Lasermet Inc  

10 N Martingale Rd, Suite 400
Schaumburg,  IL  60173

United States
847-466-1475
http://www.lasermet.com/lasermetinc
  • Booth: A1247

Lasermet present their “Laser Castle” – the latest generation of the modular, rapid-build LASER SAFETY CABIN with the patented integrated Active Laser Guarding System “Laser Jailer” for multi-kW lasers – typically 4 to 20kW. Certified as laser safe, the cabin is used for laser processing, laser cutting, laser welding and laser cladding. The numerous cabin options include interlocked automatic doors such as the Falcon Active Speed Door, guillotine doors, turntable doors or double doors.

Cabins are designed to suit your needs and can be as big as an aircraft or as small as a table top. Most are typical room size enclosing one or two laser robots - often integrated with automatic doors, active filter windows and all are interlocked and can be integrated with the customer's control system.

The Screen operated Laser Interlock Controller (SLIC) prevents access inside the cabin when the laser is enabled and operates the optional Active Laser Filter Window system, “Glaser Jailer”. Further options include HDCCTV and Lasermet’s “Swallow” Fume Extraction System.

The Falcon Active Speed Door is Lasermet's fast acting roller shutter door with the latest integrated active laser guarding system designed specifically to prevent the escape of laser radiation during laser processing operations.  The roller shutter door has the "Laser Jailer" active safety system built in and is linked to the laser controller which only enables the laser to fire when the door is closed.

Visit us at A1247 - the Automation Section - to see how we integrate your Class 4 laser to produce a Class 1 laser safety cabin that ensures safety and compliance with the laser safety standard ANSI Z136.1 and IEC 60825-1 or visit www.lasermet.com/lasercastle


 Press Releases

  • The Laser Castle V8 is the most advanced laser safety cabin yet. As a modular, rapid build cabin, it is ready to protect personnel from laser radiaton in one of two days - depending on the size. Sizes range from table-top laser enclosures to full size cabins capable of enclosing a number of laser robots and items as large as trains or planes. These Class 1 cabins ensure the Class 4 lasers do not radiate outside the enclosure. The cabins include numerous options such as a range of manual or autodoors, fume extraction, active laser guarding- (providing immediate protection against multi-kW lasers), containment, lighting, illuminated LED warning signs, full laser safety interlock control and full integration with customers' control systems.
  • The LaserJailMaster is an interlock controller designed specifically to monitor the active windows and walls within a laser enclosure. It does this by interfacing with Lasermet’s patented “Laser Jailer” active laser guarding detector circuits which are installed and connected back to the unit. If any of the detector circuits are struck by the laser inside the cabin the interlock isolates the laser safety input thereby stopping any further laser radiation.  This is achieved within 50ms.

    The LaserJailMaster consists of two modules – one is the master unit and the second is the expansion module (Son of LaserJailMaster). The master unit has two interlock operator outputs and four separate active guarding monitor circuits. Each expansion unit that is added increases the number of monitor circuits by four. Up to 20 expansion units can be added enabling large and complex enclosures to be monitored.

    Two external volt free circuits are needed to arm the system. The LaserJailMaster accepts these arming signals (usually from a PLC) and checks the monitored circuits. If all safe conditions are met the laser is armed. The unit has a dual channel cross-checked architecture and when correctly wired can realise a system compliant with EN ISO 13849-1 up to performance level ‘e’.

  • Laser Jailer is Lasermet’s active laser guarding system. The purpose of the patented Laser Jailer system is to ensure that no laser radiation escapes from the laser cabin where laser welding robots operate. As welding or cutting can require multi-kW lasers to be used, the potential for harm or damage outside the cabin can be great. Therefore it is essential that no laser radiation escapes.  This is achieved as follows. The complete internal area of the cabin is covered with flexible detector circuits. Imagine a small sheet of wallpaper with electrical circuits within it. These are connected together and back to the interlock controller which then continuously monitors the electrical properties of the circuits. If any of them are inadvertently struck by a laser (thereby changing the electrical properties), the controller isolates the interlock operator which consequently stops laser radiation – all within 50ms. Once the detector sheet is damaged it needs to be replaced and this is easily achieved within a few minutes. The controller is reset and the process can continue safely.

  • Glaser Jailer is an active filter window that prevents the escape of laser radiation outside the cabin or enclosure. It works in the same way as the Laser Jailer Active Laser Guarding system. Fine monitoring circuits are embedded within the filter window and these are monitored by the interlock controller. If any of the electrical properties change as a result of a laser strike, the controller isolates the laser interlock operator preventing further laser radiation all within 50ms. Personnel outside the cabin are therefore protected from the radiation.

  • (Sep 09, 2019)

    The Falcon Active Speed Door is Lasermet's FAST ACTING ROLLER SHUTTER DOOR that has the option of integrating an active laser guarding system designed specifically to prevent the escape of laser radiation during laser processing operations.  The roller shutter door can have the "Laser Jailer" active safety system built in. It is then linked to the laser interlock controller which only enables the laser to fire when the door is closed. The door parameters are:-

    • Speed 0.6m/s to 1.8m/s (adjustable)
    • Typical Open Close Time <3 seconds
    • SEW Motor
    • Inverter Options: Allen Bradley, SEW or Lasermet.
    • Safety: PLc Bump Switch; Safe edge; Photocell

  • The SLIC is the latest touch screen operated laser interlock control system that connects to the main interlock controller (ICS-7-SP) via an RS232 link.  The interlock will only enable the laser to fire once all switches and doors are closed.

    The SLIC is a laser interlock control system which is connected to the laser via a rack mounted controller.  The interface to the controller is by means of a screen where the icons representing doors and switches can be seen and change color according to the status.

 Products

  • Falcon Active Speed Door with Active Laser Guards
    The Falcon Active Speed Door is fast industrial, laser safe, roller shutter door fitted with “Laser Jailer” Active Laser Guarding. The interlocked laser is enabled only when the door is closed. Any laser strike on the door is immediately stopped....

  • The Falcon Active Speed Door is fast acting industrial, laser safe, roller shutter door fitted with “Laser Jailer” Active Laser Guarding. It is highly efficient, insulated, secure, resistant to wind loads of Force 12 and can be supplied with Lasermet’s patented Active Laser Guarding “Laser Jailer”.
    It is ideal for manufacturing and laser processing applications, as well as for indoor industrial and outdoor logistics that have frequent high-speed traffic.
    For laser automation applications the door has an active laser guarding system attached to it comprising of a flexible circuits which are monitored by the laser interlock controller. If a laser strikes the guarding system covering the door the laser is switched off virtually immediately.
    The laser is interlocked through Lasermet’s failsafe interlock controller so that the laser is only enabled when the door is closed.

  • SLIC – Screen-operated Laser Interlock Controller
    The SLIC is the latest touch screen operated laser interlock control system that connects to the main interlock controller (ICS-7-SP) via an RS232 link. The interlock will only enable the laser to fire once all switches and doors are closed....

  • The SLIC is a laser interlock control system which is connected to the laser via a rack mounted controller.  The interface to the controller is by means of a screen where the icons representing doors and switches can be seen and change color according to the status. The screen and the controller are connected together by an RS232 link. The purpose of the interlock is to prevent the laser firing until all doors and switches are safely closed.  Once these are all closed the laser is enabled and can be fired accordingly. Connections are also made to the emergency stop switches and break-glasses which, if operated, will either stop the laser or enable any mag-locked doors to be opened – which will then subsequently stop laser radiation.
  • Laser Castle V8
    The Laser Castle V8 is the latest version of the modular, rapid-build laser safety cabin designed and certified to prevent the escape of high energy laser radiation....
     

  • Lasermet present their “Laser Castle V8” – the latest generation of the modular, rapid-build LASER SAFETY CABIN with the patented integrated Active Laser Guarding System “Laser Jailer” for multi-kW lasers – typically 4 to 20kW. Certified as laser safe, the cabin is used for laser processing, laser cutting, laser welding and laser cladding. The numerous cabin options include interlocked automatic doors such as the Falcon Active Speed Door, guillotine doors, turntable doors or double doors.

    Cabins are designed to suit your needs and can be as big as an aircraft or as small as a table top. Most are typical room size enclosing one or two laser robots - often integrated with automatic doors, active filter windows and all are interlocked and can be integrated with the customer's control system.

  • Laser Jailer - Active Laser Filter Window
    Glaser Jailer is an active filter window with an integrated sensor circuit that detects a laser strike. If the window is struck by the laser the laser interlock controller isolates the laser safety input and stops laser radiation within 50ms....

  • "Glaser Jailer" is a failsafe, active laser safety window that enables high powered multi-kW lasers to be switched off immediately if the laser beam strikes the window. It is suitable for all laser powers, wavelengths and waveforms. The system ensures personnel outside the cabin are kept safe.  The window can be fitted within the panels of Lasermet’s Laser Castle laser safety cabin or it can be fitted in an aperture in the customer’s own laser safety cabin.

    How it works
    If the laser beam strikes the window, it first impacts the detecting circuitry which switches the laser off. During the switch-off period any residual laser radiation is prevented from escaping by the passive filter window layer. The active window includes detector circuits which are constantly monitored by the interlock controller. If the laser strikes the window the electrical characteristics of the window change. The controller detects this and isolates the laser safety input thereby preventing laser radiation within 50ms.
    “Glaser Jailer” can be combined with Lasermet’s “Laser Jailer” active laser guarding system to provide a complete active solution throughout the entire enclosure. This revolutionary active technology is already proven - and is currently in operation worldwide. Following a direct hit the window should be replaced but only after an investigation has been completed as to the cause of the direct hit and corrective measures have been implemented to prevent it re-occurring.

    Certification
    Glaser Jailer can be incorporated into, and form part of, a certified Class 1 Laser Enclosure (for multi-kW Class 4 lasers) conforming to BS EN IEC 60825-1 and ANSI Z136
    Patents
    Glaser Jailer uses Lasermet’s Active Laser Guarding Technology which has the following patents:-
    US Patent No. 8 416 820
    European Patent No. 2 592 326 CH+LI DE FR GB IE NL SE
    Australian Patent No. 2012202599

  • LaserJailMaster – Active Window Controller
    The LaserJailMaster controls an interlock system that protects personnel and equipment from exposure to laser hazards from high power lasers. It monitors the walls and windows of the cabin and stops laser radiation in less than 50ms if these are struck....
     

  • The Laser Jail Master provides control of an interlock system designed to protect personnel and equipment from accidental exposure to laser hazards caused by high power lasers. Its primary function is to actively monitor the walls and windows of the laser enclosure and to stop laser radiation if these are compromised. This is achieved by using Lasermet’s proprietary Active Laser Guarding technology.

    The system includes two modules, the main unit and the expansion unit. The main unit includes a laser interlock controller with two sets of interlock operator outputs and four separate active guarding monitor circuits. The expansion unit can be connected to the master unit to add four more Active Guarding monitor circuits to the system. Up to 20 expansion units can be connected to add more monitoring for complex systems.

  • ICS-7-OEM - Laser Safety Interlock Controller
    The ICS-7-OEM is the dual channel laser safety interlock control system that directly integrates with PLC Controllers and the laser to form a complete laser control system....
     

  • Integrated with control systems including the laser and the robot, the ICS-7-OEM enables the laser to be armed only once all of the safety interlocks are proven to be in their safe mode of operation.

    The ICS-7-OEM provides control of an interlock system designed to protect personnel from accidental exposure to hazardous lasers. It can monitor several doors, windows, curtains etc. fitted with safety interlock switches and disable the laser if any are open.  The versatile ICS-7-OEM system can be connected to any number of door switches and can indicate the status of up to 6 switches or groups of switches.

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