Manufacturing processes come in many shapes and sizes, and come with many hidden dangers—including dust.
Warehouses, labs and workshops can produce coal dust, silica dust, heavy metal dust, asbestos fibers, or other dangerous particulates (depending on the nature of the product). Think about your own workplace: who or what is producing those little clouds of dust?
That dust can cause serious issues, including (but not limited to):
- Excessive time and resources dedicated to cleanup
- Costly damage to equipment in the space
- Respiratory illness for workers
This last one is a particular danger to small manufacturers. Dust exposure can lead to a variety of respiratory issues such as:
- Increased asthma attacks (more frequent, more intense), or development of asthma in people who previously did not suffer the condition
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which can include chronic bronchitis or emphysema
- Pneumoconiosis or hypersensitivity pneumonitis, which can inflame or scar the lungs, producing lifelong symptoms
Whether lossy manufacturing (grinding things down) or additive manufacturing (building products layer by layer), smaller scale manufacturers of all stripes can all benefit from smart dust collection. Where centralized dust collection is impractical or impossible, Vaniman’s small industrial dust collectors are an excellent solution.
- Compact and portable
- Easy to maintain
The Vaniman Van-I-Vac is a powerful single-station dust collector in a small package. It’s only about fourteen inches long, ten and a half inches wide, and fourteen and a half inches tall. It’s got a low cost of ownership and requires very little maintenance — mainly just a periodic changing of the filter bag. Our warranty guarantees quality, and all parts are replaceable. Simply maintaining this equipment means it can last for literally decades.
The Vaniman Voyager is the same size, but more robust on the inside. This unit has adjustable speed and provides enough power to serve two stations simultaneously. It has the same easy maintenance and low cost of ownership as the Van-I-Vac, and comes with the same quality guarantee.
And yes, both models come with Vaniman’s famous sound-dampening design to make sure they aren’t a noise burden. (You can also connect The Muffler to points of entry to keep things even quieter.)
All our small industrial dust collectors are assembled by hand right here in Southern California and are tested for quality before leaving our factory.
Take it from us, a small manufacturer: dust collection makes running your manufacturing business better. You can save money, reduce headaches, and protect the health of your workforce with simple dust collection in the right places.