They may look like flashes of light, quickly here then gone, but sparks are actually bits of very hot metal.
One reason we know this is the work of early researcher Robert Hooke. In this case, early means 17th century.
(More info about Hooke at the end of this post.)
Spark reducers can trap or break up the tiny metal bits, causing them to cool.
When cool, the resulting particles can be treated like any other form of industrial by-product — a target of good housekeeping practices.
We offer spark reducers for light grinding applications
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The reducers’ combination of screen and mesh effectively reduces sparks.
The spark reducers fit snugly into the capture hoods, but they can be removed for cleaning with mild detergent.
Our spark reducers can also be cleaned with pressurized air while they remain in the hoods.
If you’re looking for a fume extraction solution for your light grinding application, call us at 800.799.4609. You can also email our applications specialists at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact them via the feedback form below and on the pages of our website.
Unfortunately for Robert Hooke and those of us who might like to know him better, no portrait of him has been uncovered; hence, the varied interpretations of his appearance.