August 5, 2011
In addition to removing mild steel and aluminum slag, TRUMPF’s new TruTool TSC 100 now can remove stainless steel slag. It can be used on flatbed laser machines with an output of up to 7 kW and removes slag from the sides of the slats as well as in spaces between and right up to the pallet frame.
The modified design of the new tool is a major contributor to its cleaning results and efficiency, the company states. Roughing and finishing rollers were previously used to break up the slag. Now the slats are thoroughly scraped by two toothed cleaning tools running in parallel. It can remove any material that the laser can cut.
With the new slat cleaner one person can clean a standard-size pallet of 5 by 10 ft. in about 30 minutes. The operator places the tool on any area of the support slats and turns it on. Then two vertical rows of toothed tools press onto the slat and move forward through the slats, scraping the slag off each slat with a smooth forward motion. Placed on the slats from above, the cleaning rollers open and move back downward. During this process, it is propelled forward as it cleans.
This device can clean selectively; it can be applied only to specific areas and then removed. This feature is useful when the laser produces small parts and only one area of the support slats is getting clogged with slag.
The slat cleaner can be used during production.
For more information, visit www.us.trumpf.com.
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