EXAIR‘s line of Industrial Housekeeping Products consist of liquid and dry vacuums that utilize compressed air to operate. They do not have electric motors which most ‘all purpose’ vacuums rely on. In industrial settings with harsh conditions and rugged use, EXAIR’s Industrial Housekeeping Products are ideally suited for the everyday wear and tear.
There are no motors and bearings to wear out and no impellers to clog. The Chip Vac is 50% quieter than a comparable electric vacuum. Safety is a top priority, and the use of the unit on wet floors and spills is not an issue when electricity is not involved.
If you would like to talk about Industrial Housekeeping products or any of the EXAIR Intelligent Compressed Air® Products, feel free to contact EXAIR and myself or one of our Application Engineers can help you determine the best solution.
Last week, I wrote about the benefits and advantages of the EXAIR Chip Trapper System. It’s just one workhorse in our stable of durable and reliable compressed air operated Industrial Housekeeping solutions. All of our systems in this product line are compressed air operated, which means they offer several benefits that you don’t get with an electric powered vacuum:
Our air operated vacuums have no moving parts. That means nothing to wear out & replace.
Electric motors burn out over time, and have to be replaced. Not a problem with our products…if you supply them with clean air, they’ll run darn near indefinitely, maintenance free.
Using electric vacuums in wet areas can prevent a very real risk of electrocution. This hazard does not apply to a compressed air hose, which is all it takes to run our products.
Long, stringy chips can get clogged in the impeller & rotating parts of a motor-driven vacuum. Ours have no moving parts, which means nothing for detritus to get tangled up in.
Which EXAIR Industrial Housekeeping Product is right for you? It depends on what you’ll be using it for. Very generally speaking, here’s a brief overview of the product line:
Pick up dry or wet chips and transfer them into a standard open top drum.
Available in four sizes: 5, 30, 55, or 110 gallon drums.
Turns your own 30, 55, or 110 gallon open top drum into a powerful vacuum system, in minutes, with a standard system.
Add portability and flexibility with a Deluxe System, which includes a drum dolly and a Tool Holder.
For a total Industrial Vacuum System, complete & ready to go right out of the box, the Premium Systems add a drum, a compressed air supply hose, an upgrade to Heavy Duty Aluminum Tools & a Static Resistant Vacuum Hose.
For smaller jobs or in tight quarters, the Mini Chip Vac System comes with a compact 5 gallon drum. The Deluxe System adds a drum dolly for portability.
These are our drum mounted vacuums for liquids. They’ll fill or empty a 55 gallon drum in 90 seconds (tested with water.)
Fits an existing 30, 55, or 110 gallon closed top steel drum in good condition.
Deluxe Systems add a drum dolly, a Tool Holder and a set of plastic tools including a Spill Recovery Kit, for a multitude of cleanup needs.
Auto shutoff float prevents overfilling the drum.
Premium Systems add a 30, 55, or 110 gallon drum, Heavy Duty Aluminum Tools, and a compressed air supply hose.
High Lift Systems are available for higher viscosity (ups to 1400 cP) liquids, or when pumping from below grade (180″H2O suction lift.)
This same technology is incorporated into the Chip Trapper Systems, which (as detailed last week) trap incoming solids in a Filter Bag, allowing for instant pumping out of freshly filtered liquid. They’re available with the High Lift capability as well.
Handy and portable, the Vac-u-Gun is a lightweight handheld vacuum, blow gun, and transfer tool, all in one.
Collection System comes with a vacuum bag w/shoulder strap, extension wands, a crevice tool, skimmer tool, and round brush tool.
Transfer Systems come with the same tools, but include a 10ft hose instead of the vacuum bag.
All Purpose Systems come with the tools, the vacuum bag, and the 10ft hose.
Deep Hole Vac-u-Guns are fitted with a blow tube for stirring up fine debris from drilled holes, where it’s quickly and efficiently vacuumed away.
Regardless of your application, EXAIR has an Industrial Vacuum to fit. Orders for qualifying systems through the end of May 2020 will include a free Vac-u-Gun. If you’d like to discuss your Industrial Housekeeping needs, give me a call.
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EXAIR‘s line of Industrial Housekeeping Products consist of liquid and dry vacuums that utilize compressed air to operate. They do not have loud electric motors which most ‘all purpose’ electric vacuums rely on. In industrial settings with harsh conditions and rugged use, EXAIR’s Industrial Housekeeping Products are better suited for the everyday wear and tear of typical manufacturing, commercial and construction environments.
When you look at EXAIR vacuums, you’ll notice there is not an electrical cord. Because the EXAIRIndustrial Housekeeping Products utilize compressed air for operation. This means they do not have the same maintenance issues of an electric motor which breakdown and fail when dirt, dust and temperature take their normal toll on moving parts. With EXAIR vacuums there are no moving parts: no motors to burn up, no bearings to wear out, and no impellers to clog in the vacuum units. They also run quieter than a typical electric vacuum.
They are maintenance free, just supply clean and filtered air, and they can operate for many, many years.
EXAIR’s liquid vacuums, there is a built in pressure/vacuum relief device and auto safety shut-off to prevent over-filling.
The Reversible Drum Vac is a two-way liquid pumping system, also made for mounting on standard steel drums…closed top drums, in this case. They can fill or empty a 55 gallon drum in 90 seconds. Options include 5, 30, and 110 gallon drum sizes, and a High Lift model – increased suction head for deep wells, underground tanks, or higher viscosity liquids, up to 1,400 cP.
The heart of our popular coolant filtration system: the EXAIR Chip Trapper. A Filter Bag in the “fill” line traps chips, swarf, and shavings. The liquid passes through, and is able to be immediately pumped back out. Not only is coolant life extended, regular cleaning of the coolant sump prevents loss of coolant flow due to clogging of the supply lines. The Chip Trapper is available in 30, 55, and 110 gallon sizes, and also in the High Lift version.
EXAIR’s dry vacuums provide many pickup and filtration options. They withstand harsh environments, have many filtration and power options and run quieter than electric vacuums.
The EXAIRChip Vac and Heavy Duty Dry Vac is a powerful industrial vacuum for use on wet or dry chips. Both are for use with 30, 55, or 110 gallon drums, and the Chip Vac can also be used on a 5 gallon drum. The Heavy Duty HEPA Vac has the added benefit of the HEPA quality filter system. Filtration per IEST-RP-CC-007 to 99.97% minimum filtration at the 0.3 micron level ensures performance meets the needed criteria.
The Chip Vac is also 50% quieter than a comparable electric vacuum at only 77 dBA!!
If you would like to talk about Industrial Housekeeping products or any of the EXAIR Intelligent Compressed Air® Products, feel free to contact myself or one of our Application Engineers we can help you determine the best solution.