We’ve talked a lot about how the Shadow handles weld fumes and meets the need for a powerful, portable fume collector in weld shops. The Shadow can handle a lot more than just weld smoke, though. Here are some of the applications this versatile source capture collector can handle:
Instead of a fume arm, the Shadow can easily have a hose that attaches to other metalworking equipment, such as a cutting table. In a bigger shop, a cutting table might have its own fume collector. If your shop is smaller or the cutting table doesn’t get used all the time, the Shadow might be a great solution. You could hook it up to the cutting table, then easily roll it to the welding area, put the fume arm back on, and use it there.
Do you do grinding work that gets dust all over your shop, but not enough to need a full-sized dust collector for it? The Shadow’s source capture arm doesn’t just have to go over a welder. It can also go over any other dust-producing work area, like grinding or sanding. The collector takes up minimal floor space, and when you’re not using it, it’s easy to roll it out of the way.
In a woodworking shop, you might have dust being produced at a lot of different places, depending what you’re working on. One big dust collector could handle it all, but maybe your shop doesn’t need something that big, or maybe you just need something to handle one spot that’s extra dusty. The Shadow can move around your shop to wherever you need it, and the source capture arm adjusts to go exactly where you need it.
OSHA’s new silica laws are very strict about controlling exposure to silica dust. If you have stone cutting or grinding going on, the Shadow can be moved wherever it’s needed for source capture of silica dust. Not all portable collectors are built strong enough to handle abrasive particles like this, but the Shadow is designed to work on almost any type of dust. It can go from stone cutting to woodworking to a cutting table, and it can do it as often as you need it to.
WHY THE SHADOW BEATS A CHEAP PLASTIC COLLECTOR FOR ANY SOURCE CAPTURE JOB
If you’re collecting metal fumes, wood dust, or other combustible materials, a plastic collector could have a serious problem. If a fire occurs, a plastic collector could end up as a charred, melted lump, but the Shadow’s sturdy metal design will still be standing strong. If you’re going to be rolling a collector all over your shop, a cheap design that can’t handle the stress isn’t the best value. The Shadow’s nanofiber filter works with everything from wood dust to weld fumes and pulses clean for low maintenance and high efficiency.