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New & Improved Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Purification Systems

Human Machine Interface from Air Quality Engineering

Air Quality Engineering, Inc. is excited to announce the release of our new and improved commercial kitchen exhaust purification systems. Chief among the many improvements is the addition of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), which is standard on AUTOCLEAN® and available as an option on SMOKEMASTER® F72 models. We have also added an optional Human Machine Interface (HMI). The integration of these controllers has greatly simplified the installation and user experience. Below we will highlight…

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Why Machine-Tool Mist Should Matter

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There are a multitude of CNC machine tools on the market, and all of them have capabilities that would leave many an old-school machinist in total awe. Back in the 1980’s, I worked with some of the most skilled machinists that 3M had on staff. Their work was impeccable, but many parts took days or weeks to produce due to the many manual steps involved, from set-ups, tweaking, re-work, etc. Today’s high-speed CNC machines are…

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New Additions To Our Air Filtration Unit Lines

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MistBuster® and MX-Series Air Quality Engineering, Inc. manufactures a wide variety of products to filter machine-tool mist, smoke, dust and other airborne contaminants associated with machining operations. The MistBuster® product line provides source filtration, and the MX-Series provides centralized filtration. The photo on the left shows a MistBuster® 500, which provides variable airflow up to 500 CFM. On the right is an M466O unit, which provides airflow up to 8,000 CFM. Whether your need is…

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Kitchen Exhaust PCU/Exhaust Scrubber

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Kitchen Exhaust Scrubbers (or Pollution Control Units (PCUs)) are becoming more and more popular as urban areas continue to grow and mixed-use construction becomes increasingly more popular. But just what are these units and how do they work? There are several different technologies on the market for capturing the grease, smoke and odors from commercial kitchen exhaust, but let’s look at the two most popular technologies that are used today. Mechanical Media Filtration Mechanical Media…

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A First-Time IMTS Attendee Describes The Show

Mark McAbery and Will Pitts

Written by Will Pitts The 2018 edition of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) was a great show for attendees and for the exhibitors alike. As a first-time visitor, I was awed by the sheer number of attendees and the grand scale of the exhibits. The theme of the IMTS 2018, “Where Dreamers and Doers Connect”, proved to be very apropos, for many new connections made. I was able to meet some of my LinkedIn…

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Positioning Of The Source Capture Hood During Welding

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For welding, AQE recommends utilizing a source capture hood as the primary means of capturing smoke, fumes and VOC’s. For many manual welding jobs, the welder will be welding on parts that are positioned or clamped on a table. In addition, there may be a custom fixture in use to assure repeatability. For larger weldments, the welder will be welding directly on a part that is “free-standing”. In either scenario, the positioning of the source…

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AQE To Showcase Products At 2019 AHR Expo

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Air Quality Engineering, Inc. is a longstanding exhibitor at AHR. Featured products for the AHR Expo 2019 are our AUTOCLEAN® and F72 series air cleaners for Commercial Kitchen Exhaust applications. Air Quality Engineering, Inc. offers the self-washing AUTOCLEAN® and the manual-wash F72 in-duct electrostatic air cleaners for commercial kitchen or restaurant exhausts. Both units are electronic air cleaners that utilize dual-stage electronic precipitators to remove airborne particles such as cooking smoke, grease, tobacco smoke, dust, soot,…

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MERV Rating

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One common term used when discussing air filtration is the MERV rating. Take a moment to understand what MERV ratings are, and how they applied to your application. Before delving in, it helps to know that  MERV is an acronym for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, and it is a standard scale used to rate the effectiveness of air filters in terms of filtering particulate from the air. MERV Scale The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration…

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AQE To Showcase Products At IMTS 2018

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Conducting business in this digital age offers many advantages and conveniences, including instant communication and efficient electronic transactions. What often gets lost, however, is the human connection. It remains true that people buy from people and with that in mind, Air Quality Engineering, Inc.’s theme for the 2018 IMTS Show is “AQE: Person to Person.” Air Quality Engineering, Inc. is a longstanding exhibitor at IMTS, which brings together more than 115,000 industry professionals. This year,…

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Mechanisms Of Filtration

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Need a brief overview of the basic five air filtration mechanisms that are used to remove particulates from the air? Then this is for you. This particular overview is tailored to mechanisms utilized on systems manufactured by Air Quality Engineering. Each air filtration mechanism, including straining, interception, diffusion, inertial impaction and electrostatic attraction, is employed to capture specific range of sizes of the particulate being filtered. The straining, interception, diffusion, and inertial impaction mechanisms rely…

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