Laser marking, laser cutting, laser welding, laser structuring or laser ablation are technologies you are familiar with? You utilize a laser system and look for an extraction unit that prefectly meets the requirements of your processes and applications?
The LAS equipment series covers the entire range of technologies for laser fume extraction and laser dust filtration – for any possible laser process in many industrial branches as well as handicraft, medical or research. Our fume extraction systems remove airborne pollutants from coarse particles through sticky dust to finest particulates.
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Video on extraction and filtration technology for critical laser processes
Laser smoke as an example of hazardous substances
Lasers are increasingly utilised in metal and plastics processing, e.g. drilling, welding, cutting, engraving, sintering etc. For example, in metal processing dusts containing heavy metals are released that may accumulate in the human body. During processing of alloyed metals, contained substances such as nickel, cobalt and chromium are released. The pyrolysis of organic substances may generate dioxins or hydrogen chloride. Moreover, laser smoke contains fine dust that may, at worst, lead to respiratory diseases, cardiovascular problems and an increased cancer risk.
Apart from bad quality of work due to permanent smoke and odour emissions, machines may be affected or damaged due to pollution and chemical reactions of their products. In particular, in the case of finest precision mechanical works, each kind of impact by particles must be avoided.
Pollutants of any size always affect humans, machines and the environment. In addition to social and human aspects, a high sickness absence rate of employees has adverse economic effects on a company just like malfunctioning machines due to pollutions. Maintenance expenses, rework and finally loss of reputation and falling demand are the predominant adverse effects.
These factors lead to a rising demand for extraction and filtration technology, which reliably protects equipment and employee health, and furthermore, takes account of changing process parameters.
By now, extraction and filtration technology covers a wide range of airborne contaminants. Nearly all processes to be found in the manufacturing industry are supported. From interconnection and separation technologies, surface processing such as drilling, sintering and milling, the utilisation of fluxes or production processes such as rapid prototyping by means of laser, soldering and gluing – all these processes generate harmful substances that might show extreme impact on health.
Our LAS series for laser fume extraction and filtration ensures clean working conditions. Promised.