Slat Cleaner is used on flatbed laser machines.

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Capable of removing mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel slag, TruTool TSC 100 can be used on flatbed laser machines with output up to 7 kW. Dual toothed cleaning tools, running in parallel, remove slag from sides of slats as well as spaces between and right up to pallet frame. Supporting use by one person to clean 5 x 10 ft pallet in ~30 min, system can be used during production and is able to clean any specific area and then be removed for selective operation.

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TRUMPF's Next Generation Slat Cleaner: TruTool TSC 100

FARMINGTON, Conn.-In addition to removing mild steel and aluminium slag, TRUMPF's new, TruTool TSC 100 removes even stubborn stainless steel slag. Now available in North America, the TruTool TSC 100 can be used on flatbed laser machines with an output of up to 7 kilowatts 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 factor in its high quality cleaning results and efficiency. Powerful roughing and finishing rollers were previously used to break up the slag. Now the slats are thoroughly scraped by two powerful, toothed cleaning tools running in parallel. The TruTool TSC 100 is able to remove any material that the laser can cut.

The new slat cleaner can be used by one person to clean a standard size pallet of 5 x 10 ft. in about 30 minutes. The tool is easy to use: The operator places it 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 TruTool TSC 100 is simply propelled forward as it cleans.

Another benefit of the new tool from TRUMPF is that it is able to clean selectively; it can be used on any specific area and then removed. This feature is especially useful when the laser produces smaller parts and only one area of the support slats is getting clogged with slag.

The TruTool TSC 100, like other models of the TSC family, can be used during production-and it makes the work of flatbed laser machine operators considerably easier as well as cost effective. Up until a few years ago, cleaning slats required hammers and chisels, and many hours to complete. Alternatively, machine operators immediately replaced heavily slagged slats-an expensive undertaking that is now a thing of the past.

TRUMPF is one of the world's largest producers of fabricating machinery and a world market leader in lasers used for industrial production technology. Additional company information is available at:

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