Feel the Power of Dustcontrol
- H Class dust control built in
- Powerful and versatile
- Heavy duty work rate
The intended end users for this machine are definitely in the top and more dangerous silica dust based end of the market – think floor grinders and concrete grinders – where near perfect dust extraction is not only desirable but necessary. The Tromb 400 will cope with the dust from a floor grinder with a working width of 500mm or a large electric cut-off saw. One person can move it and control it easily and the braked front wheels allow it to be held stationary when needed. Even moving up and down stairs, the Tromb 400 is easily a one-person job, and it will fit comfortably through a standard sized doorframe.
To cope with dangerous dusts the machine has to be enormously powerful with suction enough to whip away the dust particles as well as having the ancillary features to protect the users from leakage etc.
Ease of use is a big factor in making effective use of dust extraction. It is no use collecting all the dust and then raising even more dust as you attempt to empty the machine. The Tromb 400 has a simple and effective system of emptying the dust bag. Debris and dust is collected into what looks like a clear plastic shopping bag with handles. To remove the bag a tight strap around the base of the machine needs to be loosened and the bag released and tied off for safety. The new bag can be eased on and the handles hung over the small hooks on each side of the base. The strap is then pulled tight against a rubber sealing ring on the body to ensure a dust free seal.
For collecting wood dust and shavings and concrete dust Dustcontrol recommends a pre-separator that not only allows much larger amounts of dust and chippings to be collected, but also protects the filters from clogging with fine dust, thus extending their service life.
Accessing the filters is easy - simply unclip the top of the main body and the round hepa filter can be removed, revealing the conical main filter underneath. One of the factors in maintaining a dust extractor is how often the expensive filters need to be replaced, and it is a fact that Dustcontrol can save you money – for example the average life of one of its hepa filters is around 12 months. Filter cleaning is also helped by the semi-automatic cleaning system provided – simple to use and very quick – and it means that there is no messy and potentially unsafe filter cleaning required onsite.
The thing that most first time users will notice is that the DC Tromb 400 has amazing suction power. I am willing to bet that if you attached the heavy-duty floor cleaning attachment and ran it down the average garden path you would collect a lot more than you bargained for – even down to pebbles and stones upwards of 25mm in size. I managed to create a dust free concrete floor in my workshop with a couple of passes of the rugged cast alloy head cleaning tool, and it would be the same when cleaning up the floor on a building site. The cyclone based suction and filtration provided by its class H extraction rating puts it into the top range of safe dust collection and end users should consider this when purchasing – better to go to the top than to end up having to repurchase as needs change. The cyclone system also means that suction power remains consistent for longer. All portable Dustcontrol UK machines are H class rated – it might make choice easier?