Abrasive Blasting

Abrasive blasting is a common industrial process used to remove surface irregularities on a variety of materials including metals, castings, plastics or composites. The process features a high velocity stream of materials such as sand, steel shot, plastic beads, walnut hulls or grit at a target working material.


Chemical applications entail handling of organic or inorganic raw materials while they undergo chemical conversion or processing into finished products. Some of the more common chemical processes include weighing, batching, blending, mixing (mulling), drying, sizing, screening and packaging.

CNC Machining

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining is a process where computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs are utilized to control the steps and functions of machine tool centers. CNC equipment provides many manufacturing advantages including improvement of component quality and work center efficiency. CNC-based equipment is applied in a broad range of industries and processes and is particularly common on the machining processes involving metals, plastics, composites or other base materials.

Cold Heading

Cold heading, or cold forming, is an industrial process that serves as the primary method for manufacturing metal threaded fittings and fasteners. The process involves high speed forging where feedstock (coiled wire) at room temperature is precisely sheared to length then moved through progressive tool and die cavities to displace and shape the working metal into the desired component. The process can be used to increase or decrease feedstock length and diameters as well as remove small amounts of material by trimming or piercing. All operations are performed in a continuous process.

Die Casting

Die casting is a metal casting process where molten metal is forced under high pressure into a mold cavity which has been machined into the desired shape. Most die casting is limited to low melting point, non-ferrous metals; specifically zinc, copper, aluminum, magnesium, lead, pewter and tin-based alloys. Diversified Equipment of the Carolinas offers a full line of fume extraction and mist collection equipment that can be utilized to safely control die casting mist, smoke and fumes.

Food Processing

The food processing industry includes a broad range of applications including grain handling, baking, coffee roasting, fermentation, fish-meat-poultry processing, cooking and many others. Many processes within these applications generate contaminant byproducts that require air pollution control measures.


Metalworking is a general application that includes industrial processes such as dry metal grinding, buffing / polishing and other related processes which add value to metal components. Contaminants generated from metal grinding may consist of surface coatings present on the component, the base material being worked and the abrasives or materials from the tool.


Manufacturing of pharmaceutical products such as drugs, vitamins, minerals or herbs involves a broad range of processes with the potential to generate harmful dust. Contaminants from pharmaceutical processes are generally very fine, dry, light particulate that becomes airborne with little air movement. Contaminant is generated while the product is being conveyed or loaded with the displaced volume carrying the dust allowing it to become airborne.

Plasma & Laser Cutting

There are several types of thermal cutting processes typically used in the market today to cut steel and other metals of different thicknesses (or sometimes other materials). The fume generation rates from thermal metal cutting will vary with the process parameters such as cut rates, total cutting time and material thickness. Additionally the cutting consumables, surface coatings, base metals or any other contaminants present within the atmosphere will also be part of the fume make-up.

Plastics Processing

Plastics processing covers a broad range of operations. Contaminants from plastic processing applications can produce wet mists and fumes from extrusion and molding processes as well as dry contaminants on machining applications.

Powder Paint

Powder painting is a material coating process, where dry, free-flowing powders are applied to a target electrostatically and then cured with heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin". Contaminants from powder painting processes range from medium to light, fine particulates and fumes.

Thermal Metal Spraying

Thermal metal spraying, also referred to as thermal spray or metalizing, is a process where molten or semi-molten materials are propelled towards a substrate and deposited on the surface to create a coating that enhances the substrate's properties or characteristics. The contaminant or fume generated varies by the process and the consumed materials. Particle size can range from over 50 µm to well below 1 µm with high dust and fume generation rates.


Welding is a fabrication process that joins common materials such as steel, stainless steel, aluminum and others by melting the base material and adding a filler material to form a pool of molten material (the weld pool) that cools to become a strong joint. The fume and by-products generated during welding processes are small in size, with over 90% being less than 1.0 µm, making the fume challenging to capture and more hazardous to exposed workers.


Woodworking describes a broad range of applications that generate dust from processing wood material, such as planing, sawing, routing, milling, sanding and turning. Contaminant characteristics of wood dust vary greatly depending upon the composition and species of the material and the process creating the dust.

Custom Applications

Demanding work environments and challenging processes require the best technology solution. At Diversified Equipment of the Carolinas Inc., we understand that industrial dust collection and mist collection equipment is not a one-size fits all solution. We work closely with you to gain an understanding of your unique process, application or facility needs then we design, engineer and fabricate the ideal configured system to meet your requirements.
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