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Publication Date: 08/1/2007
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OK International Enhances Fume Extraction Performance
Upgraded fume extraction system.
Garden Grove, CA — OK International has enhanced its BVX-200 Fume Extraction System with brushless motor technology, which eliminates wearout of motor parts and significantly increases system lifetime in normal operation. According to the company, the system also delivers enhanced reliability, improved extraction performance and a wider range of operating modes, allowing optimal equipment management.

Other major advantages of brushless motor operation in manufacturing environments include enhanced reliability, zero dust generation and increased motor efficiency, due to the elimination of brush friction. Electrical noise and RF interference are also reduced, and sparking between brushes and commutator rings is eliminated. Also, since brush ratings limit the maximum power and torque of a conventional brushed DC motor, brushless operation allows higher torque and power in motors of comparable size.

The fume extraction system with brushless motor technology is now available in all systems and will not affect part numbers. The company is also offering a field-upgrade package for BVX-200 units currently in service, to convert from the standard brushed motor to brushless specification.

Two more new features are being added: an audible filter condition indicator will inform users when it is time to change a filter; and a remote on/off switch will be included with the BVX-200, for systems that will be located in hard-to-reach areas of the workbench. These will be rolling product changes and will not affect the price or part numbers.

For more information, contact: OK International, 12151 Monarch St., Garden Grove, CA 92841 714-799-9910 fax: 714-799-9533 Web:

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