BETHLEHEM, Pa.—Flexicon's new stand-alone dust collector is designed to remove airborne dust from upstream processes and discharge it into containers positioned below the collection hopper, protecting operators and improving plant hygiene while eliminating material waste.
The housing, Flexicon said, is equipped with a 6-inch diameter side inlet port, dual filter cartridges, a two horsepower fan motor, a 2.5-cubic-foot collection hopper with flanged slide gate valve and automated controls.
Upstream processes that generate dust can be vented to the system through hard piping or a flexible connection, drawing dust onto dual filter cartridges. An automatic reverse pulse filter cleaning system releases short blasts of compressed plant air inside the filters, causing dust build-up on the outer filter surfaces to fall into the hopper. The company said because the filters are blasted alternately at timed intervals with adjustable force, operations of the dust collection system is continuous and efficient.
An indicator light on the control panel notifies the operator when the receiving hopper is full. The slide gate at the hopper outlet can be opened manually, allowing collected material to gravity discharge into a container.