Buying a Fume Extractor
Selecting the right mobile welding fume extractor for the job.
1./ On MIG torch extraction with mobile fume eliminator.
In terms of fume removal, the on MIG torch option is by far the most effective with up to 70% of the fume being captured.
The Foster Prem-X-200 extractor with Binzel RAB torch is a lightweight & mobile solution, which extracts the welding plume down a adjustable MIG torch nozzle.
The efficient integrated cleaning device on the Prem-X-200 increases filter life & an automatic start-stop feature minimises noise whilst improving the service life of the motor.
It should be noted that this unit is not W3 compliant, therefore not suitable for stainless steel welding.
*The Foster Prem-X-200 with Binzel RAB MIG torch
2./ Light duty portable fume extractor for maintenance environments.
Kemper Smartmaster: Great entry level budget fume extractor suitable for low level fume and occasional use.
-Will filter stainless steel & other high alloys metals.
-Available in 110 & 240 volt versions, swivel hood, 2 & 3 metre arm versions.
-Three filter system includes pre-filter mats, pre-filter & main filter.
3/.Medium duty options
Kemper Profimaster; Industrial fume extractor for regular use.
-Suitable for low to medium levels of fume.
-Suitable for high alloy, mild steel fume etc.
-Available in 110, 240 & 415 volt models with 2, 3 & 4 metre rotatable arm options.
-Easy change two filter(pre & main) system was a nice enhancement from the previous Filtermaster model.
ProtectoXtract; Brilliant if you want to grind as well as weld, as you can retrofit a grinding filter-unique in the industry. The amazing five part filter system covers all bases:
-Gross filter; Disposable & lasts 40 to 70 hours.
-Prefilter; Removes large particles.
-Carbon filter; Takes out nasty smells & odours.
-Main filter (sub-micro): Removes metal particles.
-Retrofit spark filter(for grinding):A metal defector plate sends sparks into a catch box.
This model is available in a 3 metre arm version only with 110 or 240 volt input.