DSS10B 10mm Laser Shutter


Current Lead Time: 6 – 8 weeks

Guaranteed Lifetime: 2,000,000 Cycles


Current Lead Time: 6 – 8 weeks

The Uniblitz DSS10B is a 10mm bi-stable optical shutter that withholds an extremely low-profile construction. The device’s lack of an external protruding actuator makes it very slim and flexible for system integration. The inherent reliability of the DSS10B comes from the fact that it contains only two moving parts: the drive ring and the blades. It is guaranteed to operate for 2,000,000 operations.

Bi-stable shutter devices, like the DSS10B, require no power to hold the blades in either the open or closed state.


Key Features

  • 10mm aperture
  • Bi-stable operation
  • Extremely slim, low-profile form-factor
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Transfer time on opening: 5.0 milliseconds
  • Total opening time: 8.6 milliseconds
  • Configured for the VED24 Shutter Driver



For additional technical information please see the DSS10B Optical Shutter Datasheet.

Coil Resistance Pulse Voltage to Open Hold Voltage
8 OHMS +10.7 VDC 1 N/A


Weight Operating Temp. Max. Opening Bounce Max. Closing Bounce Max. Freq. of Operation 3 Number of Shutter Blades
0.17 oz (4.70 g) -10 – +65 °C 15% 5% 5.0 Hz / 20.0 Hz 4


1 Peak voltage as provided by the VED24 Driver
2 (Continuous/Burst) Continuous frequency rating specified at shutter’s minimum exposure pulse. Burst frequency rating specified for four (4) seconds maximum with one (1) minute minimum between bursts.


Shutter Timing

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The question regarding enhancement of shutter speed with the application of user supplied lubricants has been repeatedly asked. It is our experience that lubricating the shutter blades will actually slow the shutter down and eventually render the shutter inoperable. Under no circumstances should any type of lubricant be applied to the shutter blade area.


DSS10B (w/ ED12DSS and Teflon® coated blades) Time (msec.)
O – A:     Delay time on opening after current applied 3.6
A – C: Transfer time on opening 5.0
O – C: Total opening time 8.6
C – E: Min. dwell time with min. input pulse 5.0
B – F: Min. equivalent exp. time 3.6
D – E: Delay time on closing after current applied 10.0
E – G: Transfer time on closing 5.0
A – G: Total window time 15.0
MET: Min. exposure time 15.0
TEP: Typical exposure pulse >15.0


Technical Drawing

Uniblitz DSS10B Technical Drawing



DSS10B Datasheet Download


3D Models
DSS10B 3D Outline Model (STEP included in ZIP) Download

Additional information

Blade Option