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Inspection Log & Dust Collector Maintenance Checklist

If you have the right industrial dust collector for your application, keeping it maintained typically requires a small amount of time and money. However, a dust collector does require the regular maintenance and upkeep.

How a Dust-Free Facility Can Affect Your Bottom Line

When there is dust in a facility, most people do not consider how it can be costing them money. It may seem like a minor detail that can be attended to when time permits, but the fact of the matter is a dust collector can positively impact your bottom line while helping to keep your facility dust-free.

How an Ambient Dust Collector Works

Air quality control goes beyond just having a clean workspace. Industrial dust collectors not only clear the air, but they also: Improve health and safety Increase productivity Lead to better product quality Help you meet compliance regulations Help to ensure happier employees

What Is Static Pressure in a Dust Collector?

Static pressure is often thought to be a scientific phrase that is irrelevant to operations such as dust collection. In reality, it can be one of the main determining factors in how well a dust collection system performs.

How Does a Baghouse Dust Collector Work?

Baghouse dust collectors and cartridge dust collectors are two common types of industrial air cleaning systems that provide numerous benefits to the well-being of a facility and those working in it. A few benefits of baghouse and cartridge dust collectors include:

What Is MERV Rating and Why Is It Important?

In the world of dust collection, a large piece of the puzzle is the filter. The filters are key to the performance of a dust collection system. Using the wrong filter type can result in an inefficient dust collector. Using the right filter matters, and the first step in determining which type of filter you should be using comes down to the application you’re using it for.

Things to Consider When Selecting an Industrial Dust Collector

Choosing the right industrial dust collector is an important long-term decision. Not only do dust collectors clear the air, but they also improve employee efficiency, increase employee retention, help ensure a safe working environment and reduce equipment maintenance costs. This means that keeping your facility clean can be good for your bottom line.

Dust Collector Price: How to Calculate Total Cost of Ownership

Choosing the right industrial dust collection system for your manufacturing environment is an important long-term decision.

12 Benefits of A.C.T. Dust Collectors

When it comes to dust collection, it can be hard to predict how user-friendly a system will be. As industrial dust collector manufacturers, our dust collector designs incorporate unique features to help our customers maintain and service the equipment as fast and as economically as possible. From metalworking applications to chemical processing, pharmaceutical and more, learn...

Should My Dust Collector be Installed Indoors or Outdoors?

Having a dust-free facility is important, and dust collectors help to ensure just that. A dust collector removes pollutants from the air, providing your facility with cleaner air, which can provide numerous benefits.

Cartridge Dust Collectors Explained

Two of the most common types of industrial air cleaning systems are baghouse and cartridge dust collectors.

5 Benefits of Dust Collectors

In certain industries — chemical processing, pharmaceutical, food and agriculture, metal and woodworking — the air you and your employees breathe in on a daily basis can be compromised. Dirt, dust, debris, gases and chemicals can be floating around in the air, causing issues for your employees, as well as your equipment. A dust collector helps combat this.

3 Ways Industrial Dust Collector Parts Affect Dust Collector Efficiency

When solving a dust problem, industrial dust collector parts are somewhat of an afterthought. Truth is, they’re an important factor in determining the true cost of running a dust collector.

The Different Types of Industrial Dust Collection Systems Explained

Thousands of industrial environments create airborne particles, ranging from sub-micron size smoke to large chunks of plastic, paper or wood. While some dust is hazardous and presents a safety issue, other dust reduces visibility and needs to be removed. Operations creating fumes and smoke use industrial dust collection systems to clear the air.

Can Grinding Dust Be Completely Controlled?

The grinding of metals and non-ferrous metals produces a fine dust that needs to be removed from the air. When metal particles from grinding and other metalworking applications become airborne, metal dust becomes a hazard.

3 Strategies to Minimize the Nuisance of Metalworking Dust

Nearly every metalworking operation requires some form of dust collection. When metal particles from welding, laser, grinding and other metalworking operations become airborne, metal dust becomes a hazard.

5 Things to Consider When Shopping for a Weld Smoke & Fume Collector

Weld smoke and fumes are a leading source of air contamination and must be captured. But as challenging as it is to capture smoke and fumes from welding applications, it can be just as difficult to find a weld smoke and fume collector to fit your manufacturing environment.

What Is the Best Type of Filter Media for Blasting Applications?

Sand, steel shot or grit, glass bead or crushed glass, aluminum oxide and coal slag. These are just a few of the most common blasting abrasives used. Abrasive grit blasting, also known as sandblasting, is the process of propelling a grit of sand-sized particles with compressed air against a surface to remove excess or unwanted materials. The grit blasting process typically...

Does Laser and Plasma Cutting Require a Dust Collector?

Many industries utilize laser cutting in their processes. While cutting metal is the most common, laser cutting technology is now applied to a wide range of materials.

Does High-Volume Production Welding Require Extra Dust Collection?

Welding processes create fume and smoke, resulting in poor air quality. Weld smoke is a leading source of air contamination in a metal fabrication facility. Some welding applications such as galvanized metal or stainless are very harmful and must be captured. Capturing smoke and fumes from welding or cutting applications, however, can be a challenge.

Air-to-Cloth Ratio: What Is It, and How Do I Calculate It?

Also referred to as air-to-media ratio, air-to-cloth ratio quantifies the amount of air going through one square foot of filter media. It is often used as a simple way to state the ratio between cubic feet per minute (CFM) and square feet of filter area.

What is Hexavalent Chromium?

Welders need to be protected from Hexavalent Chromium, also called Hex Chrome or Chrome 6.  Hexavalent Chromium is the most toxic form of chromium. The potential to be overexposed during welding especially if its production welding, or full shift welding on stainless steel should be a concern.

You’re Using the Wrong Industrial Dust Filter—Here’s Why

Using the right filter matters, and the first step in determining which type of dust collector filter you should be using comes down to one main question: What application am I using it for?

Afterfilters for Dust Collection Systems

Removing dust/fume/smoke in the air requires a wide range of equipment for the various dusts from industrial environments. 

3 Steps to Take When You Have an Immediate Dust Collection Need

Ask for Advice: When a situation comes up and a dust collection system needs to be installed as soon as possible there are many things to consider.  Costs, types, and lead times become significant to getting the best results in an urgent situation.  Due to the pressing nature of the need, it is important to seek advice from a team with experience.  Likely they will ask the...