Capture of fume, smoke and dust at the source cannot always be accomplished with fixed ducted systems with hoods. The point of capture may change rapidly, the piece or assembly may be too large to encapsulate or a fixed hooded system gets in the way of productivity. When this happens, flexible extraction arms with scoop hoods are the best solution available. Where are these arms used?
- Pharmaceutical laboratories
- Bag dump stations
- Soldering stations
- Welding booths
- Vehicle exhaust extraction
Industrial Extraction Arms
Extraction arms have a multiplicity of uses for industrial applications. Source capture arms are mobile and can be positioned strategically at an isolated capture point or within/without a large structure or assembly. Local extractors are commonly used for weld fume and dust mitigation. An industrial grade arm allows particulate to be captured at the point of generation, prior to aerial suspension.
Stringent government regulations pertaining to worker exposure limits for hazardous dusts and fumes continue to increase each year. A local extraction arm is an excellent way to remove airborne toxins before they have a chance to enter your workers breathing zone.
Extraction arms offer a variety of options:
- Completely external support system ensures minimal pressure drop
- Hose dimensions available in: 4”, 5”, 6” and 8” diameters
- Available in lengths from 5’ to 29’
- Optional ceiling, floor or pillar mounting
- PVC-coated polyamide fabric hose in dark blue or corrosion-resistant PE coating
- Grounded, anti-static models for explosive dusts or electronics manufacturing
Weld Extraction Arms
Weld smoke collection is a typical application for the use of flexible articulated arms. The ability to position arms above or around a product or assembly and capture smoke and fume make it a secure choice for control of emissions.
Laboratory Extraction Arms
Arms specifically designed for laboratories are applied in pharmaceutical settings, schools, and hospitals. A source capture extractor arm allows a particulate or gas to be captured at the point of generation, rather than escaping into the workplace.
In laboratory settings, many of the substances used are a health concern for employees. A local extraction arm is an excellent way to remove airborne toxins before they have a chance to spread into your facility. Additionally, the high dollar value of certain compounds in pharmaceutical settings makes reclamation via source capture a cost effective strategy.
Laboratory extraction arms feature a variety of options:
- Specially designed aerodynamic joint results in low pressure drop
- 3’’ diameter; multiple arm lengths available
- Ceiling mountings in eight standard lengths, wall brackets, and flexible bench mounting
- Standard model constructed of polypropylene joints and tubes of anodized aluminum
- Variants available for corrosive, explosive, and anti-static environments.
- Accessories including suction nozzle, metal hood, dome hood, shovel hood, flat screen hood