Oxidation Stains Removal from Stainless Steel Flanges using Laser

Manufactures over 40,000 stainless steel barrels annually on its production line. Stainless Steel Flanges ( such as butt joints and lap joints ) must be cleaned to remove oxidation from stainless steel during the manufacturing process. For stainless steel weld cleaning to be corrosion-resistant, it must be passivated after laser cleaning stainless steel..

Why choose laser cleaning?

Initially, stainless steel oxides were removed using conventional methods (chemical and mechanical cleaning). Based on their analysis of their production processes, they determined that cleaning was the bottleneck.

Production line did not incorporate all cleaning steps required by conventional cleaning methods. Operators are unpredictable and prone to error, as is expected. Innovaweld wanted to produce a consistent product in less time. In order to accomplish this, manual operations would be replaced by automated ones.

Outputs and processes in production

Workplace safety and employee health

In the areas where laser cleaning has been implemented, the following work conditions have been improved: – Chemicals no longer need to be handled by employees – Protective equipment needs have decreased – Reduction of dust production has been achieved – Reduction of noise levels has been achieved

Maintenance and consumables

When consumables were used up, or dust from mechanical cleaning damaged machines, the company often had to replace them. Company has reduced maintenance caused by mechanical components by integrating laser cleaning.