Noise: The sound of exhaust fans in a fume extraction system can create a loud and taxing workplace. Customizable silencers can be built into the system to bring the noise level down to a desirable level.
Filters: For laser cutting, nanofiber filter media is the recommended choice. This substrate is flame-retardant and designed to keep fine laser dust from penetrating deep into the crevices of the filter. These filters are easier to clean, show slower equipment wear, and contribute to better energy efficiency.
Filter configuration: Vertically mounted filter cartridges tend to have less dust buildup than horizontally mounted versions. Minimized buildup means longer filter life and a decreased likelihood of dust combustion.
Intended use: While this may sound obvious, it is vital that you do not use the laser cutter fume extraction system for any other fume extraction purpose. Using the system to cut potentially flammable or otherwise hazardous materials could result in dangerous situations and damage.