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What are the benefits of dust extraction?

The benefits of using a dust extracting vacuum may seem obvious, but it’s not just about keeping your work area clean (although that’s definitely one of them).

The benefits of effective removal of airborne particles include:

Increased air quality and better health for you and/or your employees

Increased efficiency in material removal, saving you time

Increases longevity of tools and consumables, saving you money

ATEX extraction creates a safe environment when working in an explosive atmosphere

What is L Class & M Class dust extraction?

If you’ve been browsing different dust extractors you’ll see “L Class” & “M Class” is mentioned a lot… but what does it actually mean & how does it affect you?

L Class Filtration

The L stands for “Low” and is suitable for personal use on soft woods with low-toxicity dusts like gypsum in plasterboard with a maximum tolerated exposure value >1.0 mg/m3. If you are working with construction materials containing Silica (e.g Sandstone, Concrete & Brick) then an M Class system is required (https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/cis36.pdf)

M Class Filtration

The M stands for “Medium” and is the minimum legal requirement set by HSE for dust extraction in work places. M class extractors are suitable for any dust types with a mid-level toxicity and a maximum tolerated exposure value of 0.1 mg/m3 (there is also a H class for the real nasty stuff like asbestos, formaldehyde, mould & germs). It covers the most common materials such as hard woods & concrete.

What features should I look for in a dust extractor?

While most models have similar suction levels, there are other features to consider if you want to maximise performance and efficiency:

Auto Start Function

Dust extractor runs only when the power tool is running, saving on power.

Modular Storage

Some extractors support on-board storage to keep everything you need in one place.

Auto Filter Cleaning

Helps to keep a consistent air flow as well as a longer life for the machine and consumables.

Airflow Sensor

Detects a drop in air speed usually indicating a clog.

L Class Rated Dust Extractors

  • Dustex 25L Fein Dust Extractor
    Dustex 25L Fein Dust Extractor
  • RUPES S130L Mobile Dust Extractor
    S130L RUPES Dust Extraction Unit – L Class Filter – 30 Litre Capacity
    Product on sale
    £380.00 Ex VAT
  • RUPES 230L Dust Extraction Unit
    S230L RUPES Dust Extraction Unit – L Class Filter – 30 Litre Capacity
    Product on sale
    £400.00 Ex VAT
  • RUPES S145L Dust Extraction Unit
    S145L RUPES Dust Extraction Unit – L Class Filter – 45 Litre Capacity
    Product on sale
    £423.00 Ex VAT
  • RUPES S130PL Mobile Dust Extractor
    S130PL RUPES Dust Extraction Unit – L Class Filter – 30 Litre Capacity
    Product on sale
    £458.00 Ex VAT
  • RUPES S130EL Dust Extraction Unit
    S130EL RUPES Dust Extraction Unit – L Class Filter – 30 Litre Capacity
    Product on sale
    £458.00 Ex VAT
  • RUPES S230PL Dust Extraction
    S230PL RUPES Dust Extraction Unit – L Class Filter – 30 Litre Capacity
    Product on sale
    £462.00 Ex VAT
  • RUPES S245L Dust Extraction Unit
    S245L RUPES Dust Extraction Unit – L Class Filter – 45 Litre Capacity
    Product on sale
    £462.00 Ex VAT
  • RUPES S230EL Dust Extraction Unit
    S230EL RUPES Dust Extraction Unit – L Class Filter – 30 Litre Capacity
    Product on sale
    £477.00 Ex VAT

M Class Rated Dust Extractors

  • MK3300F RUPES Matic system kit (3m swing arm with integrated control unit) - with KS300EP
    MK3300F RUPES Matic system kit
    Product on sale
    £3,549.56 Ex VAT
  • KS300EPH RUPES Mobile Dust Extraction Unit – M Class & HEPA Filter
    KS300EPH RUPES Mobile Dust Extraction Unit – M Class & HEPA Filter
    Product on sale
    £1,432.00 Ex VAT
  • KS300EPH RUPES Mobile Dust Extraction Unit – M Class & HEPA Filter
    KS300EP RUPES Mobile Dust Extraction Unit – M Class Filter
    Product on sale
    £1,360.00 Ex VAT
  • Mirka Dust Extractor 1230 M 110v
    8999130111 Mirka 1230 (110v) M Dust Extraction Unit – M Class Filter – 30 Litre Capacity
    £584.48 Ex VAT
  • 8999220111 Mirka 1230 M Dust Extraction Unit - M Class Filter - 30 Litre Capacity
    8999220111 Mirka 1230 M Dust Extraction Unit – M Class Filter – 30 Litre Capacity
    Product on sale
    £555.36 Ex VAT
  • RUPES S245EPM Dust Extraction Unit
    S245EPM RUPES Dust Extraction Unit – M Class Filter – 45 Litre Capacity
    Product on sale
    £690.00 Ex VAT
  • RUPES S245EM Dust Extraction Unit
    S245EM RUPES Dust Extraction Unit – M Class Filter – 45 Litre Capacity
    Product on sale
    £636.00 Ex VAT
  • RUPES S230EPM Dust Extraction Unit
    S230EPM RUPES Dust Extraction Unit – M Class Filter – 30 Litre Capacity
    Product on sale
    £636.00 Ex VAT
  • RUPES 230EM Dust Extraction Unit
    S230EM RUPES Dust Extraction Unit – M Class Filter – 30 Litre Capacity
    Product on sale
    £574.00 Ex VAT

What is ATEX?

ATEX stands for “ATmosphere EXplosible” and is the designation commonly given to the two European Directives regulating these atmospheres:

  1. The ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU outlines the requirements and certification procedures for equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres. It states manufacturers are responsible for ensuring the safe performance of equipment, which needs to be certified according to the required specifications for the areas where it will be used.
  2. The Directive 99/92/EC, also known as ‘ATEX 137’ or the ‘ATEX Workplace Directive’, provides employers with guidance on how to specify the different zones and defines minimum requirements for the protection of workers potentially at risk of encountering explosive atmospheres. The directive also explains how to select the right group and category of equipment for different explosive atmospheres.

ATEX is classified into different zones

ZoneDefinition
Classification related to explosive gases:
0A place in which explosive gases are continuously present or for long periods of time or frequently.
1A place in which explosive gases occasionally appear.
2A place where there is normally no presence of dangerous gases, or only occurring for a short period of time.
Classification related to combustible dust:
20A place in which combustible dust are present continuously, or for long period of time or frequently.
21A place in which explosive dust clouds occurs occasionally under normal activity.
22A place in which explosive dust is not likely to occur or only occurring for short periods.
ATEX extraction is designed for use in high risk work areas where colliding dust particles can cause explosions and serious harm to employees. We offer a range of Zone 22 ATEX Extraction for lower risk environments: View the ATEX extraction range >

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