Fume Extractors for Laser Engraving Machines

Engraving lasers are commonly used to engrave or cut products which are manufactured from a variety of materials. Hazardous fumes and dust are produced when the substrate, lacquer, paint or coating is laser processed. Purex systems not only help ensure compliance with International Health and Safety Law but also deliver actual cost savings to the production process.

Materials lased include: -

  • Plastics (PVC & PET etc.)
  • Ceramics
  • Metals
  • Paper & Cardboard
  • Foil
  • Enamel
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Rubber

Purex Solution

Purex fume extraction systems are designed in conjunction with some of the worlds largest laser engraving system manufactures to:

  • Prevent damage to the laser and components.
  • Protect personnel from harmful fumes.
  • Reduce product rejects due to poor laser performance.
  • Maintain a constant extraction rate.
  • Deliver long filter life.
  • Interface with the laser

After initial consultation Purex engineers can visit a site free of charge to carry out a survey* and to suggest suitable designs and solutions. What to do next: -

* UK mainland only. Other locations are handled by our distributor network.

Laser warning symbol

Smoke from a laser engraving machine

Laser engraving machine

Machine Selection Guide

Size of Laser
Engraving Machine
Alpha
200
Alpha
400
Xbase
200
Xbase
400
400i 800i 1500i 2000i 5000i
2-Tier
(High Dust)
3-Tier
(Acrylic)
Light Use Heavy Use
Small  

  Small
Medium  
  Medium
Large  
  Large
Extra Large Open Bed

Key:

  Normal selection.
  Select if extra filter capacity is required and/or additional airflow is required to extract from multiple lasers or heavy duty applications.
  May also be considered.
  Unit not usually specified for application.
  Consider if continually lasing acrylic.

Notes:
1. The selection is based on the use of standard connection kit.
2. * Heavy use includes high proportion of cutting, lasers with a deep bed and constant use. Contact Purex for further advice.
3. The 800i 3 tier unit is designed for use where the application has low dust, but high gas emissions. The 2 tier is designed for applications producing high dust emissions.
4. In applications with extremely high dust emissions, a Cascade inline filter can be considered.