With millions of CFM going through operating A.C.T. Dust Collectors every day worldwide, we have experience with applications in many industries!  Custom designed and built systems are common, and our engineering team can help find the dust collection system that's right for you.

Dirty air from the dust source enters the A.C.T. dust collector at the top of the main housing. There are inlets on the roof and optional inlets on the front for the most efficient connection. As air enters the dust collector, dust accumulates on the outside of the filters as air is drawn through the high-efficiency media. The air flowing down through the system greatly assists the fallout of dust into the hopper where it is discharged. When the pulse clean system activates and accumulated dust is released from the cartridges, the air flowing downward through the collector assists dust fallout again. This avoids dust from getting re-entrained and accumulating on the filter again. Systems with vertical filters — with air entering from the side or below — struggle to avoid dust getting picked back up in the airstream or "re-entrained."

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Weld Smoke & Fumes
Food Processing
Industrial Environments


ADVANTAGES OF Cartridge Collectors

The A.C.T. Dust Collectors cartridge collectors are a compact dust collector with a small footprint for applications including metalworking, weld smoke and fumes, blasting, plastics and many more. Typically, the an A.C.T. Dust Collectors would be found collecting dust and debris for a smaller area in a facility.

The downward airflow technology of this horizontal cartridge style dust collector, maximizes the airflow in the collector to assist with dust separation. The filter media in the dust collector will help to ensure the dust collection system is operating at optimum performance.

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When this dust collection system was designed, maintenance was top of mind. Our cartridge dust collectors are easy to maintain because of the following standard features:

  • Automatic Venturi-Assisted Pulse Filter Cleaning System
  • ACTion-Lock Quick Release Filter Doors
  • Ease of Access to Filters

This A.C.T. Dust Collector system comes standard with our A.C.T. Nano-Elite Nanofiber Cartridges. Our cartridge dust collectors are built to have a low total cost of ownership.  Because our dust collectors take standard filters, the cost of replacement filters is much lower than systems that come with custom sized or shaped filters. It is important to consider filter replacement cost at the time of purchase.

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Inside the A.C.T. dust collector, the design continues to work. Two rails support the cartridge filters from the front to the back of the housing, eliminating the need for interior yoke support frame cantilevered from the collector tube sheet. The pulse clean system is unobstructed inside the filter for maximum effectiveness.



Get behind the system, and the working end of the A.C.T. dust collector is equipped for any requirement. Goyen diaphragm valves and electric solenoids are the industry standard. Coupled with Dwyer Instruments digital, solid-state pulse control, complete with on-board pressure switch, you can control on-line, on-demand and downtime cleaning. All this is enclosed in a weatherproof housing for reliable operation.



The main housing of your A.C.T. dust collector is 7 and 10 gauge, all-welded steel. Systems with bolted panel construction can leak over time, so the housing of the A.C.T dust collector is fabricated with continuous, welded seams. Behind every row of two filters is a venturi for maximum performance on the pulse cleaning.

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With hundreds of A.C.T. dust collectors manufactured and installed, every serial number is a statement of quality. Lifting lugs are engineered to the correct lifting angle and formed doors for maximum rigidity, coupled with deep one-piece gaskets, maintain the seal. Angle iron support structure and base plates are pre-punched for easy installation. A fastener kit is included with Grade 5, zinc-plated fasteners. A premium blast, prime and paint process ensures the system will remain in excellent cosmetic condition for many years.



At A.C.T. Dust Collectors, we do more than sell dust collectors.  We want to be your number one resource for all your dust collection needs.  From our helpful glossary of terms to our on-demand webinars and videos – you can find it all right hereManuals and brochures for all of our models of dust collectors are also accessible in downloadable formats.


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Standard Features

Standard Features

With millions of CFM going through operating ACT Dust Collectors every day worldwide, we have the solution to every application. Custom designed and built systems are common, and our engineering team can help find the dust collection system that's right for you.

Standard Features
Standard Features
Collector Design STD OPT
Mild Steel Construction  
Venturi-Assisted Pulse Filter Cleaning System  
ACTion-Lock Quick Release Filter Doors  
Inlets (2) Available  
A.C.T. Nano-Elite Nanofiber Cartridges  
Dust Drawer/Tray Bottom Material Outlet  
Stainless Steel Construction  
High Temperature Construction  
Explosion Protected Models  
Direct Drive Fans  
Chamber and Exhaust Silencers  
Air Management Modules  
Steep-Sided Hopper  
Multi-Module Hopper for Single Outlet  
Service Platform (OSHA compliant)  
Sprinkler Coupler  
Alternate Filter Media Options  
After Filter Housing  
Damper Pack  
Bag-In/Bag-Out Kit (Filter & Discharge)  
High Temp (MERV 13) Filter  
HEPA/ASHRAE Afterfilters  
Paint System STD OPT
Primed and Painted Interior  
Multi-Coat Paint Finish  
Custom Color  
Epoxy Coating  
Hopper Discharge STD OPT
Drum Cover and Hose  
Slide Gates  
Rotary Valves and Transitions  
Screw Conveyors  
Electrical Controls, Gauges & Enclosures STD OPT
Control Box w/Digital Timer in NEMA 4 Enclosure  
Control Panel with Magnetic Starter and Digital Timer Control  
Control Panel with Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) and Digital Timer Control  
Custom Panels  
Solenoid Heater Kit  
Warranty STD OPT
10-Year Warranty  



With millions of CFM going through operating ACT Dust Collectors every day worldwide, we have the solution to every application. Custom designed and built systems are common, and our engineering team can help find the dust collection system that's right for you.

Model Height (A) Width (B) Depth (C) # of Filters Filter Area
ACT 2-2 118 49 57 2 508
ACT 2-4 127 40 61 4 1,016
ACT 2-8 127 40 87 8 2,032
ACT 2-12 127 60 87 12 3,048
ACT 2-24 127 120 87 24 6,096
ACT 3-6 146 40 61 6 1,524
ACT 3-12 146 40 87 12 3,048
ACT 3-18 146 60 87 18 4,572
ACT 3-24 146 80 87 24 6,096
ACT 3-36 146 120 87 36 9,144
ACT 3-48 146 160 87 48 12,192
ACT 3-54 146 180 87 54 13,716
ACT 3-72 146 240 87 72 18,288
ACT 4-16 164 40 87 16 4,064
ACT 4-32 164 80 87 32 8,128
ACT 4-48 164 120 87 48 12,192
ACT 4-64 164 160 87 64 16,256
ACT 4-80 164 200 87 80 20,320
ACT 4-96 164 240 87 96 24,384
ACT 4-112 164 280 87 112 28,448
ACT 4-128 164 320 87 128 32,512
ACT 4-144 164 360 87 144 36,576
ACT 5-20 178 40 87 20 5,080
ACT 5-40 178 80 87 40 10,160
ACT 5-60 178 120 87 60 15,240
ACT 5-80 178 160 87 80 20,320
ACT 5-100 178 200 87 100 25,400

Replacement Filters

OEM Replacement Cartridge Filters

A.C.T. Nano-Elite high efficiency cartridge filters remove 99.9% of the particulate from the air stream. They carry a MERV 15 rating (best in the industry). The cleaned air is then directed to the location of your choice, either returned to the facility or exhausted to the environment. 

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