Laser & Printing Fume Extraction

Laser & Printing Fume Extraction

Cost-Effective Extraction Solutions for the Laser Marking, Coding and Engraving Industries.

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 substrate, 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).

In virtually all the above operations, some form of fume is given off as the laser thermally decomposes the substrate to a greater or lesser degree. This laser fume is a mix of particulates and gases. 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. Most of the particles are spherical, and roughly 90% by wieght are less than 1 micron in diameter. This makes them Respirable and must be removed from the working area as they are known to cause Bronchial or Lung damges. 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.

The gaseous organic compounds produced are known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). The VOC's often produced in a laser fume are:

  • Aliphatic Hydrocarbon such as: Alkane and Alkene.
  • Aromatic Hydrocarbons such as: Benzene, Toluene, Xylene.
  • Aldehyde such as: Formaldehyde.
  • Polycyclic Aromtic Hydrocarbons such as: Benzo(a)pyrene.

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. Check out our More Info Page on LGAC's.

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BOFA AD Access Extraction Unit
The BOFA AD Access is an entry level fume extraction solution for light duty laser marking, coding a..
BOFA AD Nano+ Extraction Unit
The BOFA AD Nano+ Extraction System has been designed to provide cost effective fume and particulate..
BOFA AD Universal Fume Extraction Unit
The BOFA AD Universal is a cost effective laser fume extraction system aimed at low to medium duty a..
BOFA AD4000 Extraction Unit
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BOFA AD250 Fume Extraction Unit
BOFA's Advantage AD250 fume extraction and filtration system has been designed to provide cost effec..
BOFA PrintPRO Universal Extraction Unit
The BOFA PrintPRO Universal is a pioneering extractor designed exclusively for removing fumes and va..
VODEX VX1001 Extraction Unit (for x1 Operator)
The VODEX VX1001 is a feature rich, low cost extraction unit has been specially designed for a diver..
BOFA AD350 Extraction Unit
The BOFA AD350 fume extraction and filtration system effectively removes potentially harmful fumes a..
BOFA AD500 iQ Extraction Unit
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BOFA 3D PrintPRO FOC Manifolds
The free of charge 'print your own' files for the 30mm & 50mm manifolds for the 3D PrintPRO 2 &a..
BOFA AD1000 iQ Fume Extraction Unit
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BOFA AD1500 iQ Extraction Unit
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BOFA AD Oracle iQ Extraction Unit
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BOFA AD Oracle SAiQ Extraction Unit
The BOFA AD Oracle SAiQ is one of the most technically advanced compact fume ext..
BOFA PrintPRO 1200 DS Extraction Unit
The PrintPRO 1200 DS is an extraction and filtration unit purposely designed for Dye Sublimation pri..
BOFA AD PVC iQ Extraction Unit
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