Bigneat adds Chemcap Easyglide to its ductless fume cabinets range

Published: 3-Feb-2014

The sash door model places emphasis on operator comfort and safety

Bigneat, a global supplier of ductless fume hoods and cabinets is offering a new design of the Chemcap ductless fume cabinet.The Waterlooville, Hampshire, UK-based company has introduced a sash door model that places the emphasis on operator comfort and safety. By incorporating a simple sliding sash at the front, Bigneat has modified a popular design to make it easier to use. This, coupled with unrivalled filtration technology, makes the new Chemcap Easyglide cabinet an invaluable addition to the laboratory, the firm says.

Bigneat recently manufactured and supplied the first of its new Chemcap Easyglide cabinets to Butterworth Laboratories. According to Kevin Sweeney, Butterworth’s Facilities Manager and Health & Safety Officer: ‘The sash system affords greater protection of the breathing zone and our analysts are now able to see the spray droplets being drawn away from the sash and into the filters.’ He added that the sash door also enables analysts to access the cabinet easily, which helps the installation of equipment and provides easy access for cleaning.

The Easyglide cabinet also includes an on-board sensor to remind the operator to lower the sash to its working position, thus ensuring a safer laboratory environment.

As with all the cabinets designs within the Chemcap range, the new Easyglide model has been extensively tested. It benefits from design improvements established in recent developments so that more of the carbon media within the carbon filter is utilised. This has resulted in an improvement of 20% in the filter retention of potentially hazardous toxic chemicals.

The range also features an easy-to-use touch-button on/off control panel with incorporated service due indicator and audible low airflow alarm.

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