It’s no secret here that we love vertical dust collectors. They’re better than horizontal collectors in just about every way, which we discussed in our last post. Not all vertical dust collectors are created equal, however. Today, we’re sharing a customer’s experience with a competitor’s vertical dust collectors and why he’s choosing a CMAXX this time.
Competitive Design Prone to Corrosion
A manufacturing company approached us recently, looking to replace their current vertical cartridge collector. Since they purchased it, they’ve experienced many of the problems we often see with other dust collector brands. They even sent us these pictures to show us what they were dealing with.
Rust is a major factor for any piece of metal equipment that’s going to be outside. Exposure to the elements will occur for many years. Most vertical dust collectors that competitors such as Camfil Farr manufacture bolt together from the outside. Every external bolt hole is an opportunity for rust. In the photos, it’s easy to see where the bolt holes have rusted. Consequently, rust continues to form all over the collector.
The customer told us that they prefer the CMAXX design specifically because of experiencing this problem with their current collector. There are no external bolt holes on the CMAXX, so this is one problem they won’t have to worry about.
Another problem the customer has experienced with their current vertical dust collector is the roof. They have had to repaint it three times just to keep it from rusting through completely. This is a major issue because a hole in the roof allows water to get inside, wetting the cartridges. This will ruin them. The customer has had serious concerns about the roof of this collector for years. They have been struggling to keep the rust problem under control.
CMAXX Vertical Dust Collector Dons Crown
The customer liked the domed CrownTech roof of the CMAXX, which allows snow, water, and debris to slide off the roof instead of sitting on top. Unlike any of our competitors in the vertical dust collector market, the CMAXX is specifically designed to solve the problem of rusting on the collector roof. On a Camfil Farr or any other vertical dust collector brand, everything that falls onto the roof sits on it. Over time, this causes the roof to rust and fail.
When you choose a dust collector, you’re making a major investment. Like our customer, you’re expecting this purchase to last for many years. You know you’ll have to replace filters. You’re expecting that certain parts, like valves, may need maintenance occasionally. This is typical maintenance you’ll perform on any vertical dust collector, whether it’s a CMAXX, Camfil Farr, or any other brand. However, repairing holes in a rusting roof is something you probably didn’t plan to do. With the CMAXX design, you won’t have to.
Our customer sent us these photographs of their current collector to show us the concerns they had with it, especially the issue of rust on the roof and around external bolts. They are switching to CMAXX because its design doesn’t have these problems. With no external bolt holes and a domed roof to protect it from the weather, their new collector will give them many years of rust-free service.