Kemper Mobile extraction and filter unit for welding stations with contamination-free dust disposal system

Editor: Briggette Jaya

Germany – Maxifil Clean from Kemper is a mobile extraction and filter unit with cleanable filter.

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Maxifil Clean can be put to use at different welding stations, and its flexible extraction arm allows it to be used in different positions.
Maxifil Clean can be put to use at different welding stations, and its flexible extraction arm allows it to be used in different positions.
(Source: Kemper)

The unit is said to ensure effective collection of pollutants at their point of origin and is patent-pending for its unique contamination-free dust disposal system in cartridges. Initial use of Maxifil in plants has already been met with a positive reaction, according to the company.

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According to the company, Maxifil is easy to handle and can be put to use at different welding stations. Moreover, its flexible extraction arm allows it to be used in different positions. The arm is available in lengths of up to 4 m. Its size and the shape of the extraction hood allows for the collection of up to 40% more welding fumes than conventional extraction hoods. Its extraction hood can be rotated 360°. The arm is self-supporting and remains in the position it is placed in, Kemper explains.

Additionally, Maxifil is suitable for permanent use where large volumes of welding fumes occur. This is possible as the cleanable filter is integrated as a cartridge. It has an area of 15 m2 and cleans itself automatically during operation, allowing over 99.97% of the welding fumes that contain respirable dust of less than 10 µm to be removed, the company says. After filtering, the unit automatically feeds the dust particles to an easy-to-seal disposable cartridge. Thus, users do not come into contact with the pollutant particles.

The company notes that the unit can be used when welding chrome-nickel steels. An integrated spark pre-separator prevents large dust particles and sparks from finding their way into the filter, thus extending its service life. Automated starting and stopping as well as an LED lamp can be optionally integrated into the extraction hood.

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