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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • November 2019 • 23 Fume extractors can be fairly small. Fumex's systems range from 20-30 inches tall. "A lot depends on the size of the laser, how we size our systems and usage. We can put different filters into place depending on the materials they are processing," he says. Fumex fume extractors are simple, plug-and-play devices. They are also easy to operate and maintain, he adds. The fume extractors will alert the operator when it is time to replace fil- ters. Like PAT Technology Systems, Fumex's devices also have three filters. Filters need to be replaced more fre- quently when more difficult substrates are being carved. If the material is sticky, the filters will have to be changed more often. Those that emit dry particulates, like glass, will get significant life out of their filters. "Overall, air quality is such a big issue with OSHA and the work environment. It is important to have a safe working environment," says Fumex's East. Another big plus to using an air puri- fication system is that a shop doesn't have to have makeup air. That means keeping the cool air inside during the summer months and the hot air inside during the winter months because it isn't constantly being pumped out of the vent. East says that many local communi- ties are beginning to crack down on busi- nesses that vent unfiltered emissions to the outdoors, particularly in certain parts of the country that are more environ- mentally conscious. "Fume extractors are not expensive compared to the laser systems them- selves. The biggest issue operators of these businesses have is they don't have a cost associated with the filtration part of it when they are venting outdoors. That's the biggest change for operations. That is easily offset by protecting the environ- ment, operators and reduced electrical costs," he says. SDG There are two types of fume extractors: one is connected to the host by a hose and the other is a whole room purifier. ©2019 CIT Group Inc. All rights reserved. CIT and the CIT logo are registered trademarks of CIT Group Inc. Not all applicants will qualify for financing. All finance programs and rates are subject to final approval by CIT, and are subject to change at anytime without notice. Speed and performance are subject to applicant's local connectivity and other factors outside CIT's control. Financing as essential as ink Need financing options? Whether you are buying or selling – we o…er fast financing for a fast world. 877-786-5327 | cit.com/SDGMag print@cit.com

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