Businesses and other organisations are increasingly recognising the benefits of creating a safety culture in terms of better staff morale, reduced sickness and increased productivity. The proper interlocking of laser facilities is widely regarded as best safety practice and is thus essential for any company using lasers which has a commitment to the safety of its employees. In addition, the use of interlocks is a requirement of EN/IEC 60825-1 for all Class 4 and most Class 3B lasers whatever the application, and is usually enforced by HSE and local authority inspectors.
Choose the ICS-5 interlock and warning sign system
The ICS-5 is a comprehensive and highly flexible system for the control of laser interlocks which has been designed to meet all the relevant European Standards (in particular EN 954-1 'Safety related control systems ...' as well as EN 60825-1) and incorporates a unique safety checking circuit which ensures that the system is fail safe. It can be used with lasers of all powers and types, and incorporates automatic switching of illuminated warning signs, over-ride facility for entry or exit, operation of laser power supply, external shutters or interlock connectors and much more.
Functions and Features
Interlocked laser power supply
Interlocked laser shutter supply
Interlock connector operation
Automatic switching of illuminated signs
Use with mechanical or coded magnetic door switches
Automatic fault detection and shutdown
LED indication for interlock switch status; reset ready; system checked; override on.
Emergency stop switch
Fail-safe, adjustable time limited override
Secure or non-secure override switches: pushbutton, key-switch or swipe card
Fail-safe door-locking interlock system, compatible with fire and other safety regulations
Use with one-way, two-way or three-way signs
Can be configured to guard one of two areas eg enclosure when closed, or laboratory when enclosure open