In recent years, laser cleaning has gained popularity in various industries, but there are still some common misconceptions and questions about this technology. Let’s address some of these frequently asked questions to enhance your understanding of laser cleaning:
Q: Can laser cleaning remove paint from bricks or wood?
Laser cleaning is more suitable for non-destructive removal of surface contaminants from metal materials. Bricks and wood are inorganic materials with poor absorption of 1064-nanometer wavelength lasers, making the cleaning results unsatisfactory on these surfaces.
Q: Can lasers clean pipes?
While we have some unique solutions that can clean a certain range of inner diameters in workpieces, laser cleaning is best suited for areas with relatively regular shapes. Cleaning long pipes with laser may not yield the desired results due to technical and equipment limitations.
Q: Can lasers remove coatings from plastics?
The effectiveness of laser cleaning on removing coatings from plastics depends on specific factors. Laser cleaning is more suitable for materials with high thermal expansion coefficients between two materials. If the plastic has high transparency, the surface metal coating can be removed. However, caution is required as the laser may melt the plastic. Process experiments can be conducted to evaluate the suitability for your needs.
Q: Is special treatment required after laser cleaning?
No, laser cleaning can effectively and quickly remove surface contaminants from workpieces without the need for secondary treatment.
Q: If my laser is broken, how long will it take to repair?
The maintenance and repair time of laser cleaning equipment depend on the extent and nature of the damage. Our company ensures a quick response within 1 hour if there is a problem. For damages not caused by human factors, we promise to replace the backup machine within 24 hours.
Q: Why is the price of laser cleaning machines so high?
Laser technology is one of the highest quality energy sources, and the production of laser cleaning generators involves certain difficulties and high costs of core components. However, laser cleaning equipment provides long-term benefits in terms of environmental protection, precision, non-destructiveness, and automation, making it a valuable investment for specific industrial cleaning needs.
Q: How often should equipment maintenance be performed?
The frequency of equipment maintenance depends on the type of laser. Low-power systems are robust and require daily optical component cleaning. Medium and high-power lasers are water-cooled and need additional maintenance, such as replacing humidity control packs, water filters, and circulating water regularly, in addition to daily optical maintenance.
Q: Can I repair the equipment myself?
Basic daily maintenance, such as optical cleaning, chiller maintenance, desiccant pack replacement, and protective window replacement, can be performed by users. However, more advanced operations may require training or assistance from our team.
Understanding these aspects of laser cleaning can help you make informed decisions and fully utilize this advanced technology for your industrial cleaning needs.