Deburring, Belt Sanding & Bench Grinding

Health Risks from Grinding & Deburring Dust

Everyday shop activities, such as bench grinding, belt sanding, deburring, or blending, can be putting your workers at risk of serious pulmonary illnesses. The severity depends on factors such as:

  • Proper use of capture-at-source filtration equipment
  • Efficiency of Personal Protective Equipment, such as a respirators
  • Material type, composition, and presence coatings or solvents
  • Frequency and duration of dust producing activity

Submicron dusts (measuring 0.5 micron and smaller) are particularly dangerous if inhaled, as they can easily settle in the lungs. Health risks from grinding dust may include:

  • Mild respiratory irritation
  • Respiratory damage
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Excess fluid in the lungs
  • Irritated eyes, nose and throat
  • Lead poisoning
  • Chest pain
  • Nervous system damage

Fire & Explosion Risk from Grinding & Deburring Dust

When processed, some materials create Combustible Dust, a serious hazard to workers and business continuity. Commonly used materials with fire or explosion risk:

METAL DUST: including – aluminum, magnesium, and titanium
PLASTIC DUST: including – polyethylene, acrylamide, and phenolic resin

Grinding & Deburring with Downdraft

Downdraft tables and booths are the ideal workstation for most grinding and deburring processes. No operator intervention or re-positioning is required for work performed close to the table’s ventilated surface. The dust generated from the benchtop and handheld equipment listed below are easily contained with a downdraft table:

  • Bench Grinders
  • Belt Sanders
  • Milling Machines
  • Tool Sharpeners
  • Disc Grinders
  • Angle Cutters
  • Buffing Wheels
  • Dremel Tools

Sparks created from grinding steel parts need to be extinguished before reaching a filter cartridge. Our innovative 5-stage spark arrestance system uses a series of baffles and metal mesh prefilters to safely extinguish sparks, avoiding a potential filter fire. To help contain grinding and deburring dust over the table surface, we recommend an optional Side and Back Wall enclosure.

They trust us

« As a repeat customer, and owner of both wet and dry downdraft tables, we cannot say enough about the products, and the people at Diversitech…….both are a pleasure to work with! »

  • Combustible dust from deburring safely contained with wet downdraft tables
  • Solved excess dust from grinding and finishing steel parts
  • Reduced cycle time by allowing operators to deburr near the machining center

« The tables are now fully functioning! The students were on them yesterday, and the instructors were so impressed. One instructor even said that he’s “old school” and wasn’t sure about the downdrafts, but he was very impressed. »

  • Custom powder coated tables to match "Baton Rouge Red"
  • Delivered tables "on-time" to five separate campus locations
  • Nanofiber filter technolgy ensure students have a clean and safe learning environment

« We love the downdraft table and are using it full time. We will probably be looking for another one in 6 months to a year as well. Thanks for a nice product. »

  • Mini DD eliminates deburring dust at source
  • Supplied cushion grid matting to protect parts from damage
  • Downdraft table filters airborne dust to protect workers and machinery

Our Commitment

2 year warranty
Quality build
Certified products (ETL)
Fast delivery