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Chip Vac Mini Chip Vac

Chip Vac™ 

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Intelligent Compressed Air Product

Vacuums chips directly into a drum - with no moving parts!


What Is The Chip Vac?

EXAIR's Chip Vac picks up dry or wet chips and delivers them directly to an ordinary 55 gallon open-top (45 imperial gallon/205 litre) drum. The Chip Vac is used to clean chips from fixtures, floors and work surfaces of machining centers, lathes, saws, mills and other industrial equipment. The powerful suction is ideal for fast and efficient cleaning.

EXAIR's new Mini Chip Vac System delivers the same cleaning power for small jobs. It comes complete with a 5 gallon drum and all the tools. 

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Why The Chip Vac?

The compressed air operated Chip Vac is an industrial duty vacuum designed specifically for vacuuming chips. It creates a cyclonic action that vacuums metal, wood or plastic chips into a 55 gallon drum. Dusty materials such as absorbents are trapped by the 0.1 micron filter bag to keep the surrounding air clean.

Electrically operated "all purpose" vacuums aren't designed for use in industrial environments. As a result, motors wear out quickly and impellers clog. The Chip Vac has no moving parts to wear out or break which ensures long life. Sound level is half that of electric vacuums.

The Chip Vac's lever lock drum lid fits an ordinary open-top 55 gallon drum. In less than a minute, the Chip Vac can be removed and easily placed onto another drum to keep different materials separate for recycling. Constant heavy lifting and dumping of vacuum cleaner tanks
is eliminated since all chips are vacuumed directly to the 55 gallon drum.

Chip Vac vacuums steel chips

The Chip Vac removes abrasive stainless steel chips from a CNC mill.



Applications

  • CNC's
  • Lathes
  • Saws
  • Mills
  • Drills
  • Grinders
  • Routers
  • Molding machines
  • Absorbent pick-up
Chip Vac Removes Dust from Shop Floor
Room air remains dust free as the Chip Vac removes dusty absorbent.

Advantages

  • No moving parts
  • Low cost
  • No motors to clog or wear out
  • No electricity
  • Dust free operation
  • Chips go directly into a drum
  • Powerful cyclonic action
  • Includes accessories
  • 50% quieter than electric vacs
Chips are Vacuumed Directly into Steel Drum
Chips can be vacuumed directly to separate drums for recycling.

How the Chip Vac Works

Compressed air, normally 80-100 PSIG (5.5 - 6.9 BAR), flows through the inlet (1) into an annular plenum chamber (2). It is then injected into the throat through directed nozzles (3).

These jets of air create a vacuum at the intake (4) which draws material in and accelerates it through the unit (5), and directs it to the bottom of the drum.

The airflow exhausts through the port in the drum lid. Airborne particulates are trapped by the 0.1 micron filter bag (6).

Warning: Do not use with combustible dust.

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Chip Vac Specifications

Pressure SupplyAir ConsumptionSound Level
Model PSIG BAR SCFM SLPM INLET dBA
6193/6293/6393 80 5.5 40 1132 3/8 NPT 77
6193-5/6293-5 80 5.5 33 934 3/8 NPT 77

Air consumption has been minimised by using the appropriate amount of air required for vacuuming chips.


Chip Vac Models

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Model #
Description
6193
Chip Vac System – includes the Chip Vac, lever lock drum lid, shutoff valve, filter bag, 10' (3m) chemical resistant hose (1-1/2"/38mm ID), chip wand, (2) extension wands, crevice tool, brush, skimmer and floor tool (drum not included).
6293
Deluxe Chip Vac System – includes same as Model 6193 and adds drum dolly and tool holder (drum not included).
6393
Premium Chip Vac System – same as Model 6193 and adds a drum dolly, an upgrade to static resistant hose, an upgrade to heavy duty aluminium tools, 20' (6.1m) air hose, tool holder and quick connect fittings (drum not included).
6193-5
Mini Chip Vac System – includes the Chip Vac, shutoff valve, filter bag, 5 gallon container with lid and locking ring, 10' (3m) chemical resistant hose (1-1/2"/38mm ID), chip wand, (2) extension wands, crevice tool, brush, skimmer and floor tool.
6293-5
Deluxe Mini Chip Vac System – includes same as Model 6193-5 above and adds 5 gallon drum dolly.
Model #
Description
6804
Replacement Filter Bag, 0.1 Micron, 95% efficient.
9001
Auto Drain Filter Separator, 3/8 NPT, 65 SCFM (1841 SLPM)
9005
Oil Removal Filter, 3/8 NPT, 15- 37 SCFM (425-1048 SLPM)
9041
Drum Dolly
The Model 6193 Chip Vac System includes a vacuum hose, chip wand and tools. The Model 6193-5 Mini Chip Vac System includes a vacuum hose, 5 gallon drum, chip wand and tools. The Model 6293 Deluxe Chip Vac System includes all items shown at left and a Model 9041 Drum Dolly.

Installation and Maintenance Sheets

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Chip Vac Installation and Maintenance Sheet

Troubleshooting guide

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These files are in the Adobe Acrobat PDF format. The viewer is free and is available at www.adobe.com

 

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