Laser cleaning systems for restoration

The restoration of objects of art and architecture is a labor-intensive and time-consuming process. It is important to properly clean and not to damage the product. Using traditional methods not only increases the risk of damage, but also requires consumables and additional cleaning costs. Laser cleaning will eliminate these problems and will allow do the restoration work gently. From this article you will learn what tasks the laser complex F-Clean can cope with and it deserves your attention.

No incidental contamination occurs, no consumables required

The F-Clean laser system requires only electrical power to clean the surface. The treatment process is the cleanest compared to traditional methods. Most of the dirt evaporates, the residue can be removed with an ordinary rag. Forget about sand and chemicals. You may work indoors and outdoors. No noise or dirt.

Laser cleaning of gypsum products

Complete cleaning without surface damage

Laser radiation can clean the surface of any shape and relief, treat the hardest to reach places without disassembling the product. The surface to be cleaned is not damaged at all. The laser beam affects only the contamination layer without damaging the main surface. You may carefully work with antique objects covered with corrosion and return them to their original form.

Laser cleaning of a cast iron fragment

Case: Laser cleaning of corrosion from a vintage airplane

In 2019, the Vadim Zadorozhny Museum of Technology turned to Pokkels. The organization was looking for ways to clean up a military aircraft that had been in the swamp for 70 years. The plane was corroded through and the metal became thin. Traditional methods did not fit, because they would have damaged the fragile parts.

The F-Clean BP portable backpack removed paint and corrosion marks without deforming the surface.

Cleaning of a warplane

Suitable for working at height with large objects

The size of the object to be cleaned does mot matter to the operation of the laser device. F-Clean effectively cleans both the bronze plaque and the monument. The size of the surface to be cleaned only affects the cleaning time: the larger the object, the longer the treatment will take. The Pokkels F-Clean BP backpack-style mobile laser system is especially handy for work at height. With a weight of 15 kg and the dimensions of a normal backpack, the device allows for comfortable cleaning at height.

Piece of the monument before and after 2 minutes of laser cleaning

F-Clean service life is 50 years

Pokkels laser devices are designed to last 100,000 hours. It is equal to more than 50 years if the equipment is used for 8 hours 5 days a week. Such a service life is possible due to quality components. Our devices are based on laser sources of IPG Photonics, the world leader in fiber lasers.

Laser cleaning of antique metalwork

Main advantages

  • Cleaning of metal, stone, glass, and wood surfaces.
  • Removal of various types of dirt: organics, paint, soot, rust, etc.
  • Deep cleaning of surfaces with complex shapes and reliefs
  • Suitable for work at height
  • Gentle treatment without surface damage
  • No incidental contamination occurs, no consumables required
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Laser cleaning of molds

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We continue to talk about the possibilities of using the F-Clean laser cleaning system. Previously, we wrote about cleaning molds and stainless steel. This time we will tell you how laser equipment removes paint and polymer coatings.

Laser cleaning of the weld

Conventional methods of surface treatment of materials for welding work are time-consuming and expensive. You have to dispose of chemicals and clean the room of incidental contaminants. Laser technology allows you to forget about these problems. Read more about the use of laser equipment in our article.

Laser cleaning for public utilities

The process of cleaning urban infrastructure takes a lot of time even  when you need to remove a small advertising inscription from the street tiles. But there is a way to solve this problem quickly, without using brushes or chemicals. The solution is the F-Clean laser complex. The main thing about it will be briefly described in our article.

Laser metal degreasing before joining by soldering or welding

Degreasing is an important step that determines the quality of the future connection. Alkalis and solvents, , as well as mechanical brushing, are often used to degrease metal. Let’s look at the typical problems associated with traditional degreasing methods and compare them with laser equipment.

Laser cleaning in the automotive industry

Pokkels’ advanced laser technology allows to solve many issues, including the efficient cleaning of parts and surfaces of all sizes and complexities, and the preparation of products for welding and painting. From this article you will learn more about the capabilities of the F-Clean laser cleaning complex.

5 reasons to use F-Clean to clean large metal structures

Laser cleaning technology is getting more and more into various areas of business. Already today, construction organizations and industrial cleaning companies use laser devices to clean metal structures. In this article, let’s look at the 5 main advantages of the F-Clean laser cleaning system for treating large metal structures. A few real cases are described.

Laser cleaning of shop primer

Manufacturers of rolled metal products are gradually adopting laser cleaning technology at their enterprises. The main reason for this choice is the efficiency of cleaning and there is no need for consumables. In this article, we will tell you about three companies that use the F-Clean laser system.

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