Laser Applications Lab
Our laser applications lab is located on-site at our Kansas City, Missouri headquarters. Our testing environment is equipped with a wide variety of the latest solutions and add-ons needed to test your products. We’re able to test, clean, strategize, and identify the best laser cleaning solutions for your needs.
We have multiple testing lasers on-site to utilize and determine the best solution for your needs. Our testing lasers include two CL100g’s — one with a 2-D scanner attached to a collaborative robot and a rotation element that can be added and a second one that’s inside of a cleanCELL 2220, which also has a rotation element. Additionally, we have a CL300 beam switch with both an OSH50 and a Stamp 14, 2-D optic that is attached to a robot.
Aside from our testing lasers in the lab, we always have demonstration lasers that we can use for testing in the lab as schedules allow. Our demo lasers include a CL100g with the handheld OSH20, CL500 beam switch with OSH50 and Stamp 25, CL500 beam switch with OSH 50 and cleanCUBE, and a CL600 beam switch with both an OSH50 and OSA70 optics.
To ensure we’re able to properly test your product and suggest the best laser cleaning solution for your needs, we’ll need a sample of the type of product needing cleaned — whether it’s a part that you’ll use for bonding or a piece from the aircraft you need to clean. Our testing process is broken into two primary steps: initial and secondary testing.
During initial testing, we’ll take parts in and take before pictures. We’ll start our video process and do a basic parameter test. From there, we identify the range of parameters performed on the parts. Does it get the right result? If not, we dive in and finesse to get the right result.
Once we can get the desired result, then we take operational requirements into consideration — including whether you need a handheld or automatic solution. Our video process will include that second wave of testing. After we are confident in the basics of being able to get the desired results, we’ll take after pics to show the difference. We’ll put together a report of our findings and send it to you for evaluation.
The second step in our process is extremely variable depending on your needs, the results from the initial testing, and other technical factors. It can also require some testing at your own location. For example, if a bonding test is needed, you’ll need to send what parts need bonding for us to prepare. We’ll clean them with parameters from the initial test and send them back to you so you can conduct a go- or no-go test from your own process.
Sometimes, we can conduct an on-site demo at your location to make the secondary testing process go quicker. This involves bringing the laser solution to your location to prepare the bonding parts and then hand them over for your own testing. This mitigates the back and forth and allows operators and leaders to use and review the equipment. Plus, we bring the laser solution you would use so you can approve it on the spot.
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE SENDING YOUR PRODUCT
Because products need to be initially tested in our on-site laser applications lab, there are some size restrictions to what products we can test. We have a forklift and a loading dock, so we need to be able to safely transport your product — keeping the weight and size in consideration. Talk to our sales team about the exact dimensions of our loading dock and weight limitations.
You’ll also be responsible for all shipping costs of your product. This includes shipping to our headquarters and shipping back to your location. We can provide a demo at your facility, but to ensure the testing environment is optimized for the best results, we typically only provide initial testing at our facility. If your product is too large for our applications lab, we can work with your team to create an ad hoc testing and laser-safe environment at your location, but you’ll need to work with our team to see if this is a viable option.
Sign Up for Our Live Demo
Want to see our laser applications lab in action? Join us on January 19, at 11 am CT for a live demonstration. Fill out the form to receive an all-access link.