182 N Port Road, Unit 3
Port Perry, Ontario L9L 0B7
App Support: 1-888-512-7173
Office: (905) 831-7001 / (888) 862-5356
Fax: (905) 831-7443 / (866) 885-1583
E-Mail: sales@lev-co.com
Animated diagram for Wall/Floor Mounted Filters
Wall/Floor Mounted Filters
1. What is it?

Our Single or Dual Work-Stations Filter Units are standalone or suspended systems with integrated blower and filtration. These units are designed for air recirculation as opposed to standard fume extraction, allowing for a more efficient air purification solution. 

Available in several different designs:

  • Ceiling mounted
  • Wall mounted
  • Standalone
  • Portable/maneuverable
2. Suitable Applications?

Single or Dual Work-Station Filter Units such as these are ideal for 'cell based' manufacturing and work stations. Most of these solutions are based upon self-cleaning filter cleaning systems to reduce filter costs. Water-based systems are also available for certain explosive and flammable applications. 

Here is a list of applicable processes:

3. Will it Make my Workspace Safer?

Yes, but only when systems are configured, installed, and maintained for the correct use application. The filter selection is paramount to ensuring the reliability, effectiveness, and safety of the unit you use. Lev-Co uses three procedures to determine the design and installation of our filter units. These three procedures are OSHA HOC (hierarchy of controls), MOC (management of change), and PSR (pre-start safety review). Lev-Co recommends that these three procedures, when appropriate, should be used when selecting filter units. 

Here are links to examples of these three procedures: 
OSHA Hierarchy of controls 
MOC Management of change sample document 
PSR Pre-start Health and Safety review

4. Suitable Industries and Environments?

Work-station filter units serve a wide range of industrial applications. Some applications include metal shops, auto shops, manufacturing facilities, and electrical repair facilities. 

Refer to our Industries Page for a full list.

5. Available Models and Variants?

For a full selection, check out our catalog below

6. What Criteria to Consider

Some important points to consider when purchasing:

  • Capacity: How much flow will the filter unit handle?
  • Capture Velocity: Can the filters accommodate the required capture velocity to capture the aerosol?
  • Extraction Arm: Do you require point source filtration? (Optional)
  • Filter Cleaning: Does the filter cleaning system really work in your application?
  • Can the filters withstand the pressure/abrasion/corrosion/etc.?
  • What is the Total Flow Rate? How many CFM's are needed to capture the contaminants?
  • What is the exact resistance? Filter and capture device losses required for the fan to overcome?
  • Do I have enough filter media in the collector? What is the air to cloth ratio?
  • Will it stand up to your environment? 
    • e.g. is it made from plastic or steel?
  • What will be my filter, maintenance and energy costs per year?
  • Are there any tertiary risks such as fire, explosion, etc., that I need to consider?
7. Pros and Cons Versus Other Engineering Control Methods?


  • Ideal for cell-based manufacturing. 
  • Easy to relocate work stations and associated filtration equipment
  • Energy savings associated with on-demand process-only filtration 
  • Available self-cleaning, or cleanable filters 
  • Available with extraction arms for point source filtration 
  • Straight forward installation and deployment 
  • Long-term cost-saving 
  • Not reliant on pre-existing ductwork 


  • Multiple systems to maintain 
  • Expensive in short term 
  • Fixed system, cannot be moved while in use 
  • Limited airflow depending on filter selection
8. Preventing the Spread of Airborne Fumes and Chemicals

Industrial workers are exposed to a variety of health hazards every day. As a result, these workers risk the possibility of becoming sick, ill, and in some cases, permanently disabled. According to a WHO estimate (WHO, 2000), unintentional poisonings led to 300,000 deaths in the year 2000. 

It's our mission to diminish that figure, but it only works if the correct equipment is used, and configured correctly. Our team works to make the logistics of those questions as straightforward and coherent as possible, and as such, will work with you to provide you with the best extraction system that fits your worker's needs. This includes everything from accessibility and usability to longevity and reliability. 

You can read more about the risks and preventions of fume extraction below: 

9. Effectiveness Versus Dilution Ventilation

The integral flaw with dilution ventilation is the contaminants picked up by the system are not ultimately removed from the air. As a result, dilution ventilation is ineffective against most contaminants produced in industrial processes, such as metal fumes, abrasive dust, vapors, gases, and toxic chemicals. Local exhaust ventilation eliminates these issues through the capture of contaminants near or at the source of the contaminant, not allowing the contaminant to enter the atmosphere. 

To read up more about the benefits of local exhaust ventilation versus dilution ventilation, refer to these links: 
Use of Local Exhaust and Dilution Ventilation

10. Maintenance Costs

Filter maintenance is paramount to the healthy operation of both your workers and the fume extraction system. We offer a wide range of filter options for multiple applications. Some of these filters are washable, and as a result, reduce maintenance costs to close to zero. However, depending on shop service hours and specific contaminants, filter replacement may be required. 

All our filter units are built with steel and are welded together for the best consistent performance, and the least leakage. As such, there is virtually nothing about the construction and function of the system that needs maintaining.

11. Do's and Don'ts


  • Maintenance checks periodically


  • Don't leave the unit running while not in use
  • Don't obstruct the airflow
  • Don't change contaminant extraction without referring to either the owners manual, or a Lev-Co representative
12. Installation Tips and Tricks

For fixed units, options of either wall or floor mounted configurations are available. Units can also be retrofitted to pre-existing industrial equipment. 
Portable plug and play units are also available for versatile extraction.