Sputtek Inc. is a metal working company based in Toronto, Canada and manufactures metal parts needing to be deburred, polished, and cleaned before they can be used. These parts are varied in size depending on the project and the client insisted on the collection of all dust for reasons of employee safety and shop cleanliness.
A centralized system was installed which allowed for four deburring stations to be linked up to one centralized dust collection system, with a 15hp motor. Each station has their own table-mounted side-draft hood which allows for dust to be eliminated as it is being generated during grinding. The hoods were supplied with sliding gates so that unused stations could be tuned off to increase suction at the benches in use.
Central system to capture grinding & deburring dusts case study