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Custom Enclosure

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Custom Robotic Enclosure

Setting up new operations or developing new processes can be difficult when limited to existing models of vented and ductless enclosures. Air Science understands that your needs are unique, and we can help you find the configuration that is best for you. Get the customized enclosures you need, while we guide you on the best options.

We build custom enclosures for specific customer requirements and applications. Each unit is designed to maximize operator safety and accessibility, and is tested and certified to factory specifications and industry standards.  

  • Custom enclosures can be designed to protect the process, operator, or both from particulates, fumes and vapors.
  • Air Science has developed enclosures to accommodate many of the most commonly used robotic systems.
  • Customization can range from small modifications of existing standard Air Science models, to completely custom, application-specific enclosures.

Typical Applications
Air Science manufactures enclosures to meet any specialized filtration need. Common applications for our products include:

  • State and Federal Crime Laboratories
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Compounding
  • Enclosing balances, microscopes, and robotic equipment
  • Forensics
  • Histology
  • Educational
  • Microscopy
  • Mobile and classroom demonstrations
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Powder weighing
  • Sample prep work
  • Soldering
  • Solvent cleaning and welding
Customizable Choices for any Application
The Air Science staff works closely with you to provide high quality enclosures built to your specifications, providing consultation on optimum materials and dimensional layouts to achieve the best results. Our process is completely customized, delivering a host of options including custom sizes, construction materials, door types, airflow patterns, filtration, and accessories.
  • Construction. We can build enclosures to any dimension and from a wide array of materials. We offer construction in epoxy-coated sheet metal, stainless steel, aluminum extrusion, polypropylene, acrylic, polycarbonate, as well as tempered glass.

  • Filtration. Custom enclosures can be designed to utilize carbon filtration to trap a host of chemical vapors utilizing the Multiplex Filtration System. We can provide HEPA / ULPA filtration to trap particulates or design without filtration if the enclosures are to be connected to a filtered in-house HVAC system.

  • Airflow Patterns. We offer positive pressure enclosures to protect the process in both vertical downflow and horizontal airflow configurations. Negative pressure systems, designed to protect the operator from harmful particulates and vapors, can be configured in vertical upflow or horizontal flow patterns. Air Science is also able to incorporate crossflow and multi-directional airflow to ensure both process and operator are protected. Dead air systems are available as well.

  • Doors and Openings. Each enclosure can be fitted with your choice of door type. Common selections include overlapping sliding doors (horizontal or vertical), hinged horizontal upward swing doors, or vertical outward swing doors. We also can include vinyl strip doors and glove port openings.

  • Accessories. In addition to our construction, filtration, and airflow options, we can offer a variety of optional accessories to meet your needs as well. Cable ports, fan speed controllers, lighting, airflow and filter alarms, as well as sinks and service outlets can be installed in any of our custom enclosures.

  • Standards Compliant. Air Science enclosures’ performance specifications and construction meet or exceed OSHA, ANSI and relevant international standards to assure operator safety.

Drum Enclosure; Rotovap Enclosure; and Tablet Press Enclosure

Custom Enclosures (left to right): Drum Enclosure; Rotovap Enclosure; and Tablet Press Enclosure

The Benefits of Custom Design
Custom enclosures are designed to incorporate as seamlessly as possible into your current operation. We can build enclosures to be ducted directly into your existing HVAC system or create a ductless design that can fit anywhere.

Ductless technology offers a host of benefits and features designed to help you save money and offer enhanced protection to operators, processes, and the environment.

Custom Enclosure with vertical rise door and Custom Microscope Enclosure with cut-out

Custom Enclosure with vertical rise door (left)
Custom Microscope Enclosure with cut-out (right)

  • Environmental Benefits. Ductless chambers capture vapors and particles to prevent operator exposure and eliminate ecological impact.

  • Energy Efficient. Because filtered air is returned to the room, no demands are required of the facility HVAC capacity for make-up air.

  • Cost Effective. Facility duct work, HVAC and construction costs are eliminated.

  • Safe to Use. Cabinet isolation and filtration protects users from incidental exposures to harmful fumes.

  • Versatile. The filtration system uses the exclusive Air Science Multiplex filtration technology.

  • Easy to Install. Air Science ductless chambers are self-contained. Set-up, operation and filter maintenance are straightforward.

The Air Science Advantage
Air Science Custom Enclosures include features expressed through sound design and certified quality construction. Accessories add functional performance to meet specific applications.

Professional Quality
All enclosures comply with current technical and safety regulations.

Multiplex Filtration
The Air Science Multiplex Filter offers high performance and safety.

Industrial Components
The cabinet frame and work surfaces are durable and chemically resistant.

Internal systems are isolated from any fumes, extending product life.

Custom Enclosure Airflow Options

Superior Protection
Enclosures are designed to protect the process, the operator, or both through airflow pattern design and filtration type. We offer a number of configurations to fit the needs of any industry.

  • Personnel/Operator Protection. Vented enclosures with face openings and negative pressure allow particles and vapors to be drawn out of the enclosure and into a HEPA filtration unit or existing house exhaust. These enclosures are designed to provide protection for operators with low flow and turbulence-free containment providing a safe work environment.

  • Product/Equipment Protection. Enclosures with positive pressure prevent particles and other contaminants from entering the work zone. Typically these enclosures utilize HEPA filters with class 100 clean air.

  • Dual (Personnel and Product) Protection. Enclosures are designed to protect the internal work zone from particulates and other contaminants with filtered air, while maintaining negative pressure to protect the work environment and lab personnel. Dual filtration provides the highest level of containment available.
Types of Airflow
    Vertical Airflow– Well suited for enclosing tall equipment that may disrupt airflow or create dead spots in horizontal airflow settings. Horizontal Airflow–Recommended for shorter equipment types, such as balances, that are susceptible to turbulence at the work surface in vertical airflow settings.

    Lateral Airflow– Offers flexibility when dual protection is required on equipment that is too large or long to be housed in a traditional Class II biological safety cabinet. Lateral airflow combined with dual filtration provides a high level of containment.
Venting Options
There are three venting options available for custom enclosures:
  • Vent to Fan Filter System, top mount or remote connection with flex hose, with the Multiplex HEPA and/or carbon filtration for recirculation into the room.
  • Vent to Fan Filter System with Bag Multiplex HEPA and/ or carbon filtration and connect to house exhaust.
  • Connect directly to house exhaust.

NOTE: Dead air versions are also available, but offer limited to no personnel / sample protection.

Custom Enclosure Filtration Options

MultiplexMultiplex Filtration

The Multiplex filter configuration permits a customized combination of filter media for a broad range of chemical families and biological agents if required. EFT Filtration Technology broadens the Air Science application for ductless fume hoods.

Click here for more information on Multiplex Filtration Technology.

Custom Construction, Options, and Accessories
Air Science offers a host of options and accessories that are available as add-ons to your customized enclosures. Use the Interactive Quote Request Form to request a quote for the product build that is right for you.


Options and Accessories


Cable Ports

Electrical cords and cables are safely routed into the cabinet through pass through ports; located only on the side panels.


Trash Chute

Side mounted trash chute. Bags not included.


Speed Controllers

The operator may set the centrifugal fan motor speed as desired.


Bag-In / Bag-Out Filters

Our HEPA filters are fitted with a "bag-out" system to completely protect operators during filter changes.


UV Lamps

A UV lamp is available for overnight decontamination of interior surfaces. The UV kit includes a timer, door microswitch, fully closing front sash, and UV filtering clear polycarbonate panels. The UV operation must comply with local codes and facility safety practices.


Base Stands

Provides a lower storage half shelf; accommodates wheelchair access. Available with locking casters or leveling feet. Adjustable height.


Airflow and Filter Alarms

Alarms to identify low airflow or clogged filters help keep operators and processes safe.


Fluorescent Lighting

Lamp in vapor proof housing.


Glove Ports

Ports to incorporate Polyurethane Tapered Sleeves with Double O-ring Cuffs.


Hanging Rods

Versatile stainless steel hanging rods are removable and adjustable for proper orientation of items being processed.


Humidifier System

Programmable to achieve preset humidity conditions quickly and accurately.



Chemically-resistant optional polypropylene sink cup integrated into the work surface.


Service Fitting

Petcocks are available for gas and water. Specify service fitting type (faucet, valve, or petcock) and location on Quote Form.


Electrical Outlets

Duplex power outlets can be mounted on any area of the cabinet surface.



Standards & Compliance

Quality Management Systems
ISO 9001
Chemical Fume Containment ANSI/ASHRAE 110 1995
Carbon Filter Efficiency BS 7989-2001
SEFA Standard 9
AFNOR NFX 15-211
Biological Safety
Filter Efficiency
EN 1822
Electrical Safety
CE Mark
ROHS Exempt under EEE Category 9
Product Design
ANSI Z 9.5-2003
ANSI Z 9.7-1998
Air Quality
ISO 14644-1, Class 3
Occupational Safety
and Health Administration
OSHA Standard -29 CRF, Safety and Health Regulations for General Industry, 1910.1450: Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories. Part B, definition, laboratory type hood. All Air Science products meet this definition.
ISO 14001
Energy Star Partner
For additional information on modifications to Air Science® standard products or custom-engineered enclosures contact our technical sales team toll-Free USA 800-306-0656 or 239-489-0024.




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