The Best Fume Extraction MIG Gun
AIRGOMIG is the most efficient, durable, and cost-effective fume extraction welding gun. It is designed to prevent health risks for workers while helping companies comply with North American welding fumes standards.
Stop breathing welding fumes! Contact us to get a free demonstration anywhere in Canada or the USA.
Welding Fumes Standards Compliance
AIRGOMIG will provide the best welding fume extraction solution to protect welders from Hexavalent Chromium, Manganese, and other harmful contaminants. Our technology can help you comply with the current ACGIH threshold limit value of 0.02 mg/m3 of manganese oxide. Test results were satisfactory with various welding parameters and working positions.
Protect your health by extracting pollutants at the source! We provide durable and economical solutions tailored to fit YOUR needs. Our products have been designed to last and offer the lowest total possession cost in the industry.
Fume Extraction MIG
This is the most efficient and cost-effective solution for MIG welding fumes. We have engineered AIRGOMIG fume extraction guns to offer a fume-free environment and porosity-free welds for every application and welding parameter.
Our portable vacuum units will provide welders with the best vacuum and filtration efficiency available on the market. Each unit can extract and filter welding fumes for one to eight workstations using AIRGOMIG welding guns.
Our parent company, Henlex, manufactures products such as flexible arms, fume extraction nozzles, hoods, downdraft tables, grinder guards, plasma nozzles, central vacuum units, dust collectors, etc. Visit their website to learn more.
Welding Fume Extraction at the Source
Welding fume extraction at the source is the most efficient way of capturing and removing dangerous contaminants. Strict rules and regulations exist to protect employees and ensure a safe working environment. A well-designed fume extraction system in your facility will help you meet these requirements and regulations. But there are other advantages as well.
Demonstrating a commitment to employees’ health and well-being will also help attract and retain a highly-skilled workforce. It does not only apply to welders. Residual fumes can affect all your employees.
Proper fume extraction can help reduce employee sicknesses such as metal fume fever. Having your employees show up every day is easier to manage, but it also significantly impacts your bottom line.
Keeping your facility free of contaminated air and dust particles decreases maintenance downtime and reduces the risk of fires or explosions. You will also save on heating and cooling costs by reducing the amount of heated or cooled air extracted from the premises.
It is easier to attract and keep welders in a cleaner and safer environment.
Keeping your workers healthy will reduce your absence rate.
A fume-free environment protects your equipment and processes.
Our Valued Customers
Over the years, AIRGOMIG has had the opportunity to work on hundreds of projects and help welding schools and companies of different sizes get rid of welding fumes.
Leader in the Welding Fumes Extraction Industry
For more than 40 years, we have been the welding fumes extraction specialists, and we never stop innovating! All our products are proudly designed and made in Canada.
Health Risks of Welding Fumes
The welding process produces smoke that contains harmful metal fume and gas by-products. Fumes are formed when a metal is heated above its boiling point, and its vapors condense into very fine particles.
Welding fumes usually contain a combination of metal (Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Lead, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silver, Tin, Titanium, Vanadium, Zinc) and gases (Argon, Helium, Nitrogen, Carbon Dioxide, Nitric Oxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Ozone, Phosgene, Hydrogen Fluoride).
The composition of welding fumes is determined by the metals in the material being welded, the electrode composition, coatings, and other factors. For example, stainless steels can have more significant amounts of chromium, including hexavalent chromium or nickel in the fume. Aluminum welding fumes can contain significant amounts of aluminum oxide (harmful to the lungs) and ozone (classified as a toxic, carcinogenic gas).
The size of welding fume particles ranges between 0.005 and 20 µm (almost all particles are smaller than 1 µm), and inhaled particles may deposit throughout the respiratory system.
According to OSHA, breathing welding fumes could cause the following health effects:
- eye, nose, and throat irritation;
- dizziness and nausea;
- lung damage and various types of cancer;
- metal fume fever;
- stomach ulcers;
- kidney damage;
- nervous system damage;
- prolonged exposure to manganese fume can cause Parkinson’s–like symptoms;
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