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How to choose the right laser cleaner?

Whether water has rusted the bulkhead of your aircraft or hazardous paint is beginning to chip from your equipment, you require a cleaning solution that is both safe and effective. Laser ablation uses precision cleaning to remove contaminants such as oil, rust, mold release agents, paint, and more — but how can you choose the right laser cleaner for your needs? Are there different types, and what should you know before you make a purchase?

JNCT LASER’S SALES PROCESS

Before we can choose the right laser solution for your needs, first, we need to get to know you and the applications requiring cleaning. This involves asking a few questions and talking through the:

  • General size, area, and geometry of the parts needing to be cleaned
  • Material substrate(s)
  • Coating/contaminant type and thickness
  • Current cleaning type, rate, and cycle
  • Desired cleaning rate
  • Previous processing steps in the part lifecycle
  • Next steps after cleaning
  • Operational details surrounding the laser process

Once we have a better understanding of your application and feel we have a solution, we’ll test our laser solutions to determine the best laser setup for your needs. Our lab provides the ideal conditions for testing our laser solutions, but we’re also able to test your product on-site at your location when needed. Ultimately, whether our laser solutions will work for you boils down to one thing: can we accomplish the desired result? This includes not only from a technical standpoint but also an operational one.

YOUR LASER CLEANING OPTIONS

LOW-POWER LASER SOLUTIONS

Low-powered doesn’t equate to ineffective. In fact, our low-power laser solutions provide a gentle, high-precision cleaning perfect for historic restoration, de-coating, and small treatment areas. It uses short pulses of laser light and has the same intensity as other powered cleaners, but is ideal for products such as:

  • Historical artifacts
  • Valuable heirlooms
  • Small automotive parts
  • Rubber/Injection molds
  • Any application where gentle cleaning is required
MID-POWER LASER SOLUTIONS

Our mid-power laser has a quicker cleaning rate and allows for larger surface area cleaning. It’s digitally controlled and user-friendly. Each laser is controlled from their supporting optics system and is perfect for:

  • Oxide or lubricant removal prior to welding
  • Targeted corrosion removal on aircraft wings
  • Composite and tire molds
  • Historic restoration
  • Paint removal on aircraft
HIGH-POWER LASER SOLUTIONS

Our high-power laser solutions are some of the most powerful on the market. The application is easy to use and features a touch-screen display and real-time controls. It produces larger amounts of energy per pulse of laser light, making it ideal for industrial use and:

  • Eliminating corrosion from metals
  • Hazardous coating removal
  • Pre-treatment of welding seams
  • Nuclear decontamination
  • Cleaning prior to non-destructive testing/investigation

RISKS OF USING THE WRONG LASER

While our laser solutions are considered one of the safest and most effective forms of application cleaning, using the wrong laser is not only dangerous for your product, you’ll waste thousands of dollars on something that doesn’t fulfill your needs. That’s why we spend critical time during the sales process identifying your needs and testing lasers to ensure the laser solution built to order is a perfect fit for your industry requirements. By using the wrong laser, you risk:

  • Damaging your product(s)
  • Not properly cleaning your product(s)
  • The laser being too slow and not producing the right results
  • Wasting costs on ineffective results

Since there are so many factors when choosing the right laser for your needs, the only way to determine the best laser solution for your products is to talk to one of our laser specialists. They’ll walk you through the sales process, answering all of your questions and providing you with the resources and tools you need to make the best decision for your business.

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