The STPL-V emits pulsed NIR radiation with power up to 1600W. The laser beam is fibre delivered to the handheld processing tool. The high energy pulses of the Vulcan laser cleaning system can reach up to 250mJ , in this case this was tuned to 150mJ thus enabling a detachment or hybrid detachment process that removes paints and primer coatings at high speed over large spot sizes. The STPL-V thus makes the process attractive to industries such as aerospace, energy generation, automotive, marine and others, where paint and coating removal speeds are important.
The patented process used by the STPL-V system can remove most paints with speeds in excess of 0.5m²/min.