Following changes to the guidance on the control of dust from construction activities and in response to customer feedback, Makita is pleased to announce the launch of its first battery powered M-Class approved Dust Extractor.
This full sized 40L, cordless solution with both wet and dry functionality, and the addition of Bluetooth connectivity for use with Makita’s AWS tools for wireless power-on and power-off communication between the equipped tool and dust extractor, is part of Makita’s powerful XGT battery platform – further enabling professionals to achieve a truly cordless jobsite.
The new VC006GM 80VMax (40Vx2) Brushless XGT M-Class Dust Extractor joins an already extensive extractor range offered by Makita and is the first in the manufacturer’s line-up to be powered by Makita’s innovative XGT battery technology. The brushless motor is powered by two 40VMax XGT batteries in series to provide up to 350W of suction power and an airflow comparative to corded models, at an impressive 3.7m3/min. Furthermore, the extractor offers a maximum sealed suction of 18kPa (when operated with the Ø38mm x 2.5m hose) and can be used for both wet and dry applications – with a 30L and 40L capacity respectively.
Notably, the unit features Makita’s Auto-start Wireless System (AWS) which uses Bluetooth for wireless communication between Makita’s AWS-equipped tools and the dust extractor. Once connected via AWS, the VC006GM will automatically power on or off when the connected cordless tool starts or stops, running only when the tool is in use.
For added convenience and productivity, users can link up to 10 AWS tools to the VC006GM. This brilliant technology not only saves time on site by removing the need to plug-in each tool to the extraction unit, but also affords professionals with a safer and quieter work area, with no cord presenting a potential trip hazard and as the machine is only activated when the tool is powered on, this also improves battery runtimes. The VC006 will also run for several seconds after the trigger has been released on the connected tool, to pull any remaining material completely through the hose.
The machine’s dual filters automatically self-clean during operation, to reduce clogging and enable the machine to continue to extract dust at the optimum rate. For safety, the airflow sensor emits a warning sound if the flow is reduced by a clogged filter, or when the tank is nearing full capacity. The robust machine is also compatible with Makita’s Makpac system enabling tools to be securely stored on top of the dust extractor.
“Our customers spoke, and we listened,” said Kevin Brannigan, Marketing Manager at Makita. “We have introduced our new cordless M-Class dust extractor in response to overwhelming customer feedback as more and more professionals demand a full sized, M-Class approved extractor with all the functionality of a mains extractor with the additional benefits that cordless offers. Powered by our XGT technology which is specifically designed for high demand applications, this new machine is the ideal choice for improved site safety and those looking to benefit from cordless flexibility.”
Available as a body only (VC006GMZ01), or complete with 2x BL4050 5.0Ah batteries and twin charger (VC006GMT21), the 80VMax VC006GM M-Class Dust Extractors come with a number of accessories as standard including filter bag; floor and corner nozzles; a Ø28mm x 3.5mm hose and Ø38mm x 2.5m hose, and is available to order now.
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