Taking A Closer Look At Industrial Elimination Lines In Manufacturing Applications

In the product manufacturing business, the top priority is to make sure your employees are able to safely and effectively produce a mass amount of product in as short of a time frame as possible. There are a lot of different components that make this happen in your business, from the conveyors and tools to the production equipment and machinery that is used. However, there is one subsection of valuable components that you may or may not have implemented, and this subsection is one that consists of fabricated metal elimination lines. 

What are fabricated metal elimination lines?

When most people think of sheet metal fabrication and how it applies to the manufacturing business, they will consider work surfaces and equipment with metal encasements. However, fabricated metal elimination lines are actually a valuable component that many businesses use for various applications within the building, especially when it comes to producing massive amounts of product. These lines are designed to eliminate specific things in a convenient way, such as dust particles on finished pieces or even paint fumes in the air.

What appears to be a pipe system overhead is actually a complex group of fabricated metal hoses that are attached to your installed industrial vacuum system. The lines use pressurized vacuum air to collect unwanted contaminants in specific areas of the factory. For example, there may be collection points on production lines where small auto parts are painted to collect leftover paint fumes and overspray in the atmosphere. 

Why use fabricated metal elimination lines over flexible rubber hoses?

Elimination systems do sometimes contain flexible rubber hoses and pipelines instead of metal, but in production that involves chemical contaminants, such as paints and hardeners, the rubber can start to deteriorate with exposure. Therefore, line replacement would be a frequent part of having an elimination system at all. Lines made with sheets of metal can be designed to withstand various chemical compounds, which are always a possibility in some industrial manufacturing applications, especially those that involve plastics and paint. 

Whether you are looking to add an elimination unit in your facility that is capable of withstanding heavy use or you are considering making a few changes to what you already have in place, metal elimination lines could prove to be the most beneficial over other choices. Talk to a sheet metal fabrication technician for more information about the appropriate elimination lines for your system.