June 3, 2011
In addition to removing mild steel and aluminum slag, TRUMPF's new TruTool TSC 100 removes stainless steel slag. The slat cleaner can be used on flatbed laser machines with an output of up to 7 kW. It removes slag from the sides of the slats as well as in spaces between and right up to the pallet frame.
Two toothed cleaning tools running in parallel scrape the slats of any material that the laser can cut. The cleaner can be used by one person to clean a standard size pallet of 5 by 10 ft. in about 30 min., the company states.
The operator places the tool on any area of the support slats and turns it on. 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, the tool is propelled forward as it cleans.
The tool also can be used on any specific area and then removed.