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Laser Cutter Fume Extractors

Fumex manufactures a complete line of laser cutter fume extractor systems specifically designed for industrial processes that generate laser fumes. The smoke generated during the laser cutting process is actually comprised of very fine dust particles that can harm workers and equipment. These particulate contaminants can be properly controlled with Fumex high-efficiency fume and dust collectors.

Our laser cutter fume control systems remove 99.97% of laser fumes. These fume extractors are permanent or portable, cost efficient and reliable with a 2-year warranty, and they're American Made. They are suitable for most environments including: commercial/industrial locations, offices, schools, universities, and museums.

Laser Cutting Health Issues

Many health and safety hazards are associated with laser fumes from laser cutters, markers, engravers and laser printers. The type and severity of the hazard depends on the material being cut. Whatever material you are cutting, a material safety data sheet (MDS) is a good starting point for identifying health risks.

OSHA has established permissible exposure limits based on an 8‐hour time-weighted average (TWA) for hundreds of dusts, including many metal dusts generated in laser cutting. One of the more dangerous dusts is hexavalent chromium. Hex chrome is generated when cutting stainless steel and other metals that contain chromium. Overexposure to hex chrome is proven to cause lung cancer and a myriad of other major health problems.

In 2006 OSHA published a new rule for hex chrome exposure. It drastically reduced the permissible level of exposure in the workplace from 52 to 5 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3) – a tenfold reduction. OSHA stipulates that every company with a process that generates hex chrome must use air-quality monitoring to determine the 8-hour TWA exposure for each worker who is affected. The best systems, like those from Fumex, use source capture to control the dust and smoke at the point of generation.

Regarding health and safety risks as a whole, the only way to get a proper assessment is through a hazard analysis, conducted by an engineer knowledgeable about the process and OSHA regulations.

Some Things You Should Consider

The right size: If a fume collector is too small – which some consider in an attempt to minimize investment – it can’t perform its job properly; if over sized, you pay too much and loose valuable floor space. Sizing is critical. It is a function of the open area on the table zones, the thickness and type of material being cut, the laser wattage, the feet per minute of cut and the hours of operation. A Fumex air filtration specialist can help calculate the right size fume extraction system for your application. Call today.

Proper noise control: This must be designed into the system. Fan exhaust from fume collection systems can be very noisy, creating a fatiguing and hazardous environment. Our fume extractors are whisper quiet.

Maintenance: The well-designed and properly sized fume extractors from Fumex are engineered to keep maintenance to a minimum. The only operator inputs are occasional replacement of the filters. This is very important to ensure that filters are effectively controlling dust and fumes.

Fumex air filtration systems are comprised of inexpensive pre-filters, HEPA filters and large gas/odor filters that remove potentially harmful laser cutting fumes and returns purified air to the workplace. Our laser cutter fume extractors come with variable speed blowers and filter monitoring which allow for implementation into a variety of applications. VOC sensors indicate when filters need to be replaced to insure safe operating conditions.

 

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FA2-E
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Cabinet Construction Cabinet: 16 ga . welded steel,
powdercoat finish
Baffled – sound attenuated
Cabinet: 16 ga . welded steel, powdercoat finish
Baffled – sound attenuated
Cabinet: 304 grade brushed stainless steel to
IP56 compliance
Baffled – sound attenuated
Cabinet: 304 grade brushed stainless steel
Front access to filters
Baffled – sound attenuated cabinet
Digital Controls • Electronic variable speed blower control
• Electronic individual filter monitoring w/ display
• Calibrated electronic VOC /gas sensor
• Electronic relay package for remote
start/stop
• Electronic variable speed blower control
• Electronic filter monitoring w/ display
• Calibrated electronic VOC /gas sensor
• Electronic relay package for remote
start/stop
• Electronic variable speed blower control
• Electronic individual filter monitoring w/ display
• Calibrated electronic VOC /gas sensor
• Electronic relay package for remote
start/stop and filter monitoring
• Electronic variable speed blower control
• Individual filter monitoring w/ display
• Calibrated electronic voc/gas sensor
• Electronic relay package for remote
start/stop and filter monitoring
Sound Level 59 dBA 59 dBA 60 dBA 59 dBA
Unit Dimensions (L x W x H) 18” x 13.62” x 13.62"
45 lb / 20.42 kg
13.75” x 15.25” x 27.75”
80 lb / 26.8 kg
18.5” x 15.25” x 34.75”
101 lb / 46 kg
22.5” x 23” x 36”
135 lb / 61.3 kg
Blowers Performance 165 cfm at 19" wc 165 cfm at 19" wc 210 cfm @ 39” wc (357 m3/hr @ 9686 Pa) 210 cfm @39” wc or 385 @ 39’” wc
Blowers Centrifugal Direct-drive, brushless motor Direct-drive, brushless motor Centrifugal - direct-drive,
brushless motor
Sealed Direct –drive brushless motor
Electrics 120/1/50-60 or 230/1/50-60
Pre-wired 3 wire power cable,
7.5 ft (2.3m) w/plug
Amp Draw: 6.0 / 4.0
120/1/50-60 or 230/1/50-60
Pre-wired 3 wire power cable,
7.5 ft (2.3m) w/plug
Amp Draw: 6.0 / 4.0
120/1/50-60 or 230/1/50-60
Pre-wired 3 wire power cable,
7.5 ft (2.3m) w/plug
Amp Draw: 12.0 / 7.5
120/1/50-60 or 230/1/50-60
Pre-wired , grounded power cable,
7.5 ft. w/ plug
Amp draw – 12.0 / 15.0
Standard Equipment UL listed compliance
Standard Filter Set
1 x 3”, 1 x 2” or 2 x 2” air inlet
5 ft. 2-ply rubber hose, smooth core
2”/51mm or 3”/76mm inside diameter w/hose clamps
(4) Industrial grade wheels
Installation guide / Operations manual
UL listed compliance
Standard Filter Set
1 x 3”, 1 x 2” or 2 x 2” air inlet
5 ft. 2-ply rubber hose, smooth core
2”/51mm or 3”/76mm inside diameter w/hose clamps
(4) Industrial grade wheels
Installation guide / Operations manual
UL and CE listed compliance
Standard Filter Set
8 ft. /2.5m 2-ply rubber hose, smooth core
2”/51mm or 3”/76mm inside diameter w/hose clamps
Digital graphic controls
(4) Industrial grade wheels – 2 locking
Installation guide / Operations manual
Standard Filter Set
3”, 4” or 6” diameter inlet
8 ft 2 ply-smooth core rubber hose
Digital Graphic Controls
Interface Package
(4) Industrial grade wheels – 2 locking
Operation Manuals
Epoxy Coating N/A N/A N/A N/A
Options High efficiency hoods
Optional ducted exhaust
Gas-specific filters
High efficiency hoods
Optional ducted exhaust
Gas-specific filters
Gas-specific filters
High efficiency hoods
Optional ducted exhaust
PVC option:
- Epoxy coating on all internal cabinet components
- HCL gas specific electronic sensor
- AcideX gas neutralizing adsorbent cell
Ducted Exhaust
Gas-Specific carbon filters
Standard Filter Set Pre-Filter(s):Polyester pre-filter
Large capacity MERV 11 panel filter
HEPA Filter: 99.97% efficient @ 0.3 micron
Adsorbent Cell: Large capacity gas filter
• Blended activated carbon and activated alumina
impregnated with potassium permanganate (provides
broad spectrum gas control)
• 100 % recyclable environmentally safe cell.
Pre-filter
• Inexpensive polyester pre-filter
• MERV 11 rated filter media
• Clean design limits operator exposure
to particulates during filter changes
HEPA Filter
• 99% efficient @ .3micron
• Large capacity mini-pleat construction
Gas/Odor Filter
• Blended media allows for broad spectrum gas/odor control
• Improved bonded carbon technology
maximizes one pass
efficiency • Dustless construction suitable for all environments
• 100 % recyclable construction
Pre-Filter
• Large capacity - 99% efficient @ 1 micron
• Deep-pleated dimpled media maximizes filter loading
• Unique construction eliminates filter ”blinding”
• Clean design limits operator exposure to particulates
during filter changes
HEPA Filter
• 99% efficient @ .3micron
• Large capacity mini-pleat construction
Gas/Odor Filter
• Blended media allows for broad spectrum gas/odor control
• Improved bonded carbon technology maximizes one pass
efficiency
• Dustless construction suitable for all environments
• 100 % recyclable construction
Options:
PVC option:
• Epoxy coating on all internal cabinet components
• HCL gas specific electronic sensor
• AcideX gas neutralizing adsorbent cell
High efficiency hoods
Optional ducted exhaust
Gas-specific filters
Pre-Filter
• Approx – 95 sq feet of media
• Deep-pleated dimpled media w/ inner and outer
pleat-lock
• Beverage board construction
HEPA Filter
• 99.97% efficient @ 0.3 microns
• Large capacity mini-pleat construction
• Galvanized steel frame
Gas/Odor Filter
• 25 lbs of media
• Bonded carbon technology
• Broad spectrum gas/odor control
• Galvanized steel frame

APPLICATIONS:
Laser Fume Extraction
Pharmaceutical /Medical Manufacturing
Laboratory/Cleanroom Etc…
APPLICATIONS:
Laser Fume Extraction
Pharmaceutical /Medical Manufacturing
Laboratory/Cleanroom Etc…

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