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 The ZT-4 Premium Military-Spec Fume Extractor
The ZT-4  is the choice of Raytheon® & the Canadian Armed Forces for fume extraction & filtration while soldering at the
 bench. It "extracts fumes from flux and solder away from the operator."--NASA, 1/9/04
Premium Fume Extraction for Military and High-End Soldering. The ZT-4-MIL AirPlus Excels at Fume Extraction During Soldering and DeSoldering.

Effective Fume Extraction for the Bench! The AirPlus ZT-4-MIL is a space saving system for removal of the noxious fumes during soldering and desoldering. The ZT-4-MIL was developed for use at workbenches, in engineering labs, R&D workspaces or at a technician's desk. It's MIL-Spec compliant and ships with a One-Year Limited Warranty. Plus the the ZT-4-MIL is fabricated of steel, not thin-walled plastic breaks. The ZT-4 has a Full Metal Jacket™.  There's no other fume extractor like it!


Best in Its Class!  The ZT-4-MIL is compact enough 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. Indeed, it is the very benchtop / desktop fume extractor selected by the Canadian Armed Forces after careful competitive evaluation of other extractors. Whisper-quiet during operation and made for heavy-duty, the  ZT-4-MIL ships with six carbon-activated filters!


Our Unique Super-tight™ Weave Filters! Our amazing Super-Tight Weave activated carbon filters trap more fumes and more particulate matter while the powerful extraction fan draws the smoke and fumes away from your personal breathing space. The ZT-4 has the "wow factor."

SuperTight Weave Filters Blow Away the Competition! One of the notable distinctions is just how effective these SuperTight Weave carbon-activated filters are at captivating flux fumes. Hands down, the ZT-4 outperforms other personal bench-top fume extractors.





Fume Extractor

The ZT-4 Fume  Extractor
Includes 6 SuperTight™
Weave Filters, Plus
the Anodized, Multi-Purpose Swivel Bracket)

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


(230 Volt for Our International Customers)






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Weave Filters
Carbon Activate Filters



CARBON ACTIVATED (12 PACK) ZT-4-006 $35.99

CARBON ACTIVATED (50 PACK) ZT-4-004 $169.99


ZT-4-005 $319.99

Make the Comparison:

A side-by-side visual comparison of SuperTight Weave filters against others quickly reveals the advantage of these impressive filters: Our carbon-activated mesh is woven far tighter with more cells to trap a greater number of pollutants and particulate matter.


 And as with the Canadian Armed Forces, after comparative testing, a U.S. Defense Contactor itself further confirmed what we always knew: our filters are far superior to others. And hundreds upon hundreds of the ZT-4's now sit in that facility in use.


Carbon Filters, Replacement Filters, Carbon Activated Filters, Fume Extractor Filters, Fume Extracter Filters
Our SuperTight Weave Filters Have More Cells
To Trap & Collect Pollutants
Rather Than Letting Simply Pass Through
Like Other "Filters"

After a single day of heavy soldering activity, our SuperTight Weave filters were visibly filled with flux particulates trapped inside its tight cells, while the "filter" in a competitor's fume extractor unused.  Why? Because the pores or openings within the other "competitive" filters are much larger --- allowing the smoke, fumes, and flux particulates to breeze through the filter and back into the factory...and employee’s lungs. Don't settle for less.


Because of the demand for our superior SuperTight Weave filters we now offer our carbon activated filters for other manufacturer’s fume extractors, so if you already have a benchtop smoke extractor, don’t be shy and give us a call. We can fit your extractor with one of our filters. We’re sure your lungs will appreciate it.



Whisper Quiet High Performance Fan...
...With 60,000 Hours of Use
Snap-In Filter Guard
Illuminated, Lighted Red Power Switch
Activated Carbon Filtration
Unique SuperTight Weave™ Carbon Filters
RoHS Compliant & ESD-Safe
Construction: All Metal Casing
6 Carbon Activated Filters
Multi-Purpose Swivel & Mounting Bracket
Made in the U.S.A.
Rigorous Factory Testing
3 Wire Power Cord
One-Year Limited Warranty Parts & Labor
Owners Manual


Rugged Metal Construction & ESD-Safe for Electronic Work:  ESD-Safe in a all-metal case (not cheap thin-walled fragile plastic), the ZT-4-MIL ships with a 3-wire, grounded plug, a lighted rocker switch and must pass rigorous in-house testing at our Los Angeles factory.

Over 60,000 Hours of Life! The ZT-4-MIL has a high performance, long-life, metal-housed fan instead of plastic fans typical of bench-top fume extractors which wear out quickly.



Whisper-Quiet Operation! And still another striking advantage is that the fan/blower within the ZT-4-MIL is built with premium, ball-bearings which is why it is so very quiet in comparison to other "imports" with their cheap plastic "sleeve-bushing" that whine and squeal as they operate and only get worse over time. Quiet operation.

Easy-To-Change Filters: Changing filters can be a real nuisance with many fume extractors. But, the ZT-4's quick "snap-in" filter guard makes changing filters a breeze! No tools or hardware needed. Just pop out the filter guard, replace your filter.  Done. In seconds!

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

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

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


 ZT-4-MIL-120: 120 VAC / 60 Hz. 3-Wir (U.S.A.)
 ZT-4-MIL-230: 230 VAC / 50 Hz. 3-Wire (Int'l)
5-1/2 "x  7-3/4 "x -1/2"
                  (14cm  x 20cm x 14cm)

 Weight: 4 lbs (1.8 kilos)
Construction:  Lightweight, Durable Steel
                              ESD Safe.
Power Switch:  Red Lighted
Air Supply: Long-Life, 60,000 Hours
Filter: SuperTight™ Weave Activated-Carbon
 Replacement Filters, 5 Pack
Other: 1- Year Limited Warranty Parts & Labor





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Fume Extracter

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



Fume Extractor

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



ZT-4-MIL Replacement SuperTight™ Weave Carbon Activated Filters 




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Fume Extractor Filters
Weave Filters
Carbon Activate Filters


CARBON ACTIVATED (12 PACK) ZT-4-006 $35.99

CARBON ACTIVATED (50 PACK) ZT-4-004 $169.99

  CARBON ACTIVATED (100 PACK) ZT-4-005 $319.99

A Health Perspective on Solder Smoke & Fumes


A Technician Solders
With ZT-4
Fume Extractor in
Background on Bench

What About the Fumes When One Solders? The soldering process requires the use of flux. As flux is activated through the application of heat, the 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 like pine resin, the smoke and fumes arising from the soldering activity can cause headaches, nausea and eye irritations. The main component of rosin is Abietic Acid .


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

Can You Find the ZT-4 On This Desk? The ZT-4 AirPlus Smoke Extractor is Also Home at the Desktop.

Most health problems associated with the soldering process are directly attributable to colophony which is the main constituent of rosin-based flux. At best, the smoke and fumes from flux activation while soldering only causes coughing, sneezing, headaches, or watery eyes, but for one out of five unlucky operators, occupational asthma and chronic bronchitis can be the outcome.


The Government of the United States along with the European Union, Mexico and Japan now have occupational hazard standards relating to noxious gasses in the workplace and to permissible amounts of such compounds.

The ZT-4-MIL AirPlus
helps to meet these standards when used properly.

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