Volkmann has added a range of standalone or integrated dust collectors and vacuum cleanup conveyors to its product offerings. The “all 316L” VSHC series is available in three sizes, 10″, 14″ and 18″ diameters. The units are designed for high volume air movement, providing effective dust control that meets ATEX Certified and explosion proof standards for any powder having a Minimum Ignition Energy of greater than 1 mJ.
Incorporating 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, the VHSC units provide users with multiple options to suit specific applications, whether they are for dust suppression, spillage cleanup or reclaiming excess product. With vacuum levels as deep as 26” Hg, the units will cater to a wide range of materials, including dense metal powders such as those used in 3D Metal printing. Liquid and slurry applications, cuttings from machine tools and cleanout of brake lining molds as well as many other unique applications have all been undertaken.
The units are manufactured in all 316L contact parts and feature both the patented Volkmann modules for tool-free cleaning and 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 provide quiet operation unlike many less sophisticated units. The units also feature a filter cleaning system that back pulses the filter at the simple turning of the on/off pump switch, resulting in longer use without the need to clean filters.