WORKHORSE EX: Air Powered, 9 Gallon

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no power? no problem. Air-powered venturi Vacuum

Workhorse EX Air Powered Series:

  • 150 CFM – 280 CFM options
  • NFPA 652 and 654 Compliant
  • rated for Class I, Div 1,2 (Group B,C,D);Class II Div 1,2 (Group E,F,G)
  • Air powered venturi motor design
    • Designed specifically for combustible dust applications
  • continuous duty operation – run 24/7
  • portable design with 9 gallon dustpan for material collection
  • up to 25’ of hose lengths
  • up to 2″ hose diameter
  • multi-user functionality (run multiple operators for certain applications)
  • very high vacuum pressure ideal for heavy combustible materials

Retired Legacy Names:

  • W155EXFormerly the AV1000EX / FRV100
  • W285EXFormerly the AV2000EX / FRV200

*Specs subject to change without notice


Motor Rating: Required Operating Pressure: Minimum Required CFM: Required Air Line: CFM: H20": Vacuum Inlet Size: Primary Filter Size:
Single Stainless Steel Venturi Motor 71 PSI 65 CFM minimum 0.5" ID 150 CFM 136" H20 2" Inlet with Bronze deflector 13 SQ FT (optional 28 SQ FT)


Motor Rating: Required Operating Pressure: Minimum Required CFM: Required Air Line: CFM: H20": Vacuum Inlet Size: Primary Filter Size:
Dual Stainless Steel Venturi Motor 100 PSI 100 CFM minimum 1" ID 280 CFM 217" H20 2.75" Inlet with bronze deflector 28 SQ FT
Features and Benefits

Workhorse EX Air Powered Vacuum Technology and Benefits:

A)  Superior sound suppression
-Silencer provides EXTREMELY quiet operation

B) Grounding Reel
-Independent 25′ grounding reel as a secondary grounding source

C)  Ruwac Exclusive Stainless Steel Air Venturi Turbine
-Produces more suction using less horsepower
-Requires external air source

D)  Carbon Impregnated “Bulletproof” Oval Composite Housing
-Indestructible, fully conductive and will never dent, crack or rust!

E)  External Filter Cleaning Mechanism
-Clean the filter without disassembling your vacuum. Never come in contact with the dust!

F)  Industry leading MicroClean Filter
-13 or 28 SQ FT – 99% Efficient @ 0.5 Microns – 3 Year Filter Guarantee

G)  Large Vacuum Inlet with Bronze Deflector
-2″ or 2.75″ (depending on model selected below) for collection of large materials

H)  9 Gallon Collection Capacity – Removable Dustpan
-Materials collect into foot actuated Dustpan for easy waste disposal

  • Self certified to the same UL and CSA standards that our electric vacuums are certified to and are categorized under Class I Groups C & D and Class II Groups E, F & G
  • OSHA compliant in accordance to CPL03-00-008
  • Designed especially for combustible dust situations
  • Air-powered venturi motor for applications where electricity is not available
  • Sound-suppressed for quiet operation
  • Durable carbon impregnated compression cast composite housing will never dent or rust — Guaranteed for life!
  • Industry-leading MicroClean filtration is 99% efficient @ 0.5 Microns — 3-year filter life guarantee!
  • Manual filter shaker system allows you to clean the primary filter without having to disassemble your vacuum
  • Easy-to-empty 9 gallon foot-actuated dustpan
  • Optional HEPA Maxx and ULPA filtration for air purification

*Specs subject to change without notice

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