VacuFil: The story behind the unique torch-integrated extraction system from KEMPER

KEMPER has developed a unique system for torch-integrated extraction with the digital product variants of the VacuFil series. After numerous enquiries from users and torch manufacturers, KEMPER built up a torch database with key parameters. Read the story behind the latest development from the extraction technology specialist.

Optimum air volume flow at the welding torch: How current standardisation regulates torch extraction

To make torch extraction efficient, the precise adjustment of individual parameters is necessary. Most recently, the French Institute for Occupational Safety INRS drew attention to the subject with its investigations into torch-integrated welding fume extraction. The findings are currently being incorporated in a new DIN standard for torch extraction.

Cancer due to welding fumes? We know that for a fact!

Krebs durch Schweißrauch? Das wissen wir sicher!

Every day, several million people around the world come into contact with welding fumes. It is undisputed today that the hazardous substances in welding fumes are hazardous to health – and some even carcinogenic. But it was not until 2017 … >> more

As close to the point as you can get: 5 reasons why welders should rely on extraction torches

Absaugbrenner sind beim Schweißen wieder im Kommen. Eine neue Generation verspricht ein leichtes Handling für Schweißer.

For a long time extraction torches were considered unwieldy. Welders felt more disturbed during their work by the additional extraction channel. For this reason, solutions previously available on the market were not very popular. But, in the welding industry, there … >> more

Danger from welding fumes: Welding processes can cause a variety of health risks

Welding fumes are dangerous to the health of welders, that’s obvious. But the particular risks they entail depend primarily on the welding processes and the materials they use. There are big differences. This collection of texts about the particular dangers … >> more

Vaccinating against welding fumes? How welders prevent an increased risk of pneumonia

Welders are exposed to a greater risk of contracting pneumococcal infections. The Standing Vaccination Committee of the Robert Koch Institute therefore advises vaccination against pneumococcae. According to researchers, this prevents weakening of the immune system and its potential consequences, including … >> more

Thermal spraying: Closed booths with extraction are essential

Depending on the process, thermal spraying causes a large amount of hazardous substances and a lot of noise. This means one thing above all else: High demands placed on occupational health and safety – because although thermal spraying processes are … >> more

Welding in confined spaces: How welders protect themselves effectively

Welding positions while processing workpieces is not always ideal for welders. Especially when welding in confined spaces, they reach the limits in reliability of their own safety equipment. When it comes the extraction of welding fumes, the welder himself is particularly important.

Nine reasons why general ventilation systems make sense for metal processing companies

Air quality in the entire production area is becoming ever more important. General ventilation systems play an increasingly important role in effective occupational health and safety. They are always only a supplement to source extraction. Nevertheless, nine reasons show why the purchase of a workshop ventilation system is worthwhile for metal processing companies.

New study: Ultrafine dust is a very common cause of cardiovascular diseases

Ultrafine dust leads to more cardiovascular diseases than acute heart attacks, cardiac insufficiency or cardiac arrhythmia – that’s the result of a new study. Welders are particularly affected. Most of the particles that can be found in welding fumes are … >> more