SPI Lasers to apply CE Marking to pulsed and CW/M system products

Southampton, UK – SPI Lasers has announced that it will apply CE Marking on all redPOWER "R4" CW/M and redEnergy "G3" pulsed products after successfully completing a comprehensive program.

Southampton, UK – SPI Lasers, a leading designer and manufacturer of fiber lasers, has announced that it will apply CE Marking on all redPOWER “R4” CW/M and redEnergy “G3” pulsed products.

SPI Lasers has successfully completed a comprehensive program to extend the range of validation of its redPOWER "R4" CW/M fiber laser products for incorporation against the relevant EN standards covering EMC, Electrical Safety, Laser Safety and Safety Related Parts of Control Systems.

Resulting from this success, starting as of July 1, 2010, SPI will apply the CE Mark to the full range of the redPOWER “R4” CW/M fiber laser products under the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC & the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2004/108/EC.

SPI Lasers' wide range of redENERGY “G3” pulsed fiber laser products has been enhanced to meet a range of EN standards covering EMC and Electrical Safety. Hence with effect from August 1, 2010, SPI will apply the CE Mark to the full range of redENERGY “G3” pulsed fiber laser products under the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2004/108/EC.

There are many benefits from applying a CE mark to a product, but most significantly it will facilitate SPI Lasers’ customers in certifying their own systems. In addition, the CE mark indicates that products have been designed to high standards, and while its scope centers around European standards, it has also been extended to include the “CB” rating for corresponding requirements under US standards and other international standards (for the redPOWER R4 products).

David Parker, CEO of SPI Lasers added that "applying the CE mark is an important differentiator for our customers and demonstrates that SPI Lasers is one of the leading fiber laser providers. It facilitates customers seeking compliance standards for their own systems and indicates that products have been designed to high standards. We are extremely pleased to be able to offer products that will now carry the CE mark”.

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