Simco-Ion (Hatfield, PA) has introduced an industrial vacuum cleaning system for narrow web machines that combines the power of static neutralization with elevated levels of vacuum, volume and velocity, says the company.
The complete V-Force 30 system includes a non-contact cleaning hood with active static neutralizing bars, a ducting kit and a self-contained Air Control System (ACS). It is designed for easy installation on the open web in most narrow web presses and machinery, including those running thin films.
V-Force 30's compact clam-shell hood design incorporates an optimized air management chamber that balances a high-velocity air agitation curtain with dual vacuum slots. The hood also incorporates shock-less static bars to quickly neutralize and break the bond between charged particulates and the running web at up to 2,000 feet per minute.
An all-in-one blow-off, vacuum and collector support cabinet connects to the hood through an integrated hose design. A stainless-steel enclosure incorporates enhanced acoustic isolation resulting in extremely quiet operation. Most importantly, adds Simco-Ion, the ACS incorporates a non-regenerative blower design with dedicated turbines and a filtered fresh-air intake, providing powerful performance without the use of costly compressed air.
The quad turbine vacuum source is strategically designed so that there is no degradation of vacuum suction as each filter accumulates particles.