Cartridge or Baghouse?

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They both collect dust, so how do you determine which one is the better way to go?

The defining detail in this debate is application, application, application.

Cartridge collectors are popular in the dust collection game. They are typically very good with fine dust and lighter loading applications such as welding, plasma, laser and other fume or smoke applications. Cartridge collectors operate efficiently down to .3 microns.  Pharmaceutical dust would be an example of an application where a cartridge collector would be suitable because of the tiny size of the microns being collected.  A.C.T. cartridge collectors come in a variety of sizes and configurations with the industry-best ACT Nano-Elite media (MERV 15 efficiency rating).

Baghouse collectors may be considered a thing of the past but in reality these units are just as relevant and needed in today’s industries as they were years ago.  A.C.T. Dust Collector Baghouses are the most effective when the particulate is larger and the loading is extreme. Baghouse efficiencies are closer to 5 microns.  Baghouse fabric bags have a longer service life cycle than cartridge filters and can handle a more demanding application with a heavier dust such as wood and grain dust.

Cartridge and Baghouse collectors each have a place in the dust collection world!  The staff at A.C.T. Dust Collectors has extensive experience and knowledge to help choose the best unit for a given application.  Contact A.C.T. Dust Collectors today! 


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