Self Cleaning Heavy Duty Vacuum Cleaners

We supply high duty cycle vacuum cleaners for industrial applications. We only supply self cleaning Air-Jet Pulse cleaned vacuum cleaners as this is consistent with our expertise in industrial dust extraction systems where this technology is the accepted Рand most-effective Рfilter cleaning standard.  Generally vacuum cleaners designed specifically for concrete grinding are in a league of their own when it comes to handling large volumes of stone chips and dust Рas would be expected. 

In the air-jet pulse cleaned category there are vacuum cleaners that simply periodically blast the exhaust of the¬†vacuum fan – which is under positive pressure –¬†through the filters in a reverse direction, and there are vacuums that periodically blast an external source of compressed air through the filters – also in the¬†reverse direction to the vacuum flow. ¬†In the latter situation a small compressor can either¬†be mounted on a platform on top of the vacuum cleaner or an air hose can be connected from your existing air compressor.¬†

The¬†industrial self cleaning vacuum cleaners on this website¬†are designed for continuous heavy duty operation and¬†are not priced¬†to compete against small “disposable” workshop vacuums.¬†


Self-Cleaning Vacuums – the advantages and disadvantages of the different types versus standard:


Filter Cleaning


Cost Advantages Disadvantages
None Low Cost ·       Low Cost.

·       Fewer components to fail.

·  Performance drops off almost immediately after switching on as filters foul.

¬∑¬† Generally have less ‚ÄúSuction‚ÄĚ.

·  Generally have less dust storage volume.

·  Generally require frequent filter changing with associated filter replacement costs.

·  Generally designed for significantly lower duty cycle.


(Filters are tapped or shaken to dislodge surface dust)

Intermediate ·        Generally can handle slightly higher dust loads than units with no filter cleaning mechanisms before requiring filter replacement.

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Generally have more ‚ÄúSuction‚ÄĚ than units with no filter cleaning mechanisms.

·        Generally have more dust storage volume than units with no filter cleaning mechanisms.

·        Generally designed for a higher duty cycle than units with no filter cleaning mechanisms.

·  Performance drops after switching it on as filters foul.

·  Generally also require frequent filter changing as cleaning mechanism is not thorough.

·  More components to fail.

Air-Jet Pulse

(Filters are blasted with a jet of compressed air in the opposite direction to vacuum flow)

Highest ·        Performance continues for a significantly longer period.

·        Generally designed for the highest duty cycle.

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Generally have more ‚ÄúSuction‚ÄĚ.

·        Generally have more dust storage volume.

·        Generally require infrequent filter changing.

·  Highest Cost.

·  More components to fail.

·  Can have more expensive filters (but replaced less frequently)


Click on The Links below to be diverted to the pages on both manufacturer’s unit we supply:

CDCLarue (Exhaust-Based Filter Cleaning)                        Villo (Compressed Air Filter Cleaning)


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