Woodworking areas require specific industrial vacuums to collect and control wood dust. Wood is combustible and susceptible to fire and explosions. HafcoVac Explosion-Proof ATEX EX Series Vacuum Cleaners are an essential component in the woodworking environment, safeguarding your facility from worker injury, OSHA fines or catastrophic incident.
Why use a HafcoVac Explosion-Proof ATEX EX Series vacuum for Wood?
The HafcoVac ATEX Series is ATEX Certified for combustible dust in use in Class 1, Division 2, Group A, B, C & D T6 and Class 2, Division 2, Groups E, F, G. They are ATEX-Approved (EX) for zones 1, 2, 21 and 22.
Overhead Cleaning Kit
No more blow down and sweep! Keep pipes and beams free of fugitive dust and stay OSHA-compliant with our overhead cleaning toolkit. It’s our most commonly ordered part for wood shops to reduce combustible dust accumulation.
Comply with NFPA
652-654 & 484
The ATEX EX series is compliant with National Fire Protection Agency guidelines 484, 652-654 and OSHA housekeeping codes.
OSHA-Compliant to Protect Your Woodworking Business
from Housekeeping Fines.
included with all units
48 CFM, 85 CFM, and 185 CFM
Providing safe, explosion-proof, pneumatic technology at a fraction of the cost, the HafcoVac ATEX EX Series comes with a lifetime warranty and is available for same-day shipping. It is OSHA, ATEX and NFPA compliant. The HafcoVac ATEX EX Series uses an air compressor — no electric motor required.
Cleans Combustible Materials, Fine Dust, Paper Shavings & Liquids
OSHA and NFPA Compliant
Minimize Risk in Flammable Spaces
HEPA Filter for Fine Dust
30 or 55 Gallon Drum
Compatible to all HafcoVac Vacuum Heads and Accessories
Customize to your Air Compressor
Wood Housekeeping FAQ
Dust and other debris will always be present in wood manufacturing. Since dust is inevitable, manufacturing facilities must take the proper measures to understand the risks, learn as much as possible about the threat and take solid measures to prevent potential hazards and be prepared should an incident take place. Wood poses a health risk and an explosion risk when particles become airborne in combustible environments. Plus, code violations can be costly and life-threatening.
WHY IS HOUSEKEEPING REGULATED IN THE WOOD INDUSTRY?
According to a Center for Public Integrity analysis cited by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, more than 450 accidents involving combustible dust have killed nearly 130 workers and injured another 800+ since 1980. These accidents were caused by a variety of dust sources including sugar, nylon fiber, coal, iron, plastic and wood.
ARE HAFCOVACS REGULATED FOR THE WOODWORKING INDUSTRY?
Yes. HafcoVacs are designed for the wood working industry. They are OSHA and NFPA compliant to safely store wood dust, pieces and chips without the hazards of electric motor burnout or shock. Hafcovacs are pneumatic vacuums that are non-explosive in and of themselves. They are safe for use as part of a combustible dust control program suitable for wood and many other flammable materials.
DO I NEED A CERTIFIED VACUUM FOR WOOD APPLICATIONS?
Most likely, yes. Certified means approved for combustible materials. Wood is highly flammable and airborne posing increased risk for combustion.
The HafcoVac ATEX EX Series is our certified and most popular pneumatic vacuum to accommodate all wood materials. A pre-installed HEPA filter in every ATEX model prevents wood dust from becoming airborne during processes like sanding and cutting. The fully grounded unit is perfect to dispel static electricity buildup. The pre-installed S’HUSH Silencer reduces noise to 77dB.
The Overhead Toolkit is our most popular accessory to help keeps walls and floors clear of dust and debris. Easily reach overhead pipes and shelving with 4 feet of extension along with a 6″ wide, a 5″ round and 2 pipe cleaning heads to tackle any job. Pair it with The RACK Tool Holder to make any cleanup operation easy and efficient.
Our most popular ATEX Certified model for wood control cleans almost any material: from sawdust to wood pieces. They are our ATEX Certified and Anti-Static electricity vacuums specially designed to minimize the dangers of explosion in the presence of flammable material. They come with a HEPA filter, S’HUSH Silencer, JACK tool rack and Overhead Cleaning Toolkit and are compatible with all Hafco Vacuum Heads and Accessories. Customize to match your air compressor.
HEPA filters are 99.97% effective at keeping fine dust particles from entering the air. That means cleaner air and a cleaner workplace. It’s what you need for vacuuming Fine Dust. The S’Hush filter fits all of the HafcoVac line. It’s quick to assemble and add to your any HafcoVac you already own.