In additive manufacturing environments explosive or impact sensitive materials (such as aluminum, titanium or zirconium) can be an ignition source through their volatile dusts. Most metal additive vendors recommend eliminating the risk of possible explosion. One way is through the Ruwac NA26 immersion separation vacuum. This compact system will ensure that workspaces are kept clean.
The NA26 collects explosive or glowing media particles entering the vacuum and immediately mixes them in a turbulent liquid bath, submerging and neutralizing them in the process. The vacuum’s hydrophobic and oleophobic demisting system ensures that only clean dry air exits the immersion system. The HEPA certified filtration returns clean air to the work environment.
This process stops already contained materials from finding any ignition source that may be introduced into the vacuum, guaranteeing a safe, explosion-proof work environment. The liquid tank is easily removed for emptying without the use of any tools or heavy lifting. An integrated site glass provides operators with an external view of the liquid and demisting chamber.
The vacuum can be used with oil or water as a quenching agent. TEFC brushless motors provide continuous duty operation. And the vacuum is rated for Class II, Division 2 combustible dust fines.