Welding fume extraction

Welding and Thermal Cutting

Total fume and dust extraction solutions to improve the safety and efficiency of metal fabrication and cutting processes.

Exposure to welding or thermally generated fume is a serious health and safety issue facing today's manufacturers. Health risks range from mild illnesses and sickness to long-term conditions like cancer. Uncontrolled weld fume impacts factories by infiltrating machinery causing downtime and loss of productivity. Protecting workers from fume, dust and smoke common in welding processes is best accomplished by capturing it at the source to prevent it from entering the worker breathing zone. Benefits from a properly designed fume control solution include:

  • Improved work environment
  • Protection of worker health
  • Protection of equipment and production
  • Reduced production downtime and improved profit

Nederman - A Global Leader in Fume Control Solutions

Nederman is the world's largest provider of fume extraction and control equipment and a total solution provide, whether the application is small or large, simple or complex, manual or automated - Nederman has a solution to meet your specific needs for workplace clean air. 

Solution range - Broad range of fume extraction solutions making Nederman a one-stop-shop for workplace clean air. 

Industry expertise - Decades of experience with thousands of successful installations around the world.

Quality and reliability - Welders around the world trust our products everyday to protect them from harmful weld fume.

Turn-key approach - From design, commissioning, installation and service, Nederman is a total solution provider. 

Sustainability - Nederman is committed to delivering clean air solutions to our customers in a sustainable way. 

Filtration Technology

Nederman products are equipped with technology that improves performance and scalable to meet today's needs and future demands. 

Effective fume capture - Nederman extraction arms, hoods, controls and filters all work together to ensure effective capture and control of weld fume.

Advanced filter media - Nanofiber filter media is ideally suited for fume applications with high efficiency and excellent filter cleaning, resulting in extended filter life, reduced energy consumption and fewer emissions. 

Insight controls - The MCP SmartFilter includes easy-to-use touch screen controls that are IIoT ready and enable remote monitoring technology that increases productivity, improves safety and reduces operating costs. 

Effective Fume Extraction

Selecting the Right Fume Capture Solution

Control of exposure to welding fumes can usually be achieved with the help of extraction and ventilation. The choice of technique depends on the application. The aim is to capture the welding fumes as close to the source as possible. This protects not only the welder but also other workers. Nederman systems are designed to extract welding smoke from a number of workstations, but are also used for general housekeeping. Factors that influence which fume capture method include the types of parts being welded, exposure limits, operator method, fume generation method and complexity. 

Applications:

  • Plasma Cutting
  • Laser Cutting
  • Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW or Stick)
  • Gas Metal Arc (GMAW or MIG)
  • Tungsten Inert Gas (GTAW or TIG)
  • Soldering

Fume Generation Rates - Different welding processes and materials result in higher fume generation rates. For example, higher welding duty cycle, welding with flux or oily/dirty surfaces will have higher fume concentrations and will need a more robust solution.

Number of Welders - When you have multiple welders or machines generating fume, it may be more economical to have a central fume extraction system engineered to fit your specific needs. This could be applied to multiple welding robots or support several welder workstations.

Welding fume extraction at source – the most effective way to extract fumes

Wherever it is a viable solution, it has been proven that extraction at source is the most efficient method of capturing and removing welding and similar fumes. Using this method, the risk of the welder or operator being subject to hazardous fumes is minimized. Welding torches with integrated extraction allow the welder to work over big areas as well as inside constructions. It is also reduces heating and cooling costs by reducing the amount of heated / cooled air extracted from the premises.

Capture at Source Solutions

On-Torch Fume Extraction

Solution
The welding torch is easily connected to a hi-vacuum extraction unit for capturing most of the hazardous welding fumes.

Advantages
Having the extractor directly on the welding torch ensures that the extraction is always accessible and correctly positioned. Work becomes flexible and the capture rate is excellent.

Learn more about on-torch extraction of welding fumes 

Extraction Arms

Solution
The arms are connected to a vacuum filter system that removes contaminants from the extracted air.

Advantages
The extraction arms are flexible, easy to position and are not in the way during work. There is no impact on the welding process. Capture rate is excellent.

View our complete range of fume extraction arms

Mobile Fume Extraction

Solution
Mobile fume extractors are common solutions for industrial weld fume extraction needs and can be moved around the workshop or factory to wherever fume extraction is needed.

Advantages
If welding work takes place at different locations, a mobile solution is the best choice. Mobile extraction units are flexible, easy to position and not in the way during work. There is no impact on the welding process.

View our complete range of portable and compact fume extraction systems

Welding and Grinding Tables

Solution
The tables have integrated extraction of fumes, dust and other particles generated during welding, grinding, polishing, and similar applications.

Advantages
This solution is suitable for fixed workplaces. The extraction takes place over the surface area of the table meaning you don't need to adjust the extraction point. Great capture rate.

Learn more about our welding and grinding table for fume extraction

Robotic Welding

Welding operations using automated welding equipment require careful monitoring. Operators and service personnel overseeing robotic welding equipment can be subject to residual fumes and need to be protected in a similar way to manual workers. Nederman solutions for automatic welding processes include both on torch-extraction and extraction systems with hoods.

Solution
Extraction nozzles can be mounted directly on the welding machine which protects sensitive electronics and operators who oversee the facility.

Advantages
This solution is available in two variants: Extractor mounted on the welding nozzle or a hood that is mounted above the robot. Both solutions provide great capture rates.

Stationary Fume Extractors

For fume applications with multiple welders or increased fume generation rates, stationary fume extraction systems offer increased capacity and performance to handle these needs. These systems generally are designed to support multiple source capture devices that are connected through duct to a central filter that has the capacity and capability to handle the increased fume load. Stationary fume extraction systems are also recommended for machine tool or automated processes including laser, plasma cutting and robotic welding. 

MCP SmartFilter

MCP SmartFilter

Solution

The MCP SmartFilter is a modular, reverse pulse-jet, cartridge fume and dust collector suitable for the most challenging welding or thermally genrated fume applications, including plasma/laser cutting tables or multiple welding hoods. The MCP features the latest in filtration technology with Nanofiber filter media, IntelliPULSE filter cleaning and IoT-ready Insight Control Panel and configurable for a variety of applications.


Learn more about the MCP SmartFilter for central fume or dust extraction

e-pak hi-vacuum fume extraction

L-PAK / E-PAK

The L-PAK and E-PAK are hi-vacuum fume extraction systems that serve up to six on-torch extraction points making them a great solution for central filters that serves multiple weld stations or robotic welding cells. These units have adjustable airflow, are energy efficient and have low noise levels. Each unit has a compact design to reduce floor space and has fork truck slots in the base so it can be move if required.
Learn more about these hi-vacuum fume extraction units:

FlexPAK

FlexPAK SmartFilter

The FlexPAK is an advanced hi-vacuum fume extractor suitable for multiple on-torch extraction points for fume guns or robotic welder. The filter includes a PLC control and sensors that monitor key operating paramters including filter life, ariflow and dust bin level to automate operation for improved energy efficiency and productivity. The FlexPAK is also Insight (IIoT) ready and can be monitored remotely.

Learn more about the FlexPAK SmartFilter for hi-vacuum fume extraction   

MFS Modular Filter Kit for Weld Fume Extraction

MFS Filter Kits

The MFS Filter Kits are a modular system that can build economical solutions for light, intermittent duty welding or soldering applications. The modular system kaes this suitable for small operations to large scale manufacturing. Fans can be installed directly to the filter frame making the installation quick and easy. High Efficiency (HEPA) and carbon filters are also available for increased safety.  

Learn more about the MFS Filter Kit for intermittent welding applications

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