2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #15[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Air Filter "Blaster" Pays For ItselfThis new air filter cleaner uses a blast of air to instantly clean dirty canister-type filters.
“The Air Filter Blaster is designed to clean dirt from any canister-type air filter,” says Dennis Grieve, Salmon River Innovations, Salmon, Idaho. “It lets you use your air compressor to blow dust out of the filter. It’s not intended to permanently replace the purchase of new air filters. It’ll just make them last as much as 20 times longer.”
The unit comes with a cone-shaped, centrifugal force air induction chamber that pressurizes the filter from the inside out. To clean a filter, you hook up a compressor to a fitting on the induction chamber. The pressurized air creates a vortex that causes a poly shaft with slots in it to rotate. As the shaft rotates inside the filter element, the pressurized air coming out of the slots dislodges dirt and dust from the filter.
“It has just one moving part and should last a lifetime,” says Grieve. “The cone on top of the unit fits filters of various sizes and seals tight onto all of them. The air filter can be cleaned several times without applying more than 40 psi to the filter element. It works a lot better than damaging the filter by banging it on the ground, or holding an air nozzle 1/4 in. away from the filter, which can tear the filter element.”
The Air Filter Blaster comes with a duffel bag to store the unit. It sells for $299 plus S&H. The company also sells a stationary shop model for $599 plus S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Salmon River Innovations, LLC, P.O. Box 7966, Spencer, Iowa 51301 (ph toll-free 855-341-4677; or 970 683-1868; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.airfilterblaster.com).
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