Workspace Enclosure Frames


  • Free-Standing, Customizable Enclosure Frames
  • For Nexus® Optical Tables, ScienceDesk™ Workstations, and Other Setups

LFE1220W

Walkway Enclosure Frame

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LFE1220 Wraparound Enclosure Frame
with LFELSC14 Strip Curtain

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Features

  • 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 (info 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
  • Also available bundled with 700 mm tall active isolator legs (Bundle Item # T46HK).
  • Also available bundled with 700 mm tall active isolator legs (Bundle Item # T1220CK).

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Wraparound Enclosure Frame

General Specifications
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
  • To prevent the frame toppling, any attached load which acts outside the perimeter of the frame should not create a moment load >330 N·m about an axis between any two of the feet.
  • Do not put heavy objects on the roof. The maximum load per roof panel is a 40 kg distributed load.
  • The adjustable feet allow ±11.5 mm (0.45") adjustment on the height dimensions.
  • 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).

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
LFE1220 Support Documentation
LFE1220NEW!Wraparound Enclosure Frame for 1.2 m x 2.0 m (4' x 6') Table
$3,587.50
Today

Walkway Enclosure Frame

General Specifications
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
  • Maximum load rating applies only when the frame is stationary and is resting on the rubber feet of the casters. When the rubber feet are raised and the frame rests on the caster wheels (i.e. when moving the frame), ensure that no additional loads are attached to the LFE frame.
  • To prevent the frame toppling, any attached load which acts outside the perimeter of the frame should not create a moment load >850 N·m about an axis between any two of the feet.
  • Do not put heavy objects on the roof. The maximum load per roof panel is a 40 kg distributed load.
  • The adjustable casters allow -0 / +10 mm (-0 / +0.39") adjustment on the height dimensions.
  • 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).

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
LFE1220W Support Documentation
LFE1220WNEW!Walkway Enclosure Frame for 1.2 m x 2.0 m (4' x 6') Table
$6,098.75
Today

Transparent Strip Curtain Walls

Key Specs
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).

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
LFELSC8 Support Documentation
LFELSC8NEW!Transparent Strip Curtain Kit for Short Side of LFE1220 Frame
$374.13
Today
LFELSC14 Support Documentation
LFELSC14NEW!Transparent Strip Curtain Kit for Long Side of LFE1220 Frame or Short Side of LFE1220W Frame
$609.88
Today
LFELSC21 Support Documentation
LFELSC21NEW!Transparent Strip Curtain Kit for Short Side of LFE1220W Frame
$896.88
Today

LED Light Strip

Specifications
Brightness 1530 Lumens
# of LEDs 51
Powera 15.3 W
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")
  • Power usage per LED is 0.3 W.
  • A 4.3 m extension cable is included.
  • 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.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
PSY240E Support Documentation
PSY240E850 mm (33.46") LED Light Strip with 4.3 m Extension
$135.30
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