Longer Filter Life and Maximum Cleaning Performance

Air Systems is proud to offer Imperial CMAXX™  dust collectors. Imperial Systems is in a class of its own when it comes to dependability, rugged durability, and lasting performance. The innovation features of the CMAXX dust collection system offer distinct advantages:

  • Vertical Cartridge Design – Longer Filter Life
  • Military Grade Door Latches – No Truck Trailer Hardware
  • 15 Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • Industrial Powder Coating – Inside and Outside
  • Modular Design – No External Bolts on Dirty Air Plenum – Less Chance for Water and Air Leaks

In addition to an industry leading product, Air Systems offers you the benefits of exceptional customer service, from same-day quotes and installation to maintenance and in-house field service if needed. We invest the time  it takes to understand your process, challenges, and goals to develop a dust collection solution that meets your specific needs.

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QUESTION: What’s the difference between dust collection and fume collection?
ANSWER: Dust and fumes are both made up of small particles. The particles in fumes are often very small, while dust particles are usually larger. Both can be handled by a CMAXX. Terms like smoke and fumes are often used to describe the particles produced by welding or metal cutting.


QUESTION: What size system do I need?
ANSWER: The size of the system depends on the size of your facility, the amount of air that needs to go through it, and how many points of capture you need. A system that is not large enough for your needs may result in dust accumulating in the facility or inside the ductwork, or other issues. We can help you design a system that is sized to fit your needs.


QUESTION: Will the CMAXX be compliant with NFPA standards?
ANSWER: A CMAXX with appropriate fire and explosion protection is NFPA compliant. The types of fire and explosion protection required will be determined by how flammable or explosive your dust is. CMAXX systems are equipped with industry-leading safety features.


QUESTION: When are cartridge filters better than bag filters?
ANSWER: Cartridges are superior to bags for most applications. They are easier to change and more efficient. A key advantage of cartridge filters is that the pleats allow much more media to be fit into the same space. Bags might be more suitable for high temperature applications since bags can be made out of temperature-resistant materials.


QUESTION: How are the filters in a CMAXX cleaned?
ANSWER: CMAXX filters are cleaned by pulses of compressed air. The pulses can be on a timer or can be set to start whenever sensors detect cleaning is necessary. Since the system only pulses when needed, it saves energy and extends filter life. Washing the filter or removing it to blow off dust is not recommended as it may damage the filter.


QUESTION: Why does the CMAXX use vertical instead of horizontal filters?
ANSWER: Vertical filters are preferred for easy change out and because they offer more effective, even distribution. Horizontal filters provide a surface for dust to accumulate, reducing airflow and filter life. Dust pulses more efficiently off a vertical filter. Also, in a horizontal collector, dust that is pulsed off the upper filters will land on the ones below it, while in a vertical collector that dust will drop out.


QUESTION: What does IDA stand for?
ANSWER: IDA stands for In-line Deflagration Arrester. A CMAXX collector with DeltaMAXX™ IDA filters will isolate a deflagration, preventing flames or sparks from continuing through the system. This makes IDA filters an important tool in controlling a fire or explosion and minimizing damage outside the collector.


QUESTION: Is my dust combustible?
ANSWER: Almost all organic dust, like cellulose, sugar, grain, or corn starch is combustible. Grain handling facilities deal with frequent dust explosions. Many metal dusts are combustible, including aluminum, zinc, and magnesium, and metal dust fires can be very difficult to extinguish. Many types of plastic and resin are also combustible as dust. Testing can determine how combustible your dust is. A “Kst” value is a measurement of how explosive a material is and is a common way of measuring combustibility.


QUESTION: What type of filter do I need?
ANSWER: We recommend DeltaMAXX nanofiber for most applications. If fire is a concern, these filters are available with a fire retardant coating. Filters are available with hydrophobic (moisture-resistant), oleophobic (oil-resistant), or PTFE (non-stick) material to meet the needs of specific applications. DeltaMAXX filters are manufactured to fit almost any dust collector.

Imperial Systems

  • Imperial Systems is among the top dust collection equipment manufacturers in North America. Imperial is known for designing custom industrial dust collection systems with the strongest, most durable, fabrication to meet our customer’s needs. Models: CM002 – CM120. Download the manufacturer’s brochure: https://www.isystemsweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/CMAXX-Brochure-177.pdf
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