Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) extraction systems are the best way to control wood dust exposure. Correctly placed hoods remove the wood and sawdust at the source before it has the chance to reach the operators’ breathing space.
Your woodworking dust extractor should be designed to handle the correct airflow for each machine and be tested regularly to ensure that the capture at each point is effective. Extraction Solutions can create a bespoke wood extractor tailored to your specific needs.
It’s not always practical to have a local connection to a wood extraction system for every process. In these cases, undertake a risk assessment to find a solution – an example of this is could a large CNC bed.
Once a cycle is complete, there is often dust left in cuts or on the table. Instead of brushing this off, which can create a dust cloud, a standalone vacuum unit or Vac connection into the wood dust extraction systems could be used.
Extraction solutions can provide ideas and solutions to overcome any dust-related problem. Our engineers have seen it all with years of experience in the woodworking industry.