Air-Port Fume Exhaust Hood

Air-Port Fume Exhaust Hood logo

Not much has changed in the design of the welding hood, at least until now. The Air-Port Fume Exhaust Hood eliminates the weaknesses of standard hoods. It also brings its own unique set of patent pending benefits seen nowhere else. For standard and robotic welding, the Air-Port offers the first true new innovations in welding hood design.

Air-Port fume exhaust hood shown with 2' long curtains
Closeup of Air-Port Fume Exhaust Hood logo printed on product


The Air-Port Fume Exhaust Hood is compatible with a variety of robotic welding manufacturers, including but not limited to 

  • Kawasaki Robotics
  • Yaskawa
  • Motoman Robotics
  • Fanuc
  • Kuka Robotics
  • Mitsubishi Robotics
  • ABB Robotic
Air-Port fume exhaust hood shown with welding table inside

Other welding hoods stand on four or more legs that bend or break. You can settle for poorly made or makeshift products. You can order hoods, which can have a ten week lead time and will still require you to cut and modify them onsite. Many take hours and several people to install. Your new option is the Air-Port Fume Exhaust Hood.

The Air-Port arrives ready to use. The ductwork is pre-installed into its two compact, low-footprint legs. Optional built-in Spark Traps give you another industry first in welding hood safety. Adjustable dampers built into the hood make it easy to balance the air flow for your needs. With the concave hood shape, the Air-Port Fume Exhaust Hood captures more smoke and fumes.  

Spark trap option shown mounted on Air-Port fume exhaust hood support leg/duct

Traditionally, a spark trap is a supplemental piece of equipment added to the duct before a dust collector. Our Spark Trap is integrated into the duct leg of the Air-Port Fume Exhaust Hood. If sparks in the airstream do enter the leg, they are knocked out in the integrated Spark Trap before reaching the collector.

NFPA standards strongly recommend spark traps as part of a complete fire prevention system. Keeping sparks away from the dust in your collector is the first step to safely handling combustible dust.  An integrated Spark Trap will certainly help you do that.


Air-Port without spark trap shown ducted to fume extractor for welding
Animation showing many sparks going through duct into welding fumes extractor


Air-Port with spark trap shown ducted to fume extractor for welding
Animation showing essentially no sparks going through duct into welding fumes extractor


  • Two-person install in under an hour
  • Pre-installed ductwork in legs and cross beams
  • Optional integrated Spark Trap available
  • Two-legged design means a smaller footprint
  • Concave hood design contains smoke and fumes
  • Dampers for easy air flow adjustment
  • Designed for most types of welding


Crane access slot shown in Air-Port fume exhaust hood


A retractable opening in the hood allows cranes to easily enter and place heavy equipment beneath the hood.


The Air-Port can include a blue welding strip curtain. It keeps both your welders and anyone walking through your facility safe from dangerous weld fume and smoke.

Air-Port fume exhaust hood shown with internal lighting option


Optional lighting in the hood provides increased visibility for welders and those servicing robots.


The Air-Port Fume Exhaust Hood is available in a variety of sizes. They begin at 4′ x 4′ and range all the way up to 12′ x 20′. Standard heights include 8, 9, and 10 feet. Taller hoods may be available. Note that sizes marked with a darker dot may require ducting to both support legs.

Shadow fume extractors for welding
Shadow welding fume extractor logo

The Air-Port Fume Exhaust Hood is easily paired with the Shadow Compact Fume Extractor. If the Air-Port is being used to collect non-combustible particulate, the Shadow may be the best option to contain and dispose of the dust.

The Shadow’s small footprint makes it easy to situate next to an Air-Port Fume Exhaust Hood for easy ducting. The simple install of both the Air-Port and the Shadow make it a quick solution to collecting weld fume.

Logo of CMAXX fume extractor for welding

If your application is in need of greater airflow, consider the CMAXX Dust & Fume Collector. This option should also be considered for particulate that may be combustible.

CMAXX is the most heavy-duty collector on the market and was built to withstand a combustible dust explosion. It easily connects to the Air-Port Fume Exhaust Hood. With a redundant Safety Pentagon design, it’s sure to keep your facility and employees safe.

CMAXX fume extractor for welding

Don’t have an Imperial Systems collector? No problem!

The Air-Port Fume Exhaust Hood easily pairs with many different brands of dust collectors. This includes but not limited to Donaldson Torit, Camfil Farr, Robovent, Lincoln Electric, and many more.


All our dust collectors are made in the USA.  You’ll always have the full support of our dust and fume collection experts here in our Pennsylvania facility. Each Air-Port Fume Exhaust Hood is designed by our team of engineers.

Our professional ServiceMAXX teams can travel almost anywhere.  They’ll make sure your Air-Port is working as it should be. No other dust collector company offers better, more personal support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can the Air-Port be daisy chained together?

Each Air-Port has its own outlet. Each outlet can be ducted to a common trunk line that runs to your dust collector.

Has the Spark Trap been tested?

The Spark Trap has been tested in an extreme spark environment. We connected a GreCon spark detection monitor to the duct leading to a collector with and without the Spark Trap. The Spark Trap was proven to reduce the volume of sparks reaching the detector by over 99%.

Can you balance the air in the hood?

Each Air-Port Fume Exhaust Hood has multiple tool-free slide gates in the tube. They can be adjusted to optimize airflow for your specific application.

Can I add lighting?

Yes lights are available as an option. LIghting must be wired on site.

Is the weld curtain included?

Blue welding strip curtain is available as an option. You are able to select per side based on 2, 4, and 6 foot lengths.

Is this hood only for robots?

No, the Air-Port Fume Exhaust Hood can be used in almost any application that you are trying to capture smoke or fume particulate over a cell or work station.

What are the CFM requirements?

The CFM requirements have a wide range and is based on the size and height of the hood.

Does this have to be bolted down?

Yes, the Air-Port Fume Exhaust Hood must be securely attached to the floor.

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