Robotic welding—heavily used in automotive manufacturing—generates volumes of smoke and fumes that must be controlled to meet air quality regulations. To address this issue, manufacturers traditionally used hoods and oversized fans to collect, filter and exhaust welding fumes to the outside. A different approach is to use an individual fume and dust collector associated with each welding cell. Michigan-based RoboVent, which offers a line of such ventilation systems of robotic welding cells, has now introduced RoboVent Spire to address the needs of robotic welding operations where space is at a premium.
Spire was specifically designed to complement the most common robotic welding applications used in the automotive industry, though it can be applied to many other industries as well.
For our automotive parts suppliers, floor space costs money. Reducing the footprint of the dust collector allows them to maximize the productivity of their factory lines. We created Spire to deliver powerful dust collection in the smallest footprint possible.—RoboVent General Manager Jim Reid
Spire is a flexible, cost-effective alternative to centralized ducted systems. Each Spire unit provides filtration for an individual welding cell. Spire features:
Small footprint: The floor-saving design takes up about the same amount of space as a wire barrel.
Built-in spark arrestance: RoboVent’s propriety Delta3 spark arrestance system comes standard with every unit for superior fire safety.
Very low maintenance: Everything is easily accessible for fast filter changes and maintenance-no special tools required.
Flexible: Since the Spire units have a very small footprint, it’s easier to find space for them. And when the floor configuration needs to be changed, Spire is easy to move right along with the welding cell.