Chip Vac™ System
EXAIR's compressed air operated Chip Vac™ is an industrial duty vacuum designed specifically for vacuuming chips. It creates a powerful direct flow action that vacuums metal, wood or plastic chips into an ordinary drum. Designed for occasional use with dusty materials, the included filter bag keeps the surrounding air clean. (drum not included, except with 6193-5 Mini Chip Vac System). EXAIR’s Mini Chip Vac System delivers the same cleaning power for small jobs. It comes complete with a 5 gallon drum and all the tools.
Warning: Do not use with any material that has a low flash point or with flammable liquids such as fuel oil, alcohol, mineral spirits, gasoline or kerosene.
- Molding machines
- Absorbent pick-up
- No moving parts
- Low cost
- No motors to clog or wear out
- No electricity
- Chips go directly into a drum
- Powerful direct flow action
- Includes accessories
- 50% quieter than electric vacs
Chip Vac Styles
Five styles are available:
The standard Chip Vac is good for general purpose chip cleanup and transfer. It includes the Chip Vac vacuum, lever lock drum lid, auto-safety shutoff valve, filter bag, 10' (3m) of flexible vacuum hose at 1-1/2" (38mm) I.D., chip wand, two extension wands, crevice tool, brush and skimmer.
Deluxe Chip Vac System improves on the Chip Vac by adding features that make it easier to use for everyday tasks. It includes everything that comes with the Chip Vac and adds a drum dolly and a tool holder. All are sized to fit your closed head drum (30, 55 or 110 gallons).
The Premium Chip Vac System upgrades your Chip Vac system all the way by adding a 30, 55 or 110 gallon drum to the Deluxe Chip Vac System. The Chip Vac's standard tools are replaced with heavy duty aluminum tools and the standard vacuum hose is replaced with a 10' (3m) static resistant hose. To make sure you can get your new Chip Vac where it needs to go, 20' (6.1m) of compressed air hose with quick connects fittings is also included.
The 5 Gallon Mini Chip Vac has the same features as the Chip Vac but is sized to work with a 5 gallon drum. The Mini Chip Vac System includes the Chip Vac vacuum, a 5 gallon drum with lid and locking ring, 10' (3m) of 1-1/2" (38mm) I.D. flexible vacuum hose, aluminum chip wand, two extension wands, crevice tool, brush and skimmer tool.
The 5 Gallon Deluxe Chip Vac makes the 5 Gallon Mini Chip Vac easier to use in multiple locations by adding a drum dolly.
- Chip Vac vacuum assembly
- Lever lock drum lid
- Manual shutoff valve
- Filter bag
- 10' (3m) flexible vacuum hose at 1-1/2" (38mm) I.D.
- Chip wand
- Two extension wands
- Crevice tool
Drum Not Included except with Mini Chip Vac System
Chip Vac System Performance
|Drum Size||Pressure Supply||Air Consumption||Inlet||Sound Level|
|30, 55, & 110||80||5.5||40||1,132||3/8||77|
How EXAIR's Chip Vac Works
Compressed air, normally 80-100 PSlG (5.5 - 6.9 BAR), flows through the inlet (1) into an annular plenum chamber (2). It is then injected into the throat through directed nozzles (3). These jets of air create a vacuum at the intake (4) which draws material in, accelerates it through the unit (5), and directs it to the bottom of the drum. The airflow exhausts through the port in the drum lid. Airborne particles are trapped by the filter bag (6).
Warning: Do not use with combustible dust.
Chip Vac Standards and Certifications
EXAIR's Chip Vacs comply with OSHA's Safety Requirements, the EU General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) and meet the noise limitation requirements of the EU Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC). All sound level measurements are taken at 3 feet away.
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Selecting the Right EXAIR Industrial Vacuum
EXAIR’s patent pending EasySwitch Wet-Dry Vac simplifies the filter change process when switching from vacuuming a dry material to a liquid or vice versa. Utilizing minimal compressed air, the EasySwitch is a powerful pneumatic vacuum that is ideal for any application - wet, dry, light and heavy. It rests upon any 55 gallon drum.
Chip Vac picks up dry or wet chips and delivers them directly to an ordinary drum. It is used to clean chips from fixtures, machines, parts and work surfaces. The lid can be moved easily from drum to drum to materials separate from recycling. Available in 5, 30, 55 and 110 gallon capacities.
The Reversible Drum Vac is a two-way liquid vacuum that can fill or empty a 55 gallon drum in 90 seconds! It is ideal for spill recovery and filling or emptying coolant sumps. It has no moving parts to wear out. Available in 5, 30, 55 and 110 gallon capacities.
High Lift Reversible Drum Vac is a two-way liquid vacuum that can fill or empty a 55 gallon drum in just 85 seconds from 15 feet! Its powerful pump provides the high lift needed to fill or empty below grade coolant sumps, pits and cisterns. Available in 30, 55 and 110 gallon capacities.
The Heavy Duty Dry Vac turns an ordinary drum into a powerful, industrial duty vacuum cleaner. It vacuums more dry materials in less time than ordinary vacs. It is ideal for vacuuming abrasives like steel shot, garnet, metal chips and sand. Available in 30, 55 and 110 gallon capacities.
Heavy Duty HEPA Vac is a rugged HEPA quality vacuum with high capacity cleaning for dusty environments. It is powerfully designed to move more material with less wear. In addition, the Heavy Duty HEPA Vac has been engineered to filter contaminants to HEPA requirements. Available in 30, 55 and 110 gallon capacities.
The Chip Trapper offers a fast, easy way to clean solids such as chips, swarf and shavings out of used coolants and other liquids. It is ideal for use on machines with sumps, parts washers, tanks and storage containers. Available in 30, 55 and 110 gallon capacities.
High Lift Chip Trapper has additional power to clean liquids from solids at greater distances or deeper depths like below grade sumps and cisterns. It efficiently separates solids like chips, swarf and metal shavings out of used coolants and other liquids. It is also capable of moving high viscosity liquids of up to 1400 centipoise! Available in 30, 55 and 110 gallon capacities.
Vac-u-Gun is a vacuum gun, blowoff gun, and transfer tool all-in-one. It is commonly used to vacuum sawdust and shavings and to transfer small parts and pellets. It is also used to blow away water, chips and coolant. Available in three systems.
Deep Hole Vac-u-Gun is a vacuum gun that was engineered to blow chips loose and vacuum them away in one easy step. It is ideal for cleaning cavities, grooves, containers and drilled holes. It has no moving parts to wear out.