Laguna P|Flux 3hp HEPA Cyclone Dust Collector
The p|flux:3 offers ''smart'' technology, power and a HEPA filter that removes all but the very smallest dust particles. The horizontal chute maximizes airflow and improves the volume of air moved (measured in cubic feet per minute, or CFM), allowing the 3hp, 220v motor to deliver as much as 2,817 CFM. The HEPA filter removes 99.2% of particles down to .4 micron in size, and internal sensors trigger LED indicators when the 46-gal. drum is full and when the filter needs cleaning. Swing-away doors offer easy access to the filter, and the doors are lined with acoustic foam to reduce noise. The unit comes with a high-frequency remote control.
An ingenious lift system raises the drum into position, and a connector on the back of the drum automatically hooks up to a pipe in the cyclone to create low pressure in bottom of the drum; this holds down the plastic bag to prevent its being sucked up into the cone during use. If the p|flux is used without a bag, the system can be shut off. The drum lowers easily onto its wheels for emptying.
- There is an additional $75.00 shipping charge for this item.
- Ships directly from the manufacturer.
- Must be shipped within 48 Contiguous United States.
- Estimated Delivery time: 7-14 business days.
- The carrier will need to know if delivery is to a residential address. There is no additional charge for this.
- The delivery truck will need a lift gate if a loading dock is not available. There is no additional charge for this.
- Items shipped by truck are to be delivered to curbside only.
- 25% restocking fee on all returned merchandise.
- Please call customer service before returning product.
|Manufacturer Part Number||mdcpf32201|
Definitely recommend this machine.
1 year ago
1. From factory, the separation is an issue. This is likely due to the shorter form factor cyclone drum which is a problem with most of this type (in this instance, length does indeed matter). Laguna makes and now ships these with a deflector bar that is installed between the cyclone drum and the collection bin, and that greatly improves the cyclonic air column movement thereby improving separation. One thing that drives me crazy is that people complain about having dust in the filter. YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE DUST IN THE FILTER. That means the filter is doing its job and stopping it from blowing back out into the shop. Now, you shouldn’t have large chips in their, but fine dust: absolutely.
2. Go bagless. The separation on this thing works SOOOOO much better without a bag, because the negative pressure inlet valve has a tendency to get clogged and/or you rely on that collection bin being *perfectly, 100 airtight* for it to work properly. Not an easy scenario to get right, since the user has to build the drum and do the caulking to seal in any leaks. Simply don’t use a bag, take off the inlet valve, and plug the hole with the provided plug. Voila. Night and day difference.
3. For your own sake, STOP REDUCING AT THE COLLECTOR. I know they provide reducer coupling with the unit, but there to my mind there is no single thing that will decrease air movement (CFM) than reducing at the machine. If you have to, reduce to 6” ducting from the collector, and than 4” at your actual machines. You’re going to thank me!
Laguna all in all did not knock this one out of the park. It shouldn’t have left their factory with the obvious (though easily fixed) engineering issues. However, it’s a powerful machine and when these things have been taken into consideration, it’s still the best short column cyclone that I’ve used, and it really can move a lot of air. Suction for days.
The HEPA issue can make for and even worse problem - if the HEPA filter gets loaded up, pressure builds and the rubber bung pops out of the bottom of the HEPA dust basket and turns the whole unit into a 2000 cfm dust cannon. I was in the back of my shop when this happened and it looked like a solid rocket engine test. It's been a day and I am still cleaning my shop from this disaster. This thing has a control unit and sensors - why not shut the unit down instead letting the pressure build to the point that you blast dust everywhere.
There is not point in HEPA filtration if the unit is not able to move air most of the time. Plus, going in and manually cleaning the inside of the filter with a vacuum after every 15min of sanding sort of defeats the purpose, no?
No there is no self cleaning mechanism included. Directions say to blow a out filter once in a while with an air compressor.