Virtually dust-free sanding
We care about your health
Dust? No thanks!
On the construction site, in the workshop or just doing some DIY at home: sanding is always dusty business. The resulting fine dust isn’t just really hard to get rid of – it can also negatively impact on the actual sanding result and on the worker’s health, resulting in serious illnesses like chronic asthma or even cancer. Without proper protective gear, tiny dust particles can find their way into the lungs, where they clog up pulmonary alveoli. MENZER has developed some highly efficient solutions to combat that problem.
Our objective: Sanding without hazardous dust
Keeping the ambient air dust-free is virtually impossible. The total dust load while working, however, can be reduced to a safe level. MENZER dust-free system solutions eliminate up to 99% of airborne dust in comparison with traditional sanding methods.
Our solution: A perfectly coordinated system
Healthy and precise work conditions in a nearly dust-free environment: the dream of every tradesman and DIY enthusiast. We here at MENZER make that dream a reality. With our no-compromise combination of high-quality vacuum technology, sophisticated sanding equipment and professional grade abrasives, we efficiently remove dust right at the source. Now there is no need to take unnecessary risks: MENZER products will protect you whatever the application, dust class or work location. The result of these dust-free system solutions? Efficient protection of your health and optimal sanding results.
Dust-free working - we answer the most important questions about dust-free sanding.
We regularly clean our surfaces while we work – why would you need additional dust extraction after that?
Dust extraction significantly reduces the amount of health-hazardous dust in the air. In terms of general health and safety in the workplace, simply wiping surfaces with a cloth while sanding is not enough. Also, repeated wiping down of all substrates is costly in terms of work hours.
And when there is appropriate dust extraction in place – is it still recommended to wear protective gear?
Yes. Sanding with an integrated dust extraction unit will create a low-dust environment, but PPE is still required when sanding. Appropriate PPE is specifically required for the sanding of hazardous materials like asbestos or mould. Health should always be a main concern regardless of any additional protective measures in place.
Which abrasives are best suited for a low-dust work environment?
Selecting a suitable abrasive is key for allowing dust extraction through the abrasive itself. An optimal solution here are the MENZER sanding meshes like MENZER Ultranet®. Abrasives should always have perforations to allow optimal dust removal via the backing pads on the sander used. That is why MENZER offers products with various hole patterns and materials to provide the perfect solution for every application and substrate.
Which is the right vacuum cleaner for me?
Important considerations for choosing the right vacuum cleaner are always where and how it should be used. When there are large amounts of dust to be removed, a vacuum cleaner with a 50 litre container will be best. For applications on regular construction sites, a Class M vacuum cleaner will usually suffice. However, where the work will entail poisonous and otherwise hazardous materials like asbestos or mould, choosing a Class H vacuum cleaner will be of utmost importance to ensure the correct and save removal of dust.
Can I attach power tools of other manufacturers to my MENZER vacuum cleaner?
There are plenty of accessories available for the MENZER industrial and safety vacuum cleaners. That means that machines of other brands can also be attached to the vacuum cleaner. One thing to note, however, is that MENZER products were developed specifically to function perfectly in tandem as a single system to create a virtually dust-free environment. We therefore recommend pairing the MENZER industrial vacuum cleaners with MENZER sanders and abrasives.
Which industrial vacuum cleaners can remove hazardous materials like asbestos?
Highly toxic materials like asbestos can only be correctly removed by the MENZER VCH 530 PRO and the MENZER VCH 550 PRO. The integrated automatic self-cleaning filter system and the 99.995% filtration efficiency of these machines ensure that even the most hazardous dust types can be removed with a clear conscience.
What is it that makes dust so dangerous?
Dust can settle inside the nose, in airways and in the lungs and cause serious illnesses. Long-term exposure to dust can cause asthma, allergies and even cancer. Ensuring the best possible PPE at all times is essential. We recommend using our machines as modular systems to ensure virtually dust-free ambient air, i.e. a combination of a MENZER industrial vacuum cleaner with a matching MENZER sander and the appropriate abrasive.
What is the maximum level of dust exposure in the workplace that should not be exceeded?
The MWC value (max. workplace concentration) represents the maximal dust concentration in the workplace. The following is a rule of thumb for this reference value: the smaller the value, the more hazardous the dust, because the most dangerous type of dust is the invisible one that is always in the air. An L vacuum cleaner can be used for a MWC value > 1 mg/m³. Where the value is lower, an M vacuum cleaner should be used for values over > 0.1 mg/m³ and an H vacuum cleaner for values under ≤ 0.1 mg/m³.
Can I use an industrial vacuum cleaner in a workshop and at a construction site?
Yes. MENZER industrial vacuum cleaners can be used in any environment, provided it has the right designation for the job at hand. Here it is particularly important to check the container volume and the dust class of the vacuum cleaner.