The safe removal of dust is often the first step in a series of treatments when receiving a new or moving an existing collection of books, documents or objects for conservation or exhibition.
Storage in dusty or otherwise unfavourable locations like damp cellars or tropical conditions could have resulted in objects harbouring superficial dust, bacteria, insects or mould spores which can create a dangerous working environment. These pathogens can be removed with high quality dry dust cleaning equipment so long as they have not impregnated the material. The CXD Dust Cleaner is suitable for use with fragile and amorphous pieces by skilled personnel.
The System consists of a Triple Filter suction device connected to a Swing Arm which feeds down via a flexible hose and connects to one of six possible brushes to simultaneously brush off dust and pick up lose dust or debris. Also connected to the suction device is a hinged suction table on which objects are placed to be cleaned, this ensures that any loose particles are effectively removed from the working environment.
The first filter is a polyethylene cyclone for filtering the bigger pieces, which are retained by a conical non-return trap. Water particles can be separated by the cyclone, leaving the pre-filter dry. The long life Pre-Filter built into the cyclone has a 12.5m2 surface area providing 99.9% efficiency. This can be easily cleaned with short burst of compressed air. The Micro Fine Filter contained in a polyethylene cylindrical housing filters at 99.997% efficiency to take away invisible, hazardous to health dust.
The swing arm has a 1.5m range of movement and height adjustable between 1.9m and 2.7m to ensure an optimal use by the operator of any one of the six cleaning brushes. The suction strength is fully adjustable to suit the needs of the objects being cleaned. The Suction Table is built to allow a high vacuum (15mBar) and a perforated working surface made of non corrosive stainless steel with 1mm round perforations in a triangle setting permitting a maximum mesh of 26% per m2.
The suction table is connected to the Triple Filtered Suction Device via a flexible polyethylene 50mm diameter pipe.
• Three connection points six brushes
• Extreme fine and safe filtering
• Large suction table surface - to ensure pathogens do not endanger the operator*
• Low noise level when in operation
• Mobile unit on sturdy castors
• NON or Very low rate of fine-filter exchanges
• Cleanable large surface prefilter
• Ergonomic design for easy operation
• Special motor safety devices
*CXD would still advise the us of masks and other protective equipment as per your organisation guidelines.
For more information please contact CXD.