FAQ

Can I see an AirBench in operation?

No obligation on-site demonstrations are available across the UK, alllowing you to view AirBench in operation on your own dust or fume problem. Contact us to book (use the form below).

Alternatively, we always welcome visitors to our factory and recommend this for buyers considering our VertEx or RP ranges.

How long is the warranty?

12 months as standard, with any required remedial work being carried out on site, or the unit returned to our works – at our discretion and our cost. We have a very low level of warranty call-outs, at less than 1% of our production.

Can I have a 110v AirBench?

Most models of AirBench can be supplied configured for 110V supply. We have several different options for conversion; contact us to discuss the most appropriate.

Does AirBench comply with COSHH and HSG258?

Every AirBench complies with HSG258 (click here for more information from the HSE website). Each unit is fully tested and commissioned before shipment, and a commissioning certificate provided. Real time performance monitoring is possible via the integral filter pressure gauge, allowing simple forecasting of filter life. To discuss HSG258 in more detail, contact us.
When correctly specified, AirBench allows you to comply with your obligations under COSHH.

Do prices include delivery / installation / offloading?

Our prices include delivery within mainland UK; onwards delivery is charged at cost.

We do not include offloading, positioning, or installation as standard – in general installation simply involves plugging in to a 13a socket.

All our units are workshop run before despatch and are supplied with a completed commissioning certificate, in accordance with current HSE guidance.

How long do the filters last?

Disposable media pads should be changed at least monthly.  Most other filters will last 6 – 12 months generally.  In heavy use this may be less; ask us for guidance.

For high volume applications, consider our RP model with self-cleaning filters.

Can I clean the filters?

Most dust filters can and should be cleaned. Fine filters and carbon filters cannot be cleaned, and should be replaced when full, damaged, or end-of-life. Disposable media pads used in certain configurations cannot be cleaned.

Generally the most effective method for cleaning our standard filters is with a vacuum cleaner by removing the surface. Our RP units include filters which are cleaned by reverse pulse air using an external air supply and are designed for high volumes of dust, although only suitable for certain applications.

All filters will need changing eventually – ask us about estimated filter life for your application.

Where are the filters?

Immediately beneath the surface in most models (EX, FP, FN, FPK types). Filters are generally interchangeable allowing you to update your AirBench to an alternative specification if required.

In the FPW and FPT ranges the final filter is housed in the box to the left hand side and is accessed through a removable door.

In the RP range the main filters are again beneath the surface but are removed for changing via a removable front door.

What filters do I need?

Call us; we are always happy to recommend a model and filter set. For most applications we have standard models to suit.
Alternatively, use this site to navigate to a suitable model – just find an application similar to yours, then choose the construction type from the table of available models.
Our standard configurations cover most applications; if your application is not listed please ask.

Are there additional costs?

The only ongoing costs for most AirBenches are filters, and electrical supply. Most units run on a standard 240v single phase supply, at relatively low powers (typically <500w); and if you call us to discuss your application we can give an estimate of ongoing filter costs. [/av_toggle] [av_toggle title='Can I have fine filters?' tags='Filters, Technical'] We offer filtration to H12 HEPA grade; however, over-filtering will cost more money to buy and replace. Our standard filter configurations have been designed and proven for almost all applications. Call us if you would like to discuss the correct selection. Most of our filter configurations are interchangeable – it is generally straightforward to upgrade filters at a later date if required.

Do I need wheels?

Wheels are useful and are available on most models – but AirBench is easily moved on a pallet truck. If you are only likely to move your AirBench on rare occasions, don’t buy wheels.

Do I need ducting or an external exhaust?

No. AirBench is self contained. If required, we can supply AirBench configured for connection to your ductwork, at no additional cost. Ask us for details of ducting requirements.

Do I need an enclosure?

Very rarely and generally only if you use air lines, for example to clean down tools.
To give a sense of proportion, 90% plus of AirBenches do not have an enclosure. They are designed to work efficiently without them.
Enclosures can usually be retrofitted without too much trouble if you change the application of your AirBench.

Do I need a speed controller?

Only if you want to control noise levels or extraction rates. Typically a speed controller is not needed in industrial level applications such as workshop sanding or fettling, but for finer work in quieter environments (powder dispensing, model making, or similar) it would be of benefit.

For fume extraction applications using carbon filters, a speed controller is fitted as standard – this is essential for maximising the effectiveness of carbon filters, which benefit from low airspeeds.

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