Portable Extractors

Water suppression can be used to control dangerous dust however this technique is often unsuitable for work inside buildings, particularly during refurbishments, and more importantly, it’s not compatible with most electric power tools.

In these situations the use of a specialist dust extraction vacuum and source extraction can create a safe, clean and more productive working environment. Source extraction means capturing the dust as close to the point it is created by using a specialist vacuum cleaner and a hose connected to a purpose built guard attached to the power tool. With the right vacuum and guard it is an extremely effective way of removing dust and collecting it safely for disposal. Most ordinary site vacuums just don’t have the technical elements required to safeguard your health and will in fact leave the most dangerous small particles of RCS in the air you breathe.

The AES range of portable extractors from Dustcontrol are specifically designed to deal with hazardous dusts and incorporate three-stage filtration including HEPA filters, pulse cleaning, filter monitoring and dust free bag exchange.



The DC 2900 is our most popular dust extractor. It is suitable for vacuum cleaning and source extraction from handheld power tools (with up to 5” suction casings) and small table saws.

The DC 2900 has a sturdy steel chassis with big wheels, but is still lightweight and portable. The DC 2900 can be ordered with a plastic bag (DC 2900c) or with a steel container (DC 2900a). Collection in a steel container makes the DC 2900a ideal for use with sharp items such as metal chips.


The DC 3800c Twin is a portable but very powerful dust extractor suitable for large quantities of dust due to its integrated pre-separator. It is particularly suitable for concrete grinding since 80–90% of the coarse materials are separated in the pre-separator. The remaining dust goes into the filter cyclone. The 3800c Twin is a popular machine since it is powerful enough for most applications yet it can be easily moved and transported. The air flow capacity is suitable for concrete floor grinding machines with diamond discs of up to 500 mm/20” diameter