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. 


Cleaning speed

The chemical method of degreasing is time-consuming. The product must be soaked in the solution, sometimes the solution must be pre-heated. Then it is necessary to rinse the product and dry it properly. Only after that does soldering or welding may be performed.

Why laser?

Laser equipment allows to immediately begin degreasing without prior preparation. After processing, welding work may be done immediately.

Laser cleaning of stainless-steel sheets

By-products of cleaning

Chemicals require disposal. As a result, you have to spend additional resources and time: hire employees for cleaning and housekeeping, pay for services for the chemical waste disposal.

Why laser?

No by-products. All cleanable contaminants evaporate. Laser cleaning requires just one person — a laser operator.

Laser edge cleaning before welding

Local treatment

During chemical treatment, the workpiece is completely immersed in the solution. Moreover, sometimes it is not enough just to degrease the part: it is necessary to clean a piece of the product of persistent impurities, such as rust.

Why laser?

The precise positioning of the laser beam enables selective treatment: clean only the area that needs to be cleaned. Flexible device settings allow to work with a variety of contaminants.

Process automation

Pokkels offers a wide range of partially and fully automated laser systems. We develop a complex that fulfills your production tasks of degreasing and cleaning surfaces.

The robotic system combines the high efficiency of a laser cleaning system with the precision of an automated system. The unit is designed for non-stop operation while maintaining low operating costs.

The main advantages of an automated system: 
  • advanced technology
  • increased treatment accuracy
  • similar performance
  • increased productivity
  • tailored to your needs
  • non-stop operation 24/7

The robotic complex can not only degrease surfaces, but also perform welding work. The device will pre-clean the surface, weld and clean the product from traces of tarnishing and oxide. As a result, you get an exact reproducible result: the same appearance of the finished products.

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