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Chip Vac™ 

Vacuums chips directly into an open-top drum – with no moving parts!

The Premium Chip Vac System offers maximum capacity clean-up on a large machining operation.

What Is the Chip Vac?

EXAIR’s Chip Vac picks up dry or wet chips and delivers them directly to an ordinary open-top drum. The Chip Vac is used to clean chips from fixtures, floors and work surfaces of machining centers, lathes, saws, mills, and other industrial equipment. The powerful suction is ideal for fast and efficient cleaning.

EXAIR’s Mini Chip Vac System delivers the same cleaning power for small jobs. It comes complete with a 5-gallon drum and all the tools.

The compressed air operated Chip Vac is an industrial duty vacuum designed specifically for vacuuming chips. It creates a powerful direct flow action that vacuums metal, wood or plastic chips into an ordinary drum. Designed for occasional use with dusty materials, the included filter bag keeps the surrounding air clean.

Electrically operated “all purpose” vacuums aren’t designed for use in industrial environments. As a result, motors wear out quickly and impellers clog. The Chip Vac has no moving parts to wear out or break which ensures long life. Sound level is half that of electric vacuums.

The Chip Vac Systems include a drum lid with a locking ring that fits an open top drum. In less than a minute, the Chip Vac can be removed and easily placed onto another drum to keep different materials separate for recycling. Constant heavy lifting and dumping of the vacuum cleaner tanks are eliminated since all chips are vacuumed directly into the drum.

The Chip Vac System can be used with an open head steel, fiber or plastic drum that is in good condition (ANSI Standard #MH2-2004). To prevent material contamination, a poly drum liner can be inserted into the drum.

How the Chip Vac Works

Compressed air, normally 80-100 PSIG (5.5 – 6.9 BAR), flows through the inlet (1) into an annular plenum chamber (2). It is then injected into the throat through directed nozzles (3). These jets of air create a vacuum at the intake (4) which draws material in, accelerates it through the unit (5) and directs it to the bottom of the drum. The airflow exhausts through the port in the drum lid. Airborne particulates are trapped by the filter bag (6).

Warning : Do not use with combustible dust.

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Performance

Size Pressure Supply Air Consumption Inlet Sound Level
  PSIG BAR SCFM SLPM NPT dBA
205 Litre 80 5.5 40 1,132 3/8 77
5 Gallon 80 5.5 33 934 3/8 77

Air consumption has been minimised by using the appropriate amount of air required for vacuuming chips.

Applications

  • CNC’s
  • Lathes
  • Saws
  • Mills
  • Drills
  • Grinders
  • Routers
  • Moulding machines
  • Absorbent pick-up

Advantages

  • No moving parts
  • Low cost
  • No motors to clog or wear out
  • No electricity
  • Dust free operation
  • Chips go directly into a drum
  • Powerful direct flow action
  • Includes accessories
  • 50% quieter than electric vacs

Independent laboratory tests certify that EXAIR’s Chip Vac meets the rigorous safety health and environmental standards of European Union that are required to attain the CE mark.

The Mini Chip Vac allows for easy clean up of small messes.

Room air remains dust free as the Chip Vac removes dusty absorbent.

The Chip Vac removes abrasive stainless steel chips from a CNC.

Designed for occasional use with industry materials, the Chip Vac filter bag keeps the surrounding air clean.

Chips can be vacuumed directly to separate drums for recycling.

The Model 6193-205 Chip Vac System includes a filter bag, vacuum hose, chip wand and plastic tools.

The Model 6193-5 Mini Chip Vac System includes a filter bag, vacuum hose, 5-gallon drum, chip wand and plastic tools.

Models

Chip Vac Systems
Model Description
BP6193-5 5-Gallon Mini Chip Vac System
includes the Chip Vac, shutoff valve, filter bag, 5 gallon container with lid and locking ring, 3.05m (10-foot) chemical resistant hose (38mm/1-1/2″ ID), chip wand, (2) extension wands, crevice tool, brush, skimmer and floor tool
BP6293-5 5-Gallon Deluxe Mini Chip Vac System
includes the Chip Vac, shutoff valve, filter bag, 5-gallon container with lid and locking ring, 3.05m (10-foot) chemical resistant hose (38mm/1-1/2″ ID), chip wand, (2) extension wands, crevice tool, brush, skimmer and floor tool, 5-gallon drum dolly
BP6193-205 205-Litre Chip Vac System
includes the Chip Vac, lever lock drum lid, shutoff valve, filter bag, 3.05m (10-foot) chemical resistant hose (38mm/1-1/2″ ID), hose hanger, chip wand, (2) extension wands, crevice tool, brush, skimmer and floor tool (drum not included)
BP6293-205 205-Litre Deluxe Chip Vac System
includes the Chip Vac, lever lock drum lid, shutoff valve, filter bag, 3.05m (10-foot) chemical resistant hose (38mm/1-1/2″ ID), hose hanger, chip wand, (2) extension wands, crevice tool, brush, skimmer and floor tool, drum dolly and tool holder (drum not included)
BP6393-205 205-Litre Premium Chip Vac System
includes the Chip Vac, lever lock drum lid, shutoff valve, filter bag, 3.05m (10-foot) polyethylene static resistant hose (38mm/1-1/2″ ID), hose hanger, 1/2 NPT quick connect couplings, 6.1m (20-foot)) compressed air hose with swivel fitting and pressure gauge, drum dolly, tool holder and heavy duty aluminium tools, including a 2-piece double bend wand, 305mm (12″) floor tool, 279mm (11″) crevice tool, 610mm (24″) crevice tool, skimmer tool with detachable brush, tool holder, and a 89mm (3-1/2″) diameter dust brush with conductive bristles (drum not included)
BP6093 Chip Vac Only – included in all 205-litre systems listed above
BP6093-5 Mini Chip Vac Only – included in all 5-gallon systems listed above
Filter Bag & Hose
Model Description
6804 Replacement Filter Bag, 95% efficient at 0.1 micron
6569-20 6.1m (20-foot) Flexible Vacuum Hose
6580-20 6.1m (20-foot) Static Resistant Vacuum Hose

Accessories

Filters, Regulators, Valves & More

With proper filtration of dirt, moisture and oil from the compressed air supply, EXAIR compressed air products will operate for years with no maintenance required. Use a 5 micron or smaller filter separator on the compressed air supply. To prevent problems associated with oil, use a 0.03 micron or smaller oil removal filter on the compressed air supply. Pressure regulators permit easy selection of the operating pressure, providing infinite control of flow, force and air consumption.

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Chip Vac Installation and Maintenance Sheets

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Chip Vac Troubleshooting Guide

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