Clarion® Vortex Series

Clean Air Matrix

RoboVent engineers are experts in every category of air filtration and ventilation. The four categories below represent the major options for treating your contaminated air. RoboVent has designed solutions for each of these categories and has manufactured air filtration systems of unrivaled quality.

For more information about these categories, see Indoor Air Quality 101.


Large blowers and air filtration equipment draw contaminated air from the plant (typically at the ceiling level), filter it and return it to the plant. This is a proven solution in plants welding large parts with overhead cranes. It reduces the haze in the air, resulting in a cleaner working environment, with no negative pressure or heat loss.


Air in the immediate area of the welding activity is captured in a hood system, then filtered and returned to the plant. This is the best solution whenever possible. It allows for a more flexible system and removes the smoke directly from the operator's breathing zone. There are many types of source capture, including overhead hoods, crossflow hoods, fume arms and fume guns, some of which work better than others.


Large exhaust fans draw contaminated air from the plant and exhaust it directly into the environment, typically through the roof or walls. This is a traditional method and often results in negative air pressure. Also, it is very difficult to climate-control your plant and the system may not work well in the winter.

Air in the immediate area of the welding activity is captured in a hood, sent through ductwork, and exhausted directly into the environment. This is a lower capital cost alternative to filtration, but tends to result in high operating costs and large, unsightly ducting systems that work less efficiently with modifications. It also results in negative pressure problems.

Clean Air Solutions for Oil Mist Applications

Made especially for oil mist applications, the Clarion® Vortex System is based on a proprietary design that creates a circulating airflow to effectively capture and filter oily particles in a plant. Cleaner air is then re-introduced to the plant in a seamless process. The system utilizes a unique mechanism consisting of eight to 12 nozzles that can be adjusted directionally to maximize the efficiency at which the air is cleaned.

Is The Clarion Vortex System right for you?

There are many benefits to installing a vortex system in your facility:

  • It allows for the air to be filtered and cleaned in situations where source capture of oil mist is not possible or feasible.
  • It does not interfere with overhead cranes or other obstructions that cause trouble for the ventilation systems.
  • No ductwork is required, which lowers installation costs and improves sight lines and visual appeal.
  • It reduces collector noise levels by decreasing static pressure.

How it Works

AIntegrated Controls All units come complete with a built-in motor starter, disconnect and minihelic gauge. Upgrades to eTell Intelligent Controls are available. All control panels are built in our UL Certified panel shop in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

BClarion Cartridge Filters RoboVent’s Clarion series Vortex collectors use square flange 52″ tall cartridge filters designed specifically for oil mist. These filters are built to last using RMO Technology and proprietary filter media.

CVortex Return Air Nozzles and Integrated Silencer Plenum The Clarion Vortex series oil mist collectors come equipped with an integrated silencer and return air nozzles. This eliminates the need for return air ductwork and cuts down installation time. Clarion Vortex return air nozzles can be adjusted to create the airflow patterns that will work best in your facility. The integrated silencer ensures that your Clarion oil mist collector is running at a reasonable sound level.

DeDrive™ Automatic VFD (option) The eDrive constantly monitors airflow and automatically adjusts the motor RPM to compensate for filter loading. Energy peaks and valleys are evened out, cutting energy usage by approximately 40% and increasing filter life by as much as 30%.

EVortex Intake Plenum Clarion Vortex series oil mist collectors are equipped with an integrated intake plenum. This Intake plenum spreads the air entering the collector to maximize filter life and removes any need for intake ductwork. Combined with the Vortex Return Air Nozzles, the Vortex Intake Plenum creates a solution for ductless full-plant ambient oil mist concerns.

Standard Features

eTell™ Intelligent Controls

A revolutionary system that learns your routines and makes automatic adjustments to save energy and extend filter life. It even alerts you when maintenance is needed.

SafeSensor™ Particulate Monitoring

An advanced particulate-monitoring device capable of detecting leaks past the filters. If one should occur, SafeSensor shuts the system down and triggers an alarm.

Air Filtration Systems

All-in-One Complete Air Filtration Systems

RoboVent collectors arrive completely assembled and tested. This all-in-one approach delivers the highest quality, convenience and cost savings.

Snap-Lock Filter Clamp

Built with a gusseted support structure, RoboVent's double-rail clamping mechanism provides an airtight seal and a quick release.

Rugged Cabinet Design

RoboVent's dust collectors are housed in a rugged, modular cabinet that is covered—along with structural components—by a 15-year warranty.

Built-in Noise Reduction

Multiple measures contribute to noise reduction in RoboVent dust collectors, improving the work environment and helping to meet noise regulations.

Vertical Filter Design

RoboVent's vertical filters are designed to shed dust into the containment system far more efficiently than horizontal filters. This design significantly increases filter life.

The RoboVent “No Weak Links” Process

From state-of-the-art filters and cabinet design to our ironclad guarantee on every system we sell, RoboVent provides an unbroken chain with no weak links for total customer satisfaction.

60 Minute On-Site Assembly

RoboVent collectors come pre-assembled, so on-site assembly takes less than 60 minutes!

24-Hour Support

RoboVent's 24-hour support—at 888.RoboVent—is a promise that a RoboVent expert is available at all times for any need.


RoboVent promises every customer will be satisfied, and that promise is in writing. RoboVent's warranty is the best in the industry.

Optional Features

RoboVent eQ Air Quality Monitor

RoboVent eQ™: Air Quality Monitoring

An innovative system that monitors your air quality and automatically turns your collectors on or off. The eQ delivers cost savings through cutting-edge technology.

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Delta3™ Spark Arrestor

Using groundbreaking technology to kill sparks before they become a problem, the Delta3 protects your workers, your equipment and your productivity.

ICE: Integrated Cooling Equipment

A patent-pending system combining dust collection and air conditioning, the ICE system cleans the air and keeps workers comfortable and productive.

Supprex-200™ Fire Suppression

Activated by smoke or heat, the Supprex-200 acts quickly to suppress a fire. Airflow is shut off, and, if needed, FM-200 gas is deployed. Cleanup is minimal.

Supprex-200™ Damper

A device that stops the spread of fire and smoke through your ductwork, RoboVent's Supprex200 Damper protects your workers and property.

Explosion Vent

Releasing excess pressure in the event of an explosion, the Explosion Vent is designed to direct pressure away from your building.

eDrive™ Automatic VFD

Constantly monitoring airflow, the eDrive automatically changes motor RPM to adjust for filter loading. This significantly cuts energy use and extends filter life.

AutoSaver™ Power Usage Sensor

Mounted directly into your control panel, the AutoSaver feature turns your RoboVent system on during welding and off when finished, cutting energy costs.

HEPA After Filter

A HEPA filter cleaning the air as a final step of purification ensures your facility and its workers enjoy the highest quality of air possible.

Additional Acoustical Attenuation

Mounted atop your dust collector, this device quiets the air being discharged from the unit using carefully designed aerodynamics.

Service Platform

A secure place to stand while changing filters, the Service Platform provides a safe and convenient way to tend to your dust collector's maintenance.

Sprinkler Head Port

An economical tool in RoboVent's fire suppression arsenal, the Sprinkler Head Port is mounted directly into the filter cabinet for immediate action.

RoboVent Maintenance Program, Clean Air and Industrial Air Filtration Solutions

ClientCare Maintenance Program

ClientCare lets you leverage RoboVent's expertise so you can reduce the burden on your maintenance staff and stay focused on your core business.