laser safety curtain that connects directly to the SmartTable-OTS overhead shelf, making it the quickest and most economical way to achieve laser safety compliance.  The curtain conforms to ANSI standards and can withstand exposure levels up to 200W/cm^2 for 100 seconds, based upon a 5mm beam diameter.  The new safety curtain complements the high performance level, organization, lab space utilization and safety of Newport’s SmartTable-OTS System.  The OTS-LSC attaches directly to the OTS or ATS overhead shelf system to provide an integrated, laser safe, optical table system which can be easily relocated or repositioned with the lab.

“Since the release of the SmartTable OTS system, we have been receiving many customer requests for additional features and accessories,” states Warren Booth, Vibration Control Product Manager.  “We are excited about the OTS-LSC because we can help our customers save money, time and improve the safety of their research, all with one product offering.  Traditional laser safety curtain systems have either been supported by free standing leg structures, which typically interfere with floor space, or ceiling-mounted systems which require additional time and expense to install.  No other optical table system delivers the performance, field upgradeability and the accessory offering like the SmartTable OTS.  These new accessories, combined with the unmatched performance and value of Newport’s SmartTable® optical table family, provide an ideal solution for a wide range of applications, including microscopy, holography and laser electro-optic studies.”

The OTS-LSC is the first and only laser curtain that is integrated into the support structure of an optical table, which reduces acquisition costs, reduces installation time and allows for easy mobility of even the most complex experiments.  The ANSI-rated, 4-foot tall curtain is designed to provide a 12-inch gap around the perimeter of the table; when installed at its maximum height of 78.5 inches, it drapes below the table surface by 8 inches.  The OTS-LSC is offered in several standard sizes to fit the most popular optical table sizes.  If a wider working perimeter is needed, customers can simply purchase a larger curtain.   Newport can also provide customized curtain sizes and special materials upon request.

For more information on Newport’s SmartTable® OTS Optical Table System, please log onto or call (800) 222-6440.

About Newport Corporation

Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics manufacturing, aerospace and defense/security, life and health sciences and precision industrial manufacturing markets.  Newport’s innovative solutions leverage its expertise in high-power semiconductor, solid-state and ultrafast lasers, photonics instrumentation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation, optical subsystems and precision automation to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers’ manufacturing, engineering and research applications.  Newport is part of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.

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