AD 500 iQ

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The AD 500 iQ is the ideal choice for heavy-duty applications.

AD 500 iQ
AD 500 iQ
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AD 500 iQ

The AD 500 iQ is the ideal choice for heavy-duty applications.

The AD 500 iQ mid to high-end laser fume extraction system combines extremely large filter capacity with high airflow and pressure rates, making it the ideal choice for heavy-duty applications that generate large amounts of particulate and gaseous organic compounds.

Performance has been further enhanced with the inclusion of several features including BOFA’s acclaimed patented iQ Operating System, making the AD 500 iQ one of the most advanced systems available.

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Key features of the AD 500 iQ


Intelligent (iQ) Operating System

Advanced extraction monitoring and control system bringing multiple performance enhancements for higher efficiency of extraction, independent filter status monitoring and integral design features that combine to deliver a lower cost of ownership. It monitors the status of both the pre filter and combined (main) filter.

DeepPleat DUO pre filter

DeepPleat DUO pre-filter

This pre-filter comes in three main sizes and incorporates a massive drop-out chamber and large volume area within the base of the filter. Above the drop-out chamber but still within the housing there is a sealed 200mm deep pleat layer of F8 media giving an impressive surface area.


HEPA filter

BOFA uses mini pleat design HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters which are tested and certified to a minimum efficiency of 99.997% down to 0.3 microns and 95% as small as 0.1 micron. They incorporate a series of webbing between the pleated media. This feature not only guarantees even spacing for full filter coverage between each pleat, but also alleviates the possibility of airflow vibration or collapse.


Automatic flow control (AFC) technology

Automatic flow control (AFC) allows the operator to preset the correct airflow rates for the specific application, subsequently maintaining the airflow. This generates lower noise levels and ensures further protection of the more expensive HEPA filters.


Reverse flow air (RFA) technology

The RFA technology feature causes a fall in velocity and air direction change. Larger particulate falls out of the airstream into the filter’s drop out chamber. With less particulate entering the filter media the filter life is significantly increased, enhancing filter capture performance and ensure longer life.


Advanced carbon filter (ACF) technology

ACF assures safe capture and removal of hazardous fumes.
Contaminated air must remain in contact with the carbon bed for a period of time sufficient to ensure that no contaminants or odours are emitted (‘dwell time’). Our filters have been developed to capture all contaminants and odours, eliminating the risk of bypass and/or tunnelling.


Patented technology

BOFA invests in innovation and our products and technology have a heritage of being tried, tested and trusted for over 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.


ProTECT service plan

Our ProTECT LEV service plan and compliance certification has been designed to give you the peace of mind that your LEV (Local Exhaust Ventilation) systems are being expertly maintained throughout their working life and you are kept within government guidelines and regulations in the UK.


SureCHECK quality standard

We recognise that quality, health and safety and environmental management are integral to our management. SureCHECK is far more than just written words, it touches every employee and is engrained within the company’s culture and business ethos. It is applied consistently across all our business activities on a world-wide basis.


Technical specification

iQ Operating System


High airflow and pressure rates


Reverse flow air filter technology


DeepPleat DUO pre-filter technology


Automatic flow control system


Real time airflow reading


Independent filter condition monitoring, display and warnings


High contrast display


‘Run safe’ operation


Remote diagnostics via USB


Filters with long life and low replacement cost


VOC gas sensor (Volatile Organic Compound)


Remote stop / start interface


Filter change / system fail signal


Interfacing with host laser


On-board compressor


Optional filter medias



View suitable applications

Laser engraving and cutting
Direct metal laser sintering
Laser coding and marking
Selective laser sintering
Selective laser melting

Datasheet correct at time of publishing. For specific applications, please contact us for details.