Laser manufacturer gets product patent

Universal Laser Systems Inc., a manufacturer of CO2 lasers and laser systems, was awarded a U.S. patent for its pass-through option on the Industrial Laser Series line of laser engraving and cutting solutions.

This option converts a Class 1 ILS laser system into a properly configured Class 4 laser system. Special precautions are required, such as wearing laser safety glasses, because Class 4 operation has the potential to expose users to invisible laser radiation, according to the company.

An installed pass-through option allows for cutting and engraving of oversize materials, such as golf clubs, surfboards, cabinets and many other products that aren't capable of being processed on standard laser-system tables. The pass-through option also makes the ILS ready for the production line.

"We are very excited to have been awarded this patent that recognizes the importance of safely converting an enclosed Class 1 laser system into a Class 4 laser system," says Chris Risser, product manager for Universal Laser Systems, in a news release. "Universal has invested years of resources in developing innovative, safe and technologically advanced products and options for our systems that benefit the customer and offer capabilities not available elsewhere."

Contact: Universal Laser Systems Inc. Tel: 800-859-7033. www.ulsinc.com

This article originally appeared in the September 2010 issue.