The RoboVent Solution
RoboVent has almost two decades of experience controlling weld fumes, and we applied our engineers to the challenge. Futaba had designed a backdraft solution for their manual welding stations; RoboVent did the engineering work for them and calculated the airflow requirements.
Rich Haff, welding engineer at Futaba, reports, “I basically gave them CAD drawings, and they did the full design and implementation from that.” After RoboVent crunched the numbers on weld fumes, airflow and filtration needs, we proposed a comprehensive system.
RoboVent's system included some of its leading technology, including a variable-frequency drive (VFD) and cutting-edge filters. Haff says, “Your systems allow your filters to last longer.” Delta3 spark arrestance systems were also incorporated into the units to mitigate fires. As Haff testifies, “If we go down, we have to be up and running in eight to twelve hours. Fires don't just impact us, it impacts the OEM as well. Since we're a Tier 1 supplier, this is a huge consideration for us. Down time impacts everyone in the channel.”