Downdraft Table (Weld Fumes & Sanding/Grinding Dust)
GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATIONS
Any metal transforming facility will include welding, grinding or sanding on metals. These processes create harmful pollutants which rise into the worker’s breathing zone. The usual articulated fume arms for source capture may not be the best solution so Eurovac offers a wide variety of hands free method known as downdraft suction tables for a cleaner work environment. This method allows the worker to concentrate on the process without having to worry about annoying volatile dust which may escape in the facility and polluting breathable air.
Tables come in standard surfaces of 30’’ x 30’’ (750mm x 750mm) for smaller applications with less air volume and sizes up to 48’’ deep x 96’’ wide (1200mm x 2400mm) for bulky pieces which may require substantial amount of CFM. The perforated work surfaces can also be reinforced if extremely heavy objects need to be sitting on the table while work is being performed.
Other applications may include dust coming from sanding or buffing wood or plastics, odors resulting from gluing composites (charcoal filters would be required), plasma cutting, soldering, capture of plumes of dust resulting from batching/weighing in powder or bulk processing plants. All tables comply with local and federal clean air requirements when equipped with the right filters and fans. Eurovac also offers downdraft work tables without filters or fans so they would be connected to a central dust collector by means of a main exhaust manifold.
STILL NEED BETTER CAPTURE?
All Eurovac downdraft table have optional slotted backdraft suction walls and side panels on hinges allowing larger objects than the actual work surface to be set on the table work surface. Those two options will create a tunnel effect forcing even more particles to be drawn into the filters. Also, cross drafts from doors opening and closing or resulting from moving equipment such as forklifts may also effect table suction so the backdrops and side panels will ensure maximum airflow and efficiency.
USER IN MIND.
Users may also appreciate having an optional long lasting LED dust proof light kit. If the process allows the worker to sit on a stool while performing his task, a practical table knee overhang is available. The work table may also have optional casters with foot brakes. Delicate alloys or fragile composites may need to be protected from scratches or dents while lying on the work surface so Eurovac offers protective perforated liners and mats which will match the existing holes for downflow suction.
IMPROVED FILTRATION, FAN PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY
Eurovac downdraft tables come in a wide variety of fan capacities, high to very high cartridges performances as per dust to be filtered, and spark trap baffles and drawers or metal screen mesh filters for welding, cutting, grinding activities.
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