Why is the dust collector larger for my plasma table than on my welding station?

A plasma table produces far more dust than a welding station. The cutting table removes base metal, and the dust collector captures that material, whereas a welding station produces mostly fumes. These fine particulates don’t require the same amount of airflow or filter media as a dust collector attached to a plasma table.

A good comparison is seen in the two dust collectors:

  • The RoboVent Plaser Series is specifically designed to work with laser and plasma cutting tables. These collectors provide powerful filtration that can handle large volumes of dust.
  • The RoboVent Spire Series is designed to work with a single large welding cell or several smaller welding cells. The system is powerful and can handle a large amount of weld fumes, but it would not be the best choice for a plasma cutting table.

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