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Why do laser systems need to have redundant interlock mechanisms?

According to all major international standards, Class 1 laser systems are required to have redundant interlock mechanisms on all doors and access panels used in operation. These interlocks stop the laser from firing when a door is opened. This essential design feature helps ensure safe operation and avoid exposure to laser radiation.

This information originally appears in a Universal Laser System blog post

   —Universal Laser Systems

Thea Sander

Thea Sander is the technical marketing writer at Universal Laser Systems. She received a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical engineering and has over 10 years of technical and marketing writing for a range of technology companies. 

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