Woodworking Dust Collection

Dust Collector Systems for Industrial Woodworking Machinery

Imperial Systems has a long line of successful industry installations of woodworking dust collection systems. Our dust collection systems for woodworking span from small cabinet shops to some of the largest names in flooring. With our turnkey capabilities and extensive background in woodworking dust collection, we are certainly one of the country’s biggest names in the woodworking industry.

Our DeltaMAXX© filters are specially fabricated to last longer on tough applications like wood saw dust from industrial woodworking machines. The DeltaMaxx filter has a longer-lasting filter life due to a specially formulated glazed surface. Unlike typical filters that have depth leading characteristics, this enhances dust cake release.

We specialize in OSHA and NFPA compliant systems to meet all of the newest codes. Wood shop dust can be highly explosive. Most any woodworking shop dust collection system handling wood dust must meet certain regulations. For example, the use of proper chemical or mechanical isolation equipment as well as explosion venting can be enforced.

Typical Woodworking Dust Collection Applications

  • Lumber Mills
  • Cabinetry Wood Shops
  • Board Plants OSB and Particle Board
  • Flooring
  • Furniture

woodworking shop dust collection systemCyclones, Baghouses, and CMAXX!

Traditionally, the woodworking industry has relied on cyclones and baghouses. First of all, the cyclone is the workhorse for removing larger particles with minimum hassle – but it lets smaller particles through. Another common workhorse of the wood industry is the baghouse. It has been the go-to woodworking dust collector for a long time. However, this is changing as cartridge collectors are making an impact. The CMAXX cartridge filter dust collector for wood shop dust collection is certainly proving itself in the field.

CMAXX Advantages

A cartridge collector like the CMAXX offers many advantages over a baghouse. First is obviously the size: because cartridge filters are pleated, you can fit the same amount of surface area into a relatively tiny collector.

The second advantage of CMAXX as your wood shop dust collection system is the ease of changing filters. A baghouse full of old sawdust is not anyone’s idea of fun, and it may even be considered an OSHA confined space. With a CMAXX cartridge collector, lift rails easily slide the filters out. So there’s no getting inside the collector and no climbing around in a mess of wood saw dust. Moreover, you don’t have to change dozens or hundreds of bags.

Third, the CMAXX captures very small particles very efficiently. Use DeltaMAXX nanofiber filters with a MERV 15 rating and your wood shop will be cleaner than ever before. In other words, you’ll be rid of the fine dust that used to get through.

The fourth advantage is the ease of customizing CMAXX for your industrial woodworking equipment. This is because many different types of fire and explosion prevention options are available. As a result, safety improves and buildings are protected from damage. Also, for special applications, overbags are an option. These can make cartridge filters even better at handling the difficult material a woodworking application can create.

CMAXX on woodworking dust collection for pallet manufacturing

CMAXX model CM020 dust collection system for woodworking at a pallet manufacturing facility


Comparing Woodworking Dust Collection Options

Over time, we have worked with many woodworking companies, and they usually want baghouses. But recently many customers have favored the CMAXX for wood dust. After seeing how it works and recognizing quality, they decided to give it a try. As a result, they found that for some types of woodworking applications, the CMAXX outperforms a baghouse.  For instance, it has a much smaller footprint. It’s also much less messy and time-consuming.

Many of our woodworking customers are Amish and strongly value efficiency, good quality, and things that just work well. They choose the CMAXX for woodworking because it meets their high standards. Read the full case study here about one specific woodworking dust collection installation.  In this case, the customer was first misled by competitors about which woodshop dust control systems would work for him.

Our systems specialists will design a CMAXX woodworking dust collection system for your shop. It will handle everything from mixed large and small particulate to extremely fine wood saw dust. Saving you time and space, it will also protect you from the risk of combustion. It will make your life easier. Allow one of our specialists to show you how CMAXX stacks up against all other industrial dust collectors for woodworking. Learn why it’s an amazing value in space and time savings, quality and efficiency. Contact us today!

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