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Introduction to Dynabrade Raptor Vac™ Portable Vacuum Systems

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Introducing Dynabrade RAPTOR VAC™ Portable Vacuum Systems, designed to aggressively capture dust and debris for a cleaner, safer workplace! Available in Electric and Pneumatic models, these Vacuums offer a variety of ergonomic features, with “The Dynabrade Difference” built right in!

• Aggressively Capture Workplace Dust and Debris
• Electric and Pneumatic Models
• Various Configurations to Meet Safety Requirements

General Purpose

Also known as ordinary location or unclassified areas, these locations are known to be free of hazardous or volatile dusts, fibers, gases, liquids and vapors. Vacuuming is the preferred method of “housekeeping” over sweeping or water wash-down.

Recommended for Group G atmospheres, containing wood and plastic dusts.


Dust in class M is referred to as “moderately” hazardous but not flammable or explosive, and includes wood, concrete, cement, screed and plastics. M-Class models use a HEPA H13 Filter to achieve 99.95% efficiency when extracting dust particles as small as 0.3 micron.

Recommended for Group G atmospheres, containing wood and plastic dusts.


The European Union has published two directives about dealing with an ‘explosive atmosphere’, known as ATEX Directives. The directives define different environments as zones, according to the size of the space, its characteristics, the presence of combustible gases or dusts, and the likelihood of an explosion.

Zones 2 (Gases) and 22 (Dusts)

Zones 2 and 22 describes an area where an explosive mixture is unlikely, or would only exist for a short time; for this zone, you will require Category 3 equipment.

Recommended for Group F atmospheres, containing combustible carbonaceous dusts, such as coal, carbon black, charcoal, coke dust, and Group G atmospheres, containing wood and plastic dusts.

Zones 1 (Gases) and 21 (Dusts)

Zones 1 and 21 describes an area where dust is likely to create an explosive mixture occasionally; you will require Category 2 equipment.

Recommended for Group A-G atmospheres, containing acetylene, flammable gases and vapors, aluminium, magnesium, coal, carbon black, charcoal, coke dust, wood and plastic dusts. Please note that not all models are suitable for all atmospheres; please refer to their individual specifications to find their recommended applications.