At BOFA, we invest in innovation and our products have a heritage of being tried, tested and trusted for nearly 30 years. As the market leader, we are proud of our product designs and technology and take great care in protecting this intellectual property and our integrity.
Our product range includes aspects which are protected under patent copyright, design copyright, registered design and trade mark laws. BOFA will take the necessary legal action against any party manufacturing, distributing, selling or dealing with any article which infringes our right towards our products.
Our products are protected by the following patent numbers.
Filter Assembly (DeepPleat DUO pre filter) GB2 499 495
iQ Operating System GB2 499 812
The new and revolutionary iQ Operating System performs at two distinct levels. Where operators benefit from the ease of operation and clarity of real time information, the system also provides a cache of analytical data enabling users to download performance and operating parameters for evaluation purposes.
Patent No: GB2 499 812
The DeepPleat DUO has been uniquely designed to deal with the high volumes and
variety of particulate generated during laser applications.
Patent No: 2 499 495
Most people are aware of cyclone separators thanks to Sir James Dyson and his vacuum cleaners.
Cyclone separators are very efficient at capturing particles of 20micron and larger, i.e. visible to the naked eye.
Unfortunately laser marking generates a range of particle sizes from 0.1 micron upwards so standard
cyclone separators are not suitable.
BOFA International commissioned the University of Southampton in the UK, using CFD (Computational
Fluid Dynamics) techniques, to develop a cyclone to operate more efficiently at these lower particle sizes.
The cyclone separator has been design specifically for use with the AD Oracle extraction unit and is
installed between the laser extraction point and the extractor. The airflow generated by the extraction
unit powers the cyclone.