To comply with health and safety requirements, air extraction must be provided when using any laser wire stripper in order to prevent fumes escaping into the factory or lab environment. It is the responsibility of the end-user to ensure that adequate fume extraction is employed.
If this is not available in your factory, Laser Wire Solutions’ air extraction systems remove smoke, odors, particles and fumes from the laser stripping area and return clean air to the room.
We can advise on the best model (including capacity specification) required for the particular laser wire stripping or cutting system you are purchasing from us. Please note, that for PVC applications, PVC specific extraction systems are available and should be used.
A fume extraction system has a pre-filter and main carbon filter. Potentially harmful fumes are extracted and filtered by the main HEPA and carbon filter to make the air safe for return to the factory. Pre-filters are required to pre-filter particles and prolong the life of the main HEPA/Carbon Filter.
Depending on usage, you can expect to change the pre-filter quarterly and the main HEPA filter annually. An alarm will sound when there is a problem with the filter or it needs to be changed (it stops the laser wire stripper from running). At that point change the pre-filter. If any problems continue, change the main HEPA filter.
The machine will warn you if a particle filter is blocked. Take care when removing main filters as they are heavy. Always wear the protective gloves and mask provided and dispose of with the used filters in the bag provided. Protective eye wear should also be worn when changing filters.