Laser Safety

Interlock Systems – iNTELLILOCK

We offer bespoke, fully configurable laser interlock systems, known as iNTELLILOCK, to provide safety control systems for any laser set-up. iNTELLILOCK can be integrated to a variety of applications from single cabinets through to entire interlocked rooms. The access and control of the system is governed by an RFID log in, allowing access to be restricted to pre-authorised personnel during pre-authorised work times.

iNTELLILOCK has a number of key features:

  • Up to 16 input and/or output nodes per
    laser system/cabinet. Each node can control aspects such as,
    but not limited to:

    • Door interlocks
    • Laser interlock
    • Emergency stops
    • Lighting
    • User-interface screens
    • Extraction
    • Cameras
  • Personalised RFID logon, restricting access to pre-authorised personnel during pre-authorised work times.
  • System log: recording user access, dates, times
    and fault status.
  • Large screen to convey all relevant
    information to the user.
  • Modular design allows future expansion of the system.

Safety Cabinets

We supply both standard and bespoke laser safety cabinets suitable for use in industrial,
production and research environments. Our modular design allows flexibility and cost effective customisation.

Designed to fit both laboratory optics tables and workshop benches, our cabinets are of an all metal construction and finished with a durable powder coating. Roller doors remove the space limitation of hinged doors in existing working areas.  Bespoke customisation includes:

  • Additional doors
  • Additional cable entry points
  • Internal/external lighting
  • Safety signs
  • Monitoring/viewing cameras

In order to comply with laser safety regulations, laser systems must be interlocked. Our iNTELLILOCK interlock system (above) can also be supplied with our safety cabinets.

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Visor Strips & Anti Dazzle Glasses

Working in conjunction with Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI) and UK Home Office/CAST, we have developed an effective method of protecting public order officers and pilots from attacks by laser pointers.  They are provided with fitting instructions to allow easy installation by the user.

Our visor strips are designed to be mounted above the officer’s normal line of sight so that when they are illuminated by a laser beam they simply lower their head. This blocks the laser beam whilst allowing the officer full mobility and vision to continue other activities. They are easy to fit to existing helmet systems and allows officers to fit them to their preferred position on the helmet visor so that the  filter is at the best position for the individual. Full fitting instructions are supplied with each strip and we also offer a fitting service.

Our anti-dazzle glasses place a filter between the pilot’s eye and the source of the laser attack, protecting the pilot’s eyesight without affecting the rest of their field of vision. The filter is imposed by tilting the head – an instinctive reaction. The glasses can be worn over the wearer’s glasses.

See John Tyrer’s press coverage following laser strikes on a passenger planes. http://blog.lboro.ac.uk/news/technology/shining_a_light_on_laser_crime/

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