Laser cleaning in the automotive industry
The speed and accuracy of cleaning is the most important aspect for the production and repair of vehicles and special equipment. Pokkels’ advanced laser technology solves many problems, including the efficient cleaning of parts and surfaces of any size and complexity, as well as the preparation of products for welding and painting. In this article you will learn more about the features of the F-Clean laser cleaning system.
Machining for welding auto-parts
Welding body parts is an important step in the car manufacturing process. The F-Clean laser system is effectively used for surface pre-treatment before welding. Cleans the heat-affected zone from traces of various contaminants and conservation materials to ensure a secure joint.
After the welding work is complete, the laser device helps to clean the surface of faded paint and oxide films. The precise positioning of the laser beam ensures machining without visible marks. The weld does not change its shape during subsequent processing.
Cleaning of the weld
Paint removal without side effects
The F-Clean laser cleaning system operates with all types of paints and polymer coatings. The cleaning is done in layers. During treatment, the coating evaporates. After cleaning, just wipe the surface with a rag and you can start repairing or painting. Deep processing of the product’s smallest details will ensure reliable adhesion of the paint coating.
Local laser radiation allows to clean a certain fragment of the product without damaging the adjacent coating.
Cleaning parts without damage
The laser light affects only the contamination layer. The treated surface remains intact. F-Clean equipment is successfully used to clean engine parts, suspension components and to restore the vintage cars. The device will help clean the rust under the windshield frame without damaging the interior of the cabin or the body.
Cleaning of internal combustion engine piston
The case of an auto-parts repair company
Issues: The company is in the business of restoring the condition of auto parts. Sandblasting was used primarily for cleaning. The company was no longer satisfied with the quality of cleaning and the problems associated with using this technology: the cost of the abrasive required regularly, the time it takes to remove it, the damage caused when the sand gets into body or engine parts.
Pokkels’ solution: Using the F-Clean laser cleaning system made it possible for the company to clean bodywork and vehicle parts faster and better without accidental contamination. The company’s costs have been reduced by eliminating the need for consumables.
Laser cleaning of a car body
Cleaning and welding automation
Pokkels develops automatic cleaning systems. It is possible to create a robotic system that will be integrated into an existing production line or to develop a system from scratch.
The automatic cleaning system is created according to your individual requirements and designed to work around the clock while keeping operating costs low. The robot can be made in any form factor depending on the application: from a robotic arm to a magnetic robot.
It is possible to create a device that will completely do the welding and cleaning work: pre-clean the product, weld the parts, treat the surface after welding, removing tarnishing colors and oxide films.
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Key advantages of Pokkels automated cleaning complexes:
- precise and repeatable results
- non-stop operation
- increased productivity
- integration into the existing system
- radiation power from 50 to 5000 W
Advantages of Pokkels F-CLean
- No consumables, sand or chemicals
- High cleaning speed
- Removing contaminants without damaging the surface
- Pre-treatment and post-treatment for welding
- Local cleaning of dirt and paint
- Competitive advantage
- Device service life 100,000 hours
- The equipment can be leased