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Sawdust Extraction and Collection System

CFW is a leader in air technologies, supplying robust dust extractors suitable for the lumber industry. Equipment supplied includes needle-felt fabric-type dust collectors that come in various sizes. These high-efficiency units can be fitted with sheet-metal ducting, flexible hose, hoods and other accessories. CFW can also provide cyclones, often used to remove coarser dust before filtering, and reverse-pulse units when long periods of continuous use are required. Replacement parts, including durable centrifugal fans for material fans, can be separately provided.

Sawmills, carpentry and industrial wood shops undertake many operations, such as sawing, milling, drilling, sanding and boring, that produce sawdust. High concentrations of sawdust can present a fire hazard, or, when airborne, an explosion hazard, particularly in dry conditions that lead to static build-up. Hardwood sawdust is known to increase the risk of cancer when inhaled, while sawdust from some tropical woods can be irritating to the skin and mucous membranes.

Furthermore, too much sawdust lying around machines can make it harder to work by clogging them and increasing the noise levels that they produce. Idling sawblades can be louder by up to 10 decibels when they are contaminated with too much sawdust and resin.

To ensure work safety, quality and productivity in this environment, a reliable sawdust extractor, designed to incorporate devices that minimize the risk of fires or explosions, is the solution. Underpowered extraction systems have been known to lead to pipe blockages and a need for respirators, masks and/or eye protection.

Ductwork or movable arms can be used to connect the central dust extractor to the tools that will produce dust. The correct choice of extraction equipment will depend on the amount of dust produced during work and the size of the space. Whatever the operational requirements, the equipment should be specified to handle combustible dusts.

Recovered sawdust may be sent to a briquette press to serve as heating fuel.

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