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Vacuum filter removes both dust and water droplets
1st Quarter 2017, Pneumatic systems & components

A pioneering vacuum filter designed to remove both dust and water droplets has been launched by SMC Pneumatics. Amongst its many unique selling points, the flexible and versatile AFJ vacuum filter is simple to maintain, with interchangeable spare parts contributing to considerable cost savings.

Operating under high flow rate conditions, achieving up to 660 l/min for the dust type and 500 l/min for the water drop removal/dust type, this ground-breaking vacuum filter eliminates dust and water droplets, offering equipment operators complete peace of mind. Visibility is key, thanks to the transparent polycarbonate double layer bowl design, making it possible for operators to check the filter element condition from every angle. Further visibility is achieved with an adapted convex body, which also features a useful bowl lock button, allowing for quick in-hand maintenance and the easy replacement of the element.

Featuring a range of selectable nominal filtration ratings of 5 μm, 40 μm and 80 μm, the higher two-rated filter elements are washable and reusable. Customers benefit from further savings as the filters used within the vacuum absorption system help to extend the life of the system’s other components, while the external bowl guard provides environmental resistance against chemicals and other corrosive substances for increased lifespan. The AFJ is available in several body and port sizes, with selectable left or right flow direction for ease of use and maintenance and increased flexibility.

For more information contact SMC Pneumatics South Africa, +27 (0)11 100 5866,,

Supplied By: SMC Pneumatics South Africa
Tel: +27 11 100 5866
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