Chip Vac Replaces Electric Vacuum
A thermal spray coating company was using electric vacuum to provide the metal powder recovery during the thermal spray coating process. The electric vacuums would run continuously during the coating process and were not lasting more than 2 weeks under their conditions. The temperatures were slightly elevated over ambient, the environment is dusty and the vacuums run most of the time. All of these conditions are not good for an electric vacuum. EXAIR's Model 6193 Chip Vac System and Model 6804 Filter Bag provided the continuous duty vacuum the company desired. Since the Chip Vac has no moving parts, the elevated temperatures and dusty environment had no effect upon the Chip Vac performance. The customer did purchase an extra filter bag so they may wash one while the other is in use.