The "S" Series® Dust Collector uses centrifugal force to efficiently separate out fine particles beginning at 20 microns. The collector can handle dusts such as saw dust, fly ash, sand, coffee and others. Units range in size from 50 cfm to 18,000 cfm and can be mounted vertically or horizontally. The cyclonic dust collector easily handles fibrous, sticky, hygroscopic and high temperature materials that would tend to clog or damage filter bags or cartridges. Placed before baghouses or cartridge filters, the collector extends the life of filter media and reduces labor and material costs. The unit's design ensures that a minimal amount of dust particulate will come in contact with the collector walls. This feature allows the collector to easily handle highly abrasive materials without special anti-abrasive coatings or extra heavy duty construction.