It is intended as a low-cost alternative for use in small laboratories or clinics. It has all the safety features of the ICS-1 and is supplied with a simple, easy-to-use control panel which can be wired directly to 4 interlocks or groups of interlocks.
The ICS-5 has all the safety features of the ICS-1 and complies with the relevant European Machinery Directive Standards - in particular EN954-1 & EN13849-1 (Safety related control systems).
The Lasermet ICS-5 Laser Interlock System 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
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The Lastek Group of Companies was formed in 1988 and operates today from a large, fully-restored factory located in the University of Adelaide's Commerce and Research Precinct at Thebarton, Adelaide, South Australia. The Group offers a unique set of laser and optical technological resources to the Australian and New Zealand photonics industry. With a staff of over fifteen employees, Lastek brings together a wealth of experience in lasers, optics and complementary technologies.
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