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Continuous-Duty Industrial Vacuum

June 25, 2012
Increased efficiency for foundry sand, steel shot, similar materials
The MDL1050 continuous-duty vacuum can collect 5 tons/hour and has twice as much filter area as comparable models, an atmospheric blowback system, and improved maneuverability.

VAC-U-MAX is introducing the Model 1050 continuous-duty industrial vacuum that it said offers 100% more filter area than previous versions, for increased efficiency; a new atmospheric blowback system that allows filter cleaning with power on; larger wheels for better maneuverability; and reduced noise levels. The supplier calls the 1050 “the quietest industrial vacuum in the industry.”

Available for combustible and non-combustible materials, the VAC-U-MAX 1050 continuous-duty vacuum is offered in 10- or 15-horsepower models, for greater productivity in vacuuming foundry sand, metal powders, sludges, steel shot, and similar materials.

Two of the most significant improvements are the unit’s increased filter capacity that enhances its ability to handle finer powders and filter them more efficiently, reducing the load on the vacuum producer, and the new unique atmospheric blowback system. The reduced load on the vacuum producer puts more power to the end of the hose, giving the operator more power for an extended period of time than in the past.

In the past, providing larger filter capacity was a challenge because although the vacuum was electric powered, an umbilical cord to a compressed air supply was necessary to pulse clean the filters. Now, the atmospheric blowback system allows users to clean the filters without compressed air and without having to turn off the vacuum increasing productivity and reducing wear and tear on the motor.

Another productivity advantage of the new atmospheric blowback system is the ability for the motor to continue running as users change-out filled drums or hoppers.

To make its products safer for workers, VAC-U-MAX has increased the diameter of the front wheels from 10 inches to 14 inches, and replaced the single 8-inch caster on the rear with a duel 8-inch swivel caster, making the unit more maneuverable for a single operator.

Due to the unit’s maneuverability and suction, it can also be used as a portable central vacuum system with one, two, or three operators using local tubing networks in multiple areas, supporting a couple hundred feet of tubing. Because the unit is moved to debris it uses less energy than a central vacuum system that requires more hp to move material farther, and costs around half of what a central vacuum system cost.