Whether in the automotive, chemical, food or packaging industries, many particles can stick to various industrial machines. In order to avoid damaging the health of workers and improve their working conditions, industrial dust removal is necessary.
What is industrial dust removal?
Industrial dust collection is much more than just removing dust. Relatively more complex, this operation consists primarily of capturing residues and various debris in the form of particles at the source. The dust is then transported inside dedicated pipes before undergoing industrial filtration. This stage is followed by the recovery of the dust by automatic cleaning, which is then packaged in bags called "bi-bags". However, it is also possible that the particles can be recycled thanks to certain machines. Some devices are even capable of transforming the sucked-in air before reintroducing it back into the company's premises.
Industrial dust removal is an operation applicable in many fields. In addition to the gluing companies which are the main targets, this process is also used in the pharmaceutical, aeronautical, medical, furniture, cosmetics and textile industries.
What is the point of this operation?
Cleaning is an operation of major importance in certain industrial sectors. Indeed, even microscopic dust and debris on materials and surfaces in the premises can cause deterioration of equipment. Over time, this can lead to problems in production. Cleanliness is essential for the proper operation of machinery. In addition, particles in a dusty environment increase the risk of accidents for operators.
With industrial dust extraction, it is possible to prevent dirt from polluting the systems and products used. The removal of embedded dust from surfaces includes indispensable in the field of printing guaranteeing the quality of the prints. Indeed, debris can alter the gluing of two substances. The same applies to gluing and hot stamping operations. Among other things, natural dusting improves surface properties and material adhesion.
Which dust collection system to choose?
Different dust removal systems are applicable in the industrial sector. Two techniques are mainly used. The first requires mechanical contact and is used in the printing industry, in the manufacture of printed films and in conveyor systems. In this case, the cleaning actually touches the materials. This ensures that the parts are clean before they are used in production facilities.
The second system does not require any mechanical contact and can be done using different techniques: air blowing, suction or ionization. This system makes it possible to remove dust from surfaces without the risk of altering their properties or damaging them. In particular, it is used to remove dust from installations in the following areas the textile industry. In this case an antistatic system is used. This technique improves the electrostatic relationship between the embedded dust and the surfaces. The particles suspended above the substrate are then sucked off.