- Build Complete Enclosures in Less than 10 Minutes
- Black Hardboard Panels Ideal for Light-Sensitive Instruments
- Protect Sensitive Equipment from Acoustic Vibrations and Thermal Gradients
- Designed to Mount on a Standard Breadboard
- Optional Sliding Side Doors with Handles
- Fully Customizable with Our Construction Tools and Enclosure Accessories
- Custom Enclosures Available Upon Request
Thorlabs' enclosures provide a protected space for instruments that are sensitive to temperature, light, and acoustic vibrations. Our enclosures are made from our 25 mm rails and feature panels made of black hardboard or plexiglass, which are held in place by the rail channels. Each is designed with an internal height of 12" (30 cm), and is available in lengths and widths ranging from 9" to 21" (22.5 cm to 52.5 cm). They ship partially assembled and can be fully assembled in less than 10 minutes using a 1/8" (4 mm) balldriver or hex key (not included). Like any assembly based on 25 mm rails, our enclosures are completely customizable using the parts shown in the Construction Rail Accessories table above.
* Breadboard sold separately.
The corners of our stock enclosures are positioned such that the 1/4"-20 (M6) tapped holes in the rail ends align with the counterbores in our MB Aluminum Breadboards (sold separately). Please consult the Suggested Breadboards tables below to ensure the proper match. If you need an enclosure for a larger breadboard, or wish to place an enclosure on a breadboard different than the recommended size, we suggest contacting technical support to discuss our custom enclosure options.
Sliding Door Option
The black hardboard or plexiglass enclosures optionally include an assembly on one side that provides access to the interior. It consists of two overlapping sliding doors and a bottom-located slide track, as shown in the image above. The tops of the sliding panels fit into the rail channel of the upper rail. Plastic handles that bolt into the sliding panels are included.
Thorlabs' accessories for assemblies made of 25 mm rails include corner cubes and brackets, T-Nuts, low-profile channel screws, breadboard mounting accessories, and rail joiners. In addition, we offer optical enclosures, enclosure accessories, and "do-it-yourself" tools like taps, tap guides, and drill guides for home-built XE25-based constructions.