The Changing America

The WW II generation is almost gone from this planet and the Vietnam era baby boomers are now retiring. The WW II generation was mostly responsible for the age of manufacturing in the US and the baby boomers brought the age of technology to the world. For the most part, manufacturing has been transferred to other countries and technology in all its forms is now the booming industry in America. Throw in the new age of AI and you begin to see an emergence of the new America. 

With the ability for many young people to make a living using digital technology, whether from an office of their home, there is little incentive to get into the trades or any type of manual labor, including the service sector. As a result, you are seeing a major shift from the older, more traditional work for a company for 40 years to work for 20 companies for 40 years, including working for themselves.

This shift is creating employment challenges for retail, the service sector and the trades. It is, in fact, the reason you are seeing so many restaurants go out of business and many retail store chains are either consolidating or shutting down, to the chagrin of the older generation. This transition has not yet hit its stride. By 2030, the industrial revolution as we know it will be replaced by Robotics, AI, Additive Manufacturing, working from home and a shift to fewer or no children in marriages. 

Pure Air Systems was founded in 1985 and is now one of three companies in the world that produces high end, commercial grade, fan powered HEPA based filtration systems. Initially, the first systems used the older, induction motors and then progressed to the Variable speed drive motors and now the new programmable VS motors. The use of analog controls have been replaced with digital controllers producing systems that can be matted to computer controlled operations.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems, please go to our website at:  http://www.pureairsystems.com    or call us on our toll free number at; 800-869-8025.

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600 HS PLUS – Split Housing Design

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The High Cost of Better Components

Everyone is seeing higher costs for most manufactured products from cars down to folding tables. There are a number of reasons for this major increase. First, labor costs have gone up, and even though many companies are now using robots and advanced machinery, labor has increased by 10% to 20% in many operations. Secondly, getting parts from other sources has become more expensive due to two major changes, an increase is shipping costs and higher materials cost on the end of the manufacturer. 

Lack of manufacturing in the US has also created higher costs due to limited competition. In many instances, identical parts that were made by 10 to 30 different companies are now only made in 1 to 4 companies and they are suffering from lack of experienced labor. With fewer young people going into any form of manufacturing the supply of all types of parts will be limited to the overseas manufacturers and they can charge whatever the market will bare.

Pure Air Systems has been manufacturing commercial grade, fan-powered HEPA and Carbon base air filtration systems since 1985. These metal framed units incorporate large blowers, variable speed motors and high end HEPA filters. Like other manufacturers here in the US, the prices of all the components that make up the Hepa Shield systems have increased dramatically since the inception of the company. It has been, however, Pure Air Systems goal to continue to provide quality components and maintain their reputation for performance even if they have to raise prices to cover the increased costs. 

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems please go to our website at: http://www.pureairsystems.com   or call us on our toll-free number at:  800-869-8025.

600HS/600HS Plus Series H14 HEPA Filter
600HS/600HS Plus Series H14 HEPA Filter

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Using AI To Improve Design Efficiency

Artificial Intelligence is now mainstream and the use of this technology has reached global proportions. Companies, research centers, Universities, military establishments, social media operations, financial institutions, etc, have all incorporated various versions of AI into their day-to-day operations. And, they are all seeing the benefits in the use of AI. In fact, most companies are new facing an up-hill battle in the area of advanced technologies if they have not incorporated AI into their mainstream operations.

Companies such as Tesla, SpaceX, Boeing, NASA, Airbus, GM, Ford and other major manufacturers are seeing huge benefits in equipment design and enhanced processes never before achieved using the old add-on technology process. The quantum leaps in Bio Chemical science are a result of using AI which have now altered the way certain drugs are now being modified for use in more applications with better results.

The Chinese have been using this technology to try to compete with SpaceX to offer reusable rockets for less expensive launches of their satellites. The European countries are now using AI in almost every aspect of their business economy and especially with their continued efforts in the reduction of green house gases.

Pure Air Systems offers a complete line of HEPA and Carbon based fan-powered, air filtration systems for the commercial, industrial, institutional and medical markets. Our website is: http://www.pureairsystems.com  or you can call us on our toll-free number at:  800-869-8025.

600 HS PLUS Plus Diagram - Components with Descriptions
600 HS PLUS – Split Housing Design

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The Reason For The Decline In US Manufacturing

In 2006, almost all of the US based companies that made the majority of the components used in the line of Pure Air Systems fan powered, HEPA based air filtration systems, closed up their R&D and Manufacturing centers and moved them overseas. Many went to China. They only left the sales and management operations in the US. There are a number reasons for this departure.

China and other countries in the far east started to compete with US manufactured goods and they were less expensive and just as good as those made here. Since most of the larger manufacturing companies are publicly held their shareholders were concerned that trying to compete head-to-head on price was not feasible and they did not want to lose any of their profit margins. Secondly, it is very, very, very expensive to build and operate a manufacturing operation. It requires a lot of equipment and experienced, well-trained technicians and engineers. Over the years those people entering the engineering field of study dropped off precipitously. So they decided to minimize their losses and have their products made overseas.

Over time the public came to accept products made in China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, etc. and the advent of Amazon changed the way everyone purchased everything without caring about the manufacturing origin. This coupled with the fact that the new generation of workers are primarily involved in the digital world and have little or no interest in working with their hands and see no future in that arena. Their future belongs to AI, Additive Manufacturing, Robotics and VR and AR technologies.

Pure Air Systems has been manufacturing commercial grade, high performance HEPA based air filtration systems since 1985 and now one of only three companies in the world that currently manufacture this type of equipment. 

For more information regarding the complete line of PAS systems please go to our website at: http://www.pureairsystems.com   or call us on our toll-free number at:  800-869-8025.

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Getting Ahead Using New Technology

The manufacturing world is awash with new concepts and techniques. The use of AI along with Additive Manufacturing and Robotics have enabled many start-ups and small product development companies to offer better products that meet or exceed the expectations of their current customer base.

The use of AI in every aspect of their company structure, from marketing to customer support and product enhancement have created a need, in many cases, for a different breed of employee. In many cases their current base of employees don’t have the expertise to use many of these new concepts. Also, the addition of  VR and AR technologies are providing for collaboration with experts outside their own company to speed up the development of new products and get them into the market faster. The world of technology is now moving at light speed.

Many companies that use CNC machines for making steel parts have additive 3D printers or Additive Manufacturing  do both prototyping and in many cases actual manufacturing in lieu of their CNC machines. This affords faster design changes and the ability to make products that can’t be made using CNC operations.

Pure Air Systems is a manufacturer of high end, commercial grade, fan powered HEPA air filtration systems for both the residential, commercial, industrial and institutional markets. They have been in business since 1985 and were one of the first companies in the US to incorporate ECM motors into all of their systems. They now offer systems with complete digital and computer controlled motors to handle every type of air filtration application.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems please go to our website at: http://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at:  800-869-8025.

600 HS Diagram - Split Housing Design
600 HS – Split Housing Design

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Filtered Air Makes for Better Manufacturing

Manufacturing in many cases requires large pieces of equipment that may generate large amounts of particulate during their operation. This is especially true for milling, grinding and cutting machinery. While many of these systems may have some general duty dust collection equipment, fine, airborne particulate may float in the air and land on the various parts and other equipment located in the manufacturing operation.

Fine metal, plastic or wood particles that are sub-micron in size ( not visible to the naked eye ) can get inside areas of a part like threads, gasketed connections, glass layers or liquid containers prior to being filled. Over time these particles will affect the quality and potential performance of the part or parts that are being manufactured.

Pure Air Systems, a manufacturer of commercial grade HEPA based air filtration systems, has been installing their fan powered multi-stage equipment in commercial and institutional facilities since 1985. These fan powered units can be used in either as stand-alone units or configured to attach to existing HVAC units. 

The PAS systems can move up to 2,000 CFM and can be ducted to a hood that is located either over the manufacturing process or using close capture hooding for best reduction/removal of the small sub-micron airborne particulate. Over the past 37 years PAS has installed many of these systems in similar applications with the end result being a greater production rate with fewer rejects and part returns.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based air filters please go to our website at: http://www.pureairsystems.com   or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

Multi Configuration HEPA Systems

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Covid-19 Cases Rising

You can either put you head in the proverbial sand like the Ostrich and believe this is not a problem or grasp the real issue of this virus being around forever and changing and adapting to the new vaccines that are currently on the market. Too many people use other methods of gathering data, especially social media, on health care issues rather than from their medical professionals. This never ceases to amaze me.

Viruses are extremely small and very light and can travel up to 20 feet or more when expelled from a human mouth. While we realize many of the face masks are not capable of removing all of the viruses, they are a great barrier non the less. 

The use of air filters in your home or office are minimally capable of removing very little of the airborne viruses. The only air filters that can do that are HEPA filters and those are normally used in hospitals, surgery rooms and chip manufacturing. However, there is a company that has been around for over 37 years that makes a HEPA air filtration system that can be attached to any HVAC ducted residential system and even used as a stand-alone unit. 

Pure Air Systems has been making commercial grade HEPA and Carbon based air filtration units since 1985. These units range in air flow capacity from 50 CFM up to 2,000 CFM and come in seven different configurations. Over the past 37 years these units have been used in a wide range of air  filtration applications around the world. Pure Air Systems is now one of only 3 companies in the world that make this type of fan powered, HEPA based air filtration system.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems please go to our website at:  http://www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number.  800-869-8025.Three Stage FIltration - Prefilter, Carbon, HEPA

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Why HEPA Filters Are Still Best Choice For Airborne Contaminant Removal

HEPA filters are the best method of removing sub-micron airborne contaminants including, viruses, bacteria, dust particles and airborne allergens ( mold, pollen, etc.).

One of the challenges of using HEPA filters in a residential application is how the HEPA filter is installed to best gather the greatest amount of airborne particles from all rooms of the home. Most air filters in residential HVAC systems are either placed in the air returns for each room or one largepr filter is placed at the return air inlet of the main HVAC fan unit. 

Since HEPA filters have a much higher resistance to air flow than standard duty air filters, they need to be placed in a cabinet that includes its own blower/motor section to assist the air flow through the HVAC system so there is no disruption to the air flow from the HVAC unit. 

Pure Air Systems developed a HEPA filtration system that incorporated its own blower/motor unit along with a true commercial grade HEPA filter, prefilter and carbon media filter. This metal framed housing unit could be attached to the return air side of the HVAC system in what is called a “partial pass” concept. In essence, the HEPA system would pull anywhere from 600 CFM up to 2000 CFM of the return air ( the later used mostly in commercial systems) and then return it back into the HVAC system on the supply side. In this manner the HEPA system would clean all the air in the house after the 3rd or 4th pass. Or, approximately 30 to 50 times  day, depending on how often the HVAC fan system runs.

The PAS units all utililze the newer variable speed drive, digitially controlled motors that can be programmed to operate in sync with any HVAC system.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon systems please go to our website at: http://www.pureairsystems.com   or call us on our toll-free number at:  800-869-8025.

Typical Air Flow Diagram
Partial By-Pass System

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Using Carbon For Gaseous Pollutants

Removing odors and gaseous pollutants from any environment is much difficult than removing airborne particulate. There are a number of air filter types that can easily remove airborne dust, but the removal of airborne odors and gases requires some very specific materials that can effectively adsorb these organic or inorganic molecules.

The most common material used to remove odors is activated carbon ( charcoal) which comes in a number of sizes. The most common is cocoanut shell carbon that is usually around 1/4″ in size and is often enclosed in a mesh type material or sometimes in a fine opening screen container. Carbon can be used in both air and water for the extraction of gaseous pollutants, making it one of the more popular materials on the market.

When cocoanut shells are placed in a high temperature oven under pressure it expands the surface area of the material and then makes it into a carbon material. The expansion to the shell gives the material a very high surface area and the ability to adsorb up to 100 times its own weight in gaseous pollutants. This means that a small amount of carbon material can remove a large amount of the odors and last a long period of time. 

Pure Air Systems has been manufacturing HEPA and Carbon based, fan powered, commercial grade air filter systems since 1985. The various systems available from PAS include carbon media as a standard part of the filtration unit along with a prefilter an HEPA filter. In cases where a customer only has an odor or gaseous pollutant issue, Pure Air Systems can remove the HEPA filter and replace it with an all carbon bed of material. Depending upon the odor challenge, the systems can hold from as little as 8 lbs of carbon up to 60 lbs of carbon material. And the air flow capacity of the systems range from 50 CFM to 2000 CFM.

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon air filter systems please go to our website at: http://www.pureairsystems.com or call us on our toll-free number at:  8-869-8025.

Model 2000 HS with HEPA and Carbon

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The Price You Pay For Performance

Amazon and other online stores have created a scenario where people look at items that seem to be similar with various pricing. This has led people to believe that all products are similar and price becomes the deciding factor. For the manufacturers of these products it is difficult to up sell the their products. People will typically go to the best priced selection and read some reviews then make their choice. It is for this reason that many of the companies that make high-end products or products with proven superior performance elect not to market their products on Amazon and other similar online websites. They, instead, market them on their own websites.

So, for the astute buyer, often times you are better served to purchase the products from your selected company product website. They may charge a little more and often don’t offer free shipping, but their products are usually far superior and will last and perform better than many of those lesser expensive copies from your favorite online store.

Pure Air Systems has been offering their products online since 1990. Their commercial grade, fan-powered HEPA air filtration systems are some of the best in the world. With an average operating time of 15 to 20 years, these made in the US systems perform as advertised and the service from PAS is second to none.

For more information on the complete line of air filtrations please go to our website at:   http:/www.pureairsystems.com  or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

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