Welcome to a new member of the AirSys Team!

posted Feb 19, 2014, 10:48 AM by Ernest McCutcheon   [ updated May 18, 2016, 9:36 AM ]

AirSys Tech Inc. would like to welcome Russ Parker P.Eng. to our team. 

Russ has extensive experience working as a professional engineer. With AirSys Russ will be taking care of our Manitoba operations focused on growing the business, while keeping an eye on any opportunity where AirSys can offer solutions. We are very excited that Russ has decided to come aboard and we look forward to working with him.

To contact Russ please call AirSys at 204.771-6265 or you can email him at

GEAPS Canadian Prairies Regional Tradeshow 2014

posted Jan 14, 2014, 2:35 PM by Ernest McCutcheon

AirSys had the pleasure to have a booth at this years GEAPS Canadian Prairies Regional Trade Show in Winnipeg on January 9th.

The show was a great success with lots of attendees.

This year Earnie gave a presentation on on Combustible Dust (past presentations can be found in our Resources section).  VAC-U-MAX sent a portable air operated industrial vacuum which became a source of interest thanks to the excellent presentation by Earnie

Airlanco also sent a display unit of a pulse jet dust collector which helped show people some of the great products we can provide.

AirSys Tradeshow Booth 2014

AirSys would like to thank all those who stopped by our booth and the organizers for putting on another great show.

Special thanks to all our suppliers who sent us equipment, literature and giveaways for our booth.

Earnie speaking on Combustible Dust at GEAPS Canadian Prairies 2014 Expo

posted Jan 7, 2014, 7:07 PM by Ernest McCutcheon   [ updated Jan 7, 2014, 7:09 PM ]

E.S. (Earnie) McCutcheon will be speaking at the GEAPS Canadian Prairie Region 2014 Expo on Combustible Dust.

Earnie has more than 35 years of engineering experience. The majority of that time has spent specializing in industrial ventilation and material handling. He has worked with clients throughout Canada and the US. He has spent time in both the engineering offices and the plants of many of the grain handlers in Western Canada. His handy work can often be seen from the highways across the prairies..

Earnie and AirSys Tech Inc. have put together a group of product lines to deal with the ventilation, dust and material handling needs of todays grain handlers. This means with Earnie's experience and the knowledge base of the best equipment manufacturers in the world the amount of information available is unequaled.

Come see us in Winnipeg on Thursday at the GEAPS Canadian Prairie Region 2014 Expo. 

To check out the slideshow for his presentation please see our resources section or click below.

AirSys Tech Inc. New Line Card

posted Jan 6, 2014, 7:24 PM by Ernest McCutcheon

Check out AirSys Tech's new product line card. Here you can find a complete list of the air filtration, material handling and ventilation products we represent.

Best of Luck in 2014

posted Dec 31, 2013, 11:00 AM by Ernest McCutcheon

AirSys Tech Inc. would like to take the opportunity to wish its Employees, Suppliers and Customers a Happy New Year and Best of Luck in 2014. 

We hope that 2013 was successful and that 2014 will be even better.

Thank you for your business and support.

New York Blower's (NYB) ever expanding product line...

posted Dec 2, 2013, 9:30 AM by Ernest McCutcheon

Over the last couple of years The New York Blower Company has worked hard to respond to customer needs by expanding an already large product line. 

Some of the major additions to NYB's line of fans include:
This high capacity  product utilizes a high efficiency, backward curved wheel to achieve flows to 300,000 CFM and pressures to 40". It is positioned to continue on where the AF Fan line leaves off extending nyb's high capacity fan lines volumetric airflow capability. BC Fans are designed around four static pressure points; the BC 15 and 20 utilize a wheel design with no center blade reinforcements while the BC 30 and 40 each use unique reinforcement designs to achieve required speeds.

HPBC fans are designed for clean-air applications, but are capable of handling moist or light particulate-laden airstreams. Air-handling efficiencies of the HPBC fans are higher than common radial fans and, therefore, offer lower noise levels.

The new fans are ideally suited for a wide range of clean-air applications requiring a tight footprint. Typical uses include pneumatic conveying, product drying, product cooling, supply air and exhaust on the clean-air side of dust collection systems.

All these products make NYB the first and best choice for all your air movement needs.

For more information please feel free to contact us.

Great article on "Choosing the Right Cartridge Filter"

posted Nov 20, 2013, 1:57 PM by Ernest McCutcheon   [ updated Nov 20, 2013, 1:59 PM ]

Recently Travis Hayman and Joe Topmiller of United Air Specialists, Inc. (UAS) wrote an excellent article on choosing the right filter cartridge for "Powder and Bulk Engineering Magazine".

This is a great article that discusses many of the questions people have regarding filters.

Things like:
How pressure drop effects media life and energy costs.
How a media handles dust loading.
How media efficiency is measured.
Common types of filter cartridges and much more. 

Take a look at the article its well worth the read.

For more information about replacement cartridges or dust collection contact AirSys Tech Inc.

Also check out the Resources section for more information and tools.

Air Powered Combustible Dust Vacuums More Economical and More Powerful than Electric Counterparts

posted Nov 18, 2013, 7:29 AM by Ernest McCutcheon

Compressed air vacs have significantly lower upfront cost and lower yearly maintenance costs that quickly surpass the expense of compressed air production.

There is a prevailing perception in the industrial world, attributable to the higher costs associated with producing compressed air, that air powered explosion proof vacuums cost more to operate. According to David Kennedy, General Manager of VAC-U-MAX’s vacuum cleaning division, “that’s just a myth. Air Powered Class II Div 2 vacuums have lower operating costs over time, he says.” 

VAC-U-MAX, that manufactures both air powered and electric combustible dust vacuums, invented the world’s first vacuum cleaner for operation on compressed air in 1954. Its proprietary variable orifice venturi allows operation with the lowest air consumption in the market. 

Initial cost investment is one, if not the greatest, consideration when purchasing a piece of equipment. However, when it comes to air powered combustible dust vacuums that can cost around $4500 compared to significantly higher costs of electrical units that range between $8-10,000, initial cost is commonly overlooked. The reasoning behind this is the trend to be as efficient as possible running an air compressor due to cost. However, when comparing overall operating costs of compressed air vacs vs. electric vacuums for use in Class II div 2 areas, compressed air industrial vacuum cleaners are far more economical over time. 

Perhaps the myth stems from the fact that cheaper air powered industrial vacuum cleaners for use in Class II Div 2 areas that cost around $1800 do use significantly more compressed air than higher quality air powered combustible dust vacuums that cost around $4500. “It’s like trying to compare a quality tool to a tool you get at a 99 cents store,” says Kennedy. For instance, VAC-U-MAX’s air powered explosion proof vacuums use 35 CFM at 60 PSI where cheaper brands use 100 CFM at 90 PSI. This translates to a difference in yearly compressed air cost between brands, based on a conservative 10 hours of use per week at $.50 per 1000 CFM, of $546 per year for the VAC-U-MAX brand and $1560 per year for the cheaper brand—an annual cost savings of $1014. Yearly Maintenance Beyond the lower initial investment cost between the air powered and electric Class II Div 2 vacuums, air powered vacuums also have lower annual maintenance costs. Electric motors that are classified for use in Class II Div 2 areas use carbon brushes that wear out over time, needing replacement between 750 and 1200 hours of operation. Replacing motors that are certified for Class II Div 2 areas can cost upwards of $3000 per year; whereas air powered units that have no moving parts and generate no heat during operation need no replacement. Furthermore, VAC-U-MAX’s proprietary venturi’s carry a lifetime warranty—equating to zero cost. Other items to be considered in yearly costs are filters. Choosing Class II Div 2 industrial vacuum cleaners equipped with reusable washable filters further reduces yearly costs of disposable filters by a minimum of $1000. When equipped with a manual pulse filter system, operator exposure is reduced and maintenance time eliminated. 

For more information about industrial combustible dust vacuums or to learn about VAC-U-MAX pneumatic conveying systems, visit their website

*Article reposted from VAC-U-MAX Website

GEAPS Canadian Prairie Chapter EXPO 2014

posted Nov 7, 2013, 9:41 AM by Ernest McCutcheon

AirSys is pleased to be attending the GEAPS Canadian Prairie Chapter Expo 2014 (January 8 & 9 2014) at the Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Ave. Winnipeg. AirSys will be in Booths 1 & 2 right inside the door. Please come and check out the booth!

VAC-U-MAX Pneumatic Conveying Representation

posted Oct 26, 2013, 10:15 AM by Ernest McCutcheon

AirSys Tech Inc. is pleased to announce that it is now representing VAC-U-MAX Pneumatic Conveying Products.

VAC-U-MAX is a premier manufacturer of custom pneumatic conveying systems and support equipment for conveying, vacuum conveying, batching, and weighing materials. With a VAC-U-MAX pneumatic conveying system on site, your company's product can move gently and quickly from point to point, with nothing in the way to impede the efficiency of its movement.

1-10 of 17