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Laser Barriers: A Comprehensive Guide to Ensuring Safety

Laser technology has revolutionized numerous industries, from medicine to manufacturing. However, it’s crucial to prioritize safety when working with lasers. Laser barriers play a vital role in protecting individuals and their surroundings from the potential hazards associated with laser radiation. 

At Phillips Safety, we offer a range of high-quality laser barriers designed to provide reliable protection while offering the flexibility of repositioning as needed. Let’s explore the key factors to consider when choosing laser barriers to guarantee optimal safety.

Understanding Laser Barrier Specifications:

When it comes to laser barriers, it’s essential to understand their specifications and classifications. Laser barriers are categorized based on their ability to attenuate laser radiation, which is denoted by optical density (OD). The higher the OD value, the more effectively the barrier blocks laser radiation. Additionally, laser barriers are rated according to the laser’s wavelength and power level, ensuring appropriate protection for specific laser applications.

Factors to Consider:

Optical Density (OD): Determine the required OD level based on the laser’s wavelength and power. Consider the laser’s maximum output power and select a barrier that offers a sufficient OD rating to prevent laser radiation from passing through.

Material and Construction: Choose laser barriers made from high-quality materials that are specifically designed for laser safety. Look for barriers constructed with durable, non-reflective materials to minimize the risk of scattered laser radiation.

Size and Coverage: Assess the size of the area that needs protection. Laser barriers are available in various sizes and formats, including panels, curtains, windows, and enclosures. Ensure the chosen barrier adequately covers the intended workspace, blocking any potential laser radiation.

Viewing Conditions: If visibility into the laser workspace is required, opt for laser barriers with appropriate optical properties. Select barriers that maintain optical clarity while providing the necessary protection against laser radiation.

Compliance and Certification: Choose laser barriers that comply with relevant safety standards, such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z136 series. Look for barriers that have been tested and certified by reputable organizations to ensure their effectiveness and reliability.

Introducing Phillips Safety Laser Barriers:

At Phillips Safety, we are constantly innovating to meet the evolving safety needs of our customers. Our newest addition to the laser barrier lineup is the LaserEdge Barriers. Manufactured in-house, this laser safety barrier has the exclusive LaserEdge technology, with a single panel and integrated light-blocking strip. 

Featuring a solid and lightweight design, the LaserEdge barriers are 4ft W x 7ft H, and have a pre-assembled laser panel blockings, contributing to a quick and effective setup. Plus, these laser safety barriers are transportable and a great solution against high and low power lasers.

Moreover, our laser safety barrier are extremely practical, are transportable and a great solution against high and low power lasers. In addition, both LaserEdge Safety Barrier meets ANSI Z136 safety standards.

Stay protected without compromising mobility

When it comes to laser safety, the flexibility and portability offered by a lightweight, transportable laser barrier are invaluable. Our Phillips Safety’s range of laser safety barriers provides reliable protection for various laser systems and applications. 

Regardless of the specific type you choose, you can trust in the quality and functionality of our products. Remember, safety should always be a priority when working with lasers. Stay protected with Phillips Safety.

To explore our laser safety solutions or discuss your specific requirements, please contact us via phone or leave a comment below. Your safety is our utmost concern.

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Our laser experts will be able to tell you what you need for your application.