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Fume Extraction System
Promises Safer Soldering

Cooper Hand Tools Press Release - 11/29/2007

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New system introduced by Cooper Hand Tools, offers 99.5% filtration efficiency.

Weller Volume Fume Extraction System from Cooper Hand Tools

Weller Volume Fume Extraction System
from Cooper Hand Tools

APEX, N. C. - Cooper Hand Tools announces the introduction of the Weller Volume Fume Extraction System (WFE2ES) to capture particles and pollutants produced by the soldering process. This new system is ideal for solder baths, hot air soldering, micro soldering and adhesive applications.

According to Glenn Schindo, Cooper Hand Tools Global Business Development Manager, Electronics, "We developed the Weller Volume Extraction System because the switch to lead-free alloys increases the level of breathable airborne pollutants. By using this system, users/workers can have a more comfortable, cleaner, and safer working environment."

With a filtration efficiency of 99.5 percent, the compact filter system consists of an F5 class fine-dust filter and a Puratex compact H12 HEPA filter with active carbon. These can be upgraded to an F7 fine-dust filter and an H13 HEPA filter for even higher efficiency.

Also, a powerful and brushless maintenance-free turbine provides fast and effective removal of pollutants from the air while offering a low noise emission of 55 dBA. The system can be used with a wide variety of accessories, including extraction arms, exhaust hoods, extraction plates and more.

For a full on-line catalog, visit For additional information, contact Cooper Hand Tools Customer Service, P.O. Box 728, Apex, NC 27502. Phone (919) 362-1670.

About Cooper Hand Tools

Cooper Hand Tools, a division of Cooper Industries, LLC, manufactures and markets many well-known brands of hand tools, chain, and electronic soldering products, including Campbell chain, Crescent brand wrenches and pliers, Lufkin measuring tools, Nicholson files and saws, Plumb hammers, H. K. Porter bolt cutters, Weller soldering products, and Wiss snips. Headquartered in Apex, North Carolina, Cooper Hand Tools has manufacturing facilities in six domestic and eight international locations, and has approximately 4,000 employees worldwide.

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About Cooper Industries

Cooper Industries, Ltd. is a global manufacturer with 2006 revenues of $5.2 billion, approximately 85 percent of which are from electrical products. Incorporated in Bermuda with administrative headquarters in Houston, Cooper employs approximately 31,000 people and operates eight divisions: Cooper B-Line, Cooper Bussmann, Cooper Crouse-Hinds, Cooper Lighting, Cooper Menvier, Cooper Power Systems, Cooper Wiring Devices and Cooper Tools group. Cooper Connection provides a common marketing and selling platform for Cooper's sales to electrical distributors. For more information, visit

Campbell, Crescent, Lufkin, Nicholson, Plumb, H.K. Porter, Weller, and Wiss are valuable trademarks of Cooper Industries in the U.S. and other countries. You are not permitted to use the Cooper Trademarks without the prior written consent of Cooper Industries.

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