TF470 Thor Filtration Air Filter : For Garage Size Workshop
The W.TF470 Thor Filtration Air Filter is suitable for Garage Size Workshop. It can filter the air in a workshop of up to 40 cubic metres air volume, therefore around the size of a single garage. This replaces the Microclean MC420.
They are also reasonably quiet in operation and can run for long periods of time. Air Filters should also be used in conjunction with a dust extractor for maximum dust control.
The small compact design of TF470 Thor Filtration Air Filter make it ideal for small workshops. It can be used in the following ways and comes supplied with a hanging chain;
- Suspended in the centre of the workshop to act as a general workshop air cleaner
- Suspended over a particular dust producing machine, such as a lathe
Motor 100w, 240v
The filter is made of polyvee glass and to the EU4 standard, which means it will filter out 95% of all dust at 2 microns or larger, 80% of dust down to 1 micron and 65% of dust down to 0.4 micron.
The filters are very easy to replace.
What is reasonably quiet?
Thor have taken noise ratings for this machine, 1m away from the unit. The background noise was 15DB when the unit was turned on and running the noise level was 67DB
About Thor Filtration
Thor Air Filters are hand assembled in a UK factory in Hampshire. Nnly high quality components are used in their manufacture.
The motors are Swiss made to a very high standard and are also very reliable. Thermally protected and therefore most important to woodworkers they are spark proof, consequently there is less chance of dust combustion. Ingress protected to IP44 standard.
The range was reintroduced by Thor following the wind up of Microclene. This was due to popular demand. Originally they were designed and manufactured in response to the high number of cancer cases caused by timber dust inhalation mentioned in the national press. In the first two years Microclene filters were given several awards, “Health & Safety product of the Year” “Services to the Woodwork Industry Award” and others.
Timber Dust is the largest market, but some other markets utilise them including : racehorse stables, hospitals, schools, colleges, universities, metal grinding, indoor aviaries, dental labs, printing works.
For years people have thought that only the exotic timbers were a danger to health, then the European timbers were tested and found to be just as dangerous, causing all sorts of health problems, including nasal cancer, asthma etc.
European timbers were tested and found to be just as dangerous, causing all sorts of health problems, including nasal cancer, asthma etc.