The onboard dust collection solution consists of the following key components:
Negative Air Pressure Sweeper – The Negative Air Pressure Sweeper houses a rotary brush with enclosed sides and two 200mm diameter spigots which allow ducting to be attached.
Heavy Particle Clean Out Grates – heavy particles are captured in grates on the top of the sweeper house to avoid blockages in the duct run and to improve filter life. These can be easily cleaned via the quick release mechanism.
Ducting – Flexible and solid ducting is used to join the NAPS and dust control unit. Flexible ducting ensures the system is operational while maneuvering and operating on site, while solid ducting reduces the pressure loss across the system.
The dust control unit, mounted at the rear of the Skid Steer features:
Axial Fan – a twin-stage axial fan is powered by an electric or hydraulic motor. The axial fan can be run in reverse to act as a filter cleaning device.
SpinX Separators – Patented dual SpinX separators have been designed to operate at functional duct air velocity to separate the heavier dust particles from the incoming air stream – increasing filter life and effectiveness. During reverse operation cleaning, the SpinX does not spin, blocking the inlets which allows back pressure to be built up in the system allowing the filter to be cleaned efficiently.
Floating Filter Frame – housing the panel filter, cover plate and suspension springs. The filter frame is located in the main dust control unit and seals itself ensuring all air passes through the filter panel.
Panel Filter – the panel filter is a specific shape to follow the geometry of the dust collection unit housing which is design to assist air flow into the axial fan.
Hopper – the hopper is used to collect dust particles after they are released from the panel filter.
Slide Gate – a manually actuated slide gate is used to empty the hopper onto the ground or any collection point.
Support Frame – custom designed for the specific machine the dust collection unit is being mounted on. The support frame features a pivot point and gas struts so the dust control unit can be tilted away from the rear of the skid steer to enable essential maintenance of the machine to take place.
Fan Diverter – used to direct axial fan exhaust away from the ground.