EasySwitch® Wet-Dry Vac System
EXAIR’s patent-pending EasySwitch® vacuum 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. The EasySwitch is designed to handle the toughest of industrial cleanup jobs with ease. It rests upon any 55 gallon drum. With EXAIR’s patent pending design, the EasySwitch vacuum uses a standard or HEPA certified filter when vacuuming dry material. The fast and simple conversion to vacuuming liquids is done by releasing one latch and simply removing the filter element. The EasySwitch vacuum creates a powerful vacuum (at a quiet 79 decibels) without the need for electricity. Because the vacuum generator has no moving parts and uses no electricity, there is little concern for failed parts, motor failure or working with liquids associated with electric industrial vacuums. (drum not included, see Premium version if you need a drum)
Wet: 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.
Dry: Do not use with combustible dust.
- Floor Cleanup
- Mold and allergen removal
- Easy to switch from liquid to dry material
- High performance with minimal air requirements
- Low sound level
- Maintenance free
- Safe - no electricity
- Spill free - auto safety shutoff
- No motors to clog or wear out
- Continuous duty
- Fits standard open top drums
EasySwitch Wet-Dry Vac Styles
Three styles are available:
The standard EasySwitch Wet-Dry Vac System simplifies the filter change process when switching from vacuuming a dry material to a liquid or vice versa and it is designed to handle the toughest of industrial cleanup jobs. It is available with a standard or HEPA filter for a 55 gallon drum. It includes the EasySwitch Vac unit, EasySwitch drum lid, standard filter, 1/2" compressed air hose assembly, pressure gauge, 10' of 1.5" vacuum hose, crevice tool, 19" straight wand, skimmer tool and dust brush. (drum not included) (standard version pictured at left)
The Deluxe EasySwitch Wet-Dry Vac System is an upgraded version of the standard EasySwitch. It also includes a drum dolly, an upgrade to 10 feet of 1.5" antistatic hose, spill recovery kit, extension wand, round dust brush, 24" and 11" crevice tools, 12" wide floor tool and tool holder. (drum not included)
The Premium EasySwitch Wet-Dry Vac System is the same as the Deluxe version but it also includes a 55 gallon drum.
- EasySwitch Vac unit
- EasySwitch drum lid
- Standard Filter or HEPA filter and pre-filter
- 1/2" compressed air hose assembly
- Pressure gauge
- 10’ of 1-1/2" (38mm) vacuum hose
- Crevice tool
- 19" straight wand
- Skimmer tool
- Dust brush
(Drum Not Included except with Premium Kits)
EasySwitch Wet-Dry Vac Performance
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Conveying Rate Comparison for EasySwitch Wet-Dry Vac
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How the EasySwitch Wet-Dry Vac Works
The EasySwitch vacuum utilizes a filter hatch, secured by one simple latch, for easy installation and replacement of filters. It does not require any additional springs, clips or closures. A rubber handle (1) is connected to the filter hatch (2). Unlatching the handle from the drum lid will allow the hatch to be raised. When the hatch is raised, the filter (3) can be installed or uninstalled easily. The filter simply lifts out of the filter hatch hole, and be can reinstalled by placing the filter on top of edge gasket (4) on the filter hatch hole. For operation, close the latch and secure the rubber handle (1). When the filter is installed, the vacuum will work with dry media; when it is uninstalled, it will work with liquids. When the drum is filled with liquid the vacuum is automatically turned off by a float shutoff.
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.
Warning: Do not use with combustible dust.
EasySwitch Wet-Dry Vac Standards and Certifications
EXAIR EasySwitch Wet-Dry 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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Awards - EasySwitch® Wet-Dry Vac
EXAIR's EasySwitch Wet-Dry Vac was a platinum winner in the 2022 OHS Spaces4Learning New Product Awards. The EasySwitch Wet-Dry Vac placed in the Health & Safety Cleanup category.
EXAIR's EasySwitch HEPA Wet-Dry Vac was a finalist in the 2021 Plant Engineering Product of the Year Awards. The EasySwitch HEPA Wet-Dry Vac placed in the Safety & Security category.
EXAIR's EasySwitch Wet-Dry Vac was a winner in the 2021 Occupational Health & Safety New Product of the Year Awards. The EasySwitch placed in the Industrial Hygiene - Dust Control category.
EXAIR's EasySwitch Wet-Dry Vac and HEPA Wet-Dry Vac were Platinum winners in the 2021 and 2022 Occupational Health & Safety Industrial Hygiene Awards. The EasySwitch placed in the Health and Safety / Cleanup category.
EXAIR's EasySwitch Wet-Dry Vac was a winner in the 2021 Environmental Protection Product of the Year Awards. The EasySwitch placed in the Health and Safety / Cleanup category.
EXAIR's EasySwitch Wet-Dry Vac was a Silver Award Winner in the 2020 Plant Engineering Product of the Year Awards. The EasySwitch placed in the Maintenance Tools category.
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.