Specialty Vacuums Can Be A Real Life-Saver
While most of you have and use vacuum cleaners on a regular basis, the chances are pretty good that all your vacuums are pretty much ordinary vacuum cleaners – they suck up dirt, you empty them and put them away. Sure, there may be variations—bagless, wet/dry, etc. — but those are still generally basic vacuum cleaners used for basic, everyday tasks.
As useful and versatile as basic vacuum cleaners can be, there are still some things for which they are not ideally suited. You can’t use them with flammables. You can’t run them continuously, and they are not really designed for certain types of dust or dirt. Fortunately, there are specialty vacuums that are designed to perform those jobs.
Thar She (Doesn’t) Blow!
You may not need to clean up flammable or potentially explosive materials on a regular basis, but if there are flammables present in your facilities, the need may arise – often because of an accident. The DV-AV-EP is an air-powered explosion-proof vacuum cleaner you can use if you ever need to clean up flammable powders or other potentially explosive materials. It can also be very handy if you need to use a vacuum in an environment in which flammables are present, such as near a chemical or explosives cabinet.
With its grounded air supply line, anti-static filters and non-sparking stainless steel and aluminum components, it is certified for use in a variety of class I and class II hazard applications (check with your safety department to be sure it is suitable for your specific use).
The Loneliness of The Long Runners
Ever tried using an ordinary vacuum cleaner for an entire day? If you did, there was a good chance you burned out the motor. Most vacuums aren’t made for continuous use. But you can literally run Goodway’s continuous-duty vacuums all day long.
Built so you can turn them on and leave them on all day, they use heavy-duty brushless induction motors that won’t burn out during extended use. Available in a variety of sizes, strengths and configurations, including wall-mount, wheeled, and stationary, these workhorse vacuums could easily be used in industrial applications with production equipment such as grinders, routers or planers.
(No More) Dust In The Wind
Another area where a specialty vacuum is appropriate is in the collection of fine dusts and powders, such as powdercoat paint, sawdust, concrete or plaster. The EV-80-D, with a built-in powered filter shaker helps to clean the 1-micron filter, which is itself protected by a deflector. The system won’t clog up even when used with extremely fine powders.
A broad range of accessories including hoses, tools, wands, filters and tanks is available for all of these specialty vacuums, further increasing their flexibility and usefulness.
You might not think that you have a need for a speciality vacuum such as an explosion-proof vacuum, for example. But if you operate around flammables it would be wise to evaluate the overall costs of calling in a contractor on an emergency basis to clean up a spill or release of volatile material. You might find the investment to be economically wise. Think of it as an insurance policy. You may never need it, but if you do, you’ll be glad you’ll have it.
Goodway Blogging Team
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