May 01

From MAX VAC to DEMARCO: Evolving Vacuum Technology and Honoring Origins

From MAX VAC to DEMARCOThe DeMarco Family has been the leading patented innovator in industrial vacuum technology since 1968, but it wasn’t until recently that the vacuum line’s name reflected its inventor, Thomas DeMarco Sr. The current DEMARCO® Vacuum Line is the third generation of industrial vacuums from the DeMarco Family. Each generation of vacuums improved the wet/dry material collection process as the company has always been dedicated to providing their customers with high performance and superior quality products.

From MAX VAC to DEMARCOMAX VAC® was the second generation of industrial vacuums from the DeMarco Family. The line was launched in 1986 and revolutionized the vacuum industry with the addition of the Patented DEMARCO® 3-Stage, 2-Compartment Laterally Offset Cyclonic Material Separator Circuit and DEMARCO® Silencer Base® Muffler. The vacuums also implemented the pleated cartridge filter technology for the first time in the industry, an additional feature that enhanced the vacuum’s overall performance and simplicity of design. Overnight, the bag-type vacuum filter became obsolete.

From MAX VAC to DEMARCOCommitting to his father’s innovative spirit, Thomas DeMarco Jr., President and Senior Engineer, improved and enhanced their industrial vacuum line again in 2010. This latest design has more advanced performance features including greater filter efficiency and improved filter air-to-cloth ratio, as well as a new aesthetic low-profile and exclusive compact design. In addition to these new developments, the line was also renamed DEMARCO®. The new vacuum name honors the company’s founder, Thomas DeMarco Sr., the industry pioneer who dedicated his life to the continual improvement of vacuum system technology.

Today, the DeMarco Family, now in its third generation of vacuum engineers, continues to be the innovative leader in the development of superior vacuum designs worldwide.

The DEMARCO® Vacuum can also be customized to work in a wide variety of material collection applications. To learn more, visit the Technology and Performance page today. DEMARCO® – Vacuums Built for Industry™

Apr 07

5 Ways DEMARCO Vacuums Revolutionized the Vacuum Industry

stationary industrial vacuum T1000Did you know that for more than 45 years, DEMARCO Vacuums has been a groundbreaking pioneer in the field of advanced vacuuming technology? It’s true.

Founded by inventor and industrialist, Thomas M. DeMarco, DEMARCO Vacuums holds numerous US, Canadian and other foreign patents related to vacuum technologies. More than just an industrial vacuum systems manufacturer, DEMARCO holds more patents than any other competitor in the industry—and this innovative spirit continues today.

DEMARCO Vacuum’s revolutionary industrial vacuum technologies have changed the way people approach industrial cleaning jobs. Check out some of their patented technologies!

  1. High Suction Vacuums With Positive Displacement Pump Technology: Thomas M. DeMarco patented the original large-scale industrial cleaner using high suction and positive displacement pumps to the marketplace in 1968 for the foundry industry worldwide.
  2. Bag-Type Filter Technology: Also first utilized by Thomas M. DeMarco in 1968, this now outdated technology is still being used today on many competitor systems with either a manual shake or continuous air-pulse jet cleaning method.
  3. Patented Laterally Offset 3-Stage 2-Compartment Material Separation Circuit: Exclusive to DEMARCO Vacuums, this technology ensures absolute minimal material carryover which greatly increases vacuum efficiency and performance.
  4. Pleated Cartridge Filter Technology: Forever changing the vacuum landscape, DEMARCO was the first to introduce and use pleated filter technology in 1986. Featured in the newly patented DEMARCO Vacuum line, competitors who use pleated cartridge filters today do so thanks to DEMARCO’s innovation.
  5. Patented Silencer Base® Muffler Technology: Another exclusive DEMARCO feature, this technology’s newly improved design provides unsurpassed low decibels. It’s compact and aesthetic design makes it a superior option to competitor offerings.

DeMarco Industrial Vacuum Corporation continues its tradition of high quality manufacturing today with new and exciting innovations. Their team of skilled Engineers is ready to serve you. Contact DEMARCO Vacuums today to learn more about their products, services and capabilities.

Mar 24

Overview of the DEMARCO Portable Industrial Vacuum Systems

demarco vacuum controllerDEMARCO® has introduced unmatched patented technology which has lead the industrial vacuum systems industry for over four decades. DEMARCO’s Portable Industrial Vacuum Line features a new low profile compact design as well as an exclusive 3-Stage, Two Compartment Material Separation Cyclonic Circuit and the DEMARCO® Silencer Base® Muffler. Built for extremely heavy-duty applications for both indoor and outdoor usage, DEMARCO’s portable vacuums range from 15 HP to 250 HP. These systems will collect nearly any wet/dry materials – from the heaviest, most abrasive to the finest of powders – without interruption.

DEMARCO’s Competitor vacuums have their material separators located directly under their filter compartment resulting in:

  • High Dust Velocities and High Material Carryover to Filters
  • High Workload and Wear on the Filters
  • Expensive Maintenance and Timely Labor
  • Substantial Material Build-Up into the Filter Chamber
  • Shortened Vacuum Pump Life

Material collection hopper sizes are available from 1/3 up to 3 cubic yard capacities. Adding an optional Powerhead Air-Lift Circuit makes for quick and easy material collection hopper sealing. Here’s an overview of the DEMARCO Portable Industrial Vacuum models:

DEMARCO® 1000 Series Portable Industrial VacuumsDEMARCO® 1000 Series Portable Industrial Vacuums

  • 15 HP to 30 HP Drive Packages
  • 1/3 to 3 Cubic Yard Collection Hoppers
  • Vacuum up to 265 Lbs. per Minute
  • Positive Displacement Blowers up to 17″ Hg (Mercury)
  • Up to 790+ CFM

DEMARCO® 2000 Series Portable Industrial VacuumsDEMARCO® 2000 Series Portable Industrial Vacuums

  • 25 HP to 50 HP Drive Packages
  • 1/2 to 2-1/2 Cubic Yard Collection Hoppers
  • Vacuum up to 465 Lbs. per Minute
  • Positive Displacement Blowers up to 27″ Hg (Mercury)
  • Up to 1150+ CFM

DEMARCO® 4000 Series Portable Industrial VacuumsDEMARCO® 4000 Series Portable Industrial Vacuums

  • 40 HP to 150+ HP Drive Packages
  • 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 Cubic Yard Collection Hoppers
  • Vacuum up to 48 Tons per Hour
  • Positive Displacement Blowers up to 27″ Hg (Mercury)
  • Up to 3410+ CFM

Additional options for our Portable DEMARCO® vacuums include over-the-road trailer mounted or in-plant towable packages. Even more, this vacuum line can be connected to a central manifold system with multiple pick-up point connections allowing multiple users simultaneously for even faster cleanups.

Nov 25

Importance of Integrity in Business Execs (and Social Intelligence in Middle Managers)

IntegrityToday’s increasingly conscience-focused marketplace and workplace demands more ethical business processes and performance than ever. As such, it’s no surprise that a 2012 paper by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) indicates that integrity is the key criteria in determining success by top executives. “Interestingly, however, integrity is not the key criteria for success by middle managers according to performance ratings. For them, the study indicates that social intelligence – understanding the people and situations around them – is key,” the Globe & Mail says of the CCL paper’s findings. “And this means many organizations, when promoting their best middle managers to the executive suite, may be putting their weight behind people whose integrity has not yet been tested – and may even be missing.”

Rather than highlight the role of character flaws in organizational or personal failures, the CCL research examines the importance of character strengths – integrity, bravery, perspective and social intelligence, in particular – in the performance of leaders in organizations.

Unsurprisingly, the paper concluded that all four traits are important and relate positively to performance. However, when the researchers looked at different levels of the organization to determine relative importance of the four aforementioned strengths, they found that some character strengths are more important than others, depending on leadership level.

For instance, the research suggests that social intelligence – the awareness of the motives and feelings of yourself and others around you – is the most important factor for success in the middle of the organization, requiring that middle management be able to get along, read other people and smooth over differences.

“[Middle managers] are tasked with communicating the vision of those at the top to others at lower levels in an organization,” the report states. “Simultaneously, they have to engage with lower-level employees in the day-to-day, ground-level work of organizations and communicate the thoughts, information, and feedback of those employees to top-level executives.”

Meanwhile, integrity and bravery were found to be more important at the top of the organization.

“The two may go hand-in-hand,” the report continues. “Integrity is needed when deciding what action should be taken. Bravery is needed to take actions that might be unpopular.”

Much as Silicon Valley became the center of the tech revolution, many metropolitan areas are beginning to see clusters of engineers, whose ingenuity and capacity for innovation will no doubt set a path for the future.

Jul 22

The Need to Be Clean in Food Production

The Need to Be Clean in Food ProductionThe food and beverage industry recalled about 8.5 million units of products in the first quarterof 2013. Based on analysis of data from the first quarter, extraneous material was the single largest cause of the U.S. Department of Agriculture-requested recalls during the period, accounting for more than one in four recalls (28 percent). Undeclared allergens were the second most frequent cause of recalls reported by the USDA, marking an important reminder to food companies how crucial it is to manage food ingredients well.

Even with food safety and quality standards in place, cross-contamination exposure remains if the right industrial vacuum isn’t being used. By using the right food-processing vacuum, it will prevent the spread of pathogens, otherwise distributed using brooms, mops, rags, and compressed air – even inadequately filtered vacuums. This will ultimately protect food products from bacteria, allergens and other material that is not safe.

The Need to Be Clean in Food ProductionOf course, industrial vacuums come in many different forms to satisfy specific applications for the food industry. Here are a few industrial vacuum features to look for in the maintenance needs of the food industry:

  • HEPA filters to create contaminate-free exhaust and prevent allergens and bacteria from recirculating in the air
  • Explosion-proof models with built-in safety measures like explosion-proof motors, anti-static filters and non-sparking outer shells
  • Food-grade accessories such as color-coded nozzles and heat-resistant wands, nozzles and filters that can withstand high temperatures

Ultimately, developing a strong cleaning and maintenance program with the right industrial vacuum can make a significant difference in the safety required in food processing.