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.

 

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optimise the performance of your dust collector with replacement filters from camfil

Created Monday, March 6, 2023

Did you know Camfil have a full range of retrofit filters that can be utilised in all the most common brands on the market. Camfil filters are not just designed to work but to optimise your dust extraction systems performance

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Real cost of clean air solutions

Created Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Often the initial purchase price for air filters or dust collectors is just the tip of the iceberg. The true costs for energy, maintenance and disposal are lurking below the surface. To make the most economic decision in the long-run, a detailed calculation considering all the factors will help to reduce your overall expenditure.

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Improving air quality inside and around manufacturing facilities

Created Monday, February 5, 2024

Processes in manufacturing facilities often generate dust and fumes which for example can pose health risks for your operators or compromise the quality and safety of your products. Determining the right capture and filtration solution helps to protect against the main risks of uncontrolled emissions and thus to create safe work environments.

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Efficient Extraction Of Oily Welding Fumes

Created Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Austrian metalworking company turned to Camfil because they were not satisfied with the performance of their existing extraction system. Camfil´s Gold Series X-Flo dust & fume collector equipped with Dura-Pleat filter cartridges now provides a highly reliable solution for their 24/7 operation while reducing costs for filter replacement and maintenance.

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dust collector Total Cost of Ownership

Created Monday, June 5, 2023

When purchasing dust collection systems and filter cartridges, the initial purchase price is just the tip of the iceberg. The true costs – energy, consumables and operations – are lurking below the surface. The good news is that there are ways to reduce these costs over the long term.

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dust & fume extraction from laser and plasma cutting applications

Created Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Laser cutting, plasma cutting and oxy-fuel cutting are different machining processes used in the metal producing and metalworking industries, using energy in various forms to cut virtually any shape from iron and nonferrous materials out of sheets or large slabs. During the processes, the materials heat up, melt and cause harmful emissions. If not controlled properly, this airborne dust and fumes pose health risks for operators and cause damage to machinery.

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selecting the right filter media for your industrial applications

Created Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Dust collection systems are an important part of any manufacturing process, so they need to be sized and designed properly. One critical design component is specifying the proper filtration media, which requires analysis of the dust in the process and all operating conditions.

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hemipleat filters capture & release more pollutants when pulse-cleaned

Created Wednesday, March 1, 2023

HemiPleat is, in short, the uniquely, patented media pleating technology Camfil use to create highly efficient filter cartridges that outlast and outperform competitors alternatives.

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Ensuring Indoor Air Quality in the metal industry is essential

Created Monday, November 28, 2022

HT Laser clean indoor air increases the safety, attraction, and development of organisation

Containment of Welding Dust at Container Factory

Created Thursday, November 24, 2022

AMG's new production facility did not meet local regulations regarding exposure to dust, fumes, and gases and the company required better performing dust collectors. With a Gold Series X-Flo dust collection system, the company now has a more effective system with higher filtration rate and more sustainability.

Make sure your dust collection equipment is safe & compliant

Created Friday, November 11, 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.

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Mitigate combustion risks & protect from dust explosions

Created Wednesday, October 5, 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.

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Signs of an underperforming dust collection system

Created Tuesday, June 7, 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.

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

Created Monday, May 23, 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.

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Considerations when selecting an equipment supplier for extraction systems

Created Monday, May 9, 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.

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Managing metal dust and fumes

Created Monday, April 4, 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.

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Health Risk of Metalworking Fluids

Created Thursday, March 10, 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.

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How to remove high concentration of particles in metal industry

Created Wednesday, August 11, 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.

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WHAT IS DUST? AND HOW TO ELIMINATE DUST IN THE INDOOR ENVIRONMENT 

Created Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Dust is everywhere – in our homes, workplaces and the surrounding environment. One can be annoyed with the dust piled on the surface of the bookshelf but unfortunately there is a darker side; the dust can cause allergies, health problems and expensive issues in production processes and equipment.

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Air Pollution Control & Sustainability

Created Thursday, April 2, 2020

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.

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Manufacturing Industry Air Cleaners

Created Monday, July 8, 2019

In the Manufacturing Industry Air Quality can be compromised by the production processes.

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Thermal cutting fume and dust

Created Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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

Case Studies

A Pressing Matter Solved by Handte EM Profi

Created Monday, March 4, 2019

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

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H.C. Ørstedsværket

Created Friday, November 2, 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.

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Manufacturing: Georgian gates

Created Friday, August 31, 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.

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Auto Body Shop

Created Thursday, August 9, 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.

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JPW Companies

Created Wednesday, August 8, 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.

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Gold Series X-Flo

Created Thursday, July 5, 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.

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