Newport Introduces the SmartTable® OTSE Integrated Overhead Shelf

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

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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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