Chief Introduces New Fume Extractor

April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015—Chief Automotive Technologies announced that it recently introduced a heavy-duty weld fume extractor.

The new Chief fume extractor collects weld fumes at their source, protecting technicians against breathing harmful airborne particulates.

The Chief fume extractor is part of the company’s product line expansion into “fusion” products shops need to properly repair collision-damaged vehicles. In addition to the fume extractor, the fusion group includes a new rivet gun as well as a full line of spot and MIG/MAG welders that had previously been marketed under the Elektron brand.

“Welding and brazing produce toxic fumes that can be harmful to the technician operating the welder or those working nearby,” says Bob Holland, director of collision in North and South America for Chief parent company Vehicle Service Group (VSG). “Continued exposure can lead to illness, lost time and worker’s compensation claims. Some facilities utilize overhead vacuum systems to clean the air, but the new Chief fume extractor offers superior protection by capturing weld fumes before they reach the technician’s breathing zone.”

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