Dust collection system enhances worker safety

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The Bag Dump Dust Collection System from SWECO.
The Bag Dump Dust Collection System from SWECO.

The Bag Dump Dust Collection System is designed to work exclusively with the SWECO Bag Dumper, a system used to screen material at bag unloading stations. SWECO adds that the Bag Dump Dust Collection System improves particulate containment by providing substantial vacuum below the bag dump screen rather than above. This pulls dust down and away from the operator, greatly improving airborne particulate flow into the collection system’s filters.Typically, customers use SWECO LX Low Profile Separators to scalp large pieces and bag parts from bags of ingredients that go into dry and wet mixes. This new product incorporates a shelf and grate to open and unload the bag as well as an integrated dust removal system with a self cleaning blower and cartridge filters. Additionally, a magnet can be added to remove tramp metal.In plants around the world, employee safety is always a priority with any process. A SWECO-engineered downdraft dust collection system helps protect the operator from dust produced by the screening process. “By adding the Bag Dump Dust Collection System to the SWECO Bag Dumper, you can achieve better work place air quality, improve housekeeping, and reduce potential health risks,” shares Joe Smith, SWECO Engineering Manager. Additionally, potential injuries can be avoided because this system is designed to be ergonomically correct at the standard height of the worker.Finally, the new Sanitary Bag Dump with Integral Dust Collector incorporates several sanitary features that enable it to be used in the food and baking industry where the dust collector and plenum need to be cleaned between batches. These sanitary features are also desirable for the pigment industry to prevent batch to batch contamination. The product is offered in 18, 24 and 30 inch versions.