Donaldson Company, Inc. a leading worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems, is pleased to feature its newest family of Torit® brand PowerCore® dust collectors – the new VH Series – designed to meet the specific requirements of applications with abrasive dust in the metalworking and mining markets.  Donaldson Torit will showcase the VH Series collector at MINExpo International 2012.

Like the PowerCore CP Series collectors for the baghouse market, the new PowerCore VH Series collectors are designed to be smaller and smarter. Smaller as the VH Series takes up less valuable floor space – up to 70 percent less than some baghouses and cartridge collectors. Smarter as the design of the VH collector reduces labor costs and downtime with easy, time-saving filter change-outs with no confined spaces to in which to maneuver.

The Torit PowerCore VH Series collectors can handle airflows of 5,000 to 40,000 cfm. Like the CP and TG Series, the VH Series utilizes PowerCore filter packs. One PowerCore VH filter pack replaces up to 20 8-foot baghouse bags and up to three standard, round cartridges.  Comparing the VH series to a traditional 13,600 cfm, 162-bag baghouse, the VH Series – using 8 filter packs – occupies a 70 percent smaller footprint, is 50 percent shorter and uses 95 percent fewer filters. That’s 154 fewer filters to change. When compared to a cartridge collector, the VH Series is approximately 40 percent smaller and uses 16 fewer filters.  Fewer filters mean reduced maintenance and downtime for the operation.

To better handle the harsh environment created by abrasive dusts, the PowerCore VH Series features heavy gauge steel and all-welded construction. Its single hopper option and single air inlet/outlet reduce ducting, installation and material handling costs. And, unlike other collectors, the VH Series includes a zero-turn pulse cleaning system, which forces dust directly down into the hopper, which decreases the chance of re-entrainment on adjacent filters.