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Top 9 Vacuum Solutions for the Metalworking Industry

Metalworking processes generate a lot of dust and debris. This dust can be combustible and toxic, putting your workers and your shop at considerable risk. Fortunately, dust incidents are easily avoidable through proper housekeeping.

Here are our top 9 vacuum solutions for the metalworking industry.


Our 118 industrial vacuum is a small, easy-to-use machine that delivers powerful performance for a variety of applications. For specialized applications, the 118 can be equipped with an optional HEPA filter and myriad other accessories.

118 EXP

The 118 EXP is similar to the standard 118, but it’s both explosion-proof and dust ignition-proof. CSA-approved for use in Class I, Group D and Class II, Groups E, F, and G locations, the 118 EXP is ideal for collecting the types of dry combustible materials often produced in metalworking.


The A15 EXP is another explosion-proof vacuum cleaner for dry material collection suitable for use in Class I, Group D and Class II, Groups E, F, and G locations. The difference between this vacuum and the 118 EXP is that the A15 EXP is powered by compressed air rather than electricity. It’s also ATEX-approved for zones 1, 2, 21, and 22.


The VHC200 EXP provides a more robust solution for collecting denser materials as well as continuous duty applications. In other respects, it’s similar to the A15 EXP: a pneumatic explosion-proof vacuum for use in  Class I, Group D and Class II, Groups E, F, and G locations, as well as zones 1, 2, 21, and 22.

Integrated Immersion Separator

A recent addition to our product line, our integrated immersion separator sits upstream of an explosion-proof vacuum to safely trap and retain residual combustible metal dusts in a neutralizing fluid bath. This machine is NFPA 484-compliant for the collection of Group E metal dusts, including aluminum, magnesium, and other commercial alloys.

The integrated immersion separator is the perfect complement for the VHC200 EXP vacuum cleaner.

S Series

The single-phase S Series vacuums represent the next generation of industrial cleaning solutions. These vacuums come equipped with all of the latest bells and whistles, including an electronic keypad with LED indicators to monitor filter performance, liquid or level sensors for automatic shutoff, and our Longopac endless unload system.

In 2010, the S3 industrial vacuum was one of Occupational Health and Safety Magazine’s New Products of the Year.

T Series

The T Series is a set of three-phase vacuums designed to deliver strong performance at an affordable price. These lightweight, easily maneuverable vacuums can be fitted with an optional HEPA filter and are perfect for collecting powders, liquids, dust, and debris.


The single-phase VHO200 sump pump vacuum was designed for the metalworking industry, specifically for use in small shops with tight areas. This vacuum excels at collecting metal chips, oily cuttings, lubricants, and coolant spills. With the VHO200, it takes only a few minutes to collect, separate, discharge, and recycle 75 liters of mixed liquids and solids.

Eco-Oil Series

Also designed for the metalworking industry, the Eco-Oil Series consists of two large-capacity sump pump vacuums for simultaneously extracting, recovering and recycling coolants and lubricants from lathes, as well as milling, cutting, and grinding machines.

As with the VHO200, our Eco-Oil vacuums feature oil-resistant parts, including an internal oil mist filter that protects the motor.

If you spend your days in a metalworking shop, you know the importance of a clean environment. Contact us with any questions you might have or for help selecting your industrial vacuum.