Industrial dust collector configurations for source capture air filtration.
Source capture systems collect dust, smoke and fumes from point generation sources, such as a weld cell, laser cutting machine, CNC, or manual welding or grinding station. Fumes are collected using a fume arm, hood or backdraft plenum that is ducted to a dust collector. RoboVent designs hoods specifically for each application. There are several hood types.
- Enclosing hoods (such as the Streamline Hood) completely enclose the application. Ideal for robotic welding cells and other robotic processes.
- Close capture hoods are located next to an emission source without enclosing it. They actively pull air in from the source. They are often used for manual processes (such as manual welding or grinding) to pull contaminated air up and away from the worker.
- Receiving hoods are designed to “catch” emissions that are already in motion, such as hot air rising from a melting furnace or other hot process. A canopy hood with a fan can be used to direct emissions into the dust collection system.