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Onieda aims to improve fine-dust removal

Oneida Air Systems has introduced two new cyclone dust collectors, the V-System 2000 and 3000, which are compact, quiet and easy to set up, according to the company. The ‘V’ refers to the design of the collectors, which have an inverted cone atop a standard dust collection barrel.

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“The new cyclone design results in extremely fine micron dust separation in the cyclone. The extreme separation makes the system ideal for fine sanding dust,” says company president Robert Witter.

Witter explained that while conventional cyclones have a barrel and cone design, Oneida’s has a “gradual” cone that boosts particle separation efficiency by about 12 percent. The V-System models also feature a 6" diameter main line for connections.

The 2000 model includes a single-phase, 2-hp Baldor motor, providing 1,140 CFM at 2.5" of static pressure. Witter says it has sufficient airflow to service one machine, but can handle two machine connections in some cases.

The 3000 model has a single-phase, 3-hp Baldor motor, providing 1,285 CFM at 3" of static pressure. It’s a better choice for servicing two machines, according to Witter.

Both models have a 13" diameter filter made of spun-bound polyester, which require minimal maintenance. The cyclone and fan housing have a one-bolt connection and the tripod legs install quickly, allowing both models to be up and running in less than an hour, according to Oneida.

Both units also contain built-in silencers that reduce sound. They feature powder-coated finishes over heavy gauge steel and have a 48" x 48" footprint. Each model stands 87-1/4" high and has a 35-gallon waste drum.

The 2000 sells for $1,095; the 3000 for $1,195. Oneida is offering a one-year warranty and optional accessories. The company says the units and all of their components are made in the U.S.

Contact: Oneida Air Systems, 1001 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY 13204. Tel: 800-732-4065.

This article originally appeared in the October 2008 issue.

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