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FILTRABOX Expand X-1

Portable Laser Fume Extractor w/ 1-blower and high capacity 3 stage HEPA filtration for maximum capacity on small to mid-sized industrial laser systems. Extracts, filters and recirculates clean air into the workspace. Expansion Capable: An upgrade blower module can be added at any time for 2x more airflow; effectively converting the ExpandX-1 to an ExpandX2 for more demanding applications or 2 laser set-ups!

F9 Pre-filter: The pre-filter removes the majority of the submicronic respirable dust, protecting the critical downstream HEPA filter from strain and premature clogging. The filter media is encased in a strong aluminum cartridge to resist contamination bypass. The high surface area mini-pleat filter media ensures high capacity and efficiency for demanding applications.

HEPA filter: The HEPA filter is tested at 99.999% @ 0.3 microns. This means that it removes 99.999% of the most aerodynamically penetrating particles, known to be 0.3 microns, while smaller and larger particles are even more effectively captured, resulting in extremely clean air; free of respirable dust. Learn more. The filter media is encased in a rigid aluminum cartridge to resist contamination bypass. Learn more. The high surface area mini-pleat filter media ensures high capacity and efficiency for demanding applications.

Gas Filter: The gas filter is filled with a blend of high-grade activated carbon and potassium permanganate, which removes the broadest spectrum of laser-generated VOC gases at the molecular level. 80 lbs of the adsorption media ensure high capacity and efficiency for demanding applications.

Why we use individually separated filters HEPA and gas filters vs. combined HEPA/Carbon filters:

Different materials produce different proportions of dust vs. VOC gases. For example, lasering acrylic produces 90% VOC gases and 10% dust. Conversely, lasering wood produces 10% gases and 90% dust. With individually separated filters, each filter can be replaced when it actually is spent which varies with each material lasered. In the case of lasering acrylic, the gas filter will need replacement sooner than the dust filter because of the high gas to dust ratio. This is not a problem when using separate filters. Each individual filter can be replaced as needed, which saves money and reduces landfills. In contrast, in a combined filter where the HEPA and Gas filters are inseparable, the barely used HEPA filter portion may have to be sacrificed because the gas portion is spent (or vice-versa). This is wasteful and less economic.

Why are Rigid Filter Cartridges so important?

Filtrabox systems use high-pressure vacuum blowers to suction the fumes out from the laser and into high-efficiency filters. As the filters load up with dust, the negative pressure within Filtrabox increases. The sheet-metal cabinet and seals are designed to resist deformation and air leaks under extreme pressure. Therefore, the filters must also be able to resist deformation to prevent dust and VOC leakage. All Filtrabox filter cartridges are built tough, using a thick aluminum box structure to resist flex so that the rubber seals can maintain contact with the sealing surfaces. Cardboard cased filters flex and crumple under a load of typical fume extractor pressures, leading to leakage of contaminants.



Please Note: All Filtration Units and Filters Ship Directly From FILTRABOX, Filtration Units Can Take 4 Weeks For Shipping.

FILTRABOX Expand X-1

Portable Laser Fume Extractor w/ 1-blower and high capacity 3 stage HEPA filtration for maximum capacity on small to mid-sized industrial laser systems. Extracts, filters and recirculates clean air into the workspace. Expansion Capable: An upgrade blower module can be added at any time for 2x more airflow; effectively converting the ExpandX-1 to an ExpandX2 for more demanding applications or 2 laser set-ups!

F9 Pre-filter: The pre-filter removes the majority of the submicronic respirable dust, protecting the critical downstream HEPA filter from strain and premature clogging. The filter media is encased in a strong aluminum cartridge to resist contamination bypass. The high surface area mini-pleat filter media ensures high capacity and efficiency for demanding applications.

HEPA filter: The HEPA filter is tested at 99.999% @ 0.3 microns. This means that it removes 99.999% of the most aerodynamically penetrating particles, known to be 0.3 microns, while smaller and larger particles are even more effectively captured, resulting in extremely clean air; free of respirable dust. Learn more. The filter media is encased in a rigid aluminum cartridge to resist contamination bypass. Learn more. The high surface area mini-pleat filter media ensures high capacity and efficiency for demanding applications.

Gas Filter: The gas filter is filled with a blend of high-grade activated carbon and potassium permanganate, which removes the broadest spectrum of laser-generated VOC gases at the molecular level. 80 lbs of the adsorption media ensure high capacity and efficiency for demanding applications.

Why we use individually separated filters HEPA and gas filters vs. combined HEPA/Carbon filters:

Different materials produce different proportions of dust vs. VOC gases. For example, lasering acrylic produces 90% VOC gases and 10% dust. Conversely, lasering wood produces 10% gases and 90% dust. With individually separated filters, each filter can be replaced when it actually is spent which varies with each material lasered. In the case of lasering acrylic, the gas filter will need replacement sooner than the dust filter because of the high gas to dust ratio. This is not a problem when using separate filters. Each individual filter can be replaced as needed, which saves money and reduces landfills. In contrast, in a combined filter where the HEPA and Gas filters are inseparable, the barely used HEPA filter portion may have to be sacrificed because the gas portion is spent (or vice-versa). This is wasteful and less economic.

Why are Rigid Filter Cartridges so important?

Filtrabox systems use high-pressure vacuum blowers to suction the fumes out from the laser and into high-efficiency filters. As the filters load up with dust, the negative pressure within Filtrabox increases. The sheet-metal cabinet and seals are designed to resist deformation and air leaks under extreme pressure. Therefore, the filters must also be able to resist deformation to prevent dust and VOC leakage. All Filtrabox filter cartridges are built tough, using a thick aluminum box structure to resist flex so that the rubber seals can maintain contact with the sealing surfaces. Cardboard cased filters flex and crumple under a load of typical fume extractor pressures, leading to leakage of contaminants.



Please Note: All Filtration Units and Filters Ship Directly From FILTRABOX, Filtration Units Can Take 4 Weeks For Shipping.

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For orders under $100, we calculate shipping based on your order weight and delivery address. Our preferred shipping courier is UPS as we notice they have fewer delays and treat packages better.

Large Sheets: At this time acrylic sheet sizes 24"x35" or larger only qualify for free shipping in the U.S. lower 48 states. We are unable to ship these large sheets outside of the lower 48 states.

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Shipping Cut Off Times: Orders containing all in-stock items placed before 3 PM CST will ship the same business day. Custom orders or orders containing on-order items will ship as soon as the item arrives in our warehouse. Orders placed on Saturdays, Sundays, or public holidays are handled on the Monday or the business day after. (Business days exclude Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays). You can split your order by adding our "Split Order Fee". This will allow all in-stock items to ship the same business day, any items not in stock will ship as soon as they become in stock.

Delayed or Lost Orders: While our team works hard to ensure all orders go out on time, we cannot take responsibility for delays caused by the courier.  USPS does not guarantee Priority Mail estimated delivery dates, and UPS/FedEx does not guarantee Ground delivery dates. We are unable to dispatch a replacement until a shipping claim has been opened and the package has been declared lost by the shipping courier. If you believe your package is lost, please e-mail info@houstonacrylic.com to start the claim with the shipping courier.  Make sure to include your order number in your e-mail.

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