Interlocked Doors for Laser-Safe Labs and Industrial Environments

Best Practice for Safety in Laser-Controlled Area

In laser-controlled areas, ensuring the safety of personnel and equipment is paramount. Lasermet recommends laser-safe interlocked doors as best practice for all laser laboratories or spaces where lasers are in use. This is a comprehensive solution to mitigate risks associated with laser radiation exposure while enhancing operational efficiency and smooth workflow processes.

This laser-safe interlocked door system combines cutting-edge technology with robust design to provide you with the ultimate protection in laser environments. Whether you’re operating a laboratory, manufacturing facility, or medical center, our system ensures that your personnel and equipment always remain secure.

Key Components

  1. Maglocks: high-quality electromagnetic locks (maglocks) that provide strong, fail-safe security, keeping your door securely locked when not in use.
  2. LED Ultra Sign: offers clear visual indicators, ensuring that the status of the laser is easily identifiable inside or outside the Laser Controlled area.
  3. Laser Filter Window: specialized laser filter window fitted to provide protection against harmful laser radiation while allowing safe viewing of the interior environment.
  4. Retaining Brakes: ensure smooth operation of the doors during entry or exit.
  5. Interlock Switch ensures that the door status is fed back to the Interlock System for monitoring when it’s safe to enter or exit the laser environment, preventing unauthorized access and minimizing the risk of accidents.
  6. LED Mini Sign: Compact yet effective LED warning sign mounted near the door handle providing information when the system is being overridden. It can also act as an additional visual cue for the system.
  7. Override Keypad: added convenience and flexibility, the system includes a keypad for override, allowing authorized personnel to safely access the laser environment while lasers are in use.
  8. Emergency Break Glass: In case of emergencies, emergency stop break glass units are mounted by the doors to immediately halt the laser operation.
  9. Door: made with Lasermet’s specialised laser blocking material with quality finishes, robust door designs come in single, dual, sliding door options.

How It Works?

This demonstrates a laser safe interlock door equipped with a LED Ultra Sign above.

When the laser is inactive, the LED sign displays the message “NO HAZARD LASER OFF” which indicates laser is not operational and poses no risk.

When the laser is armed, the LED sign changes to “DANGER LASER ON” with a no entry symbol serving as a clear warning to individuals nearby that the laser is active, and individuals may not enter.

The maglocks will automatically activate and lock the door when the laser is armed.

To enter the lab without disabling the laser, you need to activate the door override. Locate the keypad and enter the required PIN. The override temporarily bypasses the interlock system, allowing access to the premises while the laser remains operational.

When the system is overridden, a mini sign illuminates with the message “DOOR OVERRIDDEN.” Notice that the LED ultra sign remains in its “danger” message while overriding. This will only turn “safe” if the laser is deactivated.


  1. Safety Assurance: guarantee the safety of individuals working within the laser-controlled environments.
  2. Compliance with Regulations: In many industries, compliance with stringent safety regulations and standards is mandatory. The laser-safe Interlocked door aligns with these regulatory requirements by offering a reliable solution for controlling laser radiation exposure.
  3. Ease of Use: With intuitive controls and clear visual indicators, your doors are easy to operate and monitor, even in demanding environments.
  4. Customizable Solutions: Lasermet offers customizable solutions tailored to your specific requirements and preferences, ensuring a perfect fit for your environment.
  5. Expert Support: From design and installation to maintenance and support, Lasermet`s team of experts is dedicated to ensuring that your laser safe interlock door system operates seamlessly, providing you with smooth working environment.

Elevate safety standards with our laser safe interlocked door system.

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