Dust Collector Filters: The Unsung Heroes of Manufacturing

Apr 28, 2014

Whether you work with fiberglass, organic materials, chemicals, or a vast array of other mediums, when it comes to most manufacturing, one thing is clear: the dust really piles up.  Not only do these particulates become an abundant inconvenience, but they can also quickly become harmful to your workers, workspace, and your business.  Fortunately, there is an effective and straightforward solution to dust management: dust collection systems.  These come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but one feature remains consistent; the dust collection filters. A system’s filter makes a huge difference in the overall efficiency and quality of the dust collector’s work.

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What are Dust Collector Filters?

The role of a dust collection system is to purify air by trapping tiny dust particles, preventing them from harming workers, equipment, or the atmosphere.  The dust collector filter, then, is the specific part of this system responsible for trapping that dust as the dirty air enters, letting only clean air pass through.

Most often, these filters are made out of a tightly woven or felted fabric, which are then precoated with a filter-enhancer.  While these filters will inevitably need to be cleaned or replaced as the tiny dust particles embed themselves in the media of the filter, others offer a longer-lasting, high-tech solution.  The DeltaMAXX NanoFiber Dust Collector Cartridge Filters include a fine surface layer of synthetic fibers which best prevent that embedding and result in twice the service life of the industry standard.  Not only do these last longer, but they have also received the highest MERV efficiency rating in its class.

How Are Dust Collector Filters Used?

Dust collector filters can be used in a variety of different sorts of dust collection systems.  For example, although the DeltaMAXX Dust Collector Cartridge Filters are made to be compatible for all major brands of cartridge dust collectors, not just the DeltaMAXX Collector System.  If you have an existing system, putting your filters to use is easy.  Simply remove the old, dirty filter and replace it, returning your workspace to higher quality, cleaner, and healthier air.

If you do not already have a dust collection system, you can easily have one customized to fit the needs of your workspace.  After taking your space, dust type and volume into consideration, a dust collection equipment business like Imperial Systems can help you select or engineer a solution that is right for your business.  Your new dust collection system, combined with high-quality filters, will have your whole team breathing more easily in no time!