Beam's floating filter won't block. Low maintenance, self cleaning.

Self Cleaning Filter

Beam Self Cleaning Filtration sustains a high level of performance.

  • With a Beam Central Vacuum System there are no filters and no screens to clean or replace.
  • Beam power units utilize an exclusive permanent self-cleaning material from the makers of GORE-TEX fabric.
  • By using cyclonic forces to separate dirt particles and allergens from vacuumed air the permanent filter removes tiny particles at a stunning 98% efficiency at 0.3 microns.
  • Dust particles do not stick to the Beam self cleaning filter surface like conventional filter media.  And most importantly, power is not lost as the bucket fills up, allowing the Beam central vacuum system to sustain a high level of performance after time.

The Beam Self-Cleaning Filter, cleans itself every time the system is turned off.

Filter Maintenance

Beam’s exclusive filter is permanent and self-cleaning.  However, if cleaning is desired, just follow these easy steps.

  1. Remove the dirt receptacle
  2. Wrap a large plastic rubbish bag around the lower portion of the power unit, holding it firmly in place  - (as illustrated).
  3. Grasp the sewn-in weight at the bottom of the filter through the bag (as shown).  Shake vigorously, dirt will drop into the bag.
  4. Carefully remove the plastic bag from the unit without disturbing the dust.  Empty the dirt receptacle into the bag, seal and dispose of bag.
  5. Replace the dirt receptacle on the power unit. 
  6. Remember, any dirt that is spilled can be easily vacuumed by attaching the hose to the utility inlet on the machine and activating the power unit with the manual switch. 

Beam New Zealand recommends that a new filter is fitted every 3-5 years. 

  • This will ensure that the Beam System will continue to  operate at its maximum potential.


Filtration System

The efficiency of the Filtration System used in the Power unit is an extremely important factor, which must be considered before you buy. 

Beam Power Unit inverting Filter illustration


Illustration comparing the efficiency of the Gore Beam Inverting Filter with a static Cartridge or Cloth Filter in competitive Power Units.

Click on photo to see Beam Gore filtration efficiency Chart.

Optional Disposable Bag System can be fitted to the Power Units.

Your power unit may be equipped with a convenient paper bag, which can be simply discarded when full.  A full paper bag will deprive the power unit of proper suction and minimize the performance of the machine.  Depending on how much you use your central vacuum, it is recommended that you empty the bag 2-3 times per year.  Replacement bags can be purchased through your Beam dealer.

How to change the Paper Bag:
  1.  Unplug the power unit from all electrical sources.
  2. Remove the bucket.
  3. Remove the paper bag from the intake valve. (Optional two-hole bag may be used when equipped with an inlet valve on from of the unit)
  4. Place and press the new bag into place.  Turn the bag's opening to lock it into place.
  5. Place the bucket back on the power unit.
Optional Bag Adaptor

The optional bag adaptor is easy to install, prior to placing the central vacuum power unit on the wall with the dirt bucket removed.  The bag adaptor has three unique ends, each connecting to a specific component.

  1.  Using the two Torx 20 screws, secure end "A" to the intake flange on the back, inside the body of the central vacuum unit (refer to Figure 7A).
  2. Secure the end "B" to the Quick Clean Valve from the inside of the central vacuum unit by aligning and locking the tabs into place (refer to Figure 7B)
  3. Push the cardboard collar from the filter bag on to the open hanging end "C" of the bag adaptor (refer to Figure 7C).
  4. Reconnect the dirt bucket to the central vacuum unit and ensure the filter bag is completely sealed in both the central vacuum unit and the dirt bucket.

Disposable Bag set-up in Beam Alliance Power Unit
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