BOFA's range of ADVANTAGE laser fume extraction and filtration systems are designed for applications that generate particulate and gaseous volatile organic compounds (VOC's) within the Laser Marking, Coding and Engraving Industries.
Lasers are being used more and more as a replacement to conventional engraving systems. Laser engravers offer higher speeds and accuracy. When used in conjunction with an efficient fume elimination system and LEV (Local Exhaust Ventilation) extraction kit, the user benefits from a much cleaner working environment.
A variety of toxic fumes and particulates are generated when different substrates are being lasered. These contaminates are known within the industry as LGAC's (Laser Generated Air Contaminates). LGAC's of different makeup can react in the extreme within the filter separation process. In some instances having high ratio of gases to particulates and visa versa. For example, fume from Nylon when lasered is roughly 80% particulate to 20% gas, where as fume from Acrylic is 90% gas to 10% particulate. With this knowledge, Bofa have developed the Advantage range of fume elimination systems designed specifically for such a broad base of lasered substrate materials.