The Compact Phoenix is a highly versatile laser cleaning system which is a valuable addition to the conservator’s toolbox. It is a small, compact, rugged system ideally suited to work in a conservation workshop or small-scale site work. The Compact Phoenix comprises a ‘desktop’ base unit, which provides power and cooling, and a detachable laser handpiece. The system is highly portable, easy to maintain and has been used to clean a wide range of materials, including marble, limestone, sandstone, plaster, terracotta, ivory, wood and bronze. The Compact Phoenix is available for purchase and rental.
The following video shows a demonstration of an older generation Compact Phoenix system. The design of the laser handpiece and some of its functions have changed in the latest version but please do watch the video if you would like to get a basic idea of how the system operates.