PulseRam® – Auto Self Cleaning Vacuum Designed for Tile Removal
The patented PulseRam® is the first automated self-cleaning vacuum system specially made to undertake dust-free floor removal jobs. Other vacuums that don’t have self-cleaning features can see their HEPA filters get so saturated with debris and dust quickly, such that it hinders the efficacy of the machine. Vacuums intended for concrete grinding aren’t comparable to vacuums intended for tile removal. A vacuum with HEPA filters isn’t comparable to self-cleaning HEPA filters, which is precisely what we bring to the table.
Although a technical and hard project, dustless tile removal is possible if you use the proper techniques, the right crew members, and the correct set-it and leave-it vacuum, which has high-performance features, including the filters and solenoids, and extremely durable exterior housing and motor. Not every vacuum self-cleans the filters or has features suited for the rigors associated with the tile removal process. As a matter of fact, the majority of vacuums used out on sites are intended for grinding light concrete, not difficult work like flagstone removal. Our vacuum system is the sole vacuum that is created to explicitly do tile removal.
The ordinary store vacuum used by flooring installers or DIY homeowners might appear to be the best alternative, even if it’s not the most pragmatic. Upon undertaking this difficult tile removal project, as well as removing other floor debris from a home or business during a renovation or remodel, the task of capturing all the dust would prove challenging. Just because an ordinary store vacuum has a ‘suction’ feature doesn’t necessarily mean it has the ability to move sufficient air to capture dust molecules continually.
Conversely, the DustRam® PulseRam® vacuum has been specially fabricated to optimize airflow each step of the way and to create stronger ‘pulses’ for cleaning the filters with a patented 3D printed air recapturing electric plug. Preferably, the crew members should concentrate on removing the stone, hardwood, tile, or focus on floor grinding, not waste time continually checking whether the HEPA filters are clean, since this ought to be done automatically.
VACUUM MOTOR AND HOUSING
Generally, the electric vacuum motor will play a significant role in the overall cubic feet/minute (CFM) of airflow, and its optimum performance is usually dependent primarily on the tank inlet’s smallest diameter or vacuum hose utilized. Look at it this way; a motor constructed to give off 311 CFM with an opening of 3” will not give off 311 CFM when used with an opening of 2”, a competitor may purport for their unit. The physics behind this is straightforward; airflow is reduced when the diameter of the vacuum hose or tank inlet is decreased. Competitors’ claim of 311 CFM is only true when the diameter of the tank inlet AND vacuum hose remains at 3”. Given how their vacuum tanks may have an opening on 2”, the airflow for those scenarios is more or less 245 CFM. How you plan to house the vacuum system is an important factor to consider before making a purchase. If the internal parts aren’t adequately protected, the sensitive vacuum components can get damaged by letting dust particulates and coarse debris enter, which results in costly downtime.
A contractor requires a vacuum with proper seals and a solid design to attain dustless removal as well as assist deaden sound emission as much as possible. A flimsy vacuum design is detrimental to the vacuum’s overall efficacy. Considering how these vacuums are utilized on sites for prolonged periods and are generally exposed to all kinds of weather conditions, reliability is not something you can compromise on. Although the strength of the vacuum and motor are crucial, a corresponding filter, valves, and solenoids are essential if you are looking to attain maximum performance at the worksite.
The length and diameter of the vacuum hose will influence the performance, as will the filter’s quality and quantity, which includes the HEPA material’s square footage used to make the filters. As compared to a vacuum with multiple filters, a vacuum with a single filter regardless of how big, will not be able to handle the pulse off dust particles or airflow.
The filter should fit the base strongly; if it gets separated from the base, it will necessitate the entire vacuum to be dismantled in order to clean the contamination and remove dust. Filters from other competitors have had anecdotal evidence of pulling apart from their bases. When this problem occurs, it will take a considerable amount of valuable working hours to take apart, clean, and assemble the vacuum again, not to mention the added task of cleaning the job site, if required. The depth of the filter pleats should be increased to create a larger surface area to filter the dust entering the vacuum chamber. This type of system allows for the proper discharge of coarse debris during every cycle. A larger quantity of pleats may appear ideal, but in reality, marrow pleats have proven to cause debris and dust to over-accumulate the filter as a result of the smaller area. The floor removing or tile removing process produces coarse debris during the stone, thinset, and tile removal, thus the design of the filter must allow for an increased capacity of dust removal without resulting in CFM loss. You can make a comparison between the 0.1140-inch pleats we offer and other competitor filters which are a meager 0.0670 inches, our filters are 70%+ greater.
Filter plates are another part that usually needs maintenance in most competitors’ filters. One must ensure that they have checked their vacuum model to ascertain that they haven’t chipped or cracked since it will contaminate the entire vacuum and yet again necessitate the vacuum getting disassembled to get cleaned. DustRam LLC also fabricates filter plates that have been 3D printed to modify certain competitors’ vacuums like the *CDCLaure® *Pulse-Bac® 1000 Series / Pro Series and uses o-rings for a suitable seal. Now the chances of experiencing are significantly diminished, which improves the safety of the user and anybody else in the environment as it will safeguards against the dissipation of toxic silica dust into the air.
A cool wave of air generated by the vacuum solenoid is crucial to clean the vacuum filters, regardless if it’s one, two, or three. A pulse from the machine timed PROPERLY facilitates ideal cleaning particularly during hard, prolonged jobs of thinset removal. When making vacuum comparisons, the solenoid’s visual alignment should be straight to ensure that there is no wiggling or slow pulse that might cause the vacuum to lose extra power intended for the filters. At no particular moment should the valve housing bounce when the vacuum is being used. All the framework connectors should be sealed shut to hinder contamination of the internal parts by minuscule debris or dust which may result in unnecessary friction, and yet again waste valuable time taking apart, cleaning, and assembling the vacuum. Even if your vacuum has the best design, one should be ready to undertake proper maintenance procedures and techniques to ensure the vacuum and its components are functional. The solenoid configuration should enable an easy replacement of the components and not included with sub-par elements like the wire harnesses. These connectors shouldn’t have any indication of being burnt or getting overheated. If maintenance is hard or costly in parts or time, the downtime you experience in your business will overshadow any ‘savings’ you would stand to gain because of operating sub-standard machinery. Performance can be enhanced with solenoid pins and bolts. Broken pins or bolts clog the filter and reduce the CFM quickly. When using a state-of-the-art solenoid pin and bolt, the operator won’t need to be concerned about having to disassemble and repair a blocked vacuum while the project is still underway.
A vacuum system is only as good as all its components. It must be suited for prolonged usage, in humidity and extreme climatic conditions, and at the same time pulsing rapidly to ensure that all the filters are operating efficiently and are clean. The circuit board is the part responsible for managing these actions in a vacuum machine that automatically self-cleans after five seconds. It would be in your best interests to go with a circuit board that has the components and software required to maintain the filter system operating at its optimum. DustRam® has a system of processes and equipment which delivers dust-free flooring and tile removal. There is a wide selection of top-quality parts up for sale for the PulseRam® vacuum or as a modified after-market component for other kinds of vacuums. The PulseRam® vacuum consists of top drawer elements created by Jack King, a seasoned, long-time flooring demolition and installation technician with honed/proven skills.
PULSERAM® VACUUM HEAD
The design features of PulseRam® Vacuum Head include:
- -Over-sized air passageways and valves facilitate airflow to travel smoothly with minimal friction or restriction.
- -Circuit boards specially made to properly pulse at timed intervals when faced with high volumes of debris and dust. –Circuit boards that have not been timed correctly will promptly lose CFM when dealing with adverse conditions.
- -Valves designed from billet aluminum absorb heat and won’t wear out or ‘melt’
- -Longer solenoid transmission to raise the amount of air present to ‘pulse’ dust.
- -Enlarged solenoid connecting pins that are essentially hard to break, making solenoid repairs easy and quick.
- -All solenoid manifolds/housing parts use O-rings on surfaces to ensure a tight seal, which eliminates silicone caulking usage.
- -Advanced automotive-grade Deutsch 12-gauge wire harnesses that can last a lifetime, compared to the weak and ineffective Molex connectors that competitors use.
- -Venturi-type features in the exhaust/intake airflow ports allow for an easier transition of air alterations and decreased turbulence.
- -Strong filter connection which enables complete sealing so that no dust particles permeate the interior workings of the vacuum.
- -Can integrate the HepaRam® as an extra HEPA filter to clean the exhaust when working in laboratories, clean rooms, nursing homes, hospitals, and other places that need super clean air.
The PulseRam® Tank has these design features:
- -To enable the usage of a 3” x 25’ vacuum hose(s), a 3” inlet port which allows the operator the ability to extend the reach before minimizing it to a 2” hose. The head of the PulseRam® I so powerful and efficient, such that three times of the length 3” x 25’ and one length of 2” x 25’ hose can be utilized to attain a sum of 100’ without significantly reducing air flow. Its capability of reaching further generally enables the operator to use the vacuums outside or in other places to optimize production rate and minimize the build-up of heat inside a building or room.
- -The input port is balanced to give a centrifuge effect for spinning heavier dust particles out of the airflow.
- -The interior metal debris impact plat surface can be replaced and defends the interior wall from the course debris circulating in the tank.
- -The tank comprises a 14 gauge metal sheet and is made with a spun bottom side, rolled upper lip, and is the strongest tank currently on the market.
- -The 29.5” tank can hold a capacity of roughly 200 pounds of debris and dust, and the 21.5” tank has a capacity of approximately 125 pounds before it is emptied. Now compare that with a “**Longopac® bagging system” that needs the user to continually monitor the volume of dust and debris accumulating in the chamber. Before the Longopac® bagging system’s upper chamber is emptied, the operator will need to purge the filter continuously before pulling the dumping lever. From there, the operator will need to undergo multiple other steps to move the dust into a bag, tie it properly, and prepare another plastic bag ready for dust collection.
- -A standard Longopac® bagging system will need around 10 ‘dumping’ actions to offset one storage needed for the 29.5” PulseRam®. To put it differently, dumping 200 pounds of dust with a bagging system would be priced at around $12.50 for the estimated 30 linear feet of Longopac® required + around an hour of labor (about 10-12 five minute actions = 1 hour @ around 20 pounds for every bag = 200 pounds), in comparison to around 2 minutes with a PulseRam® tank and only a single 3’ x 5’ 6mil bag priced at around $2.60 for just one bag. It is important to bear in mind that a 3’ x 5’ 6mil bag has a capacity of around 300 pounds of debris and dust!
- -PulseRam®Dolly’s footprint is around 26” in diameter (can be less in other cases), which suggests that numerous vacuums can easily be transported in a trailer or truck. The more the vacuums that can be hauled, the more prolific the crew will be when tasked with bigger projects. Now compare this to some cyclonic separators and Longopac® vacuums that need a much bigger footprint.
- -Can fit through narrow doorways easily.
If the vacuum is to be used in a harsh environment for prolonged periods at a time, proper continuous maintenance is a must. To safeguard the circuit board and deliver the most power, you should consider using a 10-gauge grounded extension cord. Ensure there are no loose connections since they can result in arcs and voltage surges that ruin the effectiveness of the machinery. You must also protect against corrosion when doing any modifications, updates, or maintenance to decrease the resistance which results in burns and overheating. Lastly, the filters should be replaced regularly to ensure that all the constituents of the vacuum are operating in harmony to keep debris and dust from getting discharged into the environment or from gaining access to sensitive places of the vacuum.
The main objective of any type of business is to make a profit. The best strategy for achieving this goal is by having the best equipment and personnel to deliver exemplary customer service. A business should strive to reduce downtime of machinery when debris and dust contaminate the internal parts. A company should aim to optimize the performance of every vacuum with enhancements to airflow.
Tile Removal Vacuum
From the above information, it is clear that buying the PulseRam® tile removal vacuum is the best choice if you’re looking for self-cleaning technology. DustRam LLC also delivers high-performance components like solenoid bolts with pins, circuit boards, filter plates, and filters to enhance the power of competitor vacuums one may own.