Laser cleaning - airport runway cleaning tool

April 28, 2024

In recent years, as people's awareness of environmental protection has increased, it has brought huge challenges to the development of the cleaning industry around the world. Various cleaning technologies that are beneficial to environmental protection have emerged, and laser cleaning technology is one of them.

Laser cleaning technology

Laser cleaning technology refers to the process of using high-energy laser beams to irradiate the surface of the workpiece to instantly evaporate and peel off particles, rust, and coatings on the surface, thereby achieving cleanliness.
For an airport, the runway is a key facility for its operations. During high-speed landing, the aircraft tires contact the runway surface due to friction, resulting in high temperatures. The high temperature causes the tire rubber to instantly melt and form a rubber viscous substance that adheres to the pavement texture. As the number of friction increases and time passes, the pavement deteriorates. The rubber layer continues to thicken, causing the friction coefficient of the road surface to decrease, affecting the braking performance of the aircraft. Especially when the road surface is wet, the viscosity of the rubber on the runway significantly reduces the friction, which directly affects the safe landing of the aircraft.

Therefore, major airports must clean the runway from time to time every year and ensure that the friction coefficient of the road surface is not less than 0.5, to avoid accidents.

Currently, commonly used glue removal equipment in the industry includes ground milling machines and mobile shot blasting machines. However, glue removal by ground milling machines will cause damage to the surface of the runway; glue removal by mobile shot blasting machines may scatter steel pellets on the runway. If not cleaned up in time, it will cause damage to the aircraft and increase the workload of workers.


In the actual cleaning operation of the runway, different energy, moving speed, etc. should be used according to the actual thickness of "glue black" to achieve better cleaning efficiency and effect.

Laser handheld cleaning machine

The laser handheld cleaning machine is professionally customized for airport runway glue removal. It can not only effectively remove the tire rubber layer on the airport runway, but also will not cause any damage to the airport runway. It is both energy-saving and environmentally friendly. It is the first choice for aircraft runway cleaning. equipment. After the glue was removed, the friction value of the runway was tested to fully meet the specified standards, which improved the quality of the runway surface and ensured normal takeoff and landing of flights.