Small Vacuum Cleaners

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Small Vacuum Cleaners

Small vacuum cleaners are industrial vacuum cleaners that are used for collection of dirt, debris or other waste materials on a small scale. Many industrial processes produce byproducts or waste materials that can be expelled from machinery into workspaces. This expelled waste material must be collected either for reclamation and reuse or for disposal. Read More…Request for Quote

Small Vacuum Cleaners Small vacuum cleaners are industrial vacuum cleaners that are used for collection of dirt, debris or other waste materials on a small scale.

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Syracuse, NY  |  888-293-7434

Since 1991, National Turbine Corporation has been manufacturing quality vacuum cleaners. Their personnel have over 150 years of combined sales application, engineering and manufacturing knowledge and is a leading source for quality products.

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National Turbine Corporation $$$

North York, ON  |  800-265-3878

We have extensive experience and are market leaders in automotive and industrial systems with source capture hand tools, industrial housekeeping and material handling systems, vehicle cleaning systems, vehicle exhaust systems, and more.

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Eurovac $$$

Belleville, NJ  |  800-822-8629

We are vacuum experts, both for vacuum cleaners and vacuum systems for manufacturing needs. We will create custom systems that will help you reach your industry goals- no matter what they our.

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VAC-U-MAX $$$

Union Grove, WI  |  800-640-4213

As a leader in the vacuum cleaner manufacturing industry, Multi-Vac offers vacuums for a variety of applications. Products include central industrial vacuums, portable vacuum cleaners and more.

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Multi-Vac Inc. $$$

Warren, NJ  |  908-647-4100

Elgee Manufacturing is a manufacturer of industrial vacuum cleaners, HEPA vacuums and commercial vacuum cleaners. We provide customers with vacuum cleaners that are powerful and durable in order to meet numerous application specifications.

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Elgee Manufacturing Company, Inc. $$$

Union Grove, WI  |  800-558-2280

We aim to achieve measurable cost savings for you while producing a cleaner and safer work environment in your workplace. We meet your needs for cleaning or maintaining, recycling, non-destructively excavating, or improving air quality.

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Fast-Vac™ $$$
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In maintenance and service applications where vacuuming is required, small vacuums may be necessary to reach tight spaces. For large scale operations that produce large amounts of waste material, large industrial vacuums are often required to accommodate them. Central vacuum systems, continuous duty vacuums and other varieties of large vacuums are appropriate in such settings.

In settings that produce a small volume of waste materials, large vacuum systems can be inappropriate and unnecessary. Some interior vehicle detailing services, for example, require vacuum systems that are highly portable and feature specialized accessories that make hard-to-reach places accessible to the vacuum. Also, disaster recovery service providers travel to homes and places of business, each with its own unique needs.

A small wet dry vacuum is often the only appropriate tool for addressing those needs. The main advantages of small vacuums over large vacuums are their high portability, ease of use and versatility.

For all vacuums, small and large, the vacuuming process is made possible by the artificial creation of an air pressure imbalance. A fan or system of fans somewhere within a given vacuum creates an area of negative pressure within the vacuum's collection enclosure. This imbalance causes air to rush in from outside the enclosure, bringing with it whatever solid or liquid materials that get caught in the flow of air.

In small vacuums, that enclosure is often lined with a removable filter bag or combination of fabric and a filter bag. Filter bags are usually disposable, but some varieties are washable. Other varieties feature a removable plastic enclosure that can easily be emptied and re-attached to the vacuum. Some varieties of small vacuum cleaners are fitted with casters so that they can be wheeled around a workplace, while others are simply designed with handles.

Recent developments in battery technology have allowed for the development of battery operated, portable vacuum cleaners. These allow for unlimited movement while working, but they are usually limited in terms of their maximum suction power compared to non-battery powered models. Also, battery-powered vacuums are not yet practical in applications that demand extended vacuuming because of the current limits of battery technology.

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