Dust filters play a crucial role in the plastics industry, where they help to control the amount of dust and debris that is generated during the manufacturing process. These filters are designed to capture dust particles before they can escape into the environment, helping to improve air quality in the workplace and protect workers from respiratory issues.
However, over time, dust filters can become clogged and less effective, which can lead to a range of problems. In this article, we will explore the importance of dust filter cleaning in the plastics industry and the benefits that regular cleaning can provide.
What are Dust Filters?
Dust filters are devices that are designed to capture and remove dust particles from the air. They work by using a variety of mechanisms, such as screens, fibers, or electrostatic charges, to capture dust and other airborne particles. In the plastics industry, dust filters are commonly used to control dust generated during the manufacturing process, which can be harmful to both workers and the environment.
Why Do Dust Filters Need Cleaning?
Dust filters are constantly exposed to high volumes of dust and debris, which can accumulate and clog the filters over time. This can result in reduced airflow, decreased efficiency of manufacturing processes, and potential damage to equipment. In addition, clogged filters can increase the risk of dust escaping into the environment, which can be harmful to workers and cause respirtory issues.
How Do You Clean Dust Filters?
There are several methods for cleaning dust filters, including manual cleaning, dry cleaning, jet washing and ultrasonic cleaning.
- Manual Cleaning: involves physically removing the filter from the equipment and cleaning it using compressed air or a brush
- Dry Cleaning: uses a specialised vacuum to remove dust particles from the filter
- Jet washing: a highly effective cleaning method for dust filters, using a specialised machine that generates high-pressure water jets to blast away dirt and grime from the surface of the filters. This technique is ideal for industrial and commercial settings where dust filters can become heavily soiled and difficult to clean
- Ultrasonic cleaning: ultrasonic cleaning is one of the most powerful options available. Utilising high-frequency sound waves, ultrasonic cleaning is a technique that effectively agitates and draws out contaminants from dust filters. This method is especially efficient in removing residual plastics and oils that may have accumulated over time. The sound waves generated by this process create high-energy cavitation bubbles that collapse and eradicate the contaminants, leaving the filters clean and ready to use
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The Benefits of Cleaning Dust Filters
There are a range of benefits to cleaning dust filters, including improved air quality, increased efficiency of manufacturing processes, reduced risk of equipment damage and downtime, cost savings, and improved profitability. Regular dust filter cleaning can also help to extend the lifespan of the filters and reduce the need for costly replacements.
Dust filter cleaning is a crucial aspect of maintaining a safe and productive workplace in the plastics industry but it can be difficult and time-consuming and the proper handling and disposal of dust and filter waste can be costly. However, innovative solutions and technologies, such as ultrasonic cleaning, can help to streamline the cleaning process and ensure that dust filters remain effective and efficient.
Sonic Solutions distinguishes itself from other cleaning operations by offering a range of cleaning processes to achieve the desired level of cleanliness. Our extensive cleaning expertise, experience, flexibility, and commitment to meeting customer needs are the reasons why manufacturers, such as Coveris and BPI Berry rely on us to remove unwanted contaminants from their dust filters.
What sets us apart is our ability to tailor our cleaning approach to each customer’s unique needs, ensuring that their dust filters are thoroughly and effectively cleaned. Our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction has made us a trusted partner for some of the most significant players in the industry.
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Annual Savings of at least £75,328
“All in all a massive win for us, reducing costs and increasing revenue simultaneously in a very competitive market.”
Simon - Engineering Support Manager
Berry BPI Group
How we saved Simon £75,328 - Simon’s calculations were based on the following;
- An average 13 filters a month were cleaned in 2019. Erema laser discs in Simon’s case, but this process also applies to Ettlinger, MAS or other hot melt filters.
- Our multi-stage cleaning process means that each filter now lasts at least twice as long as they would’ve done otherwise
- Any hot melt filter costs well in excess of £1,000
- Total cost of cleaning, carriage, packing etc.. costs in the region of £100 per filter.
Simon’s conservative calculation of an annual saving of £75,328 was based purely on replacement costs. He also benefited from higher throughput, longer runtime and less downtime.
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Hi. I’m Andy, owner of Sonic Solutions for 14 years. Our aim is simple, to get your dirty parts clean, as efficiently and effectively as possible, so you can get on with your business.
We provide a cleaning service, cleaning chemicals, and ultrasonic cleaning equipment, so whether you want to do the job in-house or just let someone else sort it out we can help.
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