How To Choose The Right Laser Cleaner
Whether it’s water rusting your plane’s bulkheads or dangerous paint starting to peel off your equipment, you need a cleaning solution that’s both safe and effective. Laser ablation uses precision cleaning to remove contaminants like oil, rust, mold release, paint—but how do you choose the right laser cleaner for your needs? Are there different types and what you should know before buying?
InRyan CNC Tech’s Sales Process
Before we can choose the right laser solution for your needs, first, we need to understand you and the application that requires cleaning. This involves asking a few questions and having a conversation by:
General size, area and geometry of parts to be cleaned
Coating/Contamination Type and Thickness
Current cleaning type, rate and cycle
required cleaning rate
Previous processing steps in the part life cycle
Next steps after cleaning
Operational details surrounding the laser process
Once we have a better understanding of your application and believe we have a solution, we will test our laser solutions to determine the best laser setup for your needs. Our laboratory provides ideal conditions for testing our laser solutions. At the end of the day, whether our laser solutions are right for you comes down to one thing: can we achieve the desired results? This includes not only the technical angle, but also the operational angle.
Your Laser Cleaning Options
There are two main options to consider when choosing a cleaning laser: delivery system and power level. Fitting your project means understanding the project’s needs and operational requirements. Your cleaning options are usually determined during our sales process. We’ll ask questions about your cleaning project and test our laser solutions to find out which application yields the desired results.
Choosing the Right Laser Delivery System
There are two delivery methods for laser cleaning: hand-held and automatic. The handheld option is ideal for projects requiring mobility, unique surface geometries and varying part counts. However, for regular, repetitive cleaning, an automatic conveyor system is a better option. By using a variety of robotic options, we can create a laser cleaning solution that integrates into your production line and increases the efficiency of your process.
Choose the right power level
With laser cleaning, there is no one-size-fits-all method. That’s why we offer cleaning lasers in three different power levels, manufactured only by our partners to provide the highest quality laser cleaning. According to your needs, we provide:
Low Power Laser Solutions
Low power does not mean ineffective. In fact, our low-power laser solutions provide gentle, high-precision cleaning, ideal for historic restorations, decoating, and small treatment areas. It uses a short-pulse laser with the same intensity as other power cleaners, but is ideal for the following products:
small car parts
Any application that requires gentle cleaning
Medium Power Laser Solutions
Our medium power lasers have faster cleaning speeds and allow larger surface areas to clean. It is digitally controlled and user friendly. Each laser is controlled by the optics it supports and is ideal for:
Removal of oxides or lubricants before welding
Targeted corrosion removal of aircraft wings
Composites and Tire Molds
Paint Removal from Aircraft
High Power Laser Solutions
Our high power laser solutions are among the most powerful on the market. The app is easy to use and features a touchscreen display and real-time controls. It produces more energy per laser pulse, making it ideal for industrial use, and:
Eliminate metal corrosion
remove harmful coatings
Cleaning before NDT/Investigation
Risk of using the wrong laser
While our laser solutions are considered to be one of the safest and most effective forms of applied cleaning, using the wrong laser can not only be a hazard to your product, but you can also waste thousands of dollars on something that doesn’t meet your needs. That’s why we spend critical time during the sales process identifying your needs and testing lasers to ensure that a build-to-order laser solution is exactly what your industry requires. With the wrong laser, you risk:
damage your product
Not cleaning your product properly
Laser is too slow to produce correct results
Waste costs on invalid results
Which products require laser cleaning?
From metal to non-metal applications, if your product is covered with contaminants including rust, grease, mold, oil or others, then laser cleaning is required.
Contact us today or email to [email protected] to find the right laser cleaning solution for you.