Reducing the Risk of Manganese Exposure for Welders

December 12, 2017

Reducing the Risk of Manganese Exposure for Welders

Thinking Beyond Regulatory Requirements   Manganese is one of the most toxic metals commonly present in weld fumes. The current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) permissible exposure limit (PEL) for manganese is 5 mg/m3 for general industry[1]. But the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) and many researchers are recommending exposure limits that […]

welder at work

October 26, 2017

Hybrid Air Quality Solutions for Heavy Equipment Manufacturing

Welding operations in the manufacturing of heavy equipment pose a particular challenge when it comes to air quality. In short, weld fumes can be hard to capture off of large components. Source capture solutions are usually needed to protect workers, but this equipment can be hard to use when the components are large. Ambient capture […]

e-Tell on tablet

October 25, 2017

Three Top Money-Saving Trends in Air Quality Management

New trends in dust collector system design are making air filtration more efficient and effective. Here is a quick look at three of these trends and how they might affect your budget.

October 18, 2017

Fabtech 2017

November 6-9, 2017 Chicago, IL
Visit RoboVent at FABTECH 2017, North America’s Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding and Finishing Event.
Booth #B19049

project management

October 12, 2017

What Does Successful Project Management Look Like?

By Bryan Reed When project management for air quality equipment installation works, it’s nearly invisible. But when it’s done poorly, the results are painfully obvious: delivery dates are missed. The quality of work is inadequate. Clients are left waiting in the dark, without a clear idea of what to expect next or when things will […]

robotic welding tip extraction

October 12, 2017

A Hot Tip on Robotic Tip Extraction

Robotic welding is spreading quickly through manufacturing, as its promise of precision and productivity is proving irresistible. And there is more good news on the robotic welding front. One of the few downsides of robotic welding—the high volume of fumes produced—is seeing a new remedy: robotic tip extraction. Robotic welding operations that are too large […]

Video Testimonial: Sellick Equipment, Ltd.

Ontario-based Sellick Equipment needed an air quality solution to control weld fumes produced in the manufacture of rough-terrain forklifts. Low ceilings didn’t leave room for a traditional ducted push-pull system, but five floor-mounted Vortex™ ambient filtration units quickly cleared the air. The new system was installed in two days with no disruption to their processes and has exceeded their expectations for comfort and air quality.

Laser Cutting Dust Control

September 11, 2017

Six Key Considerations for Laser Cutting Dust Control

Laser cutting is one of the most dust-intensive applications in manufacturing. High-speed precision cutting turns metal into airborne particulates in a flash. If this dust isn’t properly controlled, it can cause costly damage to the components of the laser cutting machine or escape into the ambient air, where it becomes a health and safety concern. […]

Video Testimonial: AGI Nobleford

AGI Nobleford needed to control smoke from manual welding of large agricultural equipment. A Vista360 ambient system, designed using VentMapping, cleared the air and saved energy, too.

AWS Welding Contest

June 2, 2017

Sparking the Next Generation of Welders

The future of welding is bright, but the American Welding Society understands that the field needs to reach out to the next generation. Young people aren’t entering the industry the way they did in the past, and the AWS predicts a shortage of 290,000 skilled workers by 2020. The need to support welding students drives […]

Video Testimonial: Tru-Form Steel & Wire, Inc.

Installing RoboVent dust collectors has allowed Tru-Form Steel & Wire to increase production, improve quality, raise personnel retention rates and protect their cutting-edge equipment.

RoboVent AC Rental

May 16, 2017

The Top 3 Reasons to Rent AC

Summer is a great time for a company picnic or softball league, but the season is not known for its high level of productivity. Heat exhaustion and other health problems are common in manufacturing facilities at every latitude. Manufacturers in places with shorter summers still face high temperatures, and, without a proper AC system in […]