Why are fume extractors needed for laser cutting?
While laser machines themselves don’t release fumes, the materials they are used to cut through usually do. It’s crucial for these fumes to be removed from the working area and into a contained filtration device as quickly as possible.
Many of the materials that are commonly cut by lasers are highly dangerous, which makes the use of a strong fume extractor essential. For example, cutting acrylic plastics releases a vapour that is 90% volatile, making it extremely hazardous. In this situation, simply opening a window and hoping for the best isn’t nearly enough.
BOFA International laser fume extraction
BOFA International’s fume extractors use advanced technology to filter out harmful particles produced during the laser cutting process. With additional features such as flow rate control and an intelligent operating system, BOFA’s fume extractors help to increase health and safety while minimising downtimes.