Cartridge Dust Collectors vs. Other Systems – Best Fit for You?

Sep 11, 2015

Imperial Systems offers a detailed step-by-step comparison between cartridge and other dust collector systems.

Every manufacturing environment requires a dust collection system for the health of its workers and the integrity of its machinery and processes.  With so many types and styles, finding the right system for your facility can be a daunting process.  Imperial Systems is here to help with this list comparing the benefits of a cartridge dust collector versus other systems:


Fabric and bag dust collectors lose efficiency as they fill, often beginning to expel fine dust at only half full. A cartridge dust collector uses industrial replacement cartridge filters to create a multi-stage dust collection system. With several filter cartridges in place, they collect more dust and micron particles than other systems, even when the initial stage filter is full. In addition, their process completely removes the dust before it can hit the clean air chamber, so no particles will be blown back into the work environment. Multi-stage filters allow equipment to continue running while the filters are being changed, preventing any disruption in air quality.

industrial replacement cartridge filtersLow Maintenance

As a fabric or bag system gets full, its ability to trap fine particulates diminishes, and cleaning the filters can be a hassle – often requiring up to two hours and two people in dust masks for safety. Conversely, the industrial replacement cartridge filters of a cartridge dust collector are removable, so one worker can simply replace all of the filters at once, then clean them at a more convenient time – a process usually completed in less than one hour.


Single-stage dust collection systems can only be used in limited production scenarios, but cartridge dust collectors with industrial replacement cartridge filters offer a wide range of applications from pharmaceutical to food to fine metal grinding. With a wide range of sizes and capabilities, cartridge dust collectors come as small as portable downdraft benches and as large as foundry operation systems.

DeltaMAXX industrial replacement cartridge filters

The DeltaMAXX Dust Collector industrial replacement cartridge filters by Imperial Systems deliver the longest filter life, cleanest air and the greatest cost savings through:

  • MERV 15 filtration efficiency – the best in the Industry
  • Reduced operational costs
  • Extended filter life (up to twice as long as competitors’)
  • The most advanced nanofiber technology on the market – prevents submicron particles from entering and becoming embed
  • Operational Mass Emissions
  • The industry’s best surface loading technology – enhances dust cake release, leading to longer filter life
  • DeltaMAXX NanoFiber Dust Collector industrial replacement cartridge filters have a very fine surface layer of synthetic fibers that blocks the particulate before it embeds deep into the media.

DeltaMAXX Dust Collector Cartridge Filters are available for all makes and models of cartridge dust collectors and industrial replacement cartridge filters.  In addition to providing superior products, we also provide some of the best service in the industry.  From expert representatives dedicated to solving your dust collection problems to fast shipping and handling, we help you get what you need to keep your manufacturing processes going smoothly.

For more information, contact Imperial Systems today at 800.918.3013.