Record Power bought the company in 2014 and now manufacture the units in their own factory. Roll on the days when more companies bring work back to the UK! We went up to see the team in action and test the machines.
The GV336 has an impressive capacity of 55 litres. In addition to wood dust and chippings, it can tackle workshop debris, nails, and many other types of waste with ease and features the CamVac triple filtration system for effective treatment of fine particles.
All CamVac dust extractors are are described as having ‘cyclonic neutral vane theory technology’ which we believe is a way of saying that because the inlet pipe is side mounted, instead of the air and debris smacking straight into the filter as with other drum types, it runs around the side of the drum and circulates around before losing momentum. Whatever, they really suck!
And there is a clever feature on all models which we have not seen on dust extractors before. Exhausted air is the noisiest feature of most dust extractors and a good reason to fit a unit in a box outside the workshop if you can. CamVacs are fitted with an acoustic air outlet to which an optional 21/2” pipe can be fitted to direct the filtered exhaust air and noise away from the machine. This could exhaust anywhere in the workshop or even better, through a hole in the wall and outside. Clever.
All CamVacs are fitted with 3 stage drum and motor filters to clean the air down to 0.5 microns, an industry standard for working with MDF.