Laser cleaning of Aluminium surfaces prior to welding and post laser cleaning process.
In today's industry, Aluminium (Al) is one of the most commonly used nonferrous materials after ferrous grades of steel and stainless steel.
Anode cleaning with lasers
AiRC-1000: cleaning anode rods. P-Laser proudly presents the AiRC-1000; the new industry standard for cleaning anode rods by our Australian partner Automation Innovation Pty Ltd Energy-efficient cleaning. Aluminium smelters are looking to reduce energy costs and improve efficiencies which the AiRC-1000 delivers. The use of new laser technology replaces the old and inefficient methods of cleaning anode rods, providing optimum rod surface conductivity that lowers electricity usage during the smelting process. Fast return on investment. The estimated return on investment for the AiRC-1000 is between 12 to 18 months for an average-sized plant. Check out the video.
Case: Restoration of an old Cottage
Laser cleaning can be used to conserve and restore important works of art, architecture, and cultural heritage. In this case laser cleaning has been used to restore parts of an old stone cottage and its artefacts in a remote area of South West Ireland. Cause of a fire damage. The cottage had no foundations, which was common at the time of building, with walls 2 feet thick, made of large stones. Due to a violent fire inside the cottage, a considerable internal damage has been caused by the black acrid smoke that travelled to all parts of the house. Work began on restoring the cottage to itsoriginal state. Laser cleaning of the cottage. The battens in the house were a cause for concern. Only one of them was burned but the rest were coated in a sooty residue. Should all the battens need replacing, the upstairs floor, which was attached to the battens, would have to come down too. The cost for doing this would be quite considerable. In order to avoid this, laser cleaning was employed and was able to remove the soot, both from the painted battens and the plaster board. During the cleaning process they used the P-Laser Compact QFC-100 hand-held portable fibre laser at full power, with a programmable line width of 200 mm and adjusted the focal length to the maximum of 500 mm. Download the complete article about this restoration here.
AiMC-1000: The new industry standard for cleaning glass moulds
P-Laser presents the new industry standard for cleaning glass moulds. Glass mould cleaning made greener, safer and more efficient. The AiMC-1000 was developed by Automation Innovation and uses our 1000 watt high power laser to clean the surface, ensuring that only the contaminant is removed with no damage to the parent mould material. The state of the art 3D-scanning technology (Siemens) allows the machine to clean any type of mould with extreme precision. In collaboration with our Australian partner Automation Innovation. Watch the video here.
The QF-Arol is a magnetic robot, which allows you to clean metal structures vertically. Laser cleaning can now be used in even more applications. The QF-Arol in the storage and steel business. The QF-Arol solution will mainly target the business of large storage silos and large steel surfaces. The robot can for example clean the welding strip of the silos before performing the quality control of the weld. The QF-Arol for eco-friendly decoating and rust removal. Other applications are decoating or rust removal. This eco-friendly solution avoids the use of a high quantity of pressurized water or is replacing the traditional cleaning methods consuming high amounts of electrical energy. Watch the video here.
P-Laser on Business Insider website
Tech Insider. In collaboration with P-Laser, Tech Insider published an article about laser cleaning. It explains the working principle very well, and shows some nice P-Laser clips. Check out the video here.
P-Laser for rubber and plastic
Different industries. Laser cleaning can be used in many different industries. Discover the applications in the rubber and plastic industry in this article (in Dutch). Kunststof & Rubber. The article was published in Kunststof & Rubber magazine. Read it here.
We're taking over the air.
After entering the US-market, our P-Laser USA team got immediate response of some leading aeronautic companies. After some successful demonstrations, they ordered some of our Low Power systems. If you want to try our laser yourself, contact us. The sky is the limit!
Sustainable plastic mould cleaning
LaserClean, our Canadian service partner, uploaded a great video of them cleaning plastic moulds with our laser. Check out the video.