Used Dust Collectors
Dust collectors are used to cleanse and filter hazardous dust and pollutant matter that may be released into a work environment or atmosphere. As they were designed to improve air quality, most businesses require dust collectors to ensure they meet both environmental and workplace safety requirements.
Generally, all dust collector systems work by drawing dust and particulates from the air through a filter that encapsulates and separates the matter, then sends out the filtered air back into the environment in which it’s working. Depending on the industry, contamination and pollutants can differ; therefore, the dust collector design must differ. Some different dust collector designs that are common include shaker dust collectors, pulse jet dust collectors, and cartridge collectors.
Shaker dust collectors are considered a “shake-cleaning baghouse system.” This system does its work when airflow is temporarily halted or offline, which offers continuous cleaning for the whole unit. In environments when it doesn’t make sense to provide compressed air for bag cleaning, shaker dust collectors are common. This can occur in steel mills, power plants, smelting industries, or the mining industry.
Pulse jet dust collectors are also baghouse systems and can come in many designs to meet applications needs of whichever industry. They are the most common industrial dust collectors because of their ability to be customized easily. In line with its name, pulse jet dust collectors operate through rapid, high-pressure air jet cleaning. This sends a blast or air through the bag that gets rid of the dust. The manufacturing environments in which these dust collectors are found include chemical and mineral production, food processing plants and metal fabrication.
Cartridge collectors are trusty fabric filters that are designed for more specific applications. When smaller space requirements are needed, these offer an advantage due to their ability to pack more fabric area into a smaller space. Filters are also able to be changed from outside the collector, which lessens safety risks. Cartridge collectors are common in both commercial and industrial environments with very light dust, such as metalworking, wood working, fume collection, and other processes.
Below is Aaron's inventory of unused and used dust collectors. If you are looking to sell your used dust collector submit a request online or contact Erik Eichert at 630-238-7480.