The other day, I got a call from a customer who was frustrated with how long it took to change the solution out in their shop’s ultrasonic cleaners. Most folks are familiar with ultrasonic cleaners as the magic contraption that jewelry shops use to keep the gold and silver in their display cabinets all bright & shiny. My first thought was, this caller is NOT talking about those. Turns out, they come in MUCH larger sizes, and are used to clean a variety of industrial parts.
They were using a small submersible pump, but it was troublesome in that they could only use a 1/2″ hose (it was actually made for aquarium use,) and it took a long time to get 25-30 gallons out of their cleaners. Plus, there was always a little left in the bottom that had to be scooped out, because the centrifugal pump lost suction with about 1/2″ of liquid still standing in the bottom.
Since they were pumping it into one of the 30 gallon drums that they received the solution in, the EXAIR Model 6196-30 Reversible Drum Vac System (for 30 Gallon Drum) was an ideal choice. It used to take up to 15 minutes to empty the ultrasonic cleaner now takes about a minute, and they can get it all out, except for a small amount that has to be wiped up with a sponge.
EXAIR has a wide range of Industrial Vacuums to choose from…wet or dry, big or small, and a variety of accessories & tools to make life easier. If you’d like to find out how to turn a standard drum into an air operated vacuum system, give me a call.
Throughout the course of the last year, engineers at EXAIR have been researching and designing our latest Industrial Housekeeping vacuum. Now, with the release of our new catalog 27, we are ready to debut the High Lift Reversible Drum Vac.
The High Lift Reversible Drum Vac (HLRDV) maintains the same performance advantages of the traditional Reversible Drum Vac – no electricity, no moving parts to wear or replace, the ability to fill a 55 gallon drum in 90 seconds (or less), two-way pump action, built-in pressure/vacuum relief, auto safety shutoff, and stainless steel construction. And, the HLRDV adds a new capability – it can vacuum liquid vertically up to 15 feet!
If you had the new HLRDV in your hand, you’d never know the engineering and time that went into the changes. In fact, the only thing you may notice is the new label with a blue background as opposed to the gray label found on the RDV. But, inside is a series of revisions and proprietary design changes that allow for an 89% increase in vacuum lift while SIMULTANEOUSLY lowering the noise level by 3 dBA
Using 43 SCFM to create 120” H2O (1,218 SLPM to create 336 mm Hg), the HLRDV is the next generation of liquid vacuums from EXAIR. If you have an application that needs a High Lift Reversible Drum Vac, such as cleaning out a below grade coolant sump, vacuuming liquid from an underground storage tank or pit, contact an EXAIR Application Engineer.