Australian Pump Industries has introduced a new range of compact wet/dry
vacuum cleaners designed to deliver a powerful performance in the clean-up of mine
trucks. The new Aussie 24-volt vacs pack a lot of punch with a 1200W motor and an
airflow of 20 litres per second. The new vac was developed for permanent
installation in the cab of dump trucks working in mine sites.
“The idea is to clean the cab between shifts so the operator is protected
from inhalation of coal dust,” says Aussie Pumps’ Neil Bennett.
Key features of the new Aussie vacs include powerful, but reasonably
quiet operation with noise level of only 71.5 dbA; high tech Aussie Microweb
99.9% filtration system; and a handy set of professional tools, enabling the
operator to clean up the cab at the end of the shift.
The Aussie Microweb filtration system features a filter media constructed
from a homopolymer acrylic fibre. A micro-porous membrane is applied to the
collection service, making it ideal for picking up coal dust and preventing it from
re-entering the atmosphere. The membrane provides a low pressure drop causing
the dust to ‘cake’, thereby allowing much better dust release than conventional
filters, as a single shake of the filter cleans it perfectly. The Microweb is
considered essential for any kind of fine dust produced from coal, limestone, cement,
gyprock or even pigments and fertilisers.
The tool kit provided with the Aussie vac includes a heavy duty 3-metre
crush-proof hose, crevice tool, carpet and floor tool, squeegee with swivel, 3-piece
chrome assembly with handle and a round brush.