Laser protection for optical tables

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Reference number: LMT-OPTOBLOK

Optoblok is a new system for optical tables to protect the environment from laser radiation and scattered radiation of the optical structures.


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OptoBlok - Laser protection for optical tables

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 300 mm high wall.

An easy set up

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.

The 300 mm 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. The opportunity for an engineers' hand or arm to accidentally interfere with the laser beam is reduced as it now takes a deliberate act to access the table.

Safety Specification

  • Optoblok conforms to EN 60825-4:2006
  • Suitable for all laser wavelengths

Irradiated Area
PEL (T3) 10s
PEL (T2) 100s
4 30 17
2000 1.4 0.8

Available in:

  • 16 space panels 
  • 12 space panels
  • 8 space panels 
  • 5 space panels 
  • 4 space panels 
  • 3 space panels
  • 2 space panels
  • Straight Channel Posts
  • Corner Channel Posts
  • Round Support Posts, M6 
  • Round Support Posts, UNC 

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