APPLICATIONS

A clean air solution for every application

Machining

Air pollutants generated from processes such as turning, cutting and multi-operation machines can vary from moderate loads of oil mist, to high loads of oil smoke consisting only of sub-micron particles. We know that no manufacturing process is the same, but regardless of the size of the machine or the type of application we make sure that any air which escapes the machine is clean and safe to breathe.

Welding

Poisonous gases, fume and sparks are created anytime metals are welded together. It doesn’t matter what type of welding equipment is used or what type of metal is being welded. Effective extraction of welding fume, even those generated by robotic welding, is critical, because the health risks caused by inhaling fume are often severe. The International Agency for Research on Cancer recently reclassified mild steel welding fume as a carcinogen which can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer in humans.

Forming / Pressing

Oil smoke is generated when metals are formed, rolled or pressed. This is a result of the oil used in the process being heated up by friction. If the oil smoke is allowed to escape from the machine, it can contaminate both the indoor and outdoor environment

Laser & Plasma Cutting

Laser cutting uses a focused laser beam that’s directed at the metal being cut, then vaporizes or melts it to create the finished surface or edge. Plasma cutting uses a jet of high velocity ionized gas that conducts electricity from the plasma cutter to the material. Laser and plasma cutting create sparks and fume that can be a danger to workers. These fumes should be captured and filtered at the source to prevent serious health risks.

Die Casting

Die casting is a process which involves forcing molten metals like aluminum, zinc or magnesium at high pressure into a die cavity. During this process large amounts of oil mist and oil smoke consisting of sticky particles is formed when the lubrication, also known as the ‘release agent’ is being sprayed into the mold cavity. Another source of oil smoke is the injection of the molten metal which takes place through the shot sleeve.

Heat Treatment

When metals are heat treated during annealing / tempering, hardening / quenching processes oil mist and oil smoke is emitted due to the change of the physical property when as the work piece is heated or quickly  chilled. The change in temperature alters the state of the metal from a liquid to a solid. Without a proper filter unit ready for the task, the indoor air will quickly become contaminated with dangerous airborne particles.

Food Processing

Industrial food processing operations such as deep frying, frying and smoking can generate large volumes of particles in the air. This contamination varies from oil mist to very high loads of oil smoke consisting only of sub-micron particles. If left unfiltered, the contaminated air will pollute the indoor and outdoor environment

Commercial Kitchens

Cooking operations generate large amounts of oil smoke, oil mist, steam and odor that requires filtration and ventilation. These emissions must be captured and filtered to provide a clean work environment, minimize the fire hazard and reduce unpleasant odors.

Grinding

Any industrial work application that includes grinding and deburring is going to create dust or oil mist that requires immediate filtration. Whether it is an angle grinder, die grinder or an automated grinding machine, dust and particles will pollute your workplace unless they are captured and filtered at the source.

3D Printing

The 3D printing process generates toxic fumes and airborne dust when operators are post-processing and finishing parts. Different additive processes produce various kinds of fumes and VOCs (volatile organic compounds), such as plastic ABS, Nylon and PLA fumes which can produce a strong odor and toxic vapors.

Painting & Coating

Industrial painting & coating are known to produce dangerous by-products such as VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and dust. Proper ventilation and filtration is a must, as working in close proximity to the fumes and particles created by painting and coating processes can cause devastating health effects such as occupational asthma and COPD.

Soldering

Soldering enables the joining of metal parts by melting a filler metal to attach wires and other metallic components. The fumes generated from melting solder especially solder containing Lead or Tin present are dangerous and require local ventilation to remove harmful smoke from the work area. Soldering applications need to be properly ventilated to prevent toxic fumes from reaching the worker’s breathing zone.

EDM / Spark Erosion

Electro discharge machining (EDM), also known as spark erosion, is a manufacturing process where a desired shape is obtained by removing materials from a workpiece using electrical discharges. The manufacturing process generates oil mist and oil smoke and if left unfiltered, the contaminated air will pollute the indoor and outdoor environment.

Sanding & Finishing

Using any coated abrasive for sanding, polishing, or finishing introduces small amounts of both surfaces into the air. The particle size of the dusts produced in this application depends significantly on the abrasive’s grit size and composition, as well as the material being worked. Wood, metal, or plastics dusts each have specific health risks if inhaled.

Textile Processing

When heating up different fabrics, for example in stenter frame and/or while applying different substances to improve the fabric, oil mist or oil smoke can occur. If left unfiltered, the contaminated air will pollute the indoor or outdoor environment.

Parts Washing

Component cleaning applications require the highest standards of both cleanliness and dryness – even the smallest particles of residue and waters can significantly impair the performance of the machinery in which the components are used. Filtration units remove heat and steam from the atmosphere and collects particles of cleaning agents and coolant residue which could otherwise enter the air. This ensures workers are not exposed to any microscopic contaminants which could potentially be harmful to their health.

Bulk Handling

Material bulk handling and processes such as bag tipping, bulk silo venting, packing, milling, dispensing, drying, pressing and blending generates high volumes of dust particles. Dust extraction is vital in any bulk handling operation to protect operators from harmful dust, prevent explosions and protect the environment. Flour dust is a leading cause of occupational asthma and can be explosive, so it is vital ATEX approved equipment is used in dust extraction systems to minimize this risk.

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