Purex International has upgraded Fumecube, its compact fume extractor for soldering, gluing and chemical handling, with new functions such as remote control and machine-communication interface.
Applications such as soldering, gluing, chemical handling and many others produce dust and fumes.
If inhaled, these fumes can be hazardous to health and cause illnesses such as occupational asthma, rhinitis, headaches and nausea.
Regulations such as COSHH, NIOSH, OSHA and others stipulate that it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that workers are protected from hazardous substances such as solder fume, laser smoke, chemical vapour and many others.
There are also many environmental issues raised if fumes such as these are pumped outside into the air.
To protect workers from hazardous fumes and to help ensure the employer complies with health and safety and environmental regulations, Purex have released the enhanced Fumecube fume-extraction system.
The Purex Fumecube is a compact, quiet and portable fume extraction system that can be connected to either one or two flexible extraction arms.
The arms can be attached to a bench using clamp brackets and the integrated airflow valve supplied.
The Fumecube is precision made from stainless steel and features a powerful blower to draw contaminated fumes away from the workers' breathing zone.
The fumes are then passed through a three-stage filter system that removes contaminants and returns filtered air to the workplace.
Other features include fully automatic flow control, quick-change filters, remote ON/OFF and machine-interfacing options.