Laser Safety Interlock Systems enable facilities to comply with industry best practice and regulations when providing laser users with a safe environment in which to operate hazardous lasers. Modular in design, the system has been developed for maximum safety and efficiency, all while meeting the specific needs of the customer facility. These Interlock Systems are configured to provide automatic shut-off of the laser beam if safety doors, curtains or blinds are opened.
ICS-6 Laser Safety Interlock
ICS-5 Interlock System and LED Sign Demo Video
Every Interlock System meets all relevant U.S. and European Standards – in particular EN954-1 (Category 3 Safety System); EN61508 (SIL4); EN61010 and EN 60947-1. They also conform to the Machinery Directive; Low Voltage Directive and EMC Directive.
All Interlock Systems are designed to provide a comprehensive and highly versatile laser safety environment, which is easy to install, operate and maintain. They are able to operate laser interlocks, laser power, beam shutters and warning signs and can be fitted with entry/exit overrides and emergency stop switches. A key-lock prevents unauthorized use.
The core component of the Lasermet Interlock System is the Interlock Controller; this component serves as the ‘hub’ of the system and provides the ‘intelligence’ to the Safety System. Our primary Interlock Controller is the ICS-6 (we offer other models for specific applications such as temporary installations, etc.), whose basic functionality supports most interlock system design needs. Additional lasers/inputs above base design can easily be added through modular expansion components.
Key System Components
- ICS 6; Interlock Controller
- ICS 6 IB 9; Interlock Expansion Module
- ICS 6 BB ; Back Box for ICS Connections
- ICS 1 DB; Interlock Distribution Box
- LEDS L 2W; LED Laser Warning Sign
- LS 10-12; Laser Safety Shutter, 0-20 W
- LS 100-12; Laser Safety Shutter, 0-200 W
- LS-20; Laser Safety Shutter
- ICS-KP-12; Interlock Key Pad
Enclosures can be outfitted with laser interlock systems to ensure safe personnel access via enclosure doors, windows and equipment hatches.
We customize the Laser Interlock System to meet customer needs —and budget. For a customized Laser Safety Interlock Proposal, please complete our Interlock Design Form.