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The Science Behind the DeltaMAXX Nanofiber Technology

Discover how DeltaMAXX nanofiber technology makes Imperial Systems’ filter so effective.

1In the metalworking industry, you are well aware that safety needs to be your number one priority.  With a variety of processes all occurring under one roof, from cutting and grinding to stamping and welding, the fumes and metal dusts produced as you work can pose major safety hazards if not contained.  This is not just about collecting dust and fumes to avoid inhalation.  In fact, properly working dust and fume collection systems and their filters, such as Imperial Systems’ DeltaMAXX nanofiber technology filters, should also offer protection against metallic dust accumulation, combustible dust, and dust collector fire hazards.

As new metalworking processes have been developed, the need for more advanced collection systems has arisen.  For example, laser cutting with inert shielding gas like nitrogen or argon can release dust particles with active carbons because the inert gas does not support combustion, this results in minute particles in your shop that contain huge amounts of carbon or potential energy, adding a new level of potential combustible danger if those particles were to encounter an ignition source.  As the metalworking industry continues to develop new processes like these, industrial dust collection systems need filters that are designed for even higher performance

http://www.thefabricator.com/article/safety/three-under-the-radar-dangers-in-weld-shops  (@fabricating)

2The DeltaMAXX industrial dust collection filter from Imperial Systems is designed to keep up.  Incorporating advanced DeltaMAXX nanofiber technology, these filters offer the benefits that metalworkers like you need and want.  With the highest efficiency and an incredibly long lifespan, these filters are among the the top in the industry.  So what sets these DeltaMAXX filters apart?

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It is the advanced DeltaMAXX nanofiber technology which allows our filters to offer their full range of benefit to metalworkers like you.  And now, you can have a look behind the curtain and discover the science behind this unique technology that is keeping you safe.

What Is DeltaMAXX Nanofiber Technology?

3Broadly speaking, a nanofiber is defined as anything under 1 micron in diameter. For perspective, one nanometer is equal to one billionth of a meter, making them about 1,000 smaller than a human hair.  When these nanofibers are added to an industrial dust collector cartridge filter, they form a permanent mesh surface with incredibly small, uniform openings on it. These miniscule pores are capable of filtering even submicron particles from the air stream, such as those released during laser-cutting and other advanced procedures, while preventing the particles from becoming embedded deep within the filter media below. http://www.thefabricator.com/article/metalsmaterials/the-nanofiber-factor (@fabricating)

What Are The Advantages of DeltaMAXX NanoFiber Filters?

Because of the tiny, uniform pore size of the nanofibers and the incredibly thin layer needed to capture even submicron particles, DeltaMAXX nanofiber filters can offer many advantages when compared with traditional melt-blown surface layers. Because melt-blown fibers are about 10 microns in diameter, they require a much thicker surface layer, often about 50 microns. These large fibers can allow some submicron particles to pass through, offering a much lower efficiency and, thus, less comprehensive protection against combustion and inhalation.  Additionally, the thick layer of such filters is often clogged, deep within the media, stacking up to a short filter life and a lot of cleaning while it lasts.

http://www.thefabricator.com/article/metalsmaterials/the-nanofiber-factor (@fabricating)

4Compared to cellulose-based filters with a melt-blowns surface layer, DeltaMAXX nanofiber filters offer a number of excellent advantages that not only promote safety in your workspace, but also offer savings of time and money as well. The high surface area, small pore size, and high pore volume of DeltaMAXX nanofiber technology translates into the cutting edge of metalworking dust and fume filtration and collection.  With DeltaMAXX nanofibers 50% smaller than competitive fibers, DeltaMAXX can offer maximum filtration performance in even the most advanced metalworking and manufacturing shops.  It’s many unique advantages to your collection system, your employees, and your business include:

  • Increased Efficiency
  • Reduced Emissions
  • Longer Filter Life
  • The Imperial Systems’ Guarantee

What Does DeltaMAXX Nanofiber Technology Mean For Your Business?

    • Increased Efficiency.
      5The efficiency of any cartridge filter depends largely upon the surface technology used, and the cleaning and potential airflow it allows.  So, the DeltaMAXX nanofibers, coming in at 50% smaller than competitive fibers, can show a 50% improvement in filter efficiency on 0.3 –1.0 micron particulates.  DeltaMAXX nanofibers offer a higher efficiency rating because they have a lower resistance to airflow due to the industry’s best surface loading technology and subsequently enhanced dust cake release.  DeltaMAXX filters can boast a MERV 15 rating, the best available filtration efficiency on submicron particulates.
    • Reduced Emissions.
      Compared to standard filter media used by the competition, the DeltaMAXX nanofiber technology used in our filters emits up to 97% less contaminant.  With this advanced submicron (0.3 — 1.0 microns) particle capture ability, DeltaMAXX filters are setting a new standard for dust filtration equipment.  For metalworkers, this offers a huge advantage of added safety for both workers and equipment.  Reduced emissions mean a lower chance of inhalation of toxins, as well as a significantly reduced chance for combustion. In any shop where both fumes and sparks fly, this advantages is vital.
    • Longer Filter Life.  
      The lifespan of your industrial dust collection filter depends in large part upon how well it can be cleaned, and how often this cleaning needs to occur.  With DeltaMAXX nanofiber technology, fewer pulse cycles are required because the filter media stabilizes at a much lower pressure drop than standard filters.  In fact, our filters pulse up to 94% less often than the competition. 6 Without the extra stress, these filters last much longer… up to twice as long as the industry standard.  For your metalworking business, this means less time and money wasted on frequent replacements and halted production.
  • The Imperial Systems’ Guarantee.
    Finally, the DeltaMAXX filters come not only with the advantages offered by DeltaMAXX nanofiber technology, but also the benefits of any product which comes from Imperial Systems. We are so confident that the DeltaMAXX filters will outperform your current industrial dust collection system filters, we offer a lifetime warranty if they do not live up to your standards.  And, because these filters are manufactured to fit all makes and models of dust collection systems, you can begin to see the difference as soon as your  new filters arrive.Additionally, when you work with Imperial Systems, you enjoy the benefits of our outstanding customer service. Our knowledgeable service representatives can help you find the products that will fit your needs, and most of these can ship out within 24 hours of your order being placed.  When you work with Imperial Systems, you get a partner in providing the quality, safety, and value your metalworking business really needs.

Science Based Quality, Safety, and Value

Metalworkers like you know the dangers that lurk behind the work you do every day.  Because of that, you are able to have a unique appreciation for the value of the high tech safety products which protect your employees and your shop.

Do you have questions or concerns about DeltaMAXX nanofiber technology?  Let us know in the comment section below!  One of our knowledgeable service representatives will answer you soon.  Or, if you’d like to talk with someone directly, call us today at 800.918.3013.