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Cleaning the Skies: The Puma 20 ATEX Z20/Z22 for Aerospace Manufacturers

Depureco provisioned this beautiful Puma Z22 to AirBus UK in September 2023
Depureco provisioned this beautiful Puma Z22 to AirBus UK in September 2023

In the ever-evolving aerospace manufacturing industry, precision, safety, and cleanliness are non-negotiable. Any contaminants or particulates can lead to critical defects and compromise the integrity of aerospace components. This is where the Puma 20 ATEX Z20/Z22, an industrial vacuum cleaner built to tackle harsh conditions and heavy materials, takes centre stage. In this blog post, we'll explore how this powerful cleaning solution can benefit aerospace manufacturers, ensuring they maintain the highest standards of quality and safety.

The Aerospace Challenge: Cleanliness and Precision

Aerospace manufacturing demands an environment that is pristine and devoid of contaminants. From the assembly of intricate components to the construction of cutting-edge aircraft and spacecraft, maintaining cleanliness is vital. This is where the Puma 20 ATEX Z20/Z22 proves its worth.

Introducing the Puma 20 ATEX Z20/Z22

The Puma 20 ATEX Z20/Z22 is an industrial vacuum cleaner designed to excel in harsh working conditions, making it an ideal choice for aerospace manufacturers. Let's delve into its key features that set it apart:

  1. Third-Party Certification (TUV): The Puma 20 ATEX Z20/Z22 boasts a third-party certification (TUV) that certifies its internal area as Z20. This certification is a testament to its suitability for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, a critical consideration in aerospace facilities.

  2. Dual-Stage Side Channel Blower: Equipped with a dual-stage side channel blower, this vacuum cleaner offers both high airflow and depression. This combination ensures efficient suction of heavy materials and fine powders alike.

  3. Safety Vacuum Breaker Valve: The inclusion of a safety vacuum breaker valve as a standard feature enhances operational safety by preventing over-pressurization.

  4. Efficient Cyclone Filtration: Inside the filtration chamber, a robust cyclone is welded, providing excellent efficiency, even with the finest powders. This cyclone system protects the filter by redirecting material away from it, ensuring longevity and reducing maintenance needs.

  5. Customizable Filtration: The Puma 20 ATEX Z20/Z22 features a polyester filter certified to M class standards with a filtration efficiency of 1 µ. This filter can be tailored to meet the specific needs of aerospace manufacturing applications.

  6. Manual and Automatic Cleaning: The vacuum cleaner comes standard with a manual filter cleaning system, allowing users to easily and effectively shake the filter clean. An automatic counter-current filter cleaning system can also be configured upon request, minimizing downtime.

  7. Spacious Container: A robust 175-liter container, complete with a release system, simplifies the collection and disposal of vacuumed materials. Four pivoting wheels mounted on reinforced supports make handling effortless, even when dealing with heavy loads.

  8. Forklift Handling Kit: For added convenience, a forklift handling kit is available on request, making it a breeze to handle and unload the container, especially in settings where substantial amounts of material need to be disposed of.

Benefits for Aerospace Manufacturers

Now, let's explore how the Puma 20 ATEX Z20/Z22 can specifically benefit aerospace manufacturers:

  • Safety Compliance: With its Z20 certification and safety features, the Puma 20 ATEX Z20/Z22 ensures aerospace facilities remain compliant with safety regulations in potentially hazardous environments.

  • Efficiency and Precision: The vacuum cleaner's dual-stage blower and cyclone filtration guarantee efficient removal of contaminants, safeguarding precision in aerospace manufacturing processes.

  • Reduced Maintenance: The cyclone filtration system and customizable filters reduce filter clogging, minimizing maintenance requirements and maximizing uptime.

  • Cost Savings: The efficiency and longevity of this vacuum cleaner translate into cost savings over time, a crucial consideration in the aerospace industry.

  • Ease of Handling: The spacious container and mobility features make handling and disposing of materials effortless, promoting a more streamlined workflow.


In the aerospace manufacturing sector, precision and cleanliness are imperative. The Puma 20 ATEX Z20/Z22, with its rugged construction, advanced filtration, safety features, and customization options, is a powerful tool for aerospace manufacturers looking to uphold the highest standards of quality and safety. In an industry that continuously pushes the boundaries of innovation, this industrial vacuum cleaner ensures that contaminants and particulates won't compromise the excellence of aerospace components. With the Puma 20 ATEX Z20/Z22, aerospace manufacturers can truly aim for the skies with confidence.

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