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When you run a business that creates dust either as a product or as part of the manufacturing process, your employees and facility are at risk. For example: Fine dust particles can enter the respiratory system, aggravating allergies and potentially causing lung damage.Dust can accumulate on surfaces that can be hard to reach and clean, such as rafters or false ceilings. A dangerous combination of high quantities and a combustible nature can lead to dust fires and explosions. Dust collection is a critical issue in Ontario businesses that produce or work with raw materials, such as wood pellet plants, pulp and paper mills, and metalworking shops. There have been several incidents across the province in recent years, including a paper mill fire in Thunder Bay. Installing a modern and efficient dust collector in your facility can help you avoid business interruption and save lives. How Does A Dust Collector Work? Dust collectors have a single operating protocol: dirty, dust-laden air goes in and clean air goes out. The actual process will vary according to system type, which is important when you’re shopping for dust collectors in Ontario, but in general, they draw dust from the air through a filter, which...
When you run a shop or other business that produces dust on a daily basis, a dust collector that breaks down frequently can threaten the health and safety of your employees. Even if it doesn’t stop at the worst possible moment, plugged filter bags can cause the fans to work harder and faulty valves can leak compressed air, causing your utility costs to shoot up. The best solution to these manufacturing challenges is a dust collector that needs virtually no maintenance or repairs. Enter VeriCUT. VeriCUT vs. Other Systems VeriCUT dust collectors are specially-designed to offer the most efficient dust extraction in the industry. Its zone-by-zone ducting system only draws smoke from the immediate area of cutting work being done, instead of across the entire table, resulting in a smaller dust collection system that offers higher dust recovery rates and a superior return on investment. VeriCUT is compatible with practically all applications that produce fumes or dust, including: WoodworkingMetalworkingFood processingChemical processingPharmaceuticalPlasma cutting Efficient operation ensures, among other things, that your dust collector repair costs are practically zero and you save money on utility bills. Utility Cost Differences One case study involving a plasma cutting table with a 13,000 cfm, 40hp...
Dear Valued Customers & Vendors, As we, at VeriForm Inc. and Caliber Tech Corp., are monitoring the ever-changing climate of the pandemic, including communications following Government guidelines, we would like to inform you of our efforts to manage and combat the Covid-19 virus situation. Effective as of March 9th 2020, VeriForm Inc. and Caliber Tech Corp. put into place the following preventative measures in our facility. Firstly, any employee who chooses to travel via a commercial airline or cruise ship is required to remain at home for 14 days upon their return. Furthermore, any employees showing signs of illness will not be allowed to return to work until medical clearance is obtained. We have trained our staff on understanding the 3 key symptoms of difficulty breathing, coughing and fever to ensure staff quarantine themselves should any staff experience Covid-19 symptoms. Social distancing, staggered lunchroom breaks, sanitizing work areas and other procedures are in full effect to help us minimize any chance of transmitting or being infected with the virus. Secondly, we are working closely with our employees and drivers to ensure frequent hand washing and proper hygienic measures are followed. Sanitation of all high-touch surfaces in our office, workshop and...
Dust collection is an essential part of any industry that processes raw materials, especially if it produces combustible dust. Many woodworking, grain processing, and metal manufacturing facilities install dust collection systems to keep the premises clean and protect property and personnel from hazardous situations like dust fires and explosions. While they play a critical role in workplace safety, dust collectors also pose a fire risk. Those who are familiar with the Fire Triangle know that there are three elements which must be present for a fire to occur. These are:  FuelOxygenHeat Dust collectors collect fuel on a regular basis: they’re constantly pulling combustible dust off the tables, floors and fixtures. As they suck in the dust, they also bring in oxygen at a high velocity, which means air is constantly circulating through the system. If heat is also generated, the could result in a fire.  How can heat be created in a dust collector? Depending on the industry, there are several things that can produce sufficient heat to cause a fire. In a metalworking or automotive plant, for example, sparks generated by welding or cutting machines can be pulled into the dust collector, where they may hit the filter media...
A dust collection system is used to enhance the quality of air released from industrial or commercial processes by collecting airborne particles, fine dust particles and impurities. Dust collectors work on the basic principle of capture and collect. At VeriCUT, we’ve developed our unique dust collector working principle to not only ensure that your work displays precision, but also to ensure your health is met with the same standard. The past decade has been devoted to prioritizing the following benefits for the community and environment according to our dust collector working principle: Reducing the vast risks of breathing dust and smoke.Decreasing the risk of fire hazards.Cost savings regarding environmental, custodial and maintenance costs.Lower insurance rates as a result of decreased risk. With its exceptional cross-flow design, the VeriCUT dust collector working principle focuses on cutting dust collection operating costs by 80% while reducing the environmental impact and improving working health conditions. How Does It Work? With the VeriCUT dust collector system, the dust control variable motor is automatically scaled back on shut down until it’s needed, which allows the operator to control the the set-back parameters and overall operating costs. We’ve developed a zone-by-zone ducting design to accompany our dust...
2020 has officially arrived and with it, the beginning of a new decade. Over the past 10 years VeriCUT has continued to design, develop and engineer the number one downdraft cutting table across North America. They’ve continuously demonstrated their commitment to the community, environment, and greater sustainability in manufacturing by creating a dust collector system that: Removes 99% of the smoke previously being released into the air.Improves hazardous working conditions for employees by prioritizing their health.Protects the environment through reduced waste and encourages proper waste cleanup and disposalReduces operation costs by 80%Boosts productivity through increased visibility and improved accuracyMaximes machine uptime by 100%Raises property value as the walls and ceilings are not discoloured by dust and smoke, adhering to a greater resale value. VeriCUT has innovation embedded in their DNA and take pride in being an industry leader with expert solutions in the downdraft cutting table market. Entering the new decade, VeriCUT is excited to expand and improve the existing downdraft solutions for oxy-acetylene and plasma cutting systems, implement new smoke removal system features, and maximize machine uptime. They continue to improve the community by passing on the benefits of its reduced carbon footprint. Of course, the success of VeriCUT...
VeriCUT prides itself as an industry leader with expert solutions in the downdraft cutting table market.  One of the largest contributions VeriCUT provides back to the community is an ongoing promise to the environment and commitment to greater sustainability in manufacturing.Paul Rak, the president of VeriCUT Inc. is a pragmatic visionary and distinguished businessman. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Western Ontario and went further to study Business Management and Quality at the University of Waterloo. Paul remains a frequent speaker on topics pertaining to the sustainability of businesses and the various benefits of going green. Before he founded VeriCUT, Paul worked as a production manager with Custom Engineering Automation Inc. VeriCUT has always been committed to excellence and improving the community by passing on the benefits of its reduced carbon footprint.  Of course, the success of VeriCUT could not be made possible without sponsors and the pull of the community itself. This is why during this Holiday Season, VeriCUT likes to reflect back on its Community and their support. From our VeriCUT family to yours, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season. 
Machine shop environments have to be clean and well-maintained in order to uphold safety standards and ensure maximum efficiency. Most, if not all machine shop jobs will involve equipment and tools that produce a vast amount of dust. While there are masks and other items of safety equipment that workers can wear, companies can also cut back on cleaning and collection costs by investing in preventative measures - the most efficient would be the downdraft table dust collection system.  A downdraft table is a workspace that doubles as a proper waste disposal.  There are many health-related hazards that come from breathing in dust and smoke (lung and throat cancer, continuous coughing and sneezing attacks, throat phlegm, asthma, and eye irritation). Therefore, proper dust collection has many good returns on the initial investment by:  Improving working conditions for workers by prioritizing their health. Avoiding workers compensation claims and lawsuits.Adhering to safety legislations and helping employers to meet their legal obligations.Lowering insurance rates and premiums by preventing fires and accidents.Preventing fires through reducing fire hazards. Ensuring high quality in the shop’s finishing department since dust cannot reach paint booths.Impressing customers and giving a good impression through a clean shop environment.Providing a clean and safe...
Companies can achieve success by making high quality products, but production can only go smoothly if the company also commits to maintaining high safety standards and efficiency in their facility. In any metal fabrication shop, there are many potential risks to both employers and employees. These hazards and dangers include: Potential burns and fire risks from sparks and electricity use Breathing in harmful fumes and dust particles (which can also harm the eyes)Working in poorly lit or dim conditions Injuries caused by improper removal of metal shavings and chips  All production jobs in any modern and up-to-date machine shop will involve welding, grinding, cutting, buffing, and polishing. While standard safety requirements can be met by giving employers and workers eye, hand, and respiratory protective gear, it is also essential to provide a safe workspace. This can be achieved through the use of a ‘downdraft cutting table’. There are many different models of downdraft cutting tables, but on a basic level, all models operate as a workbench or work table with many built-in safety features. These features can be activated by simply plugging in the table. These safety features include: Air filtration systems that pull harmful particles away from the hands, eyes, and...
Whether you are cutting, sanding, or building, you will create dust. Whether your shop is a small, one-man operation or a multi-billion dollar industry, you will create dust. This is why investing in a downdraft table dust collection system is vital to save you valuable time and money in the long term for your equipment. Downdraft dust collection works on the basic notion of “capture and collect”. These systems collect airborne dust particles, fumes, and impurities to keep your shop environment clean and safe. These systems work to eradicate the dust, debris, and fumes that your machinery creates, keeping your space clean and safe at all times. There are many reasons to invest in a downdraft table dust collection system such as health, safety, employee morale, increased production, improved equipment maintenance, finishing quality, lower custodial costs, and the fact that it can pay for itself in less than a year.  Breathing in smoke and dust is harmful to the body and can cause health issues in the throat, nose, ears, and eyes. Investing in a downdraft table dust collection system is contributing to the health of all those in your shop's environment. Dust in an environment can become unsafe very quickly;...

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