What is a Downdraft Table? How Does it Work?
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by Clean Air Industries
1M ago
Do you work in the manufacturing industry? Is your idea of great customer service a minimized mess after you’re done welding or grinding? If yes, perhaps a downdraft table is what you need.  Downdraft tables, a powerful, steel-made, motor-run asset, makes working with small tools and compact machinery considerably more efficient. To protect the motors, many downdraft tables have pierced table tops with filters that collect all the dust.  In essence, a downdraft table enables you to keep your workspace clean when undertaking tool work through filters. And this is precisely the reason ..read more
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A Heartfelt Tribute to Dave Baysek: A Journey of Passion and Legacy
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by Clean Air Industries
4M ago
As we approach the retirement of Dave Baysek on March 15, 2024, it’s only fitting to reflect on a career that has spanned decades, industries, and continents. Dave’s journey is not just a story of professional success but a testament to the impact of dedication, versatility, and passion. Dave had initially planned to retire last year. However, the merger of Amtech into the Clean Air Industries fold compelled him to stay on, underscoring a profound dedication to a smooth transition, and ensuring the company’s continued success during this critical period. As Dave steps into retirement, Jeff Mi ..read more
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Robotic Welding: Embracing the Benefits for a Safer and More Productive Future
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by Clean Air Industries
5M ago
In today’s manufacturing landscape, the challenge of sustaining a skilled welding workforce is a common concern. The industry is grappling with a unique set of challenges: rapid growth, an aging workforce, and a scarcity of fresh talent, leading to a significant skills gap. The American Welding Society anticipates a shortfall of 360,000 skilled welding professionals by 2027, a reality that’s rippling through the industry, affecting morale and stretching resources thin. This is particularly impactful considering that half of all manufactured products require some form of welding. Traditional r ..read more
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Unlocking Workplace Safety and Efficiency: The Importance of Downdraft Tables in Manufacturing
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by Clean Air Industries
5M ago
Imagine a bustling manufacturing facility, the rhythmic hum of machinery, and dedicated workers striving to meet production targets. In this scene, safety should never be an afterthought. Yet, accidents and health hazards can loom over even the most well-run operation. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the world of downdraft tables, their invaluable role in manufacturing, and how they not only boost productivity but also help prevent injuries and illnesses. We’ll share compelling statistics and data to underscore their significance in maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. The Vital Role ..read more
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Clean Air America, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Amtech LC and Formation of Clean Air Industries
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by Clean Air Industries
10M ago
September 11, 2023 – Clean Air America, a leading manufacturer of industrial and educational air filtration solutions, is excited to announce its rebranding to Clean Air Industries. This change reflects the company’s evolution and recent growth, including the acquisition of Amtech LC, an established manufacturer of industrial air filtration equipment, based in Russellville, Kentucky. The combination of Clean Air America and Amtech LC significantly expands the company’s product portfolio, enabling us to offer a more robust range of industrial and educational air filtration products. This stra ..read more
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Emerging Technologies and Air Pollution: The Essential Role of Industrial Air Filtration and Dust Collectors in Modern Manufacturing
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by Clean Air America
11M ago
In an era where sustainable solutions rule, we’re navigating through an array of emerging technologies that promise to revolutionize the manufacturing industry. Yet, beneath the buzz, these technologies, even with their eco-friendly veneers, may harbor hidden air pollution risks. The potential health hazards they present make industrial air filtration, fume extraction, and dust collectors more critical than ever. Let’s take a deeper dive into some of these emerging technologies: 3D Printing Additive manufacturing is transforming how we create, but it comes with its own set of hazards. Ultrafi ..read more
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Understanding Oil Mist and Oil Smoke: Applications, Health Risks, Safety Hazards, and Effective Solutions
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by Clean Air America
11M ago
Oil mist and oil smoke in manufacturing facilities are primarily generated by industrial processes that involve the use of cutting fluids, such as machining, grinding, and milling. There are different types of cutting fluids that generate oil mist and smoke, including straight oils, soluble oils, semi-synthetic fluids, water-based fluids (composed of water, with additives for lubrication and rust prevention), and synthetic fluids. These fluids are used to cool, lubricate, and remove metal particles during the machining process. When these fluids come into contact with the hot surface of the w ..read more
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Creating a Spark: The Importance of Welding Booths in Schools for a Hands-On Learning Experience
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by Clean Air America
11M ago
In a world increasingly dominated by technology and digital learning, the importance of hands-on experiences cannot be overstated. And when it comes to vocational skills, welding is undoubtedly one of the most valuable and versatile. That’s where welding booths come into play. These specially designed spaces provide students with a safe and controlled environment to learn the art of welding, allowing them to ignite their creativity and passion for craftsmanship. But the benefits of welding booths extend far beyond the development of technical skills. By working in these dedicated spaces, stud ..read more
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Why Weld Fume Extraction Is So Important
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by Clean Air America
11M ago
You might not think much about the air you breathe. But what you might not know is that welding can produce fumes that are harmful to your health. That’s why it’s important to have a welding fume removal system in place. A welding particulate removal system eliminates the fumes and smoke produced by welding operations and protects workers from the hazards of exposure to those fumes. If you’re a welder, it’s important to understand the dangers of welding fumes and take steps to protect yourself from them. What is Welding Fume? Welding fumes are created when metals are welded together. The fume ..read more
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A Shortage of Skilled Welders in America
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by Clean Air America
11M ago
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as of September 2022, there were approximately 428,000 welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers employed in the United States, with the manufacturing sector accounting for 64% of those jobs. The median age of welders in the United States is 39 years old, with about 26% of welders being over the age of 55, and 18% being under the age of 25. The majority of welders are male, with only 3% of welders being female. Shortage of skilled welders There is currently a shortage of skilled workers in the welding trade. The American Welding Society ..read more
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