Metalworking

Metalworking

Increase production efficiency, reduce your environmental impact and keep your shop and workers safe. Our dust and fume collectors and air filters for metalworking work hard for you, so you can focus on getting the job done.

Depending on the industry, contamination from metalworking can include heavy dust levels, explosive dusts and molecular pollutants that are responsible for odour, corrosive reactions or toxic threat to operators and the environment. All of these require unique air filtration solutions that are purpose designed to provide high levels of long-term performance in potentially harsh operating conditions.

Clean air challenges in metalworking

The metalworking industry can include aerospace, buffing, polishing, grinding, laser cutting, plasma cutting, machining, metallizing, paint spraying, shot blasting, silos, welding, thermal spraying and more. Capturing the dust, smoke, mist or fumes generated during metalworking processes can create a unique challenge. Often, floor space is at a premium.

Camfil is an expert in industrial dust, mist and fume collectors that stop pollutants from entering the workspace and outside air, creating safer and cleaner environments. By combining the use of guidelines with our in-field experience and state-of-the-art filtration, Camfil will correctly size a cost- and space-saving filtration system that is reliable, durable and easy to maintain. Let us help you put in a safe dust and fume collection system.

3 good reasons to choose dust, mist and fume collectors and air filters from Camfil

  1. Improve respiratory health and comply with health & safety regulations.

    A well-designed and maintained dust and fume collection system prevents respiratory problems and keep facilities in compliance with current air quality requirements. It can thus help you to avoid potential long-term liability issues, too

  2. Extend machine life and reduce maintenance.

    The equipment that fabricating plants currently use has reached a new level of sophistication. Controls and other computerized systems are more sensitive than the machinery of 10 or 20 years ago. If fumes from metalworking processes like welding are not managed properly, electronic controls can fail, shutting down operations and requiring emergency repairs. This causes production downtime, frustration and costly losses in productivity.
  3. Save energy. 

    In cold climates, a proper fume ventilation system can significantly reduce your energy costs by recycling filtered air and lowering the need for costly makeup air.

 

Latest articles

Make sure your dust collection equipment is safe & compliant

Created Friday, 4 November 2022

Dust collection systems are all safety devices and thus state-of-the art modern methods of validation and certification are required. Furthermore it is vital to ensure that the system is still in compliance after perhaps changed process conditions, to provide maximum safety for personnel and the facility. It is also recommended to carry out quality audits, process reliability surveys and annual safety inspections.

Food and beverage Manufacturing and Machinery Life science and healthcare

Mitigate combustion risks & protect from dust explosions

Created Friday, 4 November 2022

Almost all industrial manufacturing, processing or packaging applications generate dust as a side effect. Many of these dusts are both combustible as well as explosive, and removing them from the work place can significantly reduce the risk of serious accidents. It is estimated that there are approximately 2,000 dust explosions in Europe annually. Most of these are minor but some are very destructive. So by extracting the dust, the risk in the production is reduced, but unless the extraction system is safe the risk is just moved.

Food and beverage Manufacturing and Machinery Life science and healthcare

Selecting filter media to optimise performance of your dust extraction system

Created Monday, 12 September 2022

For the best possible protection of your processes, products and your employees, you need an effective dust extraction system including the proper filtration media. This eBook outlines five factors you should take into consideration about your dust and process when determining the right filter media.

Food and beverage Manufacturing and Machinery Life science and healthcare

Signs of an underperforming dust collection system

Created Thursday, 30 June 2022

A properly designed and installed dust collection system will effectively catch, convey and separate hazardous and nuisance dusts. Our new ePoster pinpoints key areas to watch and signs to look for that will help you avoid problems with your dust collection system and to keep up process availability in your production facility.

Food and beverage Manufacturing and Machinery Life science and healthcare

Dust collectors are necessary safety systems which have to be maintained properly

Created Monday, 27 June 2022

Dust collectors are necessary safety systems in many manufacturing and processing plants, thus as in the food processing industry. But if they are not designed, installed and maintained properly, these systems themselves can cause serious problems. In this eBook we highlight 10 ways how to make sure your dust collection system is up to the tasks of keeping workers safe, maximising production uptime and meeting regulatory compliance.

Food and beverage Manufacturing and Machinery Life science and healthcare

Considerations when selecting an equipment supplier for extraction systems

Created Wednesday, 18 May 2022

The potential for a combustible dust explosion is a reality in any industrial manufacturing facility. But operations with processes that generate combustible metal dusts are especially at risk and require special consideration when selecting an equipment supplier. Camfil´s new eBook lists seven important considerations for determining whether a dust collector equipment supplier has the knowledge necessary to keep your operation safe and compliant.

Manufacturing and Machinery

Health Risk of Metalworking Fluids

Created Monday, 25 April 2022

These airborne particles of metalworking fluids must be extracted directly from the work area to avoid spreading to the ambient air when opening the doors of the tooling machine.

Manufacturing and Machinery

Managing metal dust and fumes

Created Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Metalworking facilities must be diligent in controlling harmful dust and fumes, especially those that contain harmful metal particulates from processes such as welding, thermal cutting, sanding and polishing. To better understand what should be considered when handling dust and fumes in metal processing we have created an ebook with 7 tips as a free download.

Manufacturing and Machinery

How to remove high concentration of particles in metal industry

Created Friday, 17 September 2021

Welding, grinding and laser/plasma cutting processes produce huge amounts of fine PM1 particles and various harmful gases that cannot be removed from the indoor air by ventilation alone.

Manufacturing and Machinery Air quality

Air Pollution Control & Sustainability

Created Monday, 12 July 2021

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) develops and produces dust, fume and mist collectors for industrial exhaust-air cleaning. These extraction systems are used across a wide range of applications and industries, including metalworking, pharmaceutical, automotive, food and beverage, and mining.

Sustainability

A Pressing Matter Solved by Handte EM Profi

Created Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Case Study: Camfil APC was approached by the company to recommend suitable mist extraction equipment with the provision that it was easy to maintain.

Case Studies Manufacturing and Machinery

Thermal cutting fume and dust

Created Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Case Study: Metal processing and fabrication company acts to protect employee health by installing Gold Series dust collector

Case Studies

JPW Companies

Created Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Case Study: Gold Series Blasts Competitor Dust Collector. JPW Companies offers a wide variety of products built to last for manufacturing companies. Installed on a blasting machine, JPW Companies originally installed a competitor's dust collector to manage the facility.

Case Studies Manufacturing and Machinery

H C Orstedsvearket

Created Tuesday, 18 December 2018

During the process of removing the four, 28 meter high boilers, a lot of environmentally harmful materials must be handled, and the demolition process will create dust and smoke, which cannot be spread outside the building.

Case Studies Manufacturing and Machinery

Manufacturing: Georgian gates

Created Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Case Study: Metal Fabrication Workshop Improves IAQ. Increase production efficiency, reduce your environmental impact and keep your shop and workers safe. Camfil industrial air cleaners work hard for Georgian Gates, so they can focus on getting the job done.

Case Studies

Auto Body Shop

Created Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Case Study: Protecting Family-Owned Auto Body Shop. With a reputation as the best in their area, the third generation, family-owned body shop rehabilitates the exterior of foreign and domestic vehicles as well as motorcycles, specialising in classic and specialty cars.

Case Studies

Gold Series X-Flo

Created Tuesday, 18 December 2018

GSX collectors are ideal for use in pharma, mining, food and chemical processing industries. They also provide a safer work environment in metalworking applications like welding and cutting.

Manufacturing and Machinery