Mobile welding fume filtration
- September 5, 2018
Translas is offering a line of mobile filtration units under the name ClearO2.
All ClearO2 units are designed to work with the 7XE Extractor fume torch from Translas. The 7XE Extractor with a ClearO2 unit captures between 90 and 95 per centof welding fumes at the source and filters them with an efficiency greater than IFA 99.8 per cent.
Welding fumes contain vapours, gases and smoke particles that form a health hazard. Many assume that local extraction arms, extraction hoods and mobile filters adequately protect welders against exposure to welding fumes, but in practice these measures tend to be insufficient effective, not only for the welders themselves, but also for others working in the same area.
Extraction at the source is the safest solution because harmful welding fumes are no longer released directly into the air breathed by personnel, as found by the Dutch research institute TNO.
The 7XE Extractor reduces the amount of welding fumes in the workplace to less than 1 mg/m3 during an eight hour working day. The 7XE Extractor can be used for almost any MIG/MAG welding process.
The extraction torches from Translas feature a built in extraction module at the gas nozzle. The gas nozzle is conical with a gas orifice of 12 mm. This gives an excellent view and accessibility to the weld. The 7XE Extractor is a very light torch, ranging from 1.1 kg to 1.5 kg – lighter than a regular watercooled 510 torch. Due to the small size of the handle and its ergonomic form, the welder does not feel any difference between the 7XE Extractor and a standard welding torch.
7XE MINI Extractor weighs only 1.1 kg and has a small size handle and nozzle as well as small conical hose (from 30 to 38 mm). It was developed especially for welding jobs where constant changing in positions is required, such as in manual automotive welding.
The extraction torches from Translas can be ordered with a plastic or with a metal neck. The metal neck is preferred for higher impact environments (7XE MINI Extractor is available only with metal neck).
All 7XE Extractor torches, both gas and water cooled, are with 100 per cent Duty Cycle.