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Fume Extraction for Solder Smoke & Fumes


27th Year Anniversary!

Premium, Quiet Fume Extractors   Smoke Absorbers   Air Filtration   Soldering Fume Extracters

Fume Extraction for Military and High End Soldering. Premium, Fume Extractor
The ZT-4 Premium & Whisper-Quiet Fume Extractor
Excels Over Cheap & Noisy Plastic Imports.
 Collects Airborne Pollutant Matter While Soldering.


Unique Super Tight™ Weave Filters of activated-carbon trap fumes and  particulates while the powerful ZT-4-MIL draws fumes away from your personal soldering space without the annoying whine from cheap DC fans.

Every ZT-4-MIL ships with five of our amazing filters at no extra charge. Made in the USA quality with thousands in use, some for over twenty years!


Effective Fume Extraction at the Bench!  Contributing to a healthy work environment, the AirPlus ZT-4-MIL with its amazing Super-Tight Weave™ woven carbon filters is your space-saving way to remove noxious soldering fumes.

MIL-Spec & RoHS compliant, the ZT-4-MIL was designed for PCB work benches, engineering labs and R&D groups where soldering and desoldering are performed. Twenty years on the market. 1-year limited warranty., the ZT-4-MIL is used at the most prestigious electronic campuses and governmental labs on earth.


Best in Class: The ZT-4-MIL is a compact, personal air-cleaning system for your desk or workbench, yet powerful enough to effectively filter pollutants and health hazards such as smoke, chemicals, air borne dust, fumes, and obnoxious odors.

Superior to Other Extractors! This is the same benchtop fume extractor chosen by the Canadian Armed Forces after careful evaluation of extractors. Truly Whisper-Quiet during operation. Fabricated for heavy, industrial soldering, the  ZT-4-MIL is in a higher-class compared to most all other benchtop extractors.




Fume Extractor

The AirPlus™
Fume Extractor
Ships With 6 Super Tight™ Weave™ Filters and the Multi-Purpose Swivel Bracket)

(120 Volt for the U.S., Canada & Mexico)


(230 Volt for Our International Customers)


Carbon Filters, Replacement Filters, Carbon Activated Filters, Fume Extractor Filters, Fume Extracter Filters
Our SuperTight Weave Filters Trap & Absorb Pollutants.
Fume Particulates Don't Just 'Pass Through".
Two Decades of Proven Utility! Thousands at Work Today!

The SuperTight™ Filter Weave Makes a Difference

Our SuperTight Weave Filters Blow Away the Competition! One of the greatest distinctions is that the ZT-4-MIL uniquely utilizes our world-famous Super-Tight Weave woven carbon-activated filters. Why settle for less? See the difference yourself.

Compare: A side-by-side visual comparison of the SuperTight Weave filters with others quickly reveals the advantage of our impressive filters.

 Comparative Testing & Superior Fume Extraction


Whisper QUIET High Performance Fan...
...With 60,000 Hours of Use
Snap-In Filter Guard
Illuminated Red Rocker Power Switch
Activated Carbon Filtration
Unique Super-Tight™ Weave Filters
Electrostatic Discharge Safe
Construction: All Metal Casing for Industrial Includes 6 Carbon Activated Filters!
Multi-Purpose Swivel & Mounting Bracket
Rigorous Factory Testing
3 Wire Power Cord
One Year Limited Warranty Parts & Labor

MIL-Spec Compliant
RoHS Compliant
Non-Skid Rubber Feet
Available in 120 VAC & 230 VAC Models

Owners Manual


Rugged, Durable All Metal Construction and ESD-Safe, the ZT-4-MIL is housed in a durable metal case (not in a cheap, thin-walled plastic, fragile box). It ships with a 3-wire, grounded plug, and a lighted rocker switch. It is subjected to rigorous testing in our Los Angeles factory.

Over 60,000 Quiet Hours of Life! Premium Ball-Bearing Fan! The ZT-4-MIL has a high performance, long-life, metal-housed fan, not plastic fans typical within most bench fume extractors which quickly wear out. It is a tool, not a toy.

Whisper-Quiet Operation! Still another striking advantage is the fan/blower within the ZT-4-MIL is built with premium, ball-bearings making it extremely quiet in comparison to other "imports" with their cheap plastic "sleeve-bushing" that whine and squeal and only get worse over time.


Easy-To-Change Filter Design: Changing filters can be a real nuisance with other fume extractor brands. The quick "snap-in" feature of the ZT-4's filter guard makes changing filters a breeze! You never need any tools or hardware when changing filters. Just pop out the filter guard, replace your filter and in seconds you are back in business.

In comparative testing, a U.S. Defense Contractor confirmed our filters are far superior to others. After a single day of heavy soldering, our filters were whitish in color from flux particulates captured within its tight carbon activated cells. But -- on the next bench, a "filter" in another brand still looked new. Why? Too porous filters.

Larger pores or "openings" within a filter permits smoke, fumes, and flux particulates to breeze right on through and re-circulate in the workplace.


Fume Extraction, Changing Filters, Carbon Filters
Changing Carbon Filters Is a Breeze. Pop Out and Snap-In Filter Guard.

Fume Extractor Swivel Bracket
Attractive, Grained- Anodized Multi-Purpose Swivel Bracket With 3 Height Adjustments

Office Fume Extractor
Space-Saving Under-The-Cabinet Mounting With the Multi-Purpose Bracket


 Electrical Rating:
 Model ZT-4-MIL-120:
120 VAC  / 60 Hz. 3- Wire (U.S.A.)
 Model  ZT-4-MIL-230: 230 VAC / 50 Hz. 3-Wire (Int'l)
 WxHxD: 5-1/2" x  7-3/4" x 5-1/2" )14cm  x 20cm x 14cm)
 Weight: 4 lbs (1.8 kilos)
 Construction: Lightweight, Durable Steel, ESD Safe.  Power Switch:
  Red Lighted (Illuminated)
 Air Supply: Long-Life, 60,000 Hours Industrial Fan
 Filtration: SuperTight™ Woven Activated-Carbon
Warranty: One Year Limited Warranty Parts & Labor
 Included: ZT-4-002 Replacement Filters, 5 Pack






Fume Extracter

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Our 120 Volt Model for U.S.A. , Canada & Mexico
(Includes 6 SuperTight Weave™ Filters
and Anodized, Multi-Purpose Swivel Bracket)



Fume Extractor

Our 230 Volt Model for International Customers
(Includes 6 SuperTight Weave™ Filters
and Anodized, Multi-Purpose Swivel Bracket)



Fume Extractor Filters CARBON ACTIVATED (5 PACK) ZT-4-002    $19.99  

Save 5%
ZT-4-007 $38.00

Save 7%
ZT-4-004 $185.00


Zephyrtronics Equipment is Engineered and,

Solder Mill, Solder Wire Dispenser, Solder Spool Holder

DeSolder Wire, SMD Removal De-Solder Wire, Desoldering Wire


Technician Solders
 With ZT-4 Fume Extractor

A Health Perspective on Solder Smoke & Fumes

What About the Fumes When One Solders? The soldering process requires the use of flux. Flux is activated by application of heat and by-products of smoke and fumes are generated and released into the air.  Flux is typically composed of rosin-resin and mixed with an activator, halogen organic agent some times called pine resin. Smoke and fumes flux arising from the soldering activity can cause headaches, nausea and eye irritations. The main component of rosin is Abietic Acid .


With the high temperatures of soldering, the Abietic Acid becomes denatured to neo-abietic acid and noxious components such as salycylic acid (HOC H COOH) and pinene are released within the fumes and into the immediate work area. Fluxes can contain high levels of resin/rosin which generate and release phenol (C H OH). Flux activators can generate and emit hydrogen chloride (HCL) and/or other compounds.


The ZT-4 AirPlus Smoke Extractor  is Also Home at the Desktop.

Health problems associated with soldering processes are attributable to colophony, a main constituent of rosin-based flux.

At best, smoke and fumes from flux activation while soldering may only cause coughing, sneezing, headaches, or watery eyes, but for 1 in 5, occupational asthma and chronic bronchitis can be an outcome.
For best results with carbon activation, soldering within 20 cm or 8 inches of air intake is recommended.


The U.S. Government and the European Common Market, Mexico and Japan now have occupational hazard standards relating to noxious gasses in the workplace and to permissible amounts of such compounds. Indeed, fume extraction equipment is now required within the European Common Market.

The Zephyrtronics ZT-4-MIL Smoke Extractor helps meet these standards when used properly.



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