Kerstar products on display at MACH

Kerstar industrial vacuum cleaners will be some of the products on show on the Filtermist stand (430 in Hall 6) at the MACH exhibition in April.

Filtermist is gearing up to showcase a host of clean air innovations that have been introduced during the forced four-year internal between the last MACH exhibition and the upcoming show in April. Kerstar was acquired by Filtermist in 2019 and so this will be first time that Kerstar has been present on the MACH stand.

Kerstar industrial vacuums have been manufactured in the UK for more than 60 years and are a firm favourite in a wide range of industries. The product range includes ATEX rated models, Type H machines which are suitable for hazardous dusts, and Swarf and Coolant Vacuums widely used in the metalworking industry.

Vacuuming at source reduces the risk of injury caused by manual clean down and helps to protect machine operators from irritation, rashes and dermatitis which can be common amongst people exposed to metalworking fluids.

A KSV 45/2 W will be on show at MACH. This model is specifically designed to pick up engineering coolant (suds) and metal chippings.

The motor unit is protected by a ball float system to cut off the suction - preventing over filling of the canister with liquid. The float cage is surrounded with a perforated steel filter to prevent swarf being sucked into the vacuum motors. A perforated steel basket that holds the metal chippings/swarf sits inside the canister and a lifting handle makes it easy to remove for emptying, whilst a drain hose and stopper enable all liquid to easily be drained from the canister.

The KEVA range from Kerstar is also a valuable addition to many workplaces – particularly those that generate potentially hazardous dusts such as companies involved in additive manufacturing.

KEVA vacuums are purposely designed to pick up potentially explosive and conductive dust and debris in a Gas Zone 2 and Dust Zone 22, as well as dust and debris that is hazardous to health in a Gas Zone 2 and a Dust Zone 22. All models are built using an electronically commutated brushless motor featuring soft start and thermal protection.

Each model in the range is equipped with three stages of filtration on the negative pressure (suction) side of the motor.

“The Kerstar range has been developed to meet the requirements of a wide range of industrial applications,” comments Product Manager Ben Kimpton. “We included a KSV swarf vac on Filtermist’s stand at EMO Milan last year and it proved really popular. We actually use one of these in the area around a spinning machine in our own factory so we know first-hand how useful it is!

“The whole Kerstar team is really excited about the upcoming MACH show as it will be the first opportunity we’ve had to introduce the range to end-users in the UK’s manufacturing industry.”

All Kerstar products are manufactured at Filtermist’s Telford HQ and the brand has recently undergone a refresh to help cement its position in the market. Kerstar has also just launched a brand-new website and finalised the move of production from its previous base in Northampton to the Telford site.

In addition to Kerstar products, Filtermist will showcase a range of products with the simple message for manufacturers…everything required to create and maintain ‘clean air’ working environments can now be accessed in one place - making it easy to protect people from exposure to harmful airborne contaminants and ensure compliance with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations.

Alongside Kerstar will be Filtermist oil mist filters and Dustcheck wet and dry dust collectors.

CEO James Stansfield comments “The past four years have been extremely busy and we’re confident that both existing and potential customers will value the full offering we provide to UK manufacturing and engineering firms,”

“Creating a ‘clear air’ workshop has so many more benefits than just meeting legislation. It has been proven to improve morale and increase productivity, whilst also reducing staff sickness. MACH is one of our biggest shows and we’re delighted to be presenting the full Filtermist range to an industry that needs to take more strides towards delivering cleaner factory and production facilities.

“Our turnkey solution gives customers a simple way of accessing the latest technology and the unrivalled might that comes with being part of Absolent Air Care Group. That’s a pretty powerful combination and this is reflected in continuing demand for our offer from customers throughout the UK.”

Visit Filtermist on Stand 430, Hall 6 at MACH at the NEC from 4th-8th April.

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