EXAIR’s new 110-gallon Reversible Drum Vac™ is a liquid vacuum that it calls an “ideal way to vacuum coolant, hydraulic oils, spills, sludge, tramp oil and waste water.” The system is powered by a stainless steel pump that is easy to operate and maintain; one knob activates the pump and empties the drum. Coolant sumps are easy to refill, floor spills are vacuumed up quickly, and contaminated liquids can be transferred to filtration tanks in minutes, according to Exair.
Other compressed-air devices that Exair manufactures include vortex tubes, air amplifiers, air knives, air-operated vacuums, and ionizing products for static elimination.
Many electrically operated vacuums are not designed for use in industrial environments, which means that motors will fail and impellers will clog. The Exair Reversible Drum Vac is powered by compressed air and has no moving parts, so maintenance is minimized. The system is covered by a five-year warranty, too, according to the supplier.
The Model 6396 110-gallon Premium Drum Vac System includes the two-way pump assembly; shutoff valve; 10-ft (3-m) flexible vacuum hose; 110-gallon drum with bolt ring and lid; drum dolly; ABS Spill Recovery Kit; aluminum wand; 11-in. and 24-in. aluminum crevice tools; skimmer tool and tool holder;, and a 20-ft (6.1-m) compressed air hose.