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MRO's in Need of Solutions to Mitigate Hazardous Work Environments

Wayne Tupuola, President, Laser PhotonicsWayne Tupuola, President,Laser Photonics
Looking similar to a hand-held vacuum cleaner connected to an extra-large Shop Vac, the technology that could revolutionize the aircraft structural maintenance shop doesn't scream "innovation" on very first glance. In spite of appearances, the abilities of the Laser Photonics laser cleaning equipment has the potential to develop a safer and healthier work environment, and also be a more effective application to attain typical shop duties for the Maintenance Repair Operations across the globe.

"We have to fill out documentation every time we work with a laser on a slice of gear, next we make use of the conventional way on an additional piece of equipment," the consumer says


Laser Photonics laser cleaning equipment is actually created to draw away paint primer, rust and corrosion better as opposed to the old school technique of grinding and sand blasting. Some of the clients of ours show up to us for specific surface treatment including primer based Chromate and the results are actually remarkable.
“One of the fundamental pulls for obtaining the lasers was it had been sold as being in a position to be made use of without a respirator "We utilize a primer which has chromate in it. Chromate is actually a carcinogen; it causes cancer states the customer. "One of the huge things about these lasers is they reduce the waste stream significantly" says a buyer at an MRO facility.

Blasting as well as grinding knocks up carcinogens in the air. The laser has a built in vacuum. As it moves on the substrate and eliminates contaminates such as fumes, it sucks up the particles, keeping them from the air.

These aircraft types structural maintenance shops at virtually all MRO's been selected to evaluate the skills of the lasers and create a training strategy and also figure out what personal protective equipment is actually necessary to run the technology.

  • In the past, we actually did not have a good way to use rust off and this addresses that have to lengthen the life of equipment, the buyer says



"We have to fill out documentation every time we work with a laser on a slice of gear, next we make use of the conventional way on an additional piece of equipment," the consumer says. "We document what we save for hazardous waste removal and just how much time we saved, in case we saved anything at all, and then send the document up to the Corporate."

The lasers provide these MRO's some other abilities in addition to a safer and healthier work environment.

"In the past, we actually did not have a good way to use rust off and this addresses that have to lengthen the life of equipment," the buyer says.

I am hopeful in the reality that it gives MRO's another capability which they did not have previously, as well as deals with a great deal of requirements particular to aircraft structural upkeep shops.

The lasers far surpass the old techniques in the hazardous waste area and I believe the laser systems are actually likely to be the way of the future.
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