Workspace Enclosure Frames
- Free-Standing, Customizable Enclosure Frames
- For Nexus® Optical Tables, ScienceDesk™ Workstations, and Other Setups
Walkway Enclosure Frame
LFE1220 Wraparound Enclosure Frame
with LFELSC14 Strip Curtain
Enclosure Frames are
designed in our UK office.
Interested in Custom Capabilities?
Thorlabs is in the process of expanding our offering of Enclosures and Laminar Flow Systems and accessories. If you are interested in features that you don't see here, please contact us to discuss custom requests.
- Free-Standing Enclosure Frames
- Options Available to Enclose 1.2 m x 2.0 m (4' x 6') Nexus® Optical Tables with or without a Walkway
- Compatible with other Setups, Such as ScienceDesk™ Workstations, that Fit Within the Enclosure Area
- Transparent Strip Curtains and LED Light Strips also Available Separately
Thorlabs' Customizable Enclosure Frames are designed to enable the creation of a custom work environment around Nexus optical tables, ScienceDesk workstations, or other setups that fit within the enclosure frame area. The LFE1220 Wraparound Enclosure is designed to tightly encompass the surface of a 1.2 m x 2.0 m (4' x 6') optical table while not making contact with the table sides in order to minimize vibrations. The LFE1220W Walkway Enclosure Frame is large enough to provide a walkway on all four sides when centered over a 1.2 m x 2.0 m (4' x 6') optical table, although it can be used with other setups that fit inside the frame as well. Both enclosure frames include panels that cover the frame ceiling.
Each enclosure frame is composed of rails that are compatible with our transparent PVC strip curtains and the PSY240E 850 mm (33.46") long LED light strip, both available separately below. The rail frames are also compatible with our 50 mm & 75 mm construction rail accessories, including T-nuts and screws, mounting brackets and feet, rail joiners, and channel inserts. Users can also customize the frames by adding their own accessories, such as HEPA filter units and air quality monitors. Alternatively, we also offer Laminar Flow Enclosures based on these enclosure frames that include HEPA filtration, an air quality monitor, LED light strip, and soft wall transparent curtains for situations where a clean room environment is desired.
Please note that these enclosures require assembly, a manual process that requires four people to work on at least one of the assembly steps. Each fully assembled enclosure is designed to enclose a Nexus optical table. Tables are not included and must be purchased separately. To view a list of compatible Nexus optical tables, please see the Compatible Tables tab. For full assembly instructions, please view the manual by clicking on the red docs icon () below.
|Compatible Nexus Optical Tables|
|Item #||Dimensions||Mounting Holes||Additional Features|
|T46H||4' x 6' x 8.3"||1/4"-20||-|
|T46V||4' x 6' x 8.3"||1/4"-20||Sealed Holes|
|T46J||4' x 6' x 12.2"||1/4"-20||-|
|T46W||4' x 6' x 12.2"||1/4"-20||Sealed Holes|
|T46HHa||4' x 6' x 8.3"||1/4"-20||Two Through Ports|
|T46K||4' x 6' x 18.1"||1/4"-20||-|
|T46X||4' x 6' x 18.1"||1/4"-20||Sealed Holes|
|T1220C||1.2 m x 2.0 m x 210 mm||M6 x 1.0||-|
|T1220Pb||1.2 m x 2.0 m x 210 mm||M6 x 1.0||Sealed Holes|
|T1220D||1.2 m x 2.0 m x 310 mm||M6 x 1.0||-|
|T1220CH||1.2 m x 2.0 m x 210 mm||M6 x 1.0||Two Through Ports|
|T1220E||1.2 m x 2.0 m x 460 mm||M6 x 1.0||-|
|T1220R||1.2 m x 2.0 m x 460 mm||M6 x 1.0||Sealed Holes|
|T1220Q||1.2 m x 2.0 m x 310 mm||M6 x 1.0||Sealed Holes|
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|Maximum Load on Roof (For Storage)a,b||260 kg|
|Maximum Load per Construction Raila,b||100 kg|
|Total Weight of Enclosure||82 kg|
|Foot Height Adjustment||±11.5 mm|
|Internal Dimensions (L x W x H)c||2100 mm x 1230 mm x 1982 mm|
|Distance Between Top and Middle Rails||1065 mm|
|Frame Dimensions (L x W x H)c||2200 mm x 1330 mm x 2063 mm|
|Crate Dimensions||2.30 m x 0.76 m x 0.41 m|
- Wraparound Design Encloses the Surface of a Table
- Designed to Fit a 1.2 m x 2.0 m (4' x 6') Nexus Optical Table
The LFE1220 Wraparound Enclosure Frame is a free-standing frame with roof panels for our 1.2 m x 2.0 m (4' x 6') Nexus Optical Table. It does not touch the table in order to avoid the transmission of vibrations from the frame to the table. The frame is composed of rails that are compatible with our PVC strip curtains (sold separately below) and 50 mm & 75 mm construction rail accessories, including T-nuts and screws, mounting brackets and feet, rail joiners, and channel inserts. These accessories aid in the creation of a custom work environment surrouding the optical table surface. For lighting, we also offer the PSY240E LED light strip (sold separately below).
|Maximum Load on Roof (For Storage)a,b,c||210 kg|
|Maximum Load per Construction Raila,b,c||100 kg|
|Total Weight of Enclosure||140 kg|
|Foot Height Adjustment||-0 / +10 mm|
|Internal Dimensions (L x W x H)d||3140 mm x 2100 mm x 2026.6 mm|
|Frame Dimensions (L x W x H)d||3290 mm x 2250 mm x 2107.6 mm|
|Crate Dimensions||3.20 m x 0.90 m x 0.41 m|
- Walkway Design Provides Space to Walk Around the Optical Table
- Designed to Fit a 1.2 m x 2.0 m (4' x 6') Nexus Optical Table
The LFE1220W Walkway Enclosure Frame is a free-standing frame with roof panels that also provides a walkway around the optical table. While this enclosure can be used with any table that fits inside, they are specifically designed to work with a 1.2 m x 2.0 m (4' x 6') Nexus Optical Table: the enclosure will encompass 625 mm and 525 mm of walkway space on the short and long sides, respectively, of a 1.2 m x 2.0 m table (see drawing to the lower left).
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Walkway Space Around a 1.2 m x 2.0 m
Optical Table Inside the Enclosure
The frame does not touch the table in order to avoid the transmission of vibrations from the frame to the table. Castors are located at bottom of each leg of the enclosure and provide freedom of movement. Lowering the feet of the enclosure allows it to remain stationary.
The frame is composed of rails that are compatible with our PVC strip curtains (sold separately below) and 50 mm & 75 mm construction rail accessories, including T-nuts and screws, mounting brackets and feet, rail joiners, and channel inserts. These accessories aid in the creation of a custom work environment surrouding the optical table surface. For lighting, we also offer the PSY240E LED light strip (sold separately below).
|Item #||Panels||Covered Dimensions||Compatible Frame(s)|
|LFELSC8||8||1937.5 mm x 1240.2 mm||LFE1220, Short Side|
|LFELSC14||14||1937.5 mm x 2131.8 mm||LFE1220, Long Side
LFE1220W, Short Side
|LFELSC21||21||1937.5 mm x 3172.0 mm||LFE1220W, Long Side|
- Transparent PVC Curtains Attach to Top Rails of Enclosure Frames
- Individual Strip Dimensions: 1972.5 mm x 200 mm x 2 mm
- Kits Available with 8, 14, or 21 Strips to Fit Sides of Frames
These curtain kits add plastic barriers on the sides of our LFE1220 and LFE1220W Frame Enclosures. Each kit incorporates a number of soft wall transparent curtain panels which can be used to shield the fitted side from passing traffic and other interference. When combined with other components, e.g. a HEPA Fan Filter Unit (FFU), these kits can also be used to create a laminar flow environment inside the enclosure. The strips attach to the top rails of the frames using included hardware. Four separate kits are required to completely enclose each frame (two LFELSC8 kits and two LFELSC14 kits for the LFE1220 frame; two LFELSC14 kits and two LFELSC21 kits for the LFE1220W frame).
|# of LEDs||51|
|Voltage||12 VDC (Power Supply Included)|
|Dimensions||850 mm x 17.4 mm x 8.2 mmb
(33.46" x 0.69" x 0.32")
- 850 mm (33.46") Long
- 4.3 m Extension Cable
- Sturdy Aluminum Base Resists Warping
- Frosted Plastic Cover Ensures Even Spread of Light
- Shipped with 3 Spring Clips, 3 T-Nuts, 3 M6 Screws, 4.3 m Extension Cable, and a Power Supply
This rigid LED light strip is 850 mm (33.46") long, comes with a 4.3 m extension cable, and is held in place by three spring clips. It is compatible with the enclosures above and can also be used with racks or shelves, such as our Free-Standing Overhead Shelf or our Nexus Table Frame Overhead Shelves. The strip lights can also be mounted over a bench for general laboratory use.