Grado Zero Espace srl, Italy;
M. HUSTEDT, C. HENNIGS,
Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V., Germany;
Smartex srl, Italy;
Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA, Switzerland;
Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e. V., Germany
PROSYS-Laser is dedicated to developing highly innovative “passive”
and “active” laser-protective clothing and curtains, hardly available on the market today, for use with hand-held laser processing devices (HLD) and with automated laser machines. Key developments are: passive functional multi-layer technical textiles, providing a high level of laser resistance, active system incorporating functional multi-layer smart fabrics which detect laser exposure and, by means of safety control, deactivate the laser beam automatically and test methods and testing set-ups to qualify passive and active functional technical textiles and tailored PPE.
The passive laser-protective textile system will be realized using the best combination of materials, providing, at the same time, laser, fire, and heat protection together with other properties. Designing active system means the realization of functionalized fabrics by using conductive materials and by exploiting their physical properties. The electronics which interface the active system, providing signal conditioning, acquisition, on-body pre-processing, local data storage and wireless communication, is a major part of the active approach.
The electronics will provide alarms and ultimately enforce laser shutdown upon defined conditions.