Dry Central Vacuum Systems

JBW is a leading provider of dry central vacuum systems in Australia. A dry central vacuum system is designed for use in facilities where regular removal of solid debris, such as wood chips, metal chips, particles and powders, is necessary. The debris is then sent automatically to a storage unit with a bin or bag for collection.

At your facility, a dry central vacuum system can become an instant asset in the daily cleaning and maintenance of workspaces, from auto detailing to restaurants and virtually any industrial or commercial space on your property. Because the system is accessible and works where you need it to, there’s never a delay in clean-up due to removing equipment from storage. You clean what you need to, when you need to, without the interruptions in workflow that can be caused by manual cleaning tools.

The power unit is permanent and is typically installed in a storage room or similar space, along with the collection container. This keeps the power unit and collection container away from workspaces and normal traffic within your facility. Inlets are installed in walls throughout the building that attach to power hoses and other central vacuum accessories to remove dust, particles, and small debris from interior rooms.

Collection containers can vary from system to system. While some have bags, cyclonic cleaners do not use filtration bags, relying on a removable collection bin instead. Some containers also add ease to inspecting the level of debris by creating a translucent container for quick reference.

The advantages of selecting a dry central vacuum system are numerous. Increased suction power stands out on the list of strengths. The ability to remove difficult debris is another asset of these systems. Complete removal of allergens, reduced damage to floors and walls, and infrequent emptying are other advantages.

JBW Technologies can help you select, design and install the right dry central vacuum system for your facility. To achieve the most effective results, it’s essential to select the system that is suitable for the anticipated needs of your commercial building. It’s important to consider factors such as the size of your building, common types of debris, and the desired noise level when the vacuum system is in use.

Previous Jobs

Patties Foods

Bairnsdale, Victoria

The Brief
Patties Foods produces meat pies, fruit pies, sausage rolls, and other foodstuffs on a large scale. The company found that after some time, waste from preparation and manufacture was causing some concern in the factory and a Central Vacuum System was installed to deal with it. JBW Technologies Australia has been involved with Patties Foods over a long period with the maintenance of the system and its components as well as significant extensions to it as additions to the facility have progressed.

The Installation
Up to 60kg of waste product is picked up daily by the Central Vacuum System, and conveyed via stainless steel and metal tubing to an external cyclone outside the building. Pipe droppers in the factory terminate with robust industrial “flap” type inlet valves, and good quality floor cleaning tools with anti-static flexible hoses complete the installation. The system is started via a remote push button station in the manufacturing area. The cyclone waste is emptied simply by opening a manual butterfly valve above a “wheelie”-type plastic bin for later disposal.

Equipment selected
The cyclone is a “dry” type with inbuilt filter “socks”, and fabricated from heavy rolled mild steel. A vacuum blower of the two-stage, gas ring type provides enough capacity for 5 to 6 simultaneous operators. The electrical switchboard of JBW Technologies Australia manufacture features all control and drive equipment.


Port Melbourne, Victoria

The Brief
The Defence Department brief was to provide an inbuilt Central Vacuum Cleaning System to a new laboratory and research building, with vacuum pickup points mounted around the perimeter walls and in bench tops. Waste material was to be conveyed via vacuum to an external cyclone. JBW Technologies Australia successfully won this tender.

The Installation
The installation consists of a heavy duty rolled mild steel cyclone, all PVC pipework and fittings throughout the building, spring-loaded “flap” type inlet valves spaced within the reach of the 12 metre flexible hoses, and good quality robust tools. The cyclone is located external to the building with the vacuum blower nearby. The system energizes simply by opening any of the inlet points, which causes a signal to be sent to the switchboard and the vacuum blower.

Equipment selected
The “dry” cyclone has internal filter “socks” suspended in the main chamber, and a 40 litre dust catchment bin simply clipped underneath with quick release catches. The vacuum blower is of the side channel gas ring reciprocating type, 3 phase, 415 volt. The switchboard and cyclone are designed and manufactured by JBW Technologies Australia.

Happy Valley Enterprises

Robinvale, Victoria

The Brief
Happy Valley Enterprises, owned by the Lamattina family of vegetable growers at Robinvale, is a very large carrot growing and processing establishment near Mildura in Victoria. The client contacted JBW Technologies Australia to discuss the collection and removal of up to 20,000 waste plastic strips per hour from the carrot production and bagging line in a new facility.

The Installation
The above ceiling exhaust ducting is made of metal galvanized material, with all pipework in food production areas in stainless steel. An external rolled steel cyclone collects all waste material via a flexible “skirt” clipped to a standard steel bin on castors. A high velocity fan draws the plastic strip from the bagging area to the cyclone where it falls naturally into the bin for later removal.

Equipment selected
The cyclone, metal piping, high velocity fan, and electrical switchboard are all of JBW Technologies Australia selection. Supply and installation of this highly modern facility has now been in operation since January 2007.