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Top 9 Vacuum Solutions for the Metalworking Industry

Posted on January 22, 2017

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.

Machine shop vacuums


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.

Single-phase vacuums

VHS 120

The VHS 120 provides an easy-to-use dust extraction solution. With a 9.8-gallon collection capacity and three levels of filtration to capture very fine metal dusts, this vacuum is a compact solution that packs a big safety punch.


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.

Though larger than the VHS 120, the S3B is still compact and offers longer run times than traditional wet/dry vacs.

Three-phase vacuum


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 T26 is a continuous-duty vacuum specifically customized to increase efficiency of workers in the metalworking industry.

CSA-certified, explosion-proof vacuum

118 EXP

The 118 EXP is 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.

Integrated Immersion Separator Solutions

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.


Built for heavy-duty metalworking operations, the VHT EXP line provides an all-in-one solution to safely collect and render inert Group E metal dusts such as aluminum, magnesium, and other commercial alloys.

The VHT 437 EXP is a continuous-duty vacuum CSA-certified for use in Class I, Group D and Class II, Groups F and G environments, while the VHT 456 EXP combines the vacuum with an integrated immersion separator that meets the requirements for compliance with NFPA 484 for the safe collection of combustible metal dusts.


The VHC200 EXP provides a more robust solution for collecting denser materials as well as continuous duty applications. This pneumatic explosion-proof vacuum is 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.

Heavy-duty bulk collection vacuums

3000 Series

Our 3000 Series is designed to collect large quantities of heavy debris with no downtime. The 3703/10 can hold 46 gallons and has an oversized filter area to guarantee long periods of operations without stoppage. The 3907/18 is a higher-powered version of the machine for even heavier-duty collection.

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.