JBC releases NEW Fume Extractor FAE, the most efficient solution to avoid solder fumes

Fume extraction is a must when you are exposed to solder fumes, whether leaded or lead-free. Health risks come with extended exposure to solder fumes, so it is important to use the correct safety equipment to remove these hazardous substances.

JBC takes fume extractors to a higher level with its new smart Fume Extractor FAE. Designed for electronics soldering applications, it is capable of removing fumes safely and efficiently.

It is the unique system that optimizes fume extraction operating only when needed. The FAE automatically starts working when the tool is in use. This function saves power and the life of the equipment as well as the filter.

In addition, an innovative vacuum system integrated into the stand absorbs the fumes when the tool is at rest.

This portable system can be used simultaneously in two work areas and guarantees an extraction volume of 290 m3/h (170.7 CFM) and a strong vacuum of 6.1 KPa (0.88 psi).

It contains a compact 3-layered filter (pre-filter M5, H13 filter + activated carbon filter) for removing small particles, fumes and gases that are produced in different working processes, increasing safety.

It also allows fast and easy replacement and effective system maintenance. The unit notifies through both the display and the LED when filters must be changed.

For more information: https://kaisertech.co.uk/products/soldering/jbc-fume-extraction

Tip Extraction Machine Can Handle 50 Manual Solderers!

Purex International Ltd - the UK based leading manufacturer of high performance fume extractors has developed the 200i-HP. With its high powered blower, this extractor can cater for up to 50 soldering irons and has other capabilities such as automatic electronic flow control, gas and particle sensors, patented filter technology and Digital graphic display.

When soldering without extraction, solder and flux fumes are likely to enter the breathing zone of the solderer, this can cause occupational asthma and irritation to the respiratory tract if inhaled.

The 200i-HP tip extraction machine extracts the fume from the source ensuring no hazardous fumes are inhaled by the worker.

This unit is precision made from stainless steel and features a high powered blower to draw contaminated fumes away from the workers breathing zone.

The fumes are then passed through a patented Labyrinth pre-filter to remove larger particles and then through a 2-stage filter system which removes harmful sub-micronic particles and gases before clean, filtered air is returned to the workplace.

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New Demonstration Room Near Completion

The builders have finished and the Yamaha YS12F Pick & Place machine has been moved into position ready to be commissioned in the next couple of days. Also a Promass PCB loader has arrived and will be commissioned along with the Yamaha YS12F Pick & Place.

Yamaha YS12F

Other items ready to be installed are the Purex SYS400 extraction unit, JBC Rework units and Meiji Vision Systems. Other items such as the Hirox 3D Digital Microscope will be on display later on in the year.

premiumOnce the demonstration room is open Kaisertech plan to arrange regular seminars and open days. Specialist   speakers will be invited to talk about various subjects and demonstrate the related equipment.

Purex System 200

It is anticipated that the first seminar will take place in June where a range of Yamaha assembly equipment and JBC rework equipment will be on show, and guest speakers from these companies will be attending to introduce and demonstrate their range.

 

 

Fume Extraction Systems | Choosing the right system

Choosing the right Fume Extraction System may seem a daunting task as we all know there are health implications at risk, but in actual fact knowing some key features of the Kaisertech Fume Extraction range we have made this very simple for you. Below we will explain exactly how the systems work as well as advising the application each of the systems are designed to cater for.

Analogue or Digital Fume Extraction System?

It really depends on the application the fumes are being removed from or the number of people who are affected which will determine what type system you go for. The Purex ranges of Analogue Fume Extraction Systems are budget versions of the Digital Systems but with many excellent features and in principle work in exactly the same way.

Essentially, both Fume Extraction Systems have automatic closed loop flow control which ensures that the extraction rate remains constant. It does this by slowly increasing the speed of the blower as the filter begins to block, this overcomes the resistance to airflow through the filter and keeps the extraction rate constant.

When the particle filter is nearly blocked on the Analogue System the LED will turn yellow. This feature allows the operator time to acquire a replacement particle filter before the current one becomes completely blocked. When the particle filter is completely blocked then the LED will turn red and an alarm will sound.

With the Digital System when the particle filter is nearly blocked the fume extraction systems will warn the operator with an audible chime and the keypad will flash red. This feature allows the operator time to acquire a replacement particle filter before the current one becomes completely blocked. When the particle filter is completely blocked then the fume extraction system will chime and the keypad will flash every second. At this point the particle filter icon will flash to show which filters may need attention. Plus as an added measure of the Digital Fume Extractors include Gas and Particle Sensors to offer the user an additional level of Safety.

Both Fume Extraction Systems can be interfaced with other equipment such as a laser or wave soldering machine to stop the process, set off an alarm or perform another function such as turning on a beacon. Alarm signals can include:

-Filter blocked -Gas alarm -Particle alarm

The fume extractors can also STOP/START automatically with interfaced machines. Note; None of the above are available on FumeBuster products

Purex Analogue Fume Extraction Systems include:

Purex Fume Cube (single or twin arm)

FumeCube Single Arm

These are Arm Fume Extraction Systems for either 1 or 2 users. Filters are available for solder or chemical fume. Supplied with one 38mm stainless steel arm with pen nib nozzle which can be simply attached to the workbench by using a versatile clamp bracket. If the work area moves, the Fume-Cube can be relocated in minutes.

Purex Fume Buster – Was developed for the Kaisertech KT4 Fume Extraction Tray. For more information on this product please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Purex Digital Fume Extraction Systems include:

Purex System 200

System 200 - This machine can cater for, 3 x 38mm Arms, 2 x Cleancabs, 2 x Cowls, up to 30 Tips plus Inkjet Printers (Coding & Marking)

System 400 - This machine can cater for, 6 x 38mm Arms, 4 x Cleancabs, 4 x Cowls plus Inkjet Printers (Coding & Marking)

If you have any questions about the Fume Extraction Systems we can provide here at Kaisertech please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Please contact for more information:
Email:[email protected]
Phone:+44 (0)23 8065 0065

LEV Testing – What is it? Is it the Law?

Health and safety law says you must assess the risks to your workers from hazardous substances – dusts, fumes, vapours, etc. - and decide what measures to use to protect their health.

If the measures you adopt include extraction systems (LEV) to remove the dusts, fumes, vapours etc. produced by your work processes or activities, then you must maintain the LEV in efficient working order so it continues to provide the necessary protection. You should also have a periodic thorough examination and test (at least every 14 months) and must keep this record for at least 5 years. In addition, you should have information on the installed LEV system to confirm it provides adequate protection, which should be kept for the life of the equipment.

Please contact for more information:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +44 (0)23 8065 0065

Fume Extraction Systems – How much do you know?

It's important to start off with that local and international health and safety legislation (such as COSHH, NIOSHH, OSHA etc) states that it is the employers responsibility to protect the health, welfare and safety of their employees. Failure to do so can result in expensive legal action, potential fines and poor employee relations.

Fume Extraction - Whats The need?

Many types of dust and fume are hazardous to health if inhaled. People can become permanently sensitised to fumes which means that continued exposure, even to very small amounts of fume, may cause asthma attacks or other respiratory diseases.

A high performance fume extraction system will help to:-

-Protect employee health.

-Ensure compliance with Health & Safety regulations such as OSHA, NIOSH C.O.S.H.H, MAK, AFNOR, or equivalent.

-Increase production speeds.

-Reduce complaints by operators due to odours, dust and vapours.

-Avoid possible cost of health compensation claims.

Which Fume Extraction System?

These are usually two types of extraction system available:-

-External - pump contaminated air into the environment outside the building.

-Internal - at source capture and filtration or LEV (local exhaust ventillation) system.

In our opinion the best system to use is an LEV system such as a Purex. These capture fumes at the source thereby preventing fumes escaping into the workplace. They also filter hazardous particles and gasses which would otherwise be pumped into the outside environment causing pollution.

Using an internal filter system also avoids issues with environmental regulations and potential complaints from neighbouring businesses about fumes and odours.