Lasermet installs second Laser Castle at Talens Systems, Spain

Talens Systems, (a member company of the Etxe-Tar Group based in Spain) ordered a second Laser Castle for their laser processing business and took delivery of it at the end of May 2016. Talens Systems develops Flexible Laser Heat Treat systems for the automotive industry, oil and gas, and the renewables industries.

The delivery and integration of the Laser Castle laser safety enclosure ensures the protection of personnel from dangerous laser radiation. The design, manufacture, installation, commissioning and laser safety certification of the fully interlocked enclosure was completed by the Lasermet installation team.

Why Talens chose Laser Castle

The Laser Castle is a certified laser safety enclosure designed to isolate a robot that uses a high powered, multi-kW laser of any wavelength. For example, if the laser beam strikes the enclosure wall, the energy absorbing construction prevents the escape of a multi-kW laser beam for many minutes depending on the power density.

For yet higher power densities and higher powered multi-kW lasers, Lasermet’s active guarding system can be used in addition to the passive capabilities of the Laser Castle. The Laser Jailer active guarding system - protects personnel outside the enclosure in the event of a stray laser beam-strike, by isolating the laser safety input to the laser in less than 50ms. This means that, if the laser beam strikes the inside of the enclosure wall, it is switched off virtually immediately by the ICS-6-OEM interlock controller.

Further options include the Glaser Jailer – the active laser filter window – which can be used as an alternative to the HD CCTV. Other options include manual, automatic or guillotine doors and rotating tables that transfer workpieces between the inside and outside of the enclosure – safely.

Customers also have the option of including Lasermet’s “I-Extract” laser fume extraction system that can be integrated into the extraction ducting of the enclosure.


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