When it comes to steel manufacturing, or manufacturing equipment with steel, there can be many logistical nightmares. Often times steel is coated with an RPO or a primer/paint to inhibit oxidation during transportation or storage.
In order to be able to work with the steel, it needs to be cleaned and free of any surface contaminates to ensure good welds or paint adhesion. The traditional methods are quite messy and create a lot of waste.
Whether its blasting, grinding, or washing with emulsifiers, all of them have setbacks.
Laser cleaning is an excellent solution. It can be automated or manually operated, is dry, and does not affect the surface, is safe and reliable, and leaves no mess behind.