CHIKO AIRTEC--Comprehensive Manufacturer of Compact Dust Collectors and Dust Collectors for Clean Rooms

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Q1. Please describe the functions provided in a dust collector.

Although the functions of a dust collector vary from model to model,
the following four functions are in the greatest demand:
(1) Remote control function, (2) Suction air volume setting hold function,
(3) Shaking function and (4) Deodorizing function.

(1) Suction air volume setting hold function
Many dust collectors are equipped with a function for adjusting the suction air volume. This function allows easy restoration of a previously set air volume setting even if the power has been turned off.
(2) Remote control function
This function enables the dust collector to operate together with other equipment or allows remote ON/OFF operation. Chiko Airtec dust collector products (excluding certain models) are provided with this remote control function.
(3) Shaking function
This function shakes off dust from the filter to prevent filter clogging. The function is activated manually or automatically. If the dust collector is equipped with both a remote control function and an auto shaking function, the shaking function can be activated together with other equipment to prevent filter clogging, thus eliminating the need for maintenance personnel.
(4) Deodorizing function

Q2. Can CHIKO AIRTEC dust collectors be operated remotely?

Yes, they can.
Performance comparison table: The remote terminal shown at the left is provided on CHIKO AIRTEC
dust collectors (excluding certain models).
The optional remote cable (sold separately) enables the use of the dust collector in an unmanned manufacturing site
Since we receive many phone inquiries about the remote terminal circuit, the circuit diagrams are posted below. If you have any trouble linking your dust collector with other equipment, please refer to the circuit diagram and consider using a model provided with a remote terminal.
>> Click here to view the electrical circuit diagrams.

Q3. Can the remote control function be incorporated into a sequence?

It is possible to include remote operations in a sequence to operate the dust collector together with other equipment.(Not supported by some models) Unsupported model: Cyclone
CHIKO AIRTEC’s compact dust collectors are widely used in electronic parts production lines and laser marking lines, and we receive many requests for a function that allows linked operation with other equipment. Instead of modifying the products to respond to those requests, we upgraded all models so that the purchase of an optional remote cable enables linked operation. (Not supported by some models)

Q4. Can the dust collector be used continuously?

Yes, all currently available models can be used continuously.

Q5. Can the Laser Clean models, CBA-1000AT-HC-DSA-V1 and CBA-1000AT2-HC-DSA-V1, be used in environments containing sticky fumes?

Yes, they can.
Our proprietary technology (patented) maintains high suction power even when the dust collector is used for a long period of time.
【Reasons for long-lasting suction power】
(1) The primary filter is a cassette-type deodorizing filter integrated with zeolite. After the dust collector starts operating, the primary filter instantaneously forms a primary layer according to the blower's suction power and blocks fumes. The filter surface is pre-coated with zeolite to minimize clogging.
(2) The blower's suction pressure increases automatically according to the primary filter load, thus preventing the decrease of suction power caused by the resistance resulting from clogging.
(3) After the total operating time exceeds one hour, the shaking function is automatically activated to separate and drop the filter primary layer. This returns the filter to an almost new condition.
(4) The repeated operation of the processes described in (1) to (3) dramatically extends the filter life, allowing long-term operation.
(5) The Insufficient Airflow lamp lights when the filter needs to be replaced.
(6) The cassette-type filter can be changed easily by anyone.

Q6. Are there any dust particles that dust collectors should not be used to extract?

Yes. For
details, see "PRECAUTIONS."
Dust explosions can occur under the following conditions.
(1) Dust particles are very fine (small) particulates.
(2) Dust particles are airborne in a certain concentration.
(3) There is an ignition source (energy).
(4) There is oxygen (in the air).

To prevent dust explosions, it is essential to eliminate dust particles and ignition sources.
Therefore, routine cleaning is required. In addition, the equipment must be set up and managed appropriately to prevent possible dust explosions.
For details, contact our company.

Q7. What are the functions of the zeolite and active carbon (adsorbent material)?

Zeolite protects the filter and provides a deodorizing effect. Active carbon provides a deodorizing effect.
HDF-3535-120-ZEO: CHIKO AIRTEC's Laser Clean dust collector model, CBA-1000AT2-HC-DSA-V1, is equipped with the newly developed filter, HDF-3535-120-ZEO. This filter is integrated with a zeolite cassette.
The Laser Clean series models, CBA-1000AT2-HC-DSA-V1, CKU-050ACC and CK-060AT-ACC, use active carbon.
Since both zeolite and active carbon are powders, their replacement was previously difficult.
For easy replacement, they needed to be provided in an easy-to-change format similar to a filter.
We developed a primary filter integrated with zeolite and a cassette containing active carbon for easy, direct replacement. The filter and cassette can be changed as easily as an ordinary filter.

< Zeolite >
Zeolite is a general term for aluminosilicates that have relatively large gaps in their crystal structures. Since zeolite has excellent characteristics such as catio
n exchange capacity, adsorption/deodorizing power and humidity conditioning power, it is widely used in various industrial applications.

< Active carbon >
Active carbon is a substance whose chief component is porous carbon. Active carbon is used as an adsorbent in a diversity of applications according to its shape and raw material. Shape: Powder, granular, fibrous, etc. Raw material of active carbon: Sawdust, wood chips, charcoal, coconut shells, peat, coal, etc.

Q8. Please explain the performance curve of a dust collector. (The difference between a high pressure type and an airflow type)

The vertical axis of the graph shows pressure (static pressure) in kPa.
The horizontal axis indicates airflow volume in m3/min.

The relationship between static pressure and airflow volume changes depending on the dust collector’s motor performance and impeller. The performance curve provides the basic information for the characteristics of the dust collector model. For example, a model with a high peak in its performance curve is referred to as a high-pressure type dust collector. This type of dust collector uses a thin nozzle like the nozzle of a home vacuum cleaner, and achieves high suction power. High-pressure type dust collectors provide maximum static pressure exceeding 8kPa.
A model with a low, horizontally spread performance curve is called an airflow type dust collector. This type of dust collector sucks air from a wide area, much like a ventilation fan.
What is maximum static pressure?
The static pressure at zero suction air volume on the performance curve is indicated as maximum static pressure.
What is maximum suction air volume?
The suction air volume at zero static pressure on the performance curve is indicated as maximum suction air volume.
Type Maximum suction air volume Maximum suction static pressure
CBA-1000AT-HC-DSA-V1  3.2 (㎥/min) 9.5 (kPa)

Q9. Can CHIKO AIRTEC dust collectors operate on a 3-phase, 380-V power supply?

Not all our dust collector models are designed to operate on a 3-phase, 380V power supply.
The products that can operate on a voltage of 200 - 240 V are the CKU-050-ACC, CKU-050-SP and models other than Cyclone.

Q10. Can the dust collector operate without problems if the power switch is turned ON/OFF frequently (within one minute)?

We do not recommend frequent ON/OFF operations since doing so may lead to motor problems.
We recommend waiting for three minutes before restarting the dust collector.
If it is necessary to frequently turn the dust collector ON/OFF, select the CBA series. With this series, wait at least 30 seconds before restarting. Note that frequent ON/OFF operations put extra burden on the motor and reduce the motor life.
To ensure safe and trouble-free use of your dust collector for a long period of time, please carefully read the operation manual provided with the product.

Q11. If the dust collector sucks in aluminum sulfide, can a dust explosion occur?

Inactive dust particles do not cause dust explosions.
Whether dust particles are inactive or not must be checked by the user.

Q12. What is the longest remote cable available from your company?

We sell cables of up to 10 m. However, we recommend a cable of 7 m or shorter since a long cable is susceptible to the effects of noise.


CHIKO AIRTEC CO., LTD
2-27-24, Hakushima, Minoh,
Osaka 562-0012 Japan
E-mail:info@chiko-airtec.jp

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