New from Wilkinson Star, one the of the UK’s largest independent distributors of Welding and Industrial Equipment, is the F-Tech Fume technology product range of high vacuum fume extraction systems and welding torches.

Welders and operatives can be exposed to welding fumes, grinding dust and oil mist in the working environment. It is therefore obligatory for employers to create safe and healthy working conditions for operatives by reducing these health risks.

The F-Tech Armur is a high vacuum dust extraction system offering a mobile solution to extract dust from manual welding and grinding processes. The Armur unit features a high performance German motor and a choice of 3 mtr suction Armoflex or Armotech cantilever arm and a user friendly digital panel with hour meter, clogged filter alarm. This unit offers E12 99.5% filter efficiency and comes with a 5 year warranty on both 110V and 230 V models.

The F-Tech Pocket is a portable extraction unit designed to extract and filter fumes from welding processes, micro dust, vapours and odours. At only 20kg, it is a robust unit with a practical long handle perfect for site work and those difficult to reach areas. This unit has a 2mtr hose fitted with a plastic extraction nozzle. The Pocket also has a filter efficiency of E12 99.5% and comes with a 2 year warranty.

Additional features include a hourmeter and it is available in 110 and 230 Volt.

The F-Tech Fox is a high vacuum dust extraction system offering a portable solution to extract dust from manual welding and grinding processes.

Offering a 5 year warranty the Fox unit offers automatic cleaning of the filters which are manufactured in Europe and offer a long service life. The robust tandem motors offer pure efficiency in providing a vacuum over 20,000 Pa to extract and filter harmful welding and grinding dust. An auto start/stop unit is also available to reduce noise levels and energy consumption when the unit is not running. The Fox will also run two welding torches simultaneously.

The F-Tech range of fume extraction MIG welding torches are of Swiss manufacture. They offer the user more extraction efficiency at the welding source. Available in 300, 400 and 500A air/water cooled versions in 3, 4 and 5 mtr euro fittings.

Also added to the range are the Down and Draught extraction benches, the heavy duty Armur-Force for manual plasma cutting and grinding dusts. Also new is the F-TECH ICAP; a wall mounted welding fume extraction system with self supporting HD cantilevered 3  mtr arm.

The F-Tech range is available through Wilkinson Star’s extensive distributor network. For further details please contact Wilkinson Star on 0161 728 7900 or visit


Tina Wilkinson-Bell

Telephone 0161 793 8127




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