Volkmann Introduces VSHC High Containment Dust Collector And Cleanup Vacuum System
Volkmann adds a range of standalone or integrated dust collectors and vacuum cleanup conveyors to its product offerings. Available in three sizes, 10”, 14” and 18” diameters, the VSHC units are designed for high volume air movement. They provide dust control that meets ATEX certified and explosion proof standards for any powder having a Minimum Ignition Energy of greater than 1 mJ, according to the company.
The VSHC units incorporate a 0.3 micron Quick Exchange filter as standard with optional HEPA filtration, a variety of hose size options and custom designed hoods or pickup tools. They are suitable for dust suppression, spillage cleanup or reclaiming excess product. With vacuum levels as deep as 26” Hg, the units cater to a range of materials, including dense metal powders such as those used in 3D metal printing. They are can also be used for liquid and slurry applications, cuttings from machine tools and cleanout of brake lining molds.
The units are manufactured in all 316L contact parts and feature Volkmann modules for tool-free cleaning and a filter system as well as common seals throughout. They ship complete with collection pans that can be increased in volume by adding additional modules. Noise levels of 76dBA reportedly provide quiet operation. The units also feature a filter cleaning system that back pulses the filter, resulting in longer use without the need to clean filters, according to the company.