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Laser Cleaner Buying Guide

Are you looking forward to buy an affordable automatic, portable, or handheld laser cleaning machine for rust removal, paint stripping, coating removal, oxide removal, plating, oil, stain, dirt cleaning for metal, ceramic, stone, and rubber mold residue cleaning in USA, UK, UAE, Canada, Australia, Russia, South Africa, China, India or other countries from Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and Oceania? Review the 2022 best laser cleaner buyer's guide for CNC machinists, operators and beginners, we'll offer you 2022 cheap fiber laser cleaning machines with 1000W, 1500W, or 2000W laser power, and expert cleaning service to fit your custom cleaning plans, projects, and ideas.

What Is Laser Cleaning?

Laser cleaning is an effective method to remove dirt particles and films of different materials and sizes on solid surfaces. Laser cleaning is to form a laser beam with a specific spot shape and energy distribution after optical focusing and spot shaping of a continuous or pulsed laser with high brightness and good directionality. After the contaminant material absorbs the laser energy, it will produce a series of complex physical and chemical processes such as vibration, melting, burning, and even gasification, and finally make the contaminant detach from the surface of the material. Even if the laser acts on the cleaned surface, most All are reflected off, and will not cause damage to the substrate, so as to achieve the effect of cleaning.

What Is Laser Cleaning Machine?

A laser cleaning machine is an eco-friendly power cleaning tool for surface treatment with handheld laser cleaning gun or CNC controller.

A laser welder is used to remove rust, coatings, paint, oil, oxides, grease, resin, glue, dust, stains, residues, and more surface materials through instant high temperature ablation generated by laser beam on the surface of an object.

Laser cleaning machines are also known as laser cleaners, laser rust removal machines, laser rust cleaning machines, laser paint stripping machines, laser paint removal machines, laser coating removal machines, laser oxide removal machines, laser oil cleaning machines, laser dirt cleaning machines, laser descaler machines.

Laser cleaning system uses the high heat energy of the laser beam to act on the surface of the object to instantly evaporate or peel off the dirt, rust or coating on the surface, so as to achieve a clean, environmentally friendly, energy-saving and efficient industrial tool, and gradually replace the traditional chemical cleaning method, mechanical cleaning method, and ultrasonic cleaning method. It can quickly remove paint, rust, oxides, coating, oil stains, product residues, restoration and preservation of historical cultural relics.

How Does Laser Cleaning Machine Work?

Laser cleaning machine generates various laser beams through different types of laser generators, and adjusts the energy density of the laser to expand the dirt by heat. When the expansion force of the dirt is greater than the adsorption force of the dirt to the substrate, the dirt will leave the surface of the object. The laser beam can generate thousands of degrees or even tens of thousands of degrees in the vicinity of the focal point, causing the dirt to evaporate, gasify or decompose instantly. The divergence angle of the laser beam is small and the directivity is good. The laser beam can be condensed into spots of different diameters through the condensing system.

What Are Laser Cleaning Machines Used For?

Laser cleaning machine can be used to clean organic pollutants and inorganic substances for paint removal, paint stripping, rust removal, coating removal, glue removal, cultural relics restoration, and oil dirt removal. Laser cleaners are widely used in precision mold cleaning, selective paint removal for weld inspection, historic masonry conservation, removing oxides, oil, grease & production residues.

1. Removal of coating layer on metal or glass surface and quick paint removal;

2. Quickly remove rust and various oxides;

3. Remove grease, resin, glue, dust, stains and production residues;

4. The metal surface is roughened, and the metal surface in a narrow space is cleaned;

5. Paint removal, rust removal, oil removal before welding or before bonding, oxide and residue treatment after welding;

6. Mold cleaning, such as tire molds, electronic molds, and food molds;

7. Oil stains are removed after the production and processing of precision parts;

8. Quick cleaning of nuclear power components maintenance;

9. Oxide treatment, paint removal and rust removal during the production or maintenance of aerospace weapons and ships;

10. Cultural relics cleaning, rock cleaning, and building exterior surface cleaning.

How Much Does Laser Cleaning Machine Cost?

The price of a laser cleaning machine is different from the pricing methods of traditional cleaning such as detergents. Compared with the attributes of cleaning agents as consumables, laser beam cleaning machines can be used repeatedly. As a laser equipment, its price mainly depends on different configurations. For example, if a laser generator with higher power is used, the price will definitely be higher, and pulsed laser price is higher than CW (continuous wave) laser.

In 2022, the average cost to buy a handheld pulsed laser cleaning machine is $9,800 on the world market.

The true cost of owning the portable 100W laser cleaning machine with handheld pulsed laser gun is $10,500. It typically costs $9,000 for the 50W pulsed laser cleaner and $19,500 for the 200W pulsed laser cleaning system. Beyond the sticker price, however, there are the costs of shipping, tax, custom clearance, and other expenses customers need to consider.

The price of 1000W portable CW laser cleaning machine starts from $8,500. The price range of 1500W handheld CW laser cleaner machine is from $10,800. The minimum cost of 2000W high power laser cleaning machine is $13,500. Of course, the price of an automatic laser cleaning system with CNC controller or robot will be higher.

The best budget 3-in-1 laser cleaning, welding, cutting machine costs from $5,500.00 to $7,500.00 with fiber laser power supply of 1000W and 1500W.

Even if the configuration is similar, the costs from different manufacturers are not the same. Because the cost not only involves configuration, but also includes brand, after-sales service, and other factors.

Technical Parameters

BrandSTYLECNC
Laser SourceRECI / JPT / RAYCUS / IPG
Laser GeneratorFiber Laser
Laser TypePulsed Laser, CW Laser
Laser Power50W, 100W, 200W, 1000W, 1500W, 2000W
Cleaning TypeHandheld Laser Gun
Scan Width5-100mm
Work Temperature0~40℃
Cooling MethodWater Cooling

Features & Advantages

1. Convenient operation, no need to disassemble and transport molds;

2. Almost no damage to the surface of the substrate;

3. No consumables when power on;

4. Adjustable laser parameters, suitable for a variety of environments, with better results;

5. The light output width can be set, the cleaning is accurate, the cleaning process is easy to realize automatic control, and the remote control cleaning can be realized;

6. It can remove all kinds of coatings with different thickness and different composition;

7. Laser cleaning is efficient, fast and low cost, and the thermal load and mechanical load generated on the substrate are small, and the cleaning is non-damaging;

8. Efficient and environmentally friendly, no chemical pollution, recyclable waste, no environmental pollution;

9. It is safe and reliable, and does not harm the health of operators.

It can be seen that laser cleaning technology will gradually replace traditional cleaning methods such as chemical corrosion cleaning, mechanical friction cleaning, high-frequency ultrasonic cleaning, and liquid solid strong impact cleaning in the future.

Pulsed Laser VS CW (Continuous Wave) Laser

We all know that the types of laser generators include continuous wave lasers (also known as CW lasers) and pulsed lasers. As the name implies, the continuous wave laser output is continuous in time, and the laser pump source continuously provides energy to generate laser output for a long time, thereby obtaining continuous wave laser light. The output power of CW lasers is generally relatively low, which is suitable for occasions requiring continuous wave laser operation. Pulsed laser means that it only works once at a certain interval. The pulsed laser has a large output power and is suitable for laser marking, cutting, welding, cleaning, ranging, etc. In fact, in terms of working principle, they all belong to the pulse type, but the output laser pulse frequency of the continuous wave laser is relatively high, which cannot be recognized by the human eye.

The essence of laser beam cleaning is to use the characteristics of high laser energy density to destroy the pollutants attached to the surface of the substrate without damaging the substrate. According to the analysis of the optical characteristics of the cleaned substrate and the pollutants, the laser cleaning mechanism can be divided into two categories: one is to use the difference in the absorption rate of the pollutants and the substrate to a certain wavelength of laser energy, so that the laser energy can be fully absorbed. The pollutants are absorbed, so that the pollutants are heated to expand or vaporize. The other type is that there is little difference in the laser absorption rate between the substrate and the pollutant. A high-frequency, high-power pulsed laser is used to impact the surface of the object, and the shock wave causes the pollutant to burst and separate from the surface of the substrate.

In the field of laser beam cleaning, fiber laser has become the best choice for laser beam cleaning light source due to its higher reliability, stability and flexibility. As the two major components of fiber lasers, continuous fiber lasers and pulsed fiber lasers occupy a dominant position in macroscopic material processing and precision material processing, respectively.

The removal of rust, paint, oil and oxide layer on metal surfaces is currently the most widely used field of laser cleaning. Floating rust removal requires the lowest laser power density, and can be achieved by using ultra-high-energy pulsed lasers or even continuous wave lasers with poor beam quality. In addition to the dense oxide layer, it is generally necessary to use a MOPA laser with a near-single-mode pulse energy of about 1.5mJ with a high power density. For other pollutants, an appropriate light source should be selected according to its light absorption characteristics and the ease of cleaning. STYLECNC's series of pulsed and continuous wave laser beam cleaning machines are suitable for the application of super large energy coarse spot and high energy fine spot respectively.

Under the same power conditions, the cleaning efficiency of pulsed lasers is much higher than that of continuous wave lasers. At the same time, pulsed lasers can better control the heat input and prevent the substrate temperature from being too high or micro-melting.

CW lasers have an advantage in price, and can make up for the gap in efficiency with pulsed lasers by using high-power lasers, but high-power CW lasers have greater heat input and increased damage to the substrate.

Therefore, there are fundamental differences between the two in application scenarios. With high precision, it is necessary to strictly control the heating of the substrate, and the application scenarios that require the substrate to be non-destructive, such as molds, should choose a pulsed laser. For some large steel structures, pipes, etc., due to the large volume and fast heat dissipation, the requirements for damage to the substrate are not high, and continuous wave lasers can be selected.

Cautions & Warnings

During operation, attention must be paid to maintenance, and the usual attention to maintenance and maintenance can increase the service life of the equipment, save costs and create greater benefits. The following introduces the precautions for the use of laser cleaners.

Today, when environmental protection is advocated, the laser cleaning system has the features of non-contact, no thermal effect, and no mechanical force on the surface of the cleaned object. It is widely used in industry, so what should be paid attention to when using?

1. Follow the switch sequence of the machine: turn on the water pump (water cooler) first, then turn on the power switch, and then turn on the laser switch. When shutting down, first turn off the laser switch, then turn off the power switch, and then turn off the water pump (water cooler).

2. Regularly clean the laser chiller once every two weeks, drain the dirty water in the machine, and refill it with new pure water (dirty water will affect the light output effect).

3. It is required to clean regularly and quantitatively every day, remove the sundries on the table, limiter and guide rail, and spray lubricating oil on the guide rail.

4. The mirror and focusing lens should be scrubbed with special cleaning solution every 6-8 hours. When scrubbing, use a cotton swab or cotton swab dipped in the cleaning solution to scrub from the center of the focusing mirror to the edge in a counterclockwise direction, and be careful to prevent scratches lens.

5. Cleaning method of exhaust fan and exhaust pipe: when there is a large amount of smoke during processing, it is necessary to clean the fan, remove the outer cover of the fan, scrape off the dust on the fan blades and the air passage with thin wood chips, and then blow it with a high-pressure gun. Net dust, the method of cleaning the smoke pipe is the same as the method of cleaning the water of the exhaust fan.

During the operation of the laser cleaning machine, a large amount of corrosive dust and smoke will be generated during the processing of the workpiece. These smoke and dust are deposited on the surface of the guide rail and the linear axis for a long time, which has a great impact on the processing accuracy of the equipment. , and will form corrosion pits on the surface of the linear shaft of the guide rail, shortening the service life of the equipment. In order to make the machine work normally and stably and ensure the processing quality of the product, it is necessary to do a good job in the daily maintenance of the guide rail and linear axis.

Laser Cleaning Machines for Sale

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2022 Best Handheld Fiber Laser Cleaning Machine for Sale

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$8500.00 - $9000.00

2022 best handheld fiber laser cleaning machine is a manual portable laser cleaner with 1000W, 1500W, or 2000W CW fiber laser generator for rust removal, paint stripping, coating removal, plating, oil, stain, dirt cleaning for metal, ceramic, stone, and rubber mold residue cleaning. Now the affordable portable handheld laser cleaning machine for sale at cost price.

2022 Best Handheld Laser Rust Removal Machine for Sale

LC2000

$8800.00 - $13500.00

Looking for a manual portable laser cleaning machine for removing rust from iron, steel, bronze, copper, brass, aluminum, and more metal surfaces with CW (continuous wave) fiber laser powers of 1000W, 1500W or 2000W? Now 2022 best handheld laser rust removal machine for sale at affordable price.

3-In-1 Handheld Laser Welding, Cleaning, Cutting Machine

LCW1000

$5800.00 - $7500.00

3-in-1 laser welding, cleaning, cutting machine is a portable all-in-one laser system with handheld laser gun to cut & weld metal, and clean rust, paint, resin, coating, oil, stains. Now the best multipurpose laser machine for sale at cost price.

Top Rated 100W Portable Pulsed Laser Rust Cleaning Machine

LC100

$10500.00 - $19500.00

Looking for the best budget portable laser cleaning machine with the 100W (50W and 200W for option) pulsed fiber laser rust removal gun in 2022? Review the top rated trolley-type portable handheld pulsed laser rust remover for surface treatment, including cleaning paint, coatings, greases, oil, oxides, resins, stains, glues, dust, and residues.

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