We use this fan to suck all the smoke from the cutting process. It works pretty good. From time to time we have to clean the inlet, to prevent clogging when cutting mainly MDF. So far so good.
The downside of this installation is noise. Especially when you have to work in the same room and the machine works 8 hours per day. We plan to replace the fan with a quiter one like this:
The 6" fan should fit our needs pretty good and is cheap enough for a test. What do you think about this replacement?
- Our lasercutter runs approximately 10h per week.
- Between the smoke outlet of the laser and the fan is a hose, which is 1 meter long.
- From the fan to the outlet is another hose, which is 2 meters long.