Cleaning out blind holes can be tricky and hazardous to your operators due to flying debris. There’s no better solution for cleaning blind holes than EXAIR’s Deep Hole Vac-U-Gun. The Deep Hole Vac-U-Gun allows you to remove the debris simply and easily, while keeping it contained in the included filter bag.
In the video below, I’ve simulated a blind hole using some 5/8″ tubing. As you can see, the debris is quickly blown up and out of the hole while captured into the filter bag without any mess or hassle.
The Deep Hole Vac-U-Gun is in stock and backed by EXAIR’s Unconditional 30 Day Guarantee. If you’d like to discuss getting one in for your facility give us a call. We can have one shipped out same day with a PO received by 2:00 ET for delivery anywhere in the US.
Tyler Daniel Application Engineer E-mail: TylerDaniel@EXAIR_TD Twitter: @EXAIR_TD
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. Many of these products go by the general names of: drum pump, barrel pump and drum vacuum. 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.
Russ Bowman Application Engineer EXAIR Corporation Visit us on the Web Follow me on Twitter Like us on Facebook
I was recently contacted by an automotive parts manufacturer that was looking for a solution for cleaning out blind holes in a variety of machined parts. After discussing the application, we settled on a 1697SS-6-CS VariBlast Compact Safety Air Gun with Pico Nozzle, 6” Extension, and a Chip Shield. The small M5 nozzle at the tip of the gun allowed them to insert it inside of the hole and dislodge the hard-to-reach chips inside of the holes.
This worked very well for removing the chips, but they were encountering an unexpected issue as these chips were now getting lodged in other areas of the part as they were ejected. They then had to visually inspect the entire part after each blowoff to ensure that everything was completely removed.
What they thought to be an ideal solution, ended up not being the best fit. They gave us a call back to inquire about an alternative solution. We offer another product, the Deep-Hole Vac-U-Gun, that is capable of both removing chips and debris from blind holes and also vacuuming it away simultaneously.
This addresses the problem of dislodged chips being caught elsewhere on the parts. Fortunately, EXAIR offers an unconditional 30-day guarantee for all stock products. They were able to return the previously purchased gun and apply the credit towards the purchase of the Deep Hole Vac-u-Gun system.
The Deep Hole Vac-u-Gun is a low-cost solution to quickly remove chips and contaminants from grooves, containers, and drilled holes. In applications where simply blowing the debris out of the hole isn’t suitable, simply position the Deep Hole Vac-u-Gun over the hole and press the trigger. A small blow tube (3) dislodges and lifts the chips while the large suction tube (5) vacuums them away. The operator is then protected from flying debris since the contaminants are then contained within the suction tube and directed into a filter bag or other container with the included vacuum hose.
Sometimes we don’t always get it right on the first try. But, with the ability to take advantage of the 30-day guarantee we’ll make sure to get the best product to you for your application. With same day shipments with orders received by 3:00 ET for stock products, EXAIR can get a solution out to you quickly!