Interlock® SystemsLaser Interlock® Systems - the ICS-6

Lasermet’s Interlock® Controllers provide control of an Interlock® system primarily intended to protect personnel from accidental exposure to hazardous lasers. They are able to monitor several doors, windows, curtains or roller blinds fitted with safety Interlock® switches and disable the laser if any are open.

The Interlock® control systems enable organisations to comply with best practice when providing laser users with a safe environment in which to operate hazardous lasers.

Designed for maximum safety and efficiency, they are configured to provide automatic shut-off of the laser beam if safety doors, covers or blinds are opened.

The ICS-6 “Elise”

Expandable Laser Interlock® System to Performance Level ‘e’

Lasermet’s Interlock® Controllers 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 unauthorised use.

Lasermet’s range of ICS interlocks have collectively been widely regarded as the industry standard Interlock® family and are used in thousands of laboratories, hospitals, clinics and other areas where hazardous lasers are being operated.

The ICS-6 “ELISe” (Expandable Laser Interlock® System ‘e’) is designed to achieve EN ISO 13849-1 Performance Level ‘e’ (EN ISO 13849-1 PLe).

This compact, versatile unit can control laser interlocks, door locks, illuminated warning signs and other equipment. It can operate beam shutters and the laser power with feedback monitoring and fault detection. It can be interfaced to Access Control and Fire Detection Systems and is fitted with an Override to allow controlled access through interlocked doors while also accepting emergency stop inputs.

The three expansion slots enable the options of network communications – for remote monitoring; integrating complex logic circuits – Safety Logic Plus – and integrating active laser guarding systems – Laser Jailer – and Active Laser Filter Windows – Glaser Jailer.

For advice on selecting the most appropriate and cost-effective Laser Interlock® configuration, please talk to one of our highly-experienced laser safety consultants.

Read about the ICS-7 –OEM Interlock® Controller designed specifically for integrators of laser machines.

This video shows the principle of operation of the laser interlock control system. The ICS-5 in the video is now updated to the ICS-6.

Key Details

All Lasermet Interlock® Systems meet the following European Standards:-

EN ISO 13849-1:2008 Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment,
EN61508 (SIL4); EN61010:2001 Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment and
EN 60947-1:2007+A1:2011 Low Voltage Switchgear for Electrical Equipment.

They also conform to:-
Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC June 2010
Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC.

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