The Sidewinder Model M-2 is the first (as of 11/04/97 the only) UL Listed Solvent Recycler in the world.
UL 2208, Standard for Solvent Distillation Units is the US National Standard. Sidewinder Model M-2 is certified by UL to meet the requirements of UL 2208.
1997 Uniform Fire Code requires that a Solvent Recycler be listed by a nationally recognized third party testing agency and that it be certified by the testing agency to meet the requirements of UL 2208 Standard for Solvent Distillation Units.
According to the Standard and Codes, a Solvent Recycler either complies for use in non-hazardous areas or it doesn't and must be put in either a Class I, Division 2 or Class I, Division 1 hazardous location. The Sidewinder Model M-2 complies for use in non-hazardous locations.
Sidewinder design doesn't require the $100.00 to $300.00 annual expense for replacement seals, orings or gaskets.
It couldn't be more simple. Load the unit with dirty solvent, 5 gallon bucket and all. Replace the lid. Press the button.
What more can we say?
Follow the simple maintenance routine, for years of trouble free operation. We have many units in the field past their TWENTIETH year.
We're the only one we know of that uses refrigeration to condense. The alternatives are: forced air - not totally efficient in warm climates or water cooled - wastes lots of water, messy and special consideration must be given to plumbing, water storage, water treatment and waste water disposal.
Big brother made us do it, but it turned out for the best. We were able to get a larger horsepower unit to fit the same R-12 frame and it is more efficient than the old method.
Sidewinder regulates temperature, engages condensing system, oversees built in safety fail-safes, initiates cool down and shuts off. All automatic.
You go about your business. Sidewinder knows when to shut off, even if you've given it your worst case mess. Solvents only, please - no water or water base.
We personally like the convenience of Sidewinder processing bags but they are optional. See FAQ.
Easy to find a home, no special 240 volt wiring.
This goes back to Hassle Free. Water cooled units - waste lots of water, are messy and special consideration must be given to plumbing, water storage, water treatment and waste water disposal. Hassle.
This time tested, rugged circuitry makes the operation simple.
If something is unusual the control simply shuts it down.
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