With the Health & Safety Executive identifying new scientific evidence that exposure to all welding fume can cause lung cancer & possibly kidney cancer, the onus on welding fume extraction has never been greater.
The consequence of these new findings is a strengthening of HSE enforcement around all welding fume, including mild steel fume, which is now considered a human carcinogen. Talk to Foster Industrial about how you can mitigate the risk to welder's health or read our buyer's guide below.
Mobile Kemper and portable ProtectoXtract welding fume extractors & filtering systems, are the perfect way to keep your fabrication shop free from harmful welding fumes and emissions.
The Kemper SmartMaster is ideal for light duty jobs, whilst machines like the ProtectoXtract have been specially designed for both welding fume & grinding dust in mind.
Selecting the right mobile welding fume extractor for the job
Foster Prem-X-200 on torch extraction; A highly effective solution, designed to remove welding fume at source, by extracting the welding plume down the MIG welding nozzle.Typically removes up to 70% of fume.
Kemper Smartmaster mobile: 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.
ProtectoXtract mobile; 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 has a gross filter, pre-filter, carbon filter, main filter & spark filter(for grinding). This unit comes with on site commissioing & COSHH testing, if you are based in England & Wales.
Kemper Profimaster mobile; 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.
ProtectoXtractop down draft bench extractor combines a ProtectoXtract extractor with a bench top, taking welding fumes and grinding dust down & away from the operator.