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12V Laser Beam Shutters

The LS- range of laser beam shutters are combined shutters and beam dumps designed to be driven by a safety control system such as the  ICS-9 laser interlock control system, for use as a means of shutting down the laser beam automatically during unauthorized access, or manually when the beam is not required. They can also be used as stand-alone shutters for manual or remote switching of the beam.  These shutters are available as OEM components for laser or laser product manufacturers.


Laser Beam Shutter Features:

  • Gravity fed for fail safe operation

  • Combined shutter and beam dump for added safety

  • High quality engineering design

  • Specially designed for compatibility with safety control systems

  • LED shutter status indication (output available for remote indication)

  • Interlocked safety shutdown or manual operation

  • Safety latch prevents accidental beam switch on

  • Remote switching option

  • Low current requirement

  • Also available as OEM product

layout of shutters and interlock system.

When used with the ICS-9 interlock control system, the LS series of  shutters are used as shown on the right. Opening of any laboratory door without use of the override will result in the shutter closing, thus preventing unprotected persons from being exposed to the laser radiation. The shutter is fail safe and gravity fed. Loss of power will cause the shutter to close without reliance on springs or any other device. High quality engineering design ensures smooth and reliable operation.

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LS 10-12 and 100-12 Shutter Specifications

Operating Voltage

All shutters work from 12 VDC (11 – 14 VDC). However, if your supply is 18, 24 VDC or similar, request the LS voltage converter (part no.LS-VC-24.12) which enables operation from 15 – 35 VDC.

Operating Logic

The shutters will not open unless power is supplied. When power is supplied a yellow LED lights to indicate that power is present. A green LED will also light indicating that the shutter is fully closed. To open the shutter, the green button must be pressed. The green LED will go out and an orange LED will light indicating that the shutter is fully open. The shutter can be closed by pressing the red button or by cutting the power.

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