Modern aerospace and automotive manufacturing sites encompass a variety of different manufacturing and production processes, many of which use combustible powders or produce explosive dusts which need to be safely collected and disposed of.

Operations including additive manufacturing, composite component production, metal fabrication, paint spraying, plastic injection moulding, and powder coating can generate fine explosive metallic dusts, combustible chemical dusts and polymer plastic particles.

ATEX certified vacuum cleaners are required site wide in the aerospace industry to ensure compliance with DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations).

Kerstar’s UK manufactured industrial vacuum cleaners include multiple ATEX certified vacuum solutions. Fully certified for every zoned area including Zones 21/22 for dust and Zones 1 and 2 for gases/vapours - both electric and compressed air options are available to suit every customer requirement.

Using ATEX approved industrial vacuum cleaners for cleaning up in aerospace and automotive production facilities will help to:

  • Protect operators from harmful dust and powder particles which can cause serious skin and respiratory conditions
  • Prevent explosions
  • Reduce housekeeping and contribute to a clean and safe production area
  • Improve product quality
  • Protect the environment