Product Overview – High Lift Reversible Drum Vac

Are you needing to move a thick fluid, move liquid farther or higher? Do you have a below grade sump or pit you’re looking  to empty? Then EXAIR has the solution for you, enter the High Lift Reversible Drum Vac. Like the standard Reversible Drum Vac, the High Lift RDV is a compressed air operated, liquid only vacuum with no moving parts or motors that can fail,  like those in traditional electrically powered vacuums. What separates the High Lift RDV from the traditional version is the higher vacuum it achieves which allows you to lift liquids up to 15′, move liquids up to 20′ and handle fluids with viscosity as high as 1400 centipoise.

The High Lift Reversible Drum Vac is a high powered vacuum able to lift liquids up to 15′ and fill a 55 gallon drum in less than 85 seconds!

The High Lift Reversible Drum Vac features a two-way pump constructed of stainless steel and a built-in safety relieve valve to avoid over pressurizing or over-filling the drum. Air consumption is minimal, at 43 SCFM @ 80 PSIG, while maintaining a low noise level of only 83 dBA. In “empty” mode, the HLRDV achieves a flow rate of 30 gallons per minute (water) to quickly empty the drum.

Systems are available in 30, 55 and 110 gallon capacities in 3 different variations:

The Standard Systems include the High Lift Reversible Drum Vac, shutoff valve, 20′ vacuum hose, standpipe, 90° quick release elbow and aluminum chip wand.

Model # 6195, 6195-30 and 6195-110

Deluxe Systems include all of the items shown above in the “Standard” System and adds a drum dolly, ABS plastic spill recovery kit, (2) extension wands, crevice tool, skimmer tool and a magnetic tool holder.

Model # 6295, 6295-30

And Premium Systems include all of the items in “Deluxe” Systems and adds the drum with lock ring and lid, heavy duty aluminum tools and 20′ compressed air hose.

Model # 6395, 6395-30, 6935-110

Is it Blue or is it White?

Last night I’m browsing around my favorite social media sites, and I’m flooded with images of THE dress which is clearly white and gold (and clearly over exploited). Even though everyone says it is blue and black. How do you get blue and black confused with white and gold? Turns out that science is involved. People much smarter than me have pointed out that this is simple optical illusion (see the photo below). I don’t think the people taking the picture meant to trick everyone, but I wouldn’t be surprised, if they did.

Here is another example

Color Letter
The blocks containing “A” and “B” are the same color

This optical illusion had me very concerned. Two of our product lines use a white label or a blue label to differentiate between products.

Take for instance the High Powered Cold Gun and the Standard Cold Gun. The labels are the similar, but one is white and one is blue.

Cold Gun Lineup
Standard Cold Gun (Left) has a white label High Powered Cold Gun (right) blue label.

The Standard Cold Gun will generate 1,000 BTU/HR of cooling, and The High Powered Cold Gun can generate up to 2,000 BTU/HR. of cooling. I would hate for someone to confuse the two units.

Or look at the Reversible Drum Vac versus the High Lift Reversible Drum Vac?

High Lift Reversible Drum Vac (left) Blue/Black Label. Reversible Drum Vac (right) Blue/White Label

The High Lift Reversible Drum Vac will lift liquids up to 15 feet vertically. The Reversible Drum Vac can pump 55 gallons in 90 seconds but is limited to 9′ vertical lift.

Could these products be confused, if someone takes a photo with lighting from the back? Sure, they could given the correct conditions, but the labels also say the “High Power” or “High Lift”. I think we can still tell the difference between the products. Man, that’s a relief. Here is a link to another photo of the dress. I was tricked, clearly it is black and blue.

Dave Woerner
Application Engineer


“A” and “B” image courtesy of Rob Lee. Creative Commons License



Longshore Racing Debuts at the Baja 1000

Ryan Longshore, a design engineer at EXAIR, famous for his hard work on our new High Lift Reversible Drum Vac, will now be famous for something else. He left Cincinnati, OH last Thursday November 6th, 2014 to run the Baja 1000. He is running the race with a few members of his family and friends as a part of Longshore Racing. His trip to the race is 2,168 miles. After driving to Ensenada for the start of the race, They will compete in 1,275 miles of racing, unlimited UTV class 19.

Longshore Racing
For any one unfamiliar with UTV class 19, here is a photo of the vehicle they will be using.

The Baja 1000 is one of the most grueling off road races in the world.  According to Scores International, the race this year will be 1,275 miles starting in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico finishing in La Paz, Baja California Sur. The course crisscrosses the Baja California Peninsula drive along the cost of the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California at various times.

The temperature in La Paz now is 87 degrees and sunny, so I hope he gets a chance to enjoy himself.

If they complete the race (a huge accomplishment), the convoy will then depart from La Paz to drive back to Louisville, KY.  For those of you scoring at home that is roughly 6,500 miles or around 80 hours of windshield time.

As I’m writing the blog the number 1943 is 398 miles into the race after running for 18 hours.  They only have 40 hours to compete in the Baja, so they have an uphill climb to finish in the allotted time, but they seem to be putting on a good showing so far.

Best of luck to # 1943! EXAIR is Cheering for You!

Monday Morning Update: The Longshore Racing team made it to mile 625 where they suffered an insurmountable breakdown – two broken front right ball joints. The repair vehicle was a couple hours away and they were unable to make the repairs in time to finish the race. Ryan has stated it has been an amazing journey and they have begun talking about next year.

Dave Woerner
Application Engineer


Photo Courtesy of Longshore_Racing