News from Air Handling Systems includes links to newsletters covering a range of issues from customer stories, dust collection, combustible dust technical data.
Static buildup in woodshop dust systems is a legitimate cause for concern even though nuisance discharge, getting zapped, is by far the most common effect. Unpleasant but harmless shocks most often originate in PVC ductwork or at machines isolated by nonconductive flex hose. Much more serious is the potential for explosive ignition or fires originating in smoldering dust in larger industrial collection systems. A modern concern wherever static buildup occurs is the risk of the damage or destruction of digital devices.
Products & Action, Steel Update & IWF
Re-Purposed Barn & The Proper Three are Key for Dust Collection
Price Adjustments & Installing Spiral Pipe
Products in Action – Reclamation Lumber
Look at what YOU can do with Air Handling Systems products..
Combustible Dust Update, OSHA puts brakes on new combustible dust standard
Wood Industry Leaders on Capitol Hill
Anything but Duct Tape, Securing and Sealing Ducts
Products in Action – Unhealthy Air to Clean Air. WMMA Past President, Jamison Scott, Wins Baldwin Award
Long time customer moved into a new manufacturing facility. The original system provided and installed by a mechanical contractor had a noise issue. They promptly contacted us for help.
Connecticut based leader in progressive stamping and precision metal components, our customer had a need to improve dust collection on this sanding line.
DHT WoodWorks, LLC in Appomattox, VA needed to set up a small custom woodworking shop in conjunction with a construction business and needed to install some dust collection, so they turned to Air Handling Systems. Using our online resources and technical data they were able to determine their needs which eased the ordering and installation process.
This month we showcase two of our serious woodworking hobbyists from Oregon to Ohio.
Each month we supply hundreds of companies throughout the country with ductwork to handle a wide array of dust and fume collection issues. This month we showcase one right here in our home state of Connecticut as well as one 2,600 miles away in Arizona.
Avoid Dust Collector Misapplications in High School Woodworking Shops. This article is useful for all interested in woodworking dust collection.
There are many woodworkers that buy a dust collector on the basis of a CFM number. Unfortunately…
The facility comprises two firing chambers, both firing chambers are served by extraction fans that vent to ambient air.
Customer Focus Improved Airflow and Machine Access
Combustible Sawdust Seminar at Wood Flooring Expo
New for 2016 – Clamp Together Ducting: Versatile, Fully Welded, Heavier Gauge. Also new for 2016: Flexible Hoses AHPU60; Hobby Shop U15
New for 2016, Expanded Product Line, Introducing Clamp Together Ducting; Industrial Ventilation Consulting Services
Not only a woodworker, but a Luthier. Many of our customers are woodworkers, fine crafters of cabinets to mass producers of picture frames, but a Luthier is a rare, extremely talented and gifted craftsman; one who not only works with but also creates amazing music with their hands.
Learn which coupling is right for your application
Dust Collector Misapplications in High School Woodworking Shops
Air Handling Systems launches NEW Website. Air Handling Staff to present at AWFS Fair
Air Handling Systems New Website July 1st. Air Handling to present at AWFS Fair College of Woodworking Knowledge
The Ductwork Doctor is IN! Curt Corum. “Sometimes it’s a matter of terminology: flange vs collar”. Air Handling to present at AWFS Fair College of Woodworking Knowledge.
Combustible Dust Webcast hosted by Woodworking Network. Shipping Spiral Pipe Q&A. U.S. Senator Murphy tours Air Handling Systems.
Combustible Dust Webcast hosted by Woodworking Network
Field installation of angle rings onto ends of spiral pipe. Manufacturing in action: Spiral Pipe.
Look at what Air Handling Systems manufactured…Multi-Tap Manifold (6 taps) Built for wide belt sander. Multi-Tap Manifold (7 taps) Used with an edgebander. Multi-Tap Manifold (13 taps) Shipped in two pieces, once connected over 16 feet long.
Spiral Pipe and Manufacturing in Action – Multi-Tap Manifolds
Scarecrow & Ductwork Doctor: Be sure to check inlet collar ID and OD.
Dust Collector Has Poor Suction; 25 yrs of Customer Support
Doctor of Ductwork, Curt Corum, “I should have called you first”; Worldwide Shipping Hong Kong
Made In America; American Made Movie; Flexible Hose Made in USA
Shipping Spiral Pipe; What our customers say…
Customer Focus – Maderas 3C; What our customers say…; Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America elected Air Handling System’s Jamison Scott as its new president.
Why Rewrite The News…Woodshops News recently published an informative article “Three lawsuits and a cloud of dust” written by John English. Dust Collection, Safety and Plant Operation Forum on WOODWEB. Air Handling Systems on Pinterest
Combustible Dust Webinar Hosted by the CabinetMakers Association; Awesome Customer Installation, Cross River Cabinetry from Oxford, Connecticut
Combustible Dust Q & A; Doctor of Ductwork Curt Corum, Please verify your connections; Meet OUR Staff, Juan Torres
Customer FOCUS on New England Wood Products; Meet OUR Staff – Putting out Fires, Al Pereira
Made in Connecticut, Meet Our Staff Military Precision, Combustible Dust Seminar
Woodworking Network “ComDust Prevention: Woodshops Take Note”, NEW Air Handling Catalog, Doctor of Ductwork: Curt Corum, Combatting Combustible Dust Seminars in Connecticut and Toronto, Canada
Q & A with Doctor of Ductwork, Curt Corum – I would like to install my dust collector outside as close to building as possible. Is this possible? AWFS 2013 Combustible Dust Seminar.
Below is a perfect example of a workshop with a 2HP dust collector which supports five machines. Layout of this type of system is simple and you don’t need to be an engineer. Just start with each machine and work your way back to the collector laying everything out in a drawing as shown in the one below. Please take note to double check all your measurements – as Norm Abram would say “measure twice, cut once”.
The Doctor of Ductwork addresses your concerns – “Variable speed control for a dust collection blower”. Air Handling Systems Products in Action – High Tech Green Manufacturing with WWII Technology.
For decades, Air Handling Systems has manufactured and supplied high quality industrial spiral pipe and welded fittings for large dust and fume collection systems. Due to high volume, extreme negative pressure, and SMACNA requirements, we use heavy gauge sheet stock and coil stock in the fabrication department.
Q&A with the Doctor of Ductwork, Curt Corum. Can your round duct be used for SMACNA approved industrial duct system? Connecticut Manufacturers Support Reinvestment Act
Q&A with the Doctor of Ductwork, Curt Corum – Who designs dust collection systems? Made in CT – Air Handling Systems is the Made in CT Manufacturers of the Week. Business Leaders Dialogue with Governor, Lawmakers
Meet our STAFF – Pontiff of Pipe, Doctor of Ductwork, Curt Corum, also known as our Sales Manager. Q&A with the Doctor of Ductwork, Curt Corum – What do you do for dust collection if…Combustible Dust Update
Look what Air Handling Systems fabricated…Custom Manifold for Edge Bander, Widebelt Sander, CNC Moulder or any equipment with multiple exhaust outlets. Combustible Dust trends as one of the most viewed articles in 2012.
Combustible Dust: What Woodworkers Need to Know… 43% Price REDUCTION on Easy Connect Sleeves. CNC Router Solution – Watch our Ball Joint In Action
FDM Asia Combustible Dust: An Explosive Issue; Watch manufacturing in action – Multi-tap Manifold; What our customers say…; Outdoor Ductwork – Spiral Pipe, Fittings and Transitions
Prone to explosions, combustible dusts are a safety hazard. However, this can be prevented by taking the necessary preventive measures. By Jamison Scott, Air Handling Systems
Word of Mouth (or a customer blog) is the best form of advertising…Quality doesn’t cost IT SAVES; Call Me Maybe Music Video See Air Handling Staff in Mfg Video; Spiral Pipe Stronger than other pipe; What make Air Handling Systems the BEST Choice???; Made in CT Made in CT: Air Handling Systems
The Proper Three are Key Hooding, Piping, Dust or Fume Collector; New Products Floor Sweep, 360QFD, Flexright, Long Radius Elbows, Air Tight Blast Gates.
IWF 2012 news along with combustible dust and dust collection seminars.
Jamison Scott of Air Handling Systems presented an update on OSHA industrial and wood dust standards at IWF 2012 (International Woodworking Fair) in Atlanta, GA.
Don’t put the CART before the HORSE! There are many woodworkers that buy a dust collector on the basis of a CFM number. What is Static Pressure? “Combustible Dust” and “Wood Shop Dust Collection” FREE SEMINARS at IWF.
Information on IWF, Combustible Dust, and Air Handling Systems Elbows
What do you find to be the biggest wood dust collection problem and how would you solve it?
Eli Whitney didn’t need dust collection on the cotton gin, but..
Air Handling Systems installs exhaust fan for spot welder exhaust collection.
Filter Questions Answered & Immediate availability of ductwork helps sustain millwork production after partial building collapse.
Air Pollution Control, October 2011. Publishes article on combustible dust by Jamison Scott of Air Handling Systems
Tech Tip – “Be sure to check your ID and OD of inlet collar” and Latest on Combustible Dust issues
What our customers say about our dust collection products and support.
Moore Forest Products – Satisfied with our dust collection expertise, quality ducting, and most importantly, the result
Air Handling Systems in The New Haven Register talking about “Manufacturers seek new way to save money, grow companies”
Letter from a Happy Customer, Question from a Customer: “Will your 22 gauge galvanized spiral pipe stand up outside for a year?”
Norm Abram talks about Static Electricity, Manufacturers Reinvestment Account and Installation Pack FREE with $500 order.
IWF is quickly approaching. Those of you who are attending are going for a reason – to see the latest and greatest and we look forward to see you there. Please make plans to stop by and see us at Booth 5700, and learn about our show special!
We have slashed pricing on Nozzles by 70%, on average. Nozzles are best utilized to get the capture velocity in close to your work area. This helps collect the majority of the dust or fumes, Designed with a small (male) end (O.D.) collar it easily attaches directly to flexible hose. Nozzles are constructed of 26 gauge galvanized metal, lap and spot welded.
Be one of the first to see our new website launched, Tuesday, March 9th www.airhand.com. After 15 years of providing an on-line web presence, we have totally redeveloped a more interactive and educational web site.
We have a few items of interest: Flexhose shorts discounted 35%; Air Handling Systems hosts press conference on high cost of doing business; 10% discount on referrals; our featured product of the month and a link to submit your video.
For over 59 years, Air Handling Systems has been keeping the work environment clean and healthy by providing cost-effective, high quality dust and fume collection components.