One of the welding industry’s most basic needs is for welding fume extraction systems. Without them, everyone working near welding operations is going to be exposed to what could be deadly fumes.
There are many different types of units available for this purpose, and the one you choose will depend on your needs. But recently high-vacuum extraction has become increasingly popular because it takes the polluted air away directly from the point of welding with extraction nozzles or extraction funnels. Some are even integrated with the burner on the welding gun.
Types of High Vacuum Welding Fume Extraction Units
Kemper America specializes in this type of unit and has recently added to its range. The most popular are the:
- MiniFil High Vacuum Smoke Extraction Filter Unit
- Dusty High Vacuum Smoke Extraction Filter Unit
- Welding Fume Extraction VacuFil 500
MiniFil for High Vacuum Smoke Extraction
Ideal for aluminum welding, MiniFill is also suitable for welding high-alloy steel and is particularly safe and simple to use. A neat, compact machine, it is perfect for medium quantities of smoke and dust and works particularly well in workplace environments that change frequently.
MiniFill offers torch extraction or extraction nozzles, and features both an automatic start/stop function that is integrated into the machine, as well as a filter change operation that is free from contamination.
In addition to its safety and simplicity, benefits of this high vacuum welding fume extraction unit extend to energy-saving too.
MiniFill has a disposable filter and the machine itself weighs only one lb (without the arm attachment), which is less than half a kg.
Dusty for High Vacuum Smoke Extraction
Relatively lightweight, Dusty features an economical, cleanable ePTFE filter cartridge that copes with low to medium smoke and dust levels. It is ideal for repair work and any other mobile use.
Dusty has two suction nozzles and is used for torch extraction. The machine weighs about 53 lbs or 24 kg.
VacuFil 500 for High Vacuum Smoke Extraction
A high vacuum extraction system intended for use between several workstations using torch or robotic extraction in areas that experience very high smoke and dust levels. It features automatic filter cleaning, which makes it the ideal solution for any non-stop welding operation, and is suitable for industrial use.
VacuFil 500 is equipped with suction nozzles and/or high vacuum exhaust arms and some models can be used on as many as four work stations at one time. This machine is considerably larger than the other two, weighing in at 582 lbs or 264 kg. Its versatility enables it to be connected to a central pipe system, which is very useful in many industrial situations.
Kemper America Will Assess Your Needs
The high vacuum units mentioned above are just three of the Kemper America units available. There are a number of mobile filters available, as well central extraction units that are intended for laser systems and cutting beds, amongst other applications.
If you would like to know more about the high vacuum solutions Kemper offers, or would like us to assess your needs, please contact us.