Laser Marking Machine & Color Coding Operation

Based in Brookfield, Wisconsin, Guhring, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high quality, advanced design cutting tools.

Having spent tens of thousands of dollars over the years for large dust collectors and air cleaning systems, Guhring’s Plant/Facility Engineer Director, Fred Langer, was frustrated when trying to find more economical systems that still offered high-quality solutions for smaller applications.

When Air Impurities Removal (A.I.R.) Systems, Inc. offered its economical Extract-All Model S-987-2A Compact Air Cleaning System to handle two of Guhring’s odor-producing operations, Guhring personnel were somewhat skeptical.

Guhring had both a fully enclosed, automated laser marking machine and a color-coding operation, both of which produced gaseous fumes. A.I.R. Systems set up its system on a portable caster base, with two inlets. The first was connected to the exhaust port of the laser marking machine. A self-supporting extractor arm was attached to the second inlet so that the inlet nozzle could be positioned properly to draw in the fumes from the color-coding operation.

The Extract-All features three stages of filtration, including a 2 ply polyester panel prefilter, a refillable adsorption module with activated carbon, and a pleated final filter.

Now, in full operation, Guhring is very satisfied with the Extract-All System’s performance, including its compact design, good suction, high level of filtration, and low maintenance requirements.