How to choose an industrial vacuum cleaner: the complete guide

How to choose an industrial vacuum cleaner: the complete guide
September 13, 2021 ivision_vacuum

Single-phase or three-phase? With one or more engines? Wet or dry vacuum cleaners? It may seem obvious, but choosing an industrial vacuum cleaner is not always an easy task. Of course, it is always better to rely on a professional, who will be able to advise you on the most suitable vacuum cleaner for your needs. Read this guide to understand how iVision Vacuum experts accompany you in choosing your new industrial vacuum cleaner.

Analysis of the application

In order to choose an industrial vacuum cleaner in line with the needs of your company, it is necessary to start with an analysis of the application. In fact, each industrial vacuum cleaner is specifically designed to extract certain materials. The first distinction to be made is between solid and liquid materials. Within the macro-category of solids, then, it is necessary to carry out a further subdivision into chips, dust, fine dust and production waste. However, if your need is to extract solid materials mixed with liquids, iVision Vacuum offers specific products for the extraction and recovery of chips mixed with oil or emulsions.

How extraction takes place

The second point on which it is necessary to focus when purchasing a vacuum cleaner is the extraction mode. Depending on how the material is extracted, iVision Vacuum offers different solutions. To understand which equipment is right for you, you need to make a distinction:

  • If your need is to clean a workstation from production residues, then you may find a valid ally in a vacuum cleaner for general cleaning. The solutions proposed by iVision Vacuum for general cleaning are extremely compact and functional, ideal for extracting both solid and liquid materials.
  • On the other hand, if you need a vacuum cleaner that integrates into the production process, working in symbiosis with the other machinery in your workshop, iVision Vacuum offers numerous models of vacuum cleaners depending on the industrial sector. These vacuum cleaners are specifically designed to work in combination with machine tools, such as cross-cut saws, drilling machines, vertical panel saws and so on.

Vacuum cleaner for general cleaning

At this point, assuming that a vacuum cleaner for general cleaning is a good fit for you, you need to analyze in detail the needs your new industrial vacuum cleaner must meet. Particularly:

  • Knowing the amount of material to be extracted for each shift is useful for determining the capacity of the collection container.
  • The specifications on the material to be extracted are used to define the power of the vacuum cleaner: for example, a material with a high specific weight will need more power to be extracted.
  • The distance between the extraction point and the body of the vacuum unit also determines its power: in fact, the greater the distance between the suction unit and the material to be extracted, the greater the power of the machine must be. Although all our industrial vacuums are easy to handle, often it is not possible to reach the work area with the entire vacuum cleaner. In these cases, the point to be cleaned can be reached through a cleaning kit, equipped with hoses, extensions and specific extraction nozzles to reach the most hidden and difficult points.

Vacuum cleaner in combination with machine tools

In the event that your business requires a vacuum cleaner integrated in the production process, that is to say wherever there is a machine that produces a production waste, it is necessary to first understand the type of machine tool to which you want to connect the vacuum cleaner. Depending on the type of machinery, in fact, the iVision Vacuum experts will be able to advise you on the model of vacuum cleaner that best suits your needs.

When choosing one model over another, it is useful to take into consideration the quantity of suction inlets to serve. Many times, in fact, a single vacuum cleaner can also serve several extraction points and thus act as a centralized suction system. This data is used by our technicians to perfectly balance and calibrate the prevalence and air flow, so that the pressure drops are minimized and the performance of the vacuum cleaner remains constantly efficient over time.

iVision Vacuum professionals support you during all phases of choosing and purchasing your new industrial vacuum! Contact us for a free consultation!