Flexicon's new Stand-alone Dust Collector helps improve plant hygiene by removing airborne dust from upstream processes.

After removing the dust, it discharges it into containers positioned below the collection hopper, protecting operators and improving plant hygiene while eliminating material waste.

The housing is equipped with a 15mm diameter side inlet port, dual-filter cartridges, a 1.5kW fan motor, a 70L collection hopper with flanged slide gate valve and automated controls.

Any upstream process that generates dust can be vented to the system through hard piping or a flexible connection, drawing dust onto dual filter cartridges.

At timed intervals, an automatic reverse-pulse filter cleaning system releases short blasts of compressed plant air inside the filters, causing dust build-up on the outer filter surfaces to efficiently fall into the hopper.

An indicator light on the control panel notifies the operator when the receiving hopper is full. The slide gate at the hopper outlet can be opened manually, allowing collected material to gravity discharge into a container.

The system's stainless steel housing and support structure, together with water-resistant controls and wash-down-duty fan motor, allow rapid cleaning or sanitising of the entire unit between product runs.