Lasermet Interlock Systems

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Lasermet Interlock 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, these Interlock Systems are configured to provide automatic shut-off of the laser beam if safety doors, covers or blinds are opened.

Every Lasermet Interlock System meets all relevant 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. 

The Laser Interlock System ICS-5 is the most recent system to be added to the Lasermet range and incorporates the latest in electronic technology. It is intended as a low-cost alternative for use in small laboratories or clinics. It is supplied with a simple, easy-to-use control panel which can be wired directly to 4 interlocks or groups of interlocks.

For advice on selecting the most appropriate and cost-effective Laser Interlock System for protecting the users of your laser system, please contact us to talk to one of our highly-experienced laser safety consultants.

 

ICS-5 Laser Interlock System

ICS-5 laser interlock systemThe ICS-5 Laser Interlock System is the latest development of the market-leading ICS-1 Laser Interlock Control System. It is based on the same tried and tested safety control system, but has been totally updated and simplified internally to include the latest in electronic technology and design. Supplied in a smaller, attractive enclosure, it has a simple, easy-to-use control panel which can be wired directly to 4 interlocks or groups of interlocks.

The ICS-5 complies with the relevant European Machinery Directive Standards - in particular EN954-1 & EN13849-1 (Safety related control systems).

The ICS-5 has the same basic functions of the ICS-1, namely:

  • Interlocked mains supply
  • Interlocked low voltage supply for beam shutters
  • Laser interlock connector operators
  • Key-switch operation to prevent unauthorised use
  • Arm laser button
  • Time limited fail-safe override option
  • Automatic switching of illuminated signs
  • Emergency stop circuit
  • Can be configured as a locking or non-locking interlock system
  • Automatic fault detection and shutdown
  • LED indication for interlock switch status; reset ready; system checked; override on
  • Dual-redundant fail-safe circuitry

In addition it has the following extra functions:

  • Can be used as a local laser controller as part of a larger system, which may be controlled by a master ICS-1 or ICS-5. Optional safety status and ready status outputs can be provided to communicate with the ICS-1 or remote indicator panel
  • Surface-mounted or flush-mounted standard options. Deep option for safety contactors for switching high power or multiple lasers.
  • External facility to allow the system to be disabled by an external source e.g. supervisor's keyswitch
  • Operation of mains or low voltage signs
  • Integrated automatic switching of dual mode sign

Warning Sign Options

The ICS-5 can be used with either standard mains powered signs or with Lasermet's new compact low voltage LED Signs. Automatic switching of single or dual mode signs is available.

Lasermet laser warning signs

Flexible Expandable System

Over the years the ICS-1 was developed a reputation as a cost effective, reliable and highly flexible interlock controller. We have built on this foundation to produce the ICS-5 which is even more flexible whilst maintaining reliability and cost effectiveness. By adding the IB9 interlock board the standard unit can be expanded to have 9 interlockoutputs. By using the deep back box,contactors can also be added to give interlocked 32A single phase and 3 phase mains supplies. In addition the ICS-5 can be connected to other ICS-5 or ICS-1 systems to operate as master or slave unit. Another common variation is to have an interlocked enclosure within a laboratory with a keyswitch to change between lab interlocked and enclosure interlocked modes. Less common but equally possible, labs can be split with a divider laser curtain or partition, and then operated in single or double lab mode.

ICS-5 schematic

ICS-5 Interlock Specifications

 

ICS-5 ICS-5 + IB9 Enhancement ICS-5 + IB9 + Contactor Enhancement
Interlocked outputs 3 x outputs
(rated at 6A at 250 VAC / 50 VDC)
Configure as desired eg.
1 off Interlocked mains output (6 A)
1 off Interlocked shutter output
(for up to 4 shutters)
1 off Interlock connector operator
9 x outputs
(rated at 8A at 250 VAC / 50 VDC)
Configure as desired eg.
1 off Interlocked mains output (8 A)
1 off Interlocked shutter output
(for up to 6 shutters)
7 off Interlock connector operators
8 x outputs
(rated at 8A at 250 VAC / 50 VDC)
4 x mains outputs
(rated at 32 A, 415 VAC)
Configure as desired eg.
1 off Interlocked mains output (32 A)
1 off Interlocked 3-phase output (32A)
1 off Interlocked shutter output
(for up to 30 shutters)
7 off Interlock connector operators
Door interlock switches Unlimited numbers can be connected
Monitoring available for 4 switches or groups of switches
Warning light output 230V or 24 VDC, 1A
Automatic switching of single or dual message signs
Emergency Stops Unlimited numbers of emergency stops can be connected
Can be connected into Fire Alarm or access control system
Supply: 230 V / 110 V, 1A + connected load
Size 265 w x 230 h x 86 deep (mm) 265 w x 230 h x 145 deep (mm) 265 w x 230 h x 145 deep (mm)
Weight 2 kg 2.2 kg 3 kg
Directives Conforms to Machinery Directive, Low Voltage Directive, EMC Directive
Standards Meets EN 954-1 (Cat 3 safety system), EN 61508 (SIL 4), EN 61010, EN 60947-1

 

 

 

 

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