Downdraft Tables

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Downdraft tables are designed to function indoors without requiring external ventilation, acting dually as both workstations and dust collecting systems. Read More…

Downdraft Tables Downdraft tables are self-contained, portable dust collection systems that suck harmful particulates from the workspace and return filtered, breathable air to the facility.

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Cary, NC  |  800-267-5585

With 20+ years in the industry, it is no wonder Quality Air Management manufactures and supplies the newest, most revolutionary technology available.

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Quality Air Management $$$

Alsip, IL  |  708-597-7090

Scientific Dust Collectors (SDC) began in 1981 when our first patent for improving filter cleaning was issued. Since then, SDC has been issued a number of additional related patents for improvements in dust collector cleaning technologies including our patented nozzle-based cleaning system which is superior to other collectors. Combined with our High Side Inlets, Wide Filter Spacing, and Inlet Baffling, we are able to guarantee performance, efficiency, and filter life. If you want the best, please consider SDC.

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Scientific Dust Collectors $$$

Mercer, PA  |  800-918-3013

At Imperial Systems, we are experts in the design, installation, and manufacturing of dust collectors and all necessary components. We can fulfill the most stringent requirements for industries such as mining, food processing, agriculture, and more. With a commitment to quality and cost-effectiveness, our product range includes a wide variety of equipment to help your company meet its air quality needs.

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Imperial Systems, Inc. $$$

Raleigh, NC  |  800-635-0298

At Controlled Air Design, we supply industrial vacuuming and dust collection to aerospace, defense, pharmaceutical, agriculture, manufacturing, and countless others. Our custom designed and built systems are common, and our engineering team can help find the dust collection system that’s right for your application.

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Controlled Air Design $$$

Stone Harbor, NJ  |  800-972-3557

With complete equipment fabrication services, Spartan Air takes your dust collecting system from concept to turnkey installation with cost-minimizing inhouse manufacturing. Find the best cartridge dust collectors, downdraft tables, baghouses & ambient air cleaning systems tailored to suit your exact application, complete with hoods, fittings & ducts. Ask about our filter cleaning services!

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Spartan Air Purification, Inc. $$$

Hartland, WI  |  800-854-0030

Our dust collecting systems are designed to eliminate respirable airborne contaminants from the work environment. We believe that eliminating airborne contamination in the workspace can lead to better employee performance.

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Midwest Finishing Systems, Inc. $$$

Langhorne, PA  |  215-752-8800

With more than 60 years as a leader in air-blast equipment, Empire produces an extensive line of dust collectors including baghouses, cartridge dust collectors, room ventilation systems, media reclaimers, and vacuum recovery systems.

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Empire Abrasive Equipment Company $$$
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Downdraft tables are an efficient and economical way to protect workers from hazardous dust, smoke and fumes resulting from applications such as chemical preparation, woodworking, welding, processing explosive materials, sanding, buffing, polishing, grinding and finishing.

By providing a cleaner, healthier work environment and thereby facilitating improved productivity for fine hand work, downdraft tables offer advantages for both companies and workers.

Downdraft tables are ideal for industries such as metalworking, woodworking, pharmaceutical, automotive, coal handling, agricultural products and recycling.

One of the advantages of downdraft tables over other systems is that they can be customized in numerous ways to fit a particular application, without having to retrofit an integrated dust collection system.

Down draft tables are designed to contain and exhaust heavier than air particles, lighter than air particles, fumes, fine particulates and powders.

The top of downdraft tables is a perforated rigid grill through which airflow is both possible and uniform. Once air is pulled down through the perforated top it enters an exhaust chamber mounted directly underneath the top. The exhaust chamber contains filters that can capture particles as small as .5 microns.

Some tables are equipped with pulse-jet air blasters directed at the filter that periodically clear off the filter to improve its operation. In addition, the exhaust chamber has multiple branch ducts attached underneath with balance dampeners attached to decrease the noise level.

Everything underneath the exhaust chamber is enclosed into a duct that can connect to a facility’s duct collection system or can have an output area on the side or back of the chamber for the filtered air.

There are two main types of downdraft tables: wet downdraft tables and dry downdraft tables.

Wet downdraft tables employ a standard filter element and a liquid, typically water, in order to collect flammable metal dusts like magnesium, aluminum or titanium. Wet dust collectors in downdraft tables feature a number of additional devices including impellers for water reversal, sludge containers for captured metal particles, water level controls, after-filtration devices and mist eliminators.

Dry downdraft tables are simpler, employing a standard filter element to collect vapors, dust, smoke or fumes. Besides wet versus dry, downdraft tables also vary by size, downdraft airflow, minimum particle size filtered and efficiency.

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