The Laser Jailer active laser guarding system combines an inherently fail-safe laser detection technique and Lasermet's proven laser interlock control system technology to create an active laser guarding system which is fail safe to Machinery Directive Standard EN13849-1.
The system is designed to contain a high powered laser beam in a laser enclosure which is smaller and lighter than would otherwise be necessary. It comprises of an outer passive enclosure and an inner active enclosure made up of detector tiles which are connected to Lasermet's ICS interlock system.
Lasermet's fail-safe technology isolates the laser safety input in less than 50ms. The laser machine responds to this laser termination signal and laser radiation is terminated – the actual laser termination time being dependent on the laser machine in use.
Virtually any size of active laser enclosure can be accommodated from small enclosures to full, room-size laser shelters containing robot welding machines. The fully commissioned laser cabin will then act as an effective laser barrier and beam stopper to confine the laser beam within the laser protective cabin.
Main Panel dimensions: 300 x 300 x 2mm
Half Panel dimensions: 150 x 300 x 2mm
Laser specification: Minimum beam diameter at the tile surface is 3mm.
Switching time: <50ms
The active laser guard – Laser Jailer - comprises of a laser safety enclosure which is lined throughout with laser beam detector tiles. These panels, which also act as a laser shield, are connected to the Lasermet active safety control system, the laser safety interlock controller, so that if a stray laser beam impacts on one of the tiles, the interlock will isolate the laser safety input in less than 50ms. A laser warning sign on the front of the laser cabin shows if the laser is on or off. Laser Arming and Emergency Stop buttons are also installed on custom laser enclosure door.
This schematic shows how the active safety system can be integrated with the ICS-15XM interlock system which can have the option of being monitored via the internet.
The system is certified for use in accordance with EN 60825-4.
The system is designed to conform to the requirements of BS EN ISO 13849-1:2008 and conforms to the following European Directives:
To specify the Active Laser Guarding System you require, the following items must be addressed.
Call Lasermet today if you would like to know more about the system, or if you have an application where you may need the Laser Jailer