Portable Pneumatic Abrasive Recovery System

The Airvac with Cyclone Separator is a a cost effective, efficient, compact and portable pneumatic abrasive recovery system, which recovers abrasive for recycling.


This unit utilizes the Airvac as the prime mover and will produce excellent vacuum when connected to an air supply of 250 CFM @ 100 PSI. At these levels, 5-6 tons (per hour) recovery rates may be achieved. With just two units, including a hopper/cyclone and a dust collector, the system is flexible, rugged and easy to use, with equal performance to larger, more expensive machines.

The abrasive recovery system is capable of recovering solids up to 2” in diameter from distances over 300'. Maintenance requirements and operator intervention are kept at a minimum, as the Airvac has only one moving part. With no electrical power requirements, there is no risk of fire or explosion, which is particularly important in flammable areas.

All material is recovered through the gulper suction head and is drawn through the rubber lined hose into the cyclone separator. The vortex created separates the very fine dusts from the heavier particles which fall, under gravity, into the hopper.

A dump valve on the hopper is operated by an adjustable timer which may be set to meet the required the rate of recovery. All dust travels along the flexible intermediate hose to the filter box where the 18 filter socks collect the dust as the airstream passes through. Clean air is discharged through the JetPump each time the machine stops by reverse pulsing into the dust compartment situated at the bottom of the filter box.


Technical Specifications


  • Power Source: 250 to 750CFM of compressed air @ minimum 100PSI
  • Suction Hose: 2 1/2 “ (ID)
  • Recovery Rate: 2-6 ton per hour of expendable abrasive
  • Weight: 1,300 lbs
  • Filtration: Cyclonic primary filter with an 18 sock polyester needle felt dust collection system