What’s the best kind of extraction for robotic welding?
Due to the volume that robotic welding outputs, an extraction hood (also known as a fume hood), is ideal. Please contact us directly if you are interested in extraction hoods, as they are not listed on our webshop.
What’s the best kind of extraction for manual welding
For manual welding, at source extraction provides the best protection for welders.
What’s the best kind of extraction for large weldments or when overhead cranes are used?
For facilities with large workpieces or where overhead cranes are present, a combination source extraction system and ambient capture are ideal. This ensures that welders are as safe as possible while working. Source extraction is used when possible and ambient air capture filters and purifies the air at set time frames to ensure that everyone in the facility enjoys the benefits of clean air at work.
How do I reduce exposure to hexavalent chromium in welding fumes?
We recommend source extraction when working with welding fumes. In larger workshops or facilities, or when source extraction is not possible, larger industrial solutions are recommended.
These solutions will reduce and control the background concentration of heavy welding fumes in the workshop.
Combination source extraction and ambient air capture are commonly used in larger facilities to help ensure air quality.
Can downdraft tables be used for welding fumes?
Downdraft tables can be used for welding fumes. They are more ideally suited when grinding or cutting is required or in workshops where welding, cutting, and grinding occur on the same work surface.
The DraftMax table is a combination back/downdraft table. This combination of back and downdraft table pull welding fumes away from a welder’s breathing zone.
What works better for welding fume extraction, source capture, or ambient capture air quality solutions?
Rather than compare source capture or ambient air capture as an either/or solution, it is more important to realize that they each have their specialized niches.
Making a choice needs to take into account the size of weldments or workpieces, the layout of the facility, and the volume of welding.
As such, source capture may be ideal, but not always possible. Ambient air capture fills this niche.