An expanded capture zone plays a critical role in an overall cleaner facility, leading to less maintenance and cleaner air throughout the workplace while also reducing arm interactions for improved productivity. Available in a disposable cleaning filter model in the FILTAIR® SWX-ZF stationary wall- or column-mounted weld fume extractor from Miller Electric Mfg. LLC (Appleton, WI), ZoneFlow technology features a capture zone that’s over 3X larger than traditional systems. With a capture distance up to 5 ft deep and 4 ft wide vs. the traditional 12 in to 18 in, operators prefer fume extraction equipment with ZoneFlow. Instead of having to constantly adjust the arm to be close to the source – or worse, not adjust it and be exposed to fumes – they can continue welding, improve productivity and stay protected. How does it work? ZoneFlow moves clean air out of the arm at approximately a 90 deg angle, creating a large negative pressure zone or curtain that extends the capture distance and funnels weld fume particulate toward the center of the arm to be captured.
Miller Electric Manufacturing LLC, 1635 West Spencer Street, PO Box 1079, Appleton, WI 54912-1079, 920-734-9821, www.millerwelds.com.
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