Welding Fume Extraction at Source
In today’s fast-evolving time, welding fume extractors become essential for welding professionals. Because the welding fume contains harmful particles and gases, these particles and gases are the by-products of welding. A mixture’s composition will vary depending on the welding method and the products that will be welded together. When welding, the gas and vapors released during the process can cause serious health problems. The exposure that lasts for a short period of time can cause nausea, dizziness, or irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat.
As a result of prolonged exposure, one is exposed to ultra-fine metal dust that can cause cancer of the lung, permanent damage to the brain, and kidney failure. It’s no secret that certain gases, such as helium, carbon dioxide, and argon displace oxygen and argon specifically, posing a suffocation risk in enclosed work areas. For this reason, Translas, a Dutch welding gun manufacturer, developed welding fume extraction guns – 8XE MIG and 8XR Cobot fume Extractors – that extract the welding fumes directly at the source up to 98%.