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Downdraught Benches

Our range of downdraught benches provides a user with a workstation that captures dust and fumes whilst working. They are ideal in industrial working environments for dust and fume extraction and industrial processes, such as, welding and grinding work. They remove harmful substances directly from the operator’s breathing zone.

 

How do Downdraught Benches Work?

Downdraught benches work by drawing fumes and dust created from the working process downwards or backwards through a perforated work surface. These highly efficient LEV systems are designed to protect workers' and working environments from hazardous fumes and dust produced on the work surface.

An Ideal Solution

Downdraught Bench Image 2
Downdraught Bench Image 2

Downdraught benches are an ideal solution for a variety of working processes, such as dust extraction, fume extraction, welding and grinding processes. Benches are ideal for small to medium-sized workpieces in a fixed location. However, there are various options available when it comes to specifying a downdraught bench local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system. Downdraught benches double up as workstation too, to allow the user to work on workpieces at a single location.

Downdraught benches offer an effective extraction solution by containing and controlling pollutants to improve air quality in the workplace. Downdraught benches are self-contained units and have few mechanical parts, which mean they require little maintenance. In turn, this means they're incredibly efficient at controlling heavy quantities of hazardous substances.

A downdraught bench can be installed as part of a new or existing centralised LEV system and have various kinds of filtration units specified as air cleaners, such as reverse pulse filtration, shaker filters or wet collectors, depending on the materials being processed. Benches can be installed in succession of one another to allow fabricators in large workshops to work from one complete LEV extraction system.

Advantages of Downdraught Benches

  • Processes are contained within a single workstation
  • Contaminants are drawn away from the user's breathing zone
  • Ideal for small to medium-sized work-pieces
  • Can be fitted with back and side panels to further contain the contaminants
  • Consistent airflow across the full bench
  • Eliminates the need for a capture hood, which needs to repositioned with the workpiece

 

Welding Table

Welding Table Image
Welding Table Image

 

The welding table features opening side panels and a back panel extractor. The worktop is made from bent sheet metal. Other features include:

  • Back panel extractor with two separate dampers
  • Robust industrial design
  • Double Ø200 mm pipe connections for high airflow
  • Adjustable working height
  • Opening side panels
  • Welding gun holder
  • Easy to assemble and install
  • Stable worktop for performing work safely

 

Sizes and Dimensions

Welding Table Sizes
Welding Table Sizes

 

Welding and Grinding Table

Welding and Grinding Table
Welding and Grinding Table

 

The welding and grinding table features opening side panels and extractors in both the back panel and worktop. Removable dust trays under the worktop for catching dust and the worktop isn't fixed, so can easily be lifted out for cleaning. Other features include:

  • Back panel extractor with two separate dampers
  • Worktop extractor
  • Removable dust trays
  • Detachable worktop
  • Robust industrial design
  • Double Ø200 mm pipe connections for high airflow
  • Adjustable working height
  • Opening side panels
  • Welding gun holder
  • Easy to assemble and install
  • Stable worktop for performing work safely

 

Sizes and Dimensions

Welding and Grinding Table Sizes

 

We Have the Right Solution for You

Downdraught benches are a very versatile product and are available in a choice sizes and dimensions. They are a very popular product in our range as they provide at-source extraction and remove the pollutant from the workplace before it has the opportunity to dissipate into the workplace.

 

What do the HSE State?

WL3 Welding Fume Control Mock Up

Shortly after the reclassification and the enforcement expectations changed, HSE released new guidance for managers. in November 2019, the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) released revised task-specific COSHH guidance for welding, cutting and allied jobs to help managers make sure that exposure to all kinds of welding fume is controlled in the workplace.

On the HSE's website, they have different guidance sheets depending on the task you're undertaking. These include:

Find out more about Welding Fume Extraction page.

 

The Right Downdraught Bench Solution for Your Needs

Auto Extract Systems can help specify and design the right LEV system for your business's requirements. We only use the highest quality products and installations come complete with a 12-month installation warranty. Find out more about our LEV Installations service.

 

Complete Complete LEV System

Downdraught benches should be utilised in conjunction with one of our centrifugal fans to vent the captured fumes either directly to the atmosphere or depending on the working process, via a filtration unit.

To find out more about downdraught benches and how we can help you find the right local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system for you and your business, head over to our News section. To arrange a free site assessment, call us on +44 (0)1942 267444 or click the yellow Request My Free Assessment button above.

 

Learn How We helped Businesses Like Yours

To find out more about the latest LEV installations we've been working on, check out our Case Studies section.

 

Request your FREE LEV Site Assessment Today!

We'll call to arrange a convenient time and date to visit your site. We'll analyse your working processes, assess the substances used and the contaminants generated. We'll work out how best to control the dust and fume in a way that's in line with your COSHH risk assessment. Next, we'll design you a comprehensive LEV system that adheres to HSG258 guidance and send this you to via email. 

We'll do all this to ensure we fully understand your dust and fume extraction requirements and help you to provide a pollution-free workplace!

This is an amazing service we do for thousands of businesses throughout the UK and Ireland every year. We work with such a wide variety of industries, from manufacturing, industrial, woodworking, pharmaceutical and automotive workshops to schools, colleges and military establishments. 

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Why Choose Us?

Auto Extract Systems Ltd is the UK’s leading Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) company. Over the last 20 years, we've helped thousands of businesses create dust and fume free workplaces.

As experts in all things LEV, we can help your business become COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Regulation 2002 compliant with a tailored LEV solution. We provide comprehensive design, installation, maintenance and certification services across a range of industry sectors. Find out more about us here.

Why Work With Us?

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Celebrating 20 Year's of Service

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Experts Across Multiple Industries

12 month installations warranty

12 Month Installations Warranty

fully accredited with chas, iso and more!

Fully Accredited With CHAS, ISO and More!

12 month installations warranty

12 Month Installations Warranty

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Free LEV Site Assessments, UK-Wide

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