Versatile and reliable laser fume extraction
Laser marking, laser cutting, laser welding, laser structuring, laser ablation - all of them are increasingly utilized in modern manufacturing processes. All of them produce hazardous laser fume and dust that might have negative impact on humans, systems, and products, though.
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 industries as well as handicraft, medical or research.
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Laser smoke as an example of hazardous substances
Nowadays, laser technology can be found in many industries such as electronics, machinery, medical, in metal and plastics processing, to name a few. 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. Furthermore, laser fume contains fine dust that may, in the worst case, lead to respiratory diseases, cardiovascular problems, and an increased cancer risk.
In addition to bad quality of work due to permanent fume and odor emissions, machines may be affected or damaged because of 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 customer demands are the predominant adverse effects.
All these problems have one solution in common: fume extraction and filtration technology, which reliably protects equipment and employee health, and additionally, considers changing process parameters.
By now, fume extraction and filtration technology covers a wide range of airborne contaminants. Nearly all processes to be found in manufacturing industries are supported. From interconnection and separation technologies, surface processing such as drilling, sintering and milling, the utilization of fluxes or production processes such as additive manufacturing by means of laser technology – all these processes generate harmful substances that might show extreme impact on health.
Our LAS laser fume extraction series ensures clean working conditions. We will gladly proof this statement. Just ask for our laser fume extraction solutions.