Lasermet and NPL have produced this joint venture product, Optoblok, the latest safety equipment for use in optical laboratories.
Optoblok, the Optical Table Laser Guarding System is designed specifically to reduce the risk of stray laser beams being inadvertently directed at personnel in the laser optics laboratory.
This new modular system fits neatly on to optical tables to provide a 300mm high wall. The system comprises of certified laser blocking walled panels, posts (to screw into the table) and channel posts which are either straight or right angled to connect the wall panels together.
The modular system is easily constructed by screwing the posts into the table, then slotting the straight or corner channel posts over the round posts and then simply placing the wall panels in position. Once the panels are inserted they can be secured by a retaining screw and washer on top of the post if required.
Panel sections are available in optical table unit lengths of 2,3,4,5,8,12 and 16 thereby minimising and optimising the quantity required.
Metric and imperial tables accommodated
The system is compatible with both metric and imperial optical tables using metric or imperial screw threads and spacing, making this truly a worldwide compatible product covering both the US and European markets in one.
Maintaining operator access
The 300mm high wall around the perimeter of the table maximises the opportunity for safe working while at the same time allowing virtually unlimited access to the table and its components.