Laser & Printing Fume Extraction Systems
The risk from Laser Generated Airborne Contaminates (LGAC) is one more and more people are being exposed to. Lasers are now an essential tool in many industries for cutting, marking engraving and welding a vast range of materials from wood, to metal to PVC. In virtually all these processes a fume of the vaporized material is given off, as the laser thermally decomposes the substrate it is being used on to a greater or lesser degree, posing a potentially serious risk to the operator. The majority of the fume is solid matter with particulate sizes being less than 1µm. These particles fall within the respiratory range and can easily be breathed deep into the lungs to cause potentially serious health issues.
Dye-sublimation printers provide accessible, high speed, on-demanding digital printing in many industries and applications such as textiles, items like mobile phone cases, mugs, photographs, medical imaging and more. Dye-sub printers use the process of sublimation, in which heat and pressure are applied to a solid (the ink) and rapidly heats the ink from a solid state into a gas state. This effectively “transfers” the dye on the molecular level to the substrate. This process releases gases, vapours and moisture into the air and these can pose a health risk to the printer operators if they are breathed in.
Our laser and printer fume extractors use advanced filtration to remove these harmful fumes and vapours from the application as they are generated but before they can be breathed in by the operator, thus protecting them from the health risks.
See our LGAC Extraction Information Page for further reading.