Why Do Asc Machines Outperform Other Brands In Dust Control & Engine Reliability?
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2021Updated on Friday, January 14, 2022
It’s not uncommon to hear many people refer to sweepers as “Dust Blowers”. People see sweepers working in their day-to-day travels and witness a sea of dust discharge coming from the back of the machine.
Not only is this environmentally unfriendly but people can be seen walking away from these machines when they approach them.
Unfortunately, this vision is only too common as many manufacturers build their machines for minimal dust applications.
Typically these machines feature a low-class dust filter which is known to get blocked very quickly and cause dust discharge.
There are many uses of industrial sweepers and these brands of machines are designed to require frequent dust filter replacement. Typically they are expensive to maintain.
So how does an ASC Dust control system differ from a conventional sweeper?
Let’s go over the dust control system of a sweeper. Firstly, the ASC sweeper with dust extraction systems is designed and tailored for heavy dust environments.
The machines are typically designed to work in brickyards, steel factories, coal mines, timber plants, aluminum smelters, furnace factories, and Quarries.
The dust in these applications is excessive, to say the least.
The dust is typically talcum powder-fine and in most cases can be up to 3 inches deep. The dust is highly airable & microfine.
ASC’s approach to eliminating the well-known concept of a “Dust maker” is to incorporate the world’s best dust extraction system into the machine’s DNA.
The ASC sweepers incorporate a highly integrated and proven “BGH System” of dust control in the workings of the machine.
This concept of dust control (BGH) is not new having been invested in the 1920s by mining companies to eradicate dust discharge.
In today’s world of modern manufacturing, the ASC BGH dust control system is used by the majority of industrial companies worldwide in their dust extraction systems.
The BGH dust control System is very familiar & known by many in the engineering and manufacturing sector.
Using an ASC High Dust extraction System (BGH) not only ensures the machine will operate year after year with 100% dust control but also eliminates dust filter replacement and expensive maintenance repairs.
An ASC BGH dust filter has been known to run up to 12 years maintenance-free.
Any buyer of a sweeper should understand that a generic sweeper that blows dust will create a lot of long-term maintenance issues in repairs and maintenance.
When a machine blows dust, 91% of the airborne dust travels through the machine’s Radiator.
Radiators are designed with tiny air fins that need constant & uninterrupted air clean flow in order to cool the engine.
Once these fins get blocked the airflow is stopped causing the radiator & engine to overheat. The result is significant damage to the engine’s block, head, and pistons.
Dust discharge from a sweeper can also cause the engine’s air filter to block causing the engine to “Dust”.
A dusted engine essentially means dust is bypassed directly through the engine air filter directly into the engine’s piston area.
This ultimately causes the engine to discharge blue smoke. Blue smoke is a sign of oil burning inside an engine.
Should this happen the owner of the machine is forced to overhaul the engine or completely replace it. This can cost thousands of dollars in repairs and is time-consuming.
In today’s world, sourcing and finding the right replacement engine parts is expensive, time-consuming and troublesome.
Excessive Dust discharge and radiator maintenance.
A machine that blows dust also has a negative effect on its Hydraulic radiators.
All machines that run hydraulics need cooling. To achieve this, machines have hydraulic oil coolers inside the engine bay that require constant air to pass through it in order to keep the hydraulic oil cool.
Should the hydraulic radiator get blocked with dust, the cooling capacity of the radiator is severely eliminated.
Hydraulic oil then boils (much like a kettle) causing hydraulic seal kits to leak & hydraulic hoses to blow.
This also has a severe consequence as it reduces the life of the machine’s hydraulic motors.
By investing in an ASC sweeper a prudent buyer by default gets the world’s best dust control system which delivers 100% dust pick up, zero dust emission, headache-free hydraulics and extended engine life.
An ASC is designed for the rigors of the industrial market.
An Australian Sweeper Corporation machine is designed to ensure minimal maintenance, high reliability and great cleaning performance on any floor type regardless of the quantity of debris and dust.