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Buying a dust collector? 3 things you need to consider

Because you are reading this blog post I am going to go right ahead and assume that you are looking into buying a dust collector. Whether it is for your home work shop , factory, warehouse, or something else altogether, let me just say that it is a decision in which you won’t regret! In fact, if anything, you will probably be left wondering why you didn’t purchase one sooner. Like everything though, it is important to not make any hasty decisions and really consider all (yes I mean every single one) of your options in order to ensure you purchase a dust collector that is the best for you. There are many things which you will need to think about, but the most important of these are cost, quality and size. By setting your own standards and making sure these boxes are ticked you can guarantee you will love your new dust extractor not only when you first get it going, but for many years to come. Read on to find out more!

Cost

One of the first things you will need to do, before you even begin your research is to define a budget. Figure out how much money you can afford to spend on a dust collector and go from there. Give yourself a little wiggle room, but of course, like most things, we are sure you will be hoping for the cheapest the deal! Bear in mind you will also need to factor in costs such as maintenance and repairs, remembering that the higher quality the dust extractor is in the first place, it may minimise the likelihood of needing to get repairs done. While this may make the initial cost higher, something that is going to last for years is going to be money saved in the long run.

Quality

Now that you have a budget to go by you can really begin to do some in depth research on the different type of dust extractors that are available, and then decipher which one will best suit your needs. Like most things, there are dust extractors that range from below average quality, through to good quality, through to fantastic quality so it really does pay to do your research, not only dust extractors themselves but also on the companies that sell them. Obviously, we think we should be your first choice as all of our dust extractors are top quality and we can assist you in making the right choice!

 Size

You can get a small dust extractor right through to a massive industrial sized dust extractor so it is important to choose one that is suited for your needs. For example, if you work in a large factory with lots of excess dust and fumes present, you will need a large dust extractor which can cope with the amount of dust, however, this wouldn’t be necessary if you were working in a small room with only a minor amount of excess dust. Choose wisely. By talking with one of our experienced crew members we can help design the correct system, which fits your budget.

Overall, there are a range of dust extractors out there which are suited for a range of different situations so I can guarantee that there will be one that is perfect for you. This blog post should point you in the right direction, however feel free to browse through our website to find out more information. We have a range of dust extractors, equipment and accessories available for hire or purchase and we can even install them for you! Even if you are from another country. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us should you have any queries.

Signs you may need to hire a dust collector or install a ventilation system

If you work in a busy environment with lots going on, the last thing you need is for your health to be compromised due to the air quality. Nor do you want your work to be affected for that matter! This is especially the case for those of you working in industrial or commercial construction zones where excess dust or fumes are generated from chemicals, welding, grinding, harvest materials like husky grains, stock feeds, wood, plastic or the likes. If this is starting to sound all too familiar, it is quite likely you will need to invest in a dust collector or a ventilation system.

There are many things to look out for in a busy working environment so to make it a bit easier for you, below is a range of signs which show you may need to hire, or buy, a dust collector or install a ventilation system.

  • If you are breathing in air and it feels heavy and unclean.
  • If you notice there is a buildup of dust on machinery and stock in the room.
  • If you notice dust particles floating through the air.
  • If you smell pungent odours
  • If you are dealing with large volumes of waste product like, food powders, chemical powders, stock feed, or wood dust.
  • If you need to wear a mask while you are working.
  • If you have any breathing related health issues.
  • If there is currently no other dust control measures in place.
An example of a ventilation system in Melbourne

An example of a ventilation system in Melbourne

This is just a few reasons as to why you may need a dust collector in your work environment. Working in an area where dust and fumes are present can be detrimental to not only your health, but also to your work. If the environment you are working in is not clean you are likely to get sick very often and it will affect the machines and tools you work with. If dust builds up near electrical and PLC computer components it can also be a safety hazard. These are all things that should be, and can be, avoided if you invest in a dust collector or a ventilation system. Trust me, it will be worth it in so many different ways.

The beauty of dust collectors and ventilation systems is that they work seamlessly in the background, so once you have one installed you can carry on with your work like usual. I can guarantee you will begin to notice an improvement and you will be left wondering why you never thought of getting one earlier! There are so many positives in regards to using a dust collector or ventilation system and not many, if any, negatives. Just make sure you regularly service your dust collector or ventilation system in order to ensure that it is running correctly at all times.