Laser Interlock System Components

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

Click here for more information about the ICS-6 Laser Interlock System

ICS-5 Interlock System and LED Sign Demo Video

System Overview:

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 Laser Interlock Control Panel 10.4 w x 9.0 h x 3.4 d inches

Instruction Manual and Brochure included in Technical Submission

ICS-6-BB Deep box base for ICS-6.

Dimensions when fitted to ICS-6:

10.4  w x 9.0 h x 5.7 d (inches)

ICS-6-BB Back Box
ICS-6-IB-9 9 way interlock board, supplied pre-fitted inside ICS-6

9.1 w x 3.1 h x 1.4d (inches)

ICS-6-IB-9 - 9 way interlock board
ICS-1-DB-1/1 Interlock distribution box with 1 male XLR socket for connection to laser interlock connector on back of laser and 1 female XLR sockets for connection to laser beam shutters

2.6 w x 4.1 h x 2.1 d (inches)

RT Technologies ICS-1-DB-1-1 Interlock Distribution Bo
ICS-1-DB-2/1 Interlock distribution box with 2 mail XLR socket for connection to laser interlock connector on back of laser and 1 femail XLR sockets for connection to laser beam shutters

2.6w x 2.3 h x 2.1 d (inches)

RT Technologies ICS-1-DB-2-1 Interlock Distribution Box
ESTOP-PB Emergency stop push button (trips out interlock panel thereby disabling all laser emissions and releasing maglock)

2.5 w x 2.5 h x 2.2 d (inches)

ESTOP-PB
ESTOP-BG Emergency door release break glass (releases maglock)

3.3 w x 3.3 h x 2.3 d (inches)

RT Technologies ESTOP-BG
PUSH-BUT Exit pushbutton triggers override and releases maglock on door when pressed

2.6 w x 2.6 h x 2.1 d (inches)

RT Technologies PUSH-BUT
LEDS-L-2W 3 state Mini LED Sign (both red and green messages display on one sign).

6.3 w x 4.3 h x 1.5 d (inches)

Voltage: 24 VDC

RT Technologies LEDS-L-2W Laser Warning 3 state sign
ICS-KP-12 Access Keypad with Override Keypad for Laser Interlock System
LS-10-12 Laser beam shutter, 20 W max average laser power

0.6 inch diameter aperture

3.9 w x 2.5 h x 1.5* d (inches)

*4 inches including tube

RT Technologies LS-10-12
PS-12V-1A 12 Volt, 1A power supply

Can be placed inside ICS-6 or can be wall mounted

3.7 w x 1.8 h x 1 d (inches)

PS-12V-1A
MAGLOCK Low voltage maglock (one per door leaf)

10 w x 1.7 h x 1 d (inches)

12 Volt, 1A power supply Can be placed inside ICS-6 or can be wall mounted
LEAD-LS-3M Lead to connect shutter to distribution box

9.8 feet (3 meters)

RT Technologies lead-ls-3m
LEAD-IC-OE-3M Lead to connect laser interlock connector to distribution box

9.8 feed (3 meters)

IS-MDC-12 Dual channel coded magneƟc door safety

contact

2.6 x 1.2 x 0.5 d (inches)

RT Technologies IS-MDC-12 Door safety contact

 

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.

Customize your own Interlock System

To request a quote, click here to download the interlock worksheet and email the completed form to contact@rtlasersafety.com