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  Surface Preparation and Cleaning with Lasers

Laser systems offers new and innovative laser ablation technology for industrial surface treatment, cleaning and paint removal.  

The laser technology integral to these new laser-cleaning systems helps remove contaminants, production residue and coatings without damaging the substrate. The laser cleaning systems combine power and versatility with the lowest operating cost of all industrial cleaning methods.

World Lasers offers innovative laser ablation technology for industrial surface treatment, cleaning, paint removal and cutting applications. Our laser technology removes contaminants, production residue and coatings without damaging the substrate.

Our laser cleaning system can be used on-line and in-place without damaging equipment or requiring machine dismantling. Our laser cleaning, ablation and paint removal systems have a direct impact on your operating cost through downtime minimization and tool lifespan extension.

Laser cleaning technology provides a safe, environmentally friendly and very cost effective way to improve cleaning, surface preparation and paint removal processes.

We offer mobile laser units and stationary laser surface preparation technology, which is easy to automate and can be integrated into existing manufacturing lines.

CLEANING AND SURFACE PREPARATION STATIONS


Laser Cleaning


LaserSystem CL120Q:

The CL 120 Q is the heart of our laser systems. It is extremely versatile and has a proven track record for many applications. It comes as a mobile air-cooled unit, or for stationary systems as a water-cooled unit. The laser system requires minimum maintenance and has a high dependability.

World Lasers is an authorized distributor of Adapt Laser, Inc. laser machinery. Photo copyright 2004 Adapt Laser, Inc.


Laser Cleaning 

LaserSystem CL500Q:

The CL 500 Q is the most powerful ND:Yag laser in such compact dimensions on the market. It has four times the power of the CL 120 Q, but its dimensions are only slightly larger. This machine is a true power pack! The laser system requires minimum maintenance and has a high dependability.

World Lasers is an authorized distributor of Adapt Laser, Inc. laser machinery. Photo copyright 2004 Adapt Laser, Inc.


Laser Cleaning 

Automated Laser Cleaning:

One way to automate the laser cleaning process is to attach the optical work head to a robot. This setup is widely used for applications with a need for precision and complex part dimensions. Examples are weld pre-treatment, surface preparation of powder coated parts prior to joining applications or exact paint removal patterns in the automotive industry.

Our capabilities allow us to approach cleaning, surface preparation or cutting opportunities in many industries. The combination of laser technology and integrated process automation provide large cost saving potential. Added benefits are the high reliability of our laser systems and the non-varying quality of the finished product.

World Lasers is an authorized distributor of Adapt Laser, Inc. laser machinery. Photo copyright 2004 Adapt Laser, Inc.


Laser Ablation Applications

Mold cleaning.
Surface Preparation.
Removal of coatings and release agents.
Weld and joining pre-treatment.
Removal of oil and grease.
Oxide removal.
Paint removal.
Surface cleaning.
Gluing pre-treatment.
Tool cleaning.
Baking tray cleaning.
Historic Restoration.
Industries

Auto Manufacturing.
Automotive Supply.
Bakery.
Rubber Molding.
Plastics.
Aerospace.
Tire.
Friction Products.
Printing.
Glass.
     
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See video
Cleaning of a mold for PUR parts. Aluminum mold, PUR with fire retardant additive.
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Cleaning of an injection mold.

Photo © 2004 Adapt Laser, Inc.
   
Photo © 2004 Adapt Laser, Inc.
 
Laser Cleaning See video
Removal of release agent and other carbon products out of a tire mold.
(Actual size ~2mm x 1 .5mm).

  Surface Treatment See video
Cleaning of a contaminated rubber mold.

Photo © 2004 Adapt Laser, Inc.
   
Photo © 2004 Adapt Laser, Inc.
 
Surface Treatment See video
Removal of contaminant prior to welding.

  Surface Preparation See video
Removal of the top layer of a powder coating prior to a gluing application. Clean surface plus micro roughness increase adhesion values.

Photo © 2004 Adapt Laser, Inc.
   
Photo © 2004 Adapt Laser, Inc.
   
Surface Preparation See video
Removal of oxidation products from a piston ring.

  Surface Preparation



See video
Cleaning of a historic sandstone facade. The laser will remove the contamination without damaging the stone. The natural brown stain of the stone will stay intact.

   
Photo © 2004 Adapt Laser, Inc.
   
Photo © 2004 Adapt Laser, Inc.
 
Surface preparation See video
Precise paint removal for grounding contacts.
(Actual size ~2mm x 1 .5mm).

  Surface Preparation See video
Removal of a 3.5 mil thick aircraft coating.

Photo © 2004 Adapt Laser, Inc.
   
Photo © 2004 Adapt Laser, Inc.
 
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Use of mirror attachment to work on complex shapes.

  Surface Preparation See video
Motor nozzle attachment on a C-17 slat.

Photo © 2004 Adapt Laser, Inc.
   
Photo © 2004 Adapt Laser, Inc.
   
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Fully automated cleaning of brake pads. Removal of oil, grease and rust at a rate of over 2,000 pads per hour.

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The innovative laser technology of our laser systems distribute thousands of focused laser pulses per second onto a contamination layer. The powerful single laser beam pulses are linearly deflected and placed adjacent to each other. Most of the laser energy is being absorbed by the surface layer and is directly transformed into thermal energy. This energy vaporizes existing contaminations and removes them effectively from the substrate. The higher the absorption factor, the faster the process.

The integrated filter unit effectively removes resulting fumes and particles. The substrate material, unlike the contaminations, does not normally absorb but rather reflects the laser beam. Once a reflective substrate material has been reached the laser cleaning process automatically stops.

Due to their high reflection factor, metallic surfaces are especially suitable for laser cleaning. The substrate is not mechanically or thermally stained by the cleaning process.

Advantages of Laser Cleaning :

- very low operating cost.
- residue free.
- safe.
- high dependability.
- low maintenance.
- no residues.
- no damage to the substrate.
- minimum downtime.
- gentle.
- environmental friendly.



 


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