Laser & Printing Fume Extraction
In many industries, lasers are now an essential tool for cutting, marking, engraving and welding a vast range of materials. Metals are the most commonly worked on substance’s when it comes to lasers, but plastics, paper and wood are also frequently used. These are known within the industry as LGAC's (Laser Generated Air Contaminates).
Fume from materials such as metals and glass are mainly particulate, the majority of which is less than 1µ (micron) in diameter. Organic materials, particularly plastics, produce much more complex fumes. Additionally, some materials have other specific groups e.g. PVC polymers generate HCl, 2-component epoxy polymers yield amines and PET generates THF. Laser printing on wood presents its own issues with the potential for fires and respiratory problems, so it is important to install extraction solutions that are fit for purpose.
At Vodex, we understand that there is a broad range of materials and that it is important to produce solutions for our clients that can manage the threats accordingly