Metalworking Shop Vacuums

MDL1020MFS 15 HP Continuous Duty Vacuum

Item #: MDL1020MFS

VAC-U-MAX Model 1020 features a powerful positive displacement pump designed specifically for high volume recovery (up to 5 tons per hour).  It is also used in the recovery of heavy materials including steel shot, foundry sand, metal powders, sludges and other materials of similar nature. It is available in 15 horsepower and its continuous duty vacuum producer makes this vacuum able to meet even the toughest challenge.

In addition to being a very powerful vacuum, its portability makes this unit a versatile tool that can be used almost anywhere.  It has large rubber tires along with a unidirectional castor wheel that makes the 1020 easily maneuvered by a single operator.  Noise levels are below OSHSA standard. The Model 1020 comes standard with a secondary cartridge filter, vacuum relief valve and a 40- gallon container.  The Model 1020 is approximately 3’ X 5’ X 5 ½’.


Video features the VAC-U-MAX MDL1020MFS cleaning steel shot from a blast pit.

Standard Equipment

  • Leaf-Type, PTFE high efficiency filter, rated 99.9% efficient @ 1 micron, 30 sq. feet surface area
  • Heavy Duty Manual Filter Shaker.
  • Secondary filter cartridge located ahead of the pump.
  • NEMA 13 Starter with thermal overload protection.
  • Flexible electrical cord, 3 conductor, (without plug) x 25' lg
  • Interchangeable 40 gal. collection container with wheels.
  • Easy Running Wheels, (2) 14" diameter, (2) Caster Wheel 8" diameter with lock
  • Vacuum gage
  • Vacuum relief valve
  • Sound proofing for noise levels of less than 79 dbA
  • Inlet with camlock adapter for 2.5" or 3.0" hose

Technical Data

  • Continuous duty vacuum producer pump
  • Positive Displacement, Rotary Lobe
  • Rated performance: 240 or 380CFM @ 162" H2O (12"Hg)
  • Suction connection: 2.5 or 3.0" camlock adaptor (includes camlock coupler)
  • Motor: 15 HP TEFC, 1750 RPM, standard efficiency
  • Voltage: 230V or 460V/60hz 3 ph (select at time of order)
  • Capacity of Container: 40 gallon
  • Dimensions: 66"L x 32"W x 68"H
  • Weight: 1100 lbs.
  • Paint: Blue powder coat