Stiles Machinery, a distributor Belfab machines, announces the new Belfab RG Series enclosed-type dust collector featuring a 1,500 to 5,000 CFM capacity for woodshops of various production outputs. The machine was designed with a strong focus on fire prevention and meets stringent North American safety regulations, according to the company.
Stiles product manager Jason Scheerhoorn says the RG unit is the first of its kind to implement three key fire suppression measures: spark detection, deluge flooding and flameless venting.
It’s ideal for those who prefer an indoor dust collection system or can’t accommodate an outside dust collector due to regulations or space restrictions, he says.
“The main idea behind this machine is that while wide belt sanders and molders are very common machines in our industry, the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) regulations require that those machines are connected to outside dust collectors. Or, they can be connected to inside dust collectors, if those inside units have the appropriate safety technology, which is the spark detection and extinguishing that this RG unit has,” says Scheerhoorn.
A variable-speed drive motor helps maintain the proper CFM draw. CFM data can be entered into the digital interface that offers real-time monitoring and display’s the dust collector’s performance diagnostics. “With this machine you can enter your CFM need into the computer and the drive system will wind up or wind down the motor to make sure it always pulls that exact CFM you need, up to 5,000 CFM,” adds Scheerhoorn.
It also features Belfab’s patented 14-cu.-ft. plastic tilt truck dust disposal system. A hinged cover and access doors provide easy maintenance to the filter bags and fan motor and can be equipped with wireless communication options. The Belfab RG starts at $56,000.
For more, visit www.stilesmachinery.com.
This article originally appeared in the February 2020 issue.