A pioneering vacuum filter that can remove dust and water droplets has been
launched by pneumatics experts, SMC. The AFJ has several features that sets
it apart from the competition, as it is highly flexible and versatile and simple
to maintain, with interchangeable spare parts that considerably reduce costs.
Vitoria, Spain (September, 2016)
SMC, the worldwide leading experts in pneumatics, has designed a ground-breaking
vacuum filter for large flows that can eliminate dust and water droplets, offering
equipment operators peace of mind.
The AFJ is suitable for a wide range of applications and can operate under
high flow rate conditions reaching 660 l/min for the dust type and 500 l/min
for the water drop / dust type.
Visibility is key with the AFJ thanks to its transparent polycarbonate double
layer bowl design, making it possible for operators to check the filter element
from every angle. Further visibility is achieved with an adapted convex body
that also features a useful bowl lock button, allowing for easy and quick in-hand
maintenance and element replacement.
Featuring a range of selectable nominal filtration ratings of 5µm, 40µm
and 80µm, the higher two rated filter elements within the AFJ are washable
and reusable, offering customers flexibility and cost savings. Customers benefit
from further savings as the filters, used within a vacuum absorption system,
help extend the life of the system’s components. And the external bowl
guard, providing environmental resistance against chemicals and other corrosive
substances, in turn increase the filter’s lifespan.
A spokesperson from SMC said: “The AFJ is a unique product that showcases
SMC’s innovative design skills. We are continuously seeking ways to minimise
maintenance and costs for our customers whilst increasing the effectiveness
and flexibility of our products. The AFJ fulfils these objectives and we believe
is a welcome addition to our vacuum filter range.”
The AFJ is available in several body and port sizes with selectable left or
right flow direction, delivering further flexibility, ease of use and maintenance.
For further information on the AFJ, visit the SMC new product page: www.smc.eu.