Peoria, Illinois-based BossTek says its new DustBoss Atom has been engineered to provide an unmatched level of mobility and performance, delivering effective dust and particle suppression for new and existing applications.
With a throw of 100 feet (30 meters), the Atom’s adjustable elevation angle and user-defined oscillation allow precise aiming of a powerful dust-capturing mist comprised of millions of droplets per minute in the 50-to-200-microns range, which BossTek says is “proven to be the most efficient size for most project needs.”
The company describes the DustBoss Atom as “a true innovation in mobile dust suppression: a fan-less, self-contained design that incorporates remote control and 4G LTE telematics technologies as standard equipment to deliver an unprecedented combination of suppression and monitoring.”
The compact, diesel-powered unit fits in the back of a pickup truck, so it can be quickly positioned and relocated to address dust-generating activity directly at the source, such as a demolition or mobile crushing site. It also has forklift pockets on the front and back, says the firm.
“After more than 15 years of designing purpose-built dust suppression equipment in a variety of sizes and styles, we found that some companies expressed a desire for a smaller, more maneuverable unit, with a lower price point,” says BossTek vice president of sales Mike Lewis. “This machine is well suited to demolition projects, recycling operations, transfer stations, bulk material processing, ports/shipping applications, quarrying/crushing, biomass handling, concrete curing and even indoor operations where significant air movement may be undesirable.”
The Atom features a 9.1 horsepower Kohler air-cooled engine that meets Tier-IV Final emissions standards and complies with California CARB requirements, according to BossTek. The engine and pump subassembly is secured by four isolation mounts designed to minimize vibration transfer to the frame while the high-impact stainless steel nozzle features a quick disconnect for easy replacement.
“In addition to its compact size, what really sets this unit apart from other designs is the built-in communications features,” says Lewis. “The hand-held remote controls virtually every function, and the telematics provide a web-based platform to monitor status and streamline service and support.”
He continues, “The system tracks engine hours, operating temperature and average run time per day, and provides readouts of suggested maintenance. It can be programmed to monitor machine location via GPS, and can even troubleshoot remotely or ‘geo-fence’ each unit, so it’ll only function within proscribed locations. The telematics are so sophisticated that users can remotely disable machines, if needed.”
BossTek says is DustBoss and OdorBoss product lines help reduce labor costs compared with manual sprays, freeing up personnel for more important tasks. The automated units also use less water than hoses and sprinklers, with some customers realizing payback in less than six months and netting an annual cost savings of more than $50,000, according to the company.