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Vacuum Equipment

Vacuload™ Recovery Systems
For fast recovery of used Abrasives

Vacuum Abrasive Equipment

On some blasting projects you have to move your spent abrasive from A . . . all the way to . . . B. From ships hulls from inside tanks or from bridge containments, sometimes you just can't use a wheelbarrow and shovel.

These projects call for an efficient vacuum system that can suck up spent used abrasives and collect it at a central point ready for recycling or disposal. The Vacuload™ systems have been specially designed for blasting sites and for handling abrasive. The series 2 and 4 models are powered by compressed air which saves you the cost of another expensive motor (when you have finished blasting simply switch your compressed air lines from your Blast machines to your Vacuload™ system and you're in Recovery mode).

The vacuum is generated by a specially designed, air powered Eductor pump that is inexpensive, efficient and requires almost no maintenance. The larger series 5 and 6 Vacuload™ models generate vacuum using a Trilobe Positive Displacement Blower which is powered by a diesel engine or large electric motor. These units are suitable for projects where surplus compressed air is not available.

The Vacuload™ module is a compact skid mounted unit which combines the vacuum generating source with a high efficiency dust collector. This ensures that all dusty and contaminated air from vacuuming is filtered and only cleaned air exits to atmosphere. A complete vacuum recovery system is made by combining a Vacuload™ Module with a suitably sized Interceptor Storage Unit and the pick up tool to suit your application. See below.

Vacuload™ System Specifications

Model Compressed Air Required @ 120 psi Electrical Power Required Dust Collector Size Filtration Area Automatic Reverse Pulse Cleaning Conveying Capacity GMA Garnet* Height Length Width
cfm amps cartridges sq ft
tons/hr mm inch mm inch mm inch
Series 1 Air powered 350 Not required 1 226 Included 4 2000 78¾ 1230 48½ 730 28¾
Series 2 Air powered 350 Not required 2 452 Included 4 2000 78¾ 1230 48½ 1180 46½
Series 4 Air powered 750 Not required 4 904 Included 8 2950 116 1860 73 1250 49
Series 5 Electric powered 30 100 8 1800 Included 12 3000 118 6020 237 2400 94½
Series 6 Diesel powered 30 Not required 8 1800 Included 12 3000 118 6020 237 2400 94½
* Conveying Capacity is subject to Inlet Compressed Air pressure, temp, abrasive density and size, length and size of vacuum hose. These rates are indicative only based on using 15 metres of vacuum hose.
** Series 1 model recommended as a high efficiency vacuum source for vacuum shrouded power tools.

Interceptor Options

Size Garnet Storage Capacity Height Lenght Width
cu ft kg lbs mm inch mm inch mm inch
20 1200 2650 2995 118 1100 43 1450 57
55 3800 8500 3650 143¾ 1500 59 1600 63
100 6500 14500 3930 154¾ 1900 75 1900 75

How do the Vacuload™ Recovery Systems work?

All Vacuload™ System models work using the same operating principle.

  1. The operator sucks up spent abrasive and the abrasive and air mixture travels along the vacuum hose or pipe to the Interceptor Storage Module.
  2. The Interceptor slows the air/abrasive mixture down such that all particles and heavy dusts drop out of the air stream and are stored for recycling or disposal. Light dusts remain entrained in the air stream and carry along a hose to the Vacuload Module.
  3. At the Vacuload Module all dusts are removed by final filtration cartridges in the dust collector (the cake of dust which builds up on the cartridges is dislodged by an automatic reverse pulse and is collected in a hopper awaiting disposal). Clean air carries on through to the vacuum pump from which it is discharged to atmosphere.

Vacuum Accessories Options

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