Econoline’s dust collector system is designed for the removal of dust and dirt particles created while blasting within a cabinet. In operation, the collector draws dust and dirty air from the cabinet into the canister, where the heavier particles are deposited into the bottom of the housing. The air is drawn through the filter, which removes the finer dust particles. Filtered air is returned to the room.
The dust collector you choose should match the work that you’re doing at your facility. Keep in mind that blast cleaning is by its very nature
a dusty process, and the primary function of the dust collector is to maintain visibility while blasting by exchanging the air in the cabinet. To maintain this level of visibility, a dust collector should provide 6 to 8 air changes per minute.
Econoline’s bag style dust collector filters at 50 microns, and cartridge style dust collector filters are 99.98% efficient, filtering .5-micron particles.
Primary considerations in choosing the right dust collector include noise, usage – at a time and over time, cost, maintenance, filtration, and operating area (how large, how clean, how humid and what sort of ventilation is available).
For high volume production work, we recommend the use of a reclaim system. The Econoline abrasive reclaim system provides the removal of dust and dirt like a dust collector while also centrifugally separating broken down blast media, dust and foreign material from usable blast media, utilizing a direct drive pressure blower. This allows for less media waste and for prolonged media life. Reclaim
systems require the addition of a pickup tube to the cabinet hopper.
To see Econoline's catalog of dust collection and reclaim systems, click on the link to the literature on the left side of this page.