GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Leitz DFC dust extraction hoods have advanced to the finalist round of the IWF 2014 Challengers Award competition, a biennial contest recognizing industry innovation.

For years, Leitz has offered an advanced line of dust flow control (DFC) tools to help increase tooling life, but the company realized the greatest results could only be achieved with a full line of specialized dust extraction hoods. Now the industry is recognizing the importance of this advancement as well.

Leitz DFC hoods quickly and efficiently extract ~98% of the chips and dust, while returning “clean” air back into the working environment. The net result is a cleaner workplace, significantly improved tool life (+30% to 40%), enhanced machine and employee productivity and reduced processing costs.

Leitz DFC dust extraction hoods were one of more than 60 preliminary entries in the Challengers Award competition. The seven winners will be announced on the opening day of the IWF, August 20, 2014 in Atlanta, GA.

Leitz, with U.S. operations headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, and worldwide operations managed from Oberkochen, Germany, is a leader in high-technology engineering and manufacturing of precision machine tools and process-specific tool systems. Their primary areas of expertise are in solid wood and panel processing as well as advanced materials.

Source: Leitz Tooling Systems LP

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