Farr GS4M Mini designed for small shops

farr_gs4m_mini_16Compact dust collector is a scaled-down model of industrial version and comes fully assembled and pre-wired

The new GS4M Mini dust and fume collector from Farr Air Pollution Control delivers high performance for small airflow applications, according to the company. Designed for airflow applications up to 2,000 CFM, the GS4M incorporates many features of Farr's premium Gold Series cartridge collectors, making it ideal for medium-sized woodworking shops, says product manager Drew Dickey.

"Based on feedback from our advertising on the larger versions, we noticed we were getting hits from smaller shops and realized there was an opportunity within markets that we could not fulfill just because the units were too large. Some of the smaller shops were in need of a smaller collector," says Dickey.

The GS4M collector uses a 3-hp fan motor that runs at 1,800 rpm and has a silencer to keep the noise under 70dB, according to the company. The compact machine is about 95' tall and has a 38" x 44-1/2" footprint.

The collector features HemiPleat fire retardant cartridges - rated at 99.99 percent efficiency on 0.5 micron particles - with 788 total sq. ft. of media, according to the company. It has an automatic, reverse-pulse cleaning system to optimize cartridge life and a safety-monitoring filter is also included to allow recirculation of the filtered air downstream of the collector for energy savings.

Maintenance features include a spark trap inlet for fire prevention, easy-to-remove aluminum dust drawers, and a cam-lock system that allows for tool-less cartridge removal.

The GS4M has a base price of $13,000, which varies depending on how the machine is accessorized. The unit comes fully assembled and pre-wired, complete with controls, motor starter, filters and cleaning system. It can be ordered to run on single or 3-phase power.

An optional explosion vent is available for combustible dust applications. Other accessories include different filter media, inlet configurations, a dust hopper and leg support structure, aluminum and stainless-steel flex ducts, and a spark-resistant flex hose.

Contact: Farr Air Pollution Control, 3505 South Airport Road, Jonesboro, AR 72401. Tel: 800-479-6801. www.farrapc.com

This article originally appeared in the August 2009 issue.