Lasermet is a world renowned leader in laser safety, having been heavily involved in the development of the internationally recognised laser safety standards IEC / EN 60825 for many years.
Lasermet is privately owned and is a ISO 9001 registered company. It was founded in 1987 and has been providing laboratories, hospitals, clinics, manufacturing facilities, universities and many other institutions with all of the laser safety expertise in terms of products and services needed to ensure laser operators, staff and other personnel are kept safe from the potentially damaging effects of laser radiation.
Lasermet’s vast experience in laser safety puts it in a strong position - worldwide - to define and produce laser safety products and services that meet the laser safety standards’ criteria.
As a result, Lasermet designs, manufactures and installs an extensive range of products covering all aspects of laser safety, notably laser safety cabins for high powered lasers, laser interlock control systems, laser blocking curtains, screens and roller blinds.
Lasermet's headquarters are in Dorset, and the company has overseas offices in Illinois in the US. The company has a Manufacturing Centre and R&D Development Facility located in Haydock near St Helens, Merseyside, and in addition Lasermet is represented worldwide by a network of Distributors.
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Lasermet manufactures its own laser safety products and installs laser safety equipment and systems throughout the UK and overseas.
The laser safety range is vast. The mainstay of laser interlock control systems is still the ICS range (now the ICS-6). LaserSafe PC is the calculation software of choise - selected by numerous universities and other facilities. Laser shutters and CE marked laser blocking screens, curtains and roller blinds also feature. The Laser Castle - laser safety cabins - are manufactured in Lasermet's manufacturing facility in St Helens, Merseyside.
Our highly experienced staff are able to offer the highest quality of laser safety services, in laser safety training, consultancy or test and certification of a laser or LED product. Since 1987 Lasermet has become recognised as one of the leading sources of laser safety expertise in the world. With UKAS accreditation for laser testing to EN 60825-1, we are the leading test house in the UK for such testing. Below is an overview of our services:
Laser Safety Consultancy
Advice on all aspects of laser and LED safety from Europe’s leading experts.
Registration of Laser Products with the FDA (CDRH)
We will compile and submit to the CDRH a laser product report and obtain the accession number which enables your laser product to be imported and/or sold in the USA.
Laser safety risk assessments and consultancy
Lasermet works with hundreds of hospitals and the medical industry (worldwide) and has been doing so since 1987. Lasermet designs, manufactures and installs laser safety interlocks, laser blocking curtains, laser blocking roller blinds, slatted laser safety windows (or viewing panels), LED signs and related equipment in private and NHS Hospitals all over the UK.
We provide a wide range of laser safety equipment for operating theatres in which lasers are used and also offer laser safety training courses tailored to the needs of theatre staff.
- Super-fast response times down to 700 ns using the Lasermet Advanced Detector Interface
- Exceptionally high accuracy and repeatability
- Peak power, energy per pulse and average power measurements
- Display & measurement of pulsed waveforms up to 400 kHz
- Easy-to-use hand-held instrument
- Choice of compatible photodiode and thermal heads
- Patented speed-up circuitry and stabilisation electronics for thermal heads
- New compact photodiode head for measurements in confined spaces
- Fully calibrated and traceable to international and UK National Physical Laboratory standards
- Illuminated display and keypad
Lasermet's Laser Power Meter was used at the 2012 Olympics to check that no=one was cheating using laser pistols.
Compact low voltage LED signs
These LED room information signs are extra low voltage (24V DC), low energy, low profile signs. Being relatively compact they can be mounted between door handle and eye height which ensures that they will be seen by someone intending to enter the door.
Low energy LED Signs
Utilising the latest LED technology, these signs are ultra low energy with a power consumption of only 3.6W.
Single or Dual Message, Dual Colour LED Signs
All room information signs are available as single message, single colour LED Sign and some are available as dual message, dual colour LED signs.
When off there is no visible message. For three state signs the red and green messages display in the same part of the sign at different times.
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We are working closely with Cosmetic, Health, Dental and similar clinics offering Laser & Intense Pulsed Light treatments, to enable them to work safely and comply with the requirements of the Care Quality Commission . To this end we offer a large range of suitable protective eyewear, illuminated and non-illuminated safety signs, protective curtains and roller blinds, core of knowledge training, LPA support and help with Care Quality Commission registration.
Core of Knowledge Training for IPL & Laser Clinic Staff
We offer in house courses to supply 'Core of Knowledge Training' in laser & IPL safety, as required by the Healthcare Commission. As well as satisfying Care Quality Commission requirements, these courses will give participants a grounding in the safe use of lasers & IPL systems. All training is led by experts in the field.
LPA (Laser Protection Adviser) and Help With Healthcare Commission Registration for Laser & IPL Clinics
We offer a complete package of Laser Protection Adviser & Expert Medical Practitioner support for Clinics offering cosmetic, dental and similar treatments with IPL or laser systems. As part of this package we give extensive help to new clinics needing to register with the Care Quality Commission.
Why is Lasermet’s Laser Castle so successful?
Lasermet presented the latest version of their modular Laser Castle at the 2016 EuroBlech Exhibition in Hanover and were flooded with enquiries and visitors for the duration. The Laser Castle on show demonstrated the leap forward in Lasermet’s active guarding technology. Specifically designed as the certified, laser safety solution for OEM integrators, the Laser Castle is the optimum enclosure which includes the OEM version of ICS-6 interlock control system.
The Laser Castle is a modular, Class 1 laser safety cabin for Class 4 lasers, certified to international laser safety standards. It is available in a range of standard modular sizes to suit customer requirements and can be installed on site in 2 days – including all electrics, interlock control, lighting, CCTV and more. The passive Laser Castle can, optionally, be upgraded to the patented Active Laser Guarding system called Laser Jailer, which is ideally suited to multi-kW lasers which are used for laser welding, laser cutting and laser cladding.
To upgrade the Laser Castle cabin from a passive to an active system requires the complete inside of the cabin to be lined with Polarflex tiles. These are sheets of detector circuits which are electrically connected to the interlock control system. The active system works in the following way. The interlock controller monitors the active tiles and as soon as any inadvertent laser beam strikes the inside of the cabin the interlock controller isolates the laser safety input to the laser in less than 50ms, thereby rendering it safe. The tiles are easily mounted onto the walls and can simply be replaced in a few minutes if they are struck by a laser beam.
Alongside the active laser safety system for the walls and ceiling is the option to have active laser safety windows – called Glaser Jailer. This is also patented – as it works using the same type of detection system and enables users to view the action inside the cabin. Again, if the window is struck by a multi-kW laser the interlock controller isolates the laser safety input to the laser within 50ms.
Further equipment includes the active laser safety faceguard and active clothing, and the active cabin, automatic doors, fume extraction, LED warning signs and the Performance Level ‘e’ (PL ‘e’) interlock control system. Being modular, the cabin itself can easily be relocated and rebuilt – or even increased in size with the addition of more modular panels. Laser Castle is the ultimate, certified, failsafe, modular, rapid-build laser safety enclosure.
Further details are at www.lasermet.com/lasercastle
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137 Hankinson Road
BH9 1HR, UK
Registered in England: No. 02084778
VAT No. GB 522 0236 02
Tel: 01202 770 740
Fax: 01202 770 730
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Lasermet's Active Laser Guarding System - called Laser Jailer - is a patented technology that ensures the laser is switched off in the event that the laser beam strikes a wall, roof, door or window within the laser safety cabin. The modular system is attached to the inside of the cabin (imagine wall-papering the inside of a room with rectangular sheets), and it is then electrically connected to the laser interlock controller. An inadvertent laser beam strike causes changes to the electrical properties of the system - and the interlock controller turns the laser off virtually immediately - rendering it safe. Read more on active laser guarding...
Extraction systems - Extraction of laser welding fumes
I-Extract is Lasermet’s fume extraction system designed to extraction and filter gases and emissions created by lasers during laser welding, laser cutting and laser cladding.
Designed as an integrated part of Lasermet’s “Laser Castle” laser safety cabin, the I-Extract has ample power to extract the appropriate volume of emitted gases produced in the cabin.
How do you know if your laser is safe?
And how far away do you need to be before it is safe to be exposed to the laser?
What eyewear or laser goggles must you be wearing?
LaserSafe PC is the laser safety calculation program that answers these questions and many others. You can have a go using it by downloading a demo laser safety calculation program
You can also see how LaserSafe PC works on Youtube
The High Integrity shutters conform to ISO 13849-1 PL 'e' (Performance Level e) ensuring the highest level of safety for safety systems. The photo here shows the larger LS200 laser shutter with optional heatdump.
Optoblok is a laser guarding system certified for use on optical tables. It comprises of a number of panels and joining posts that screw into the table enabling the user to easily build (and change) a safe 300mm wall surrounding the laser.
Optoblok is a joint development between Lasermet and National Physical Laboratory (NPL)