Chip Vac™ – Vacuums chips directly into a drum with no moving parts!

Chip Vac™ (Sauger für Feststoffe)

Why The Chip Vac?

The compressed air operated Chip Vac is an industrial duty vacuum designed specifically for vacuuming chips. It creates a cyclonic action that vacuums metal, wood or plastic chips into a 55 gallon drum. Dusty materials such as absorbents are trapped by the 0.1 micron filter bag to keep the surrounding air clean.

Electrically operated “all purpose” vacuums aren’t designed for use in industrial environments. As a result, motors wear out quickly and impellers clog. The Chip Vac has no moving parts to wear out or break which ensures long life. Sound level is half that of electric vacuums.

The Chip Vac’s lever lock drum lid fits an ordinary open-top 55 gallon drum. In less than a minute, the Chip Vac can be removed and easily placed onto another drum to keep different materials separate for recycling. Constant heavy lifting and dumping of vacuum cleaner tanks
is eliminated since all chips are vacuumed directly to the 55 gallon drum.

Chip Vac vacuums steel chips

The Chip Vac removes abrasive stainless
steel chips from a CNC mill.

How the Chip Vac Works

Compressed air, normally 80-100 PSlG (5.5 – 6.9 BAR), flows through the inlet (1) into an annular plenum chamber (2). It is then injected into the throat through directed nozzles (3). These jets of air create a vacuum at the intake (4) which draws material in and accelerates it through the unit (5). An elbow at the exhaust (6) directs the air in a cyclonic motion against the inside wall of the drum. Chips and other particulate drop to the bottom of the drum. The airflow exhausts through the port in the drum lid (7). Airborne particles are trapped by the 0.1 micron filter bag.

The Chip Vac System can be used with an open head steel, fiber or plastic drum that is in good condition (ANSI Standard #MH2-1977). To prevent material contamination, a poly drum liner can be inserted into the drum.

Chip Vac Funktion
  • CNC’s
  • Lathes
  • Saws
  • Mills
  • Drills
  • Grinders
  • Routers
  • Molding machines
  • Absorbent pick-up
Chip Vac Removes Dust from Shop Floor

Room air remains dust free as the Chip Vac
removes dusty absorbent.

  • No moving parts
  • Low cost
  • No motors to clog or wear out
  • No electricity
  • Dust free operation
  • Chips go directly into a drum
  • Powerful cyclonic action
  • Includes accessories
  • 50% quieter than electric vacs
Chips are Vacuumed Directly into Steel Drum

Chips can be vacuumed directly to separate
drums for recycling.

Pressure Supply Air Consumption
Model PSIG BAR SCFM SLPM INLET
6193/6293 80 5,5 40 1132 3/8 NPT
6193-5 80 5,5 33 934 3/8 NPT
Air consumption has been minimized by using the appropriate amount of air required for vacuuming chips.
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Model Description
6193 Chip Vac System – includes the Chip Vac, lever lock drum lid, shutoff valve, filter bag, 10′ (3m) chemical resistant hose (1.5″/38mm I.D.), chip wand, extensions, crevice tool, brush, skimmer and floor tool (drum not included).
6193-5 Mini Chip Vac System – includes the Chip Vac (3/8 NPT), shutoff valve, filter bag, 5 gallon container with lid and locking ring, 10′ (3m) flexible vacuum hose (1-1/2″/38mm I.D.), aluminum chip wand, (2) extension wands, crevice tool, brush, skimmer and floor tool.
6193-30 Chip Vac System – same as Model 6193 except fits a 30 gallon drum (drum not included)
6293 Deluxe Chip Vac System – same as above and adds drum dolly (drum not included)
6293-5 5 Gallon Deluxe Chip Vac System – same as Model 6193-5 and adds drum dolly.
6393 55 Gallon Premium Chip Vac System – same as Model 6193 and adds a 55 gallon drum, drum dolly, an upgrade to static resistant hose, an upgrade to heavy duty aluminum tools, 20′ (6,1m) air hose, tool holder and quick connect fittings.
6393-30 30 Gallon Premium Chip Vac System – same as Model 6393 except includes 30 gallon drum.
6393-110 110 Gallon Premium Chip Vac System – same as Model 6393 except includes 110 gallon drum.
6093 Chip Vac Only – included in all 30 gallon through 110 gallon systems listed above.
6093-5 Mini Chip Vac Only – included with 6193-5 and 6293-5 5 gallon systems.
Model Description
6804 Replacement Filter Bag, 0,1 Micron, 95% efficient
901176 Tool Holder
901071 Heavy Duty Aluminum Tools plus Tool Holder
6569-20 20′ (6,1m) Flexible Vacuum Hose (1-1/2″/38mm I.D.)
9041 55 Gallon Drum Dolly
9041-5/-30/-110 Drum Dolly for 5-/30-/110 Gallon Drum
901069/-30/-110 Drum Only 30/ 110 Gallon
900097 Accessories plus, brush, extension wands, crevice tool
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