Furniture maker creates dust free workshop
30 April 2018
Devonshire Pine in North Devon has installed four large VertEx dust extraction units, creating a wide area dust control zone in previously unused warehouse space.
When faced with a dust issue in its finishing shop, the company asked AirBench to specify a solution that not only solved the dust issue, but worked within Devonshire’s space constraints. Because of these constraints and the size of the items being worked, traditional extraction systems had proved ineffective.
Devonshire was already familiar with AirBench products and is a long-standing user of AirBench downdraught benches for smaller components, such as drawer fronts. AirBench recommended installation of multiple VertEx modular dust extraction systems. VertEx units are self-contained, so no installation or ducting was required; and as they run from a standard single phase supply, existing wiring could be used.
The new VertEx solution extracts and filters in excess of 15,000m3/h of air, with a total power consumption of less than 3kW. The finishing shop at Devonshire is now noticeably cleaner, with consequent improvements to employee safety and, of course, product quality.