Ruwac, based in Holyoke, MA, USA, is a worldwide provider of industrial vacuum solutions. The company states that its new NA35 Series is the only immersion separator available on the market featuring a complete self-contained vacuum system.
Additive Manufacturing environments using explosive or impact sensitive materials that may contain an ignition source, such as aluminium or titanium, will not only benefit from eliminating the risk of an explosion, but keeping workspaces clean in the process.
The system collects explosive materials entering the vacuum and immediately mixes them in a turbulent liquid bath. From there, moving air and liquid are rapidly forced onto the materials, submerging and neutralising them in the process in the vacuum’s hydrophobic and oleophobic water filter system.
This process stops contained materials from finding any ignition source that may be introduced into the vacuum, guaranteeing a safe, explosion-proof work environment.
Rewac reports that newly designed as part of the NA35 Series is the NA35 HD-110. This immersion separation vacuum features a stainless steel liquid discharge valve located beneath the main housing that acts as the primary source in releasing filtered contents, eliminating any heavy lifting required for emptying out of the equation.
Counterbalanced heavy duty casters and its two-stack design provide a maximum portability while the system’s external sight glass remains in place. For the collection of smaller amounts of metal Additive Manufacturing dust, the CV-NA7 immersion separation vacuum is also available.