Sanding booths create self-contained environments that remove airborne contaminants from worker breathing zones and prevent pollutants from interfering with other in-shop operations. At IWF, Servair will highlight its newest models for the small-shop market.
Servair offers three booths in standard widths of 6’, 9’ and 12’.
Product manager Glen Widdifield says the booths provide up to 27 air changes per minute in the immediate vicinity of a typical workstation, removing and containing airborne dust particles.
“Typically, in a woodshop, you have a large baghouse dust collector that collects dust from tools at the point where they’re connected to the ductwork, but any extraneous dust goes into the air. Wood plants are generally full of dust. These booths evacuate the dust that would go into the air so the operator is breathing in clean air. All of the dust that’s generated goes into the sanding booth instead of back into the building. These are very aggressive at capturing dust,” Widdifield says.
The sanding booths are self-cleaning on an automatic, adjustable cycle, where the collected dust is shed off the filter with a reverse pulse-clean feature, simply discarding the dust into removable plastic bins located directly below the pulse-clean filters. Exhaust air is twice filtered to a MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) of 15 and returned to the plant with no need of outside air makeup, according to the company.
Each booth is shipped fully assembled and factory-tested to minimize installation time, requiring only a small amount of compressed air and electrical power to operate.
The 6’ booth sells for $9,895; the 9’ for $12,342 and the 12’ for $15,020.
Contact: Servair Inc. Tel: 800-387-9591. www.servair.net
This article originally appeared in the August 2014 issue.