Welding smoke exhaust systems are vital for any professional welding operation, and they need to work efficiently to keep the air clean and uncontaminated. But even the best systems can be enhanced by using top quality exhaust arms that make equipment even more effective and versatile, constantly keeping welders safe from welding and cutting fumes, and toxic dust.
How Exhaust Arms Work
Exhaust arms work in conjunction with smoke exhaust systems, enabling welding operators to capture and remove dangerous fumes at their source so that they don’t get anywhere near the welders’ breathing zones.
Welding fume experts, Kemper America offer a choice of exhaust arms including:
Kemper also offers an exhaust hood that is particularly well-suited for improving extraction of exhaust fumes at welding joints. It can be rotated 360 degrees and further improves the function of Kemper’s professional exhaust arms.
All the exhaust arms can be connected to the ductwork of central extraction units as well as wall-mounted or mobile exhaust units, and wall-mounted fans. If there isn’t a way to fix exhaust arms to walls or pillars, you can use a special mounting column that holds arms that are no longer than 14 foot.
Extension Exhaust Arms
Kemper’s extension exhaust arms are made from rigid metal tubing and are designed for use with 17 foot, 20 foot, and 24 foot-long exhaust arms. They consist of a strong boom and a ball-bearing wall bracket that swivels, allowing the arm to rotate 360 degrees.
Additionally, the bottom of the extension arm has a C-profile fitting that has the capacity to carry up to 111 lbs in the form of air tools, cable, wire feed units and so on. This not only enables welders to protect expensive equipment, but it also helps to prevent unnecessary accidents that might be caused if tools or cables are left lying around.
Flexible Exhaust Arms
Flexible tube arms are designed for extracting hazardous fumes at source, and are ideal for getting rid of welding gases and smoke, as well as dust, steam, and the fumes from various solvents that are used.
Made from fiberglass hose that is coated with PVC, the design incorporates an internal steel wire spiral that is spring supported. Like the extension arms, these flexible arms can also swivel 360 degrees. They range in length from 7 foot to 33 foot
Telescopic Exhaust Arms
Kemper’s telescopic exhaust arms are ideal for welding training shops and welding booths and may be mounted on freestanding columns in areas with limited space. They incorporate an exhaust hood with a damper, and they also swivel.
Whichever type of exhaust arm or arms you decide to add to your welding smoke exhaust system, you can be sure that if you opt for a product from Kemper America you will have invested in a powerful asset that will increase both the health of your welding team workers and the productivity of your company