I currently use a 15hp Torit cyclone system with a bag system for recycling air (8-14 x 96 bags.) I have a problem with excessive chip collection in the filter bags. What could be wrong?
Make sure you have a good seal on the bottom of your cyclone. If it is not sealed, instead of separating chips it will simply form a vacuum and all your chips will end up in the filters.
If you can not visibly detect a leak, you can test the container and connection with powder. If you see the powder being sucked in, you have a leak. Also, if someone accidentally dents the cyclone, the dent will disrupt the cyclonic action.
Curt Corum, forum technical advisor
Comment from contributor A:
These cyclone systems are very sensitive creatures. If the CFM is not figured correctly for the system, it could also be the cause for a malfunction, or large chunks in the bags.