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Mechanical Separation Filtration

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Industrial Cyclone Dust Collectors Capture Heavy Particulate

When you need to capture heavy particulate that’s larger in size, your best option may likely be a cyclone collector or classifier. These mechanical separation filtration devices are widely used as part of wood dust collection systems, such as in cabinet or furniture making. In these industries, heavy particulate would stick to traditional dust collector filters easily, but cyclones and classifiers don’t use filters. Rather, centrifugal force pushes particulate to the edge of the device and into the hopper.

And while the equipment tends to be sold off-the-shelf, you don’t have to settle on standard options. At IVI, we’ll build a cyclone dust collector or classifier to fit your need and space.

Cyclone dust collector used in mining

How Industrial Cyclone Dust Collectors Work

Cyclone collectors are widely used by cabinet makers and other commercial woodworking facilities because they handle larger particulate. The air that enters the cyclone is spun on a vertical axis. Clean air exits through the top of the device. Cyclones are often more efficient than classifiers and have a larger pressure drop across them.

Cyclone classifier

How Cyclone Classifiers Work

Cyclone classifiers, sometimes called a horizontal cyclone separator, operate similarly to cyclone dust collectors except that the air spins on a horizontal axis rather than a vertical axis. Because they are typically shorter, if you can’t fit a cyclone into your space, a classifier is often an ideal solution. Compared to cyclone dust collectors, horizontal cyclone classifiers require less energy and have a lower pressure drop. And they better withstand abrasive materials than a cyclone, so they’ll last longer.

Mechanical separation drop-out box

How Drop-out Boxes Work

If you are looking for another pre-filter option to reclaim material from your process, you may consider a drop-out box. In these devices, the momentum of the heavy particulate carries it into baffles. Gravity then draws the particulate to the bottom of the drop-out box where it is removed to a waste container. Slow air velocity is key to an effective drop-out box. That ensures particulate doesn’t re-enter the air stream.

Cyclone Dust Collector and Cyclone Classifier Benefits

Because these devices are smaller than other dust collectors, they also cost less. You also don’t need compressed air to clean filters or have the hassle of changing filters. And because cyclones and classifiers capture larger particulate, they are also good as pre-separators. For example, if you have a large material you want to reclaim in your production process, we’ll install a cyclone within your line to remove that material from the airstream so you can put it back in your process.

IVI Cyclone Dust Separation Done Differently

We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all cyclone collectors. Compared to standard collectors that you may buy off the shelf, we build ours with heavier-gauge materials that are chosen based on your need. Do you have abrasive dust? We’ll fabricate with metals that withstand wear and tear. Is there moisture in your process? We’ll protect your equipment with insulation.

And when a standard cyclone collector can’t meet your space requirements, an IVI collector will. Space limitations are no match for our engineering and design team.

Ready for an economical option?

Are you are looking for an economical option to capture heavy particulate from a smaller space? It’s time to consider an industrial cyclone dust collector or horizontal cyclone separator. Contact us for a solution fit just for you.

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