Purex International has donated a fume extraction system to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago for the Toymaker 3000 assembly line.
Toymaker 3000 is an exhibit that takes the visitor through the entire manufacturing process of creating a toy.
The exhibit consists of eight interactive stations, 12 moving robots and a 2,000ft2 automated assembly line that can assemble 300 Gravitron toys per hour.
Each Gravitron can be personalised by choosing its colour and a name can be laser marked onto it; the visitor can then watch it being constructed.
Until Purex helped out, the museum staff were having problems keeping the laser on the Toymaker line running and the enclosure clean using the old fume extractor.
'We were having problems with our old fume extraction system but since we installed the Purex system it has been working without a hitch,' said Roger Harris of the museum.
'The Purex system is quieter, has no odours, looks better and is more efficient than what we were using.
'Since we cleaned the laser guard during the installation (something our techs had to do every few weeks), we haven't needed to clean it again.
'Our technicians have also commented on the Purex system's ability to monitor both the filter condition and the exhaust air quality.
'With an exhibit that runs seven days a week, every little bit that does not require attention helps us keep the exhibit running that much better,' he added.
The Purex range of fume extractors protect people from hazardous dust and fumes and are available for marking, coding and engraving lasers across a wide variety of industry applications.