MRO Magazine

New Miller fume extraction system captures welding fumes up to five feet away


September 9, 2013
By PEM Magazine

September 9, 2013 – The new Filtair Capture 5 fume extraction system from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. captures fume up to 5 feet away, minimizing the need for welding operators to interact with the extraction arm and increasing arc-on time for greater productivity.

By increasing the fume capture area, the Filtair Capture 5 system improves safety and enhances productivity by decreasing downtime for welders to adjust the fume extraction arm, especially when welding long, continuous welds. 

The Capture 5 fume extraction system features the exclusive ZoneFlow technology, which creates a fume capture area of up to 4 feet wide and 5 feet deep, compared to an average of 18 inches with conventional systems.

The new system can accommodate fume from Stick, Flux-Cored, MIG and TIG welding processes.


Adding to the enhanced fume extraction capabilities of the Capture 5 system are FilTek XL filters that are rated 15 to 16 on a MERV scale. The increased rating ensures that the filter is capable of capturing up to 95 per cent of all weld fume particulates. Common industry filters rank between 7 and 11. per cent of all weld fume particulates.

An automated pulsed cleaning cycle cleans the filter after every shutdown to provide simple, hands-off maintenance operation.

The Capture 5 fume system features an easy-to-operate, balanced extraction arm that provides a full range of motion so a welder can easily adjust it to gain optimal fume capture.

Other features include:
•    Convenient air connection for dry compressed air supply
•    460 VAC, 3-phase receptacle (a 575 VAC receptacle feature will be available by end of 2013)
•    Easy-to-read filter pressure gauge
•    Hinged filter door with locking mechanism for easy access to the filter
•    Sturdy metal cabinet design and lockable swivel casters.