Dust collectors are an often overlooked aspect of surface preparation, especially floor grinding and concrete shot blasting. At many jobsites, clean up is saved to the end of the project, which not only takes more time, breathing in dust and residue from preparing steel, cement, and other surfaces can be a serious health hazard. Using a dust collector in conjunction with your surface preparation equipment can not only save you hours of tedious cleanup,  it can improve the health and wellbeing of your team and ensure compliance with OSHA. 

OSHA Compliance and Silica Dust

When grinding or blasting concrete, you see the heavy, thick dust which is produced. Silica is a highly abundant compound found in the earth’s crust, but, more importantly, it’s a compound that makes up much of concrete. When concrete dust is released, fine particles of silica are released to, which can lead to serious chronic illness, including silicosis. 

To keep workers safe, OSHA create guidelines and regulations to limit exposure, including the Permissible Exposure Limit and OSHA standard 29 CFR 1926.1153 which requires employers to take precautionary steps. Often, having a dust collection apparatus is the best way to keep workers safe without reducing productivity. 

Why Choose the Prep/Master 3003AR Dust Collector

If you have one of the following pieces of grinding or shot blasting equipment, we recommend the compatible P/M 3003AR for your dust collection unit: 

Ideal for small to medium machines like the ones listed above, the Prep/Master 3003AR Dust Collectors offers the following benefits: 

OSHA Compliant

It’s equipped with three automatic self-cleaning HEPA filter cartridges that are cased in steel to prevent them from getting damaged by debris or getting gunked up from removing epoxy, mastic, or coatings. 

Easy to Empty

Using the Longopac bagging system, it’s easy to change out bags when they are full of debris without making a mess or requiring extra tools. The bin tilts out and can be carried over to a trash or hazardous materials collection container.

Powerful Performance

With three turbines all generating 1,000 watts of power, this robust machine provides powerful suction for dust, debris, and steel shot.  It’s airflow is measured at 300 CFM. 

Easy to Maneuver

Featuring rubber caster wheels and a light, but sturdy steel design, the 3003AR Dust Collector connects to your compatible grinder or shot blaster via a 2-inch hose and is easy to maneuver and move. 

Watch the 3003AR in action!


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