A specialist dust extraction firm in the UK has launched its second-generation DC Box, which is a purpose built cabinet that helps hire companies combat and contain harmful dusts when cleaning returned tools and equipment.
The DC Box acts like a fume cupboard, containing dust from equipment that’s cleaned inside it and then filtering the air. Cleaning can be done with the integral air gun and vacuum suction hose, improving the lifespan of hire equipment and ensuring that any hazardous dusts are removed before further hire.
James Miller, Dustcontrol UK’s General Manager, commented: “There’s a huge requirement for this amongst hire companies at present – something we’ve recognised and responded to. Equipment is placed into the box via a door and sliding tray. Three hand hole openings on the front allow the operators to handle the equipment inside during the cleaning process, whilst a third functions as an air inlet.”
The cabinet is also equipped with a light that allows users to clearly see if equipment is clean and the tray has a rotating mesh top for ease of access and use. Large particles and other waste drops into a plastic bag at the base of the DC Box, helping with the efficiency of the clean. An AirCube 500 is integrated into the system, which means its HEPA H13 extraction capabilities constantly clean the air inside and remove smaller airborne dust particles that can be generated during the cleaning process.
James continued: “With hire companies, equipment is often returned dirty, which can generate large amounts of dust within hire depots. The DC Box efficiently contains and extracts this dust, helping to improve the lifespan of the hire equipment whilst also stopping the spread of airborne dust within the depot.”
He concluded: “It makes the whole process of cleaning the equipment much safer to undertake by reducing the potential hazards that handling such equipment can present and helps hire companies meet workplace exposure limits for dust.”
Dustcontrol UK, based in Milton Keynes (UK head office), has developed a series of mobile dust extractors and air cleaners specifically designed to separate fine and hazardous dusts, such as silica dust.
Dustcontrol equipment uses HEPA H13 filters, unlike most other products, which only use M class filters. The use of H13 filters guarantees that the products remove 99.97% of all particles greater than 0.3 micrometres from the air that passes through the equipment; meaning air exhausted from the products is the cleanest it can be.
For further information on Dustcontrol UK’s new products please phone 01327 858001 or email[email protected]
For further information visit www.dustcontroluk.co.uk