Blasting: A Leading Manufacturer of Premium Exercise Equipment

Cybex International, a leading manufacturer of premium exercise equipment located in Owatonna, MN uses an 8 wheel monorail blast machine to prep parts prior to the powder paint process. The dust collector they were using previously was in need of major repairs and it was not cost effective to repair the collector. Once it was determined that they would need to explore options for a new dust collection system, the Cybex team reached out to vendors to obtain options and quotes for a new dust collection system, said Brad Stilwagon, Powder Coating Manager for Cybex.  A local ACT distributor met with a team from Cybex that included maintenance personal to discuss their needs. The number one complaint on the collector being replaced was the difficulty in changing out the filters. The dust collector had a vertical cartridge configuration and it required entering the collector to extract the filters.  Because of this, the Cybex maintenance department specified they did not want another vertical cartridge collector. The original collector was located indoors which took up valuable floor space. The decision was made to install the new dust collector outdoors, approximately 100 feet from the blast machine. After considering proposals from multiple vendors, Cybex chose the ACT model 4-32 down flow cartridge collector. The old collector was out of service and Cybex needed a collector immediately, since the downtime was costing valuable production time. ACT was able to provide a used rental unit so they could continue production until the arrival of the new collector. Once the new unit arrived, the installer was able to set up the collector and run the duct into the room with the blast machine, all while they continued production with the rental machine. This allowed a quick changeover to the new system, minimizing costly down time. Technicians then balanced the airflow at the numerous collection points on the blast machine. The system runs approximately 20 hours per day, 4 days per week. Differential pressure is maintained between 1.9 and 2.4”. Cybex has been very happy with the purchase of the ACT dust collector and recently purchased another unit for a robotic weld cell. 

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