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We won’t recommend a vacuum system without knowing the application, the amount of use within the application and who will be using the vacuum system.


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Since 1985, Ruwac Industrial Vacuums has been manufacturing portable, explosion proof, central, silo and specialty industrial vacuum cleaner systems. Ruwac’s industrial vacuum cleaners are known for their reliability, innovative design and superb, industry-leading filtration. Whether it be a general housekeeping application, point of source extraction or safeguarding your workspace from combustible dust, let Ruwac be your solution for your industrial vacuum cleaner requirements. No matter how many vacuum cleaners have failed you, we guarantee that our state of the art MicroClean filtration (with optional HEPA on most systems) will return only clean air to the workplace, creating a true dust free environment!




The Red Line Series Portable VacuumsThe Red Line Series Portable Vacuums SINGLE PHASE | INTERMITTENT DUTYSuperior filtration combined with unparalleled performance, Ruwac’s Red Line Series offers the best and most versatile single phase intermittent duty portable vacuum cleaner for fine dust collection.

  • Powerful filtration in a mobile, portable design
  • Fully grounded to protect against static build-up
  • Ideal for general housekeeping and point of source extraction
  • 112 – 640 CFM



Workhorse SeriesWorkhorse Series Portable Vacuums SINGLE AND THREE PHASE | CONTINUOUS DUTYContinuous duty industrial vacuum cleaners, Ruwac’s Workhouse Series are equipped with single or three phase motors and static dissipating carbon impregnated housing.

  • Ideal for point of source extraction, removal of explosive materials and general shop maintenance
  • Ultra rugged design for continuous duty operation
  • Fully grounded and sealed to protect against static build-up
  • Available in Explosion Proof models
  • 135 – 300 CFM



Powerhouse SeriesPowerhouse Series Portable Vacuums THREE PHASE | CONTINUOUS DUTYDesigned with more power and filtration than any other Ruwac portable vacuum cleaner, the Powerhouse Series includes durable, three-phase continuous duty motors and are designed for use against the toughest applications.

  • Ideal for multiple users, longer hoses and cleaning up larger particles
  • Continuous duty operation with increased suction and filtration while using less horse power
  • Heavy-duty, compact portable design that is fully grounded and sealed to protect against static build-up
  • 310 – 850 CFM



Alternative Power SeriesAlternative Power Series Portable Vacuums ALTERNATIVE POWER | CONTINUOUS DUTYNo power? No problem? Ruwac’s Alternative Power Series are rugged portable industrial vacuum cleaners featuring alternative energy powered motors ready to be used remotely without an electrical source.

  • Continuous duty operation free of power cords or for when electricity is not an option
  • Available with compressed air, battery, gasoline and propane-powered motors
  • Great for remote usage
  • 150 – 630 CFM



SumpPro SeriesSumpPro Series Portable Vacuums SINGLE PHASE | CONTINUOUS DUTY | WET / SUMP
Wet collection is made hassle-free with Ruwac’s SumpPro Series. These industrial sump and slurry wet vacuum cleaners collect and pump at the same time, allowing for continuous duty clean-up.

  • Simultaneous pump and vacuum capability
  • Continuous duty operation
  • Dent and rust-free compression cast housing
  • 112 – 200 CFM


Industrial Vacuums and Immersion Separators

Ruwac recognizes the seriousness of the potential deadly hazard found in combustible dust or conductive metals, and offers a complete line of explosion proof vacuum systems ETL Certified to UL and CSA standards for Class I, Div 1, 2, Group D and Class II, Div 1, 2, Group F & G and ATEX Zone 22 compliant. Featuring fully grounded, static dissipating designs that are guaranteed to be spark-free, our explosion proof vacuum cleaners are made in the USA from the highest quality materials and can be custom fit to your needs.Ruwac also offers the only series of vacuum-powered immersion separators available on the market that can be used to collect combustible dust or conductive metals in instances where an ignition source may be present. All of our immersion separators meet OSHA and NFPA regulations for combustible dust removal, and are also available in non-vacuum-powered models.

There are different kinds of dust so it is important to recognize what type of dust is found in your facility and whether it is listed as a combustible dust by OSHA.Some require more serious management than others. For a complete list of those materials, click on the poster provided by OSHA to the right.

Click for OSHA’s Combustible Dust List



Portable Electric Explosion Proof Vacuum line

Electric Explosion Proof Vacuums

Whether doing light general housekeeping in your plant or heavy pickup in and around production equipment and storage areas, the exceptional cleaning power, durability and safety of Ruwac’s FRV Series portable electric explosion proof vacuum cleaners have made it the vacuum of choice for combustible dust everywhere. Manufactured in the USA under strict quality control in our ISO 9001 registered plant, Ruwac’s electric explosion proof vacuums are intrinsically safe with all parts and components fully grounded, static dissipating and guaranteed to be spark-free. Every one of our electric explosion proof vacuums are certified to Class I, Division 1 & 2, Group D and Class II, Division 1 & 2, Groups F & G requirements and ATEX Zone 22 compliant for use in hazardous locations. Electric models are ETL third party certified to UL and CSA standards.

Portable Pneumatic Explosion Proof Vacuum line

Pneumatic Explosion Proof Vacuums

The FRV Series by Ruwac also includes portable pneumatic explosion proof vacuum cleaners designed especially for combustible dust and hazardous locations. While there are no certification standards for pneumatic explosion proof vacuums, Ruwac’s FRV series vacuums are self-certified to UL, CSA and ATEX standards that apply for electric machines (with the only difference in construction being the replacement of the electric explosion proof vacuum motor and switch with our stainless steel venturi.) Our air powered explosion proof vacuums are the safest alternative power explosion proof vacuum cleaner for use in Class I and Class II environments.


Explosion Proof Immersion Separators


Ruwac’s NA Series portable immersion separation systems and wet vacuums are designed to safely collect conductive metals, explosive or impact sensitive materials or glowing media. With 100% of the intake air being completely submerged in liquids, the chance of an outside ignition source entering the vacuum is safely ruled out. All of our NA Series immersion separators meet OSHA and NFPA regulations for combustible dust removal located inside Class II, Group E enivironments. Some materials that may require an immersion separator include but are not limited to: aluminum, magnesium, titanium, zirconimum, lithium, sodium azide, glowing embers, TNT, High explosives, impact sensitive dusts, etc.


Explosion Proof Vacuum Central Systems


Ruwac designs and builds custom explosion proof vacuum central systems based on your needs and application. Single or multi-user, single or multi-stage and multi-purpose workstations are designed to utilize up to 250 horse power with a variety of filtration and containment options. Components are available from 2” to 12” in diameter to meet any application while our stainless steel tubing is available in wall thicknesses of 11 – 20 gauge. We match cloth to air ratios to reduce premature filter clogging and provide explosion venting and suppression systems. Whatever your application, we will work with you to provide a cost effective solution to your vacuuming needs.



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