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Personal Cooling

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Personal Air Conditioner

Personal Air Conditioners use filtered compressed air and vortex tube technology to keep workers comfortable in extremely hot or cold areas.


Unlike “ice pack” type vests, the Personal Air conditioner offers consistent and continuous cooling to minimize heat stress and increase worker productivity in hot surroundings. The vest allows full range of motion with no airflow restrictions and can be worn under welding leathers or protective clothing. The vortex tube unit, worn on a supplied belt, cools or heats inlet temperature by ±60°F

ITW Vortec Personal Air Conditioners provide effective cooling or heating, and are especially popular for workers operating in or near:

  • Foundries
  • Boiler Rooms
  • Steel Mills
  • Glass Plants
  • Power Plants
  • Forging Shops
  • Casting Shops
  • Welding Operations
  • Sand Blasting
  • Powder Coating
  • Paint Baking Operations
  • Refrigerated Lockers
  • Smelters
  • Mines
  • Asbestos Abatement
  • Hazardous Waste Removal


Personal Worker Comfort in Hot or Cold Environments

Features & Benefits

  • Uses filtered compressed air
  • Provides continuous cooled air delivery
  • Easy temperature adjustment even with gloved hands
  • Exposure rating: 200°F with protective outer clothing
    130°F no protective outer clothing
  • No moving parts:  exceptionally reliable
  • Vest can be worn under protective outer clothing
  • Vest collar unfolds to deliver tempered air flow to neck and face
  • Vest allows full range of motion with no airflow restrictions
  • Separate respiratory air source is required
  • Not intended to provide protection from hazardous conditions – Fits workers up to 6’4″, 250 pounds (XL); 6’2″, 210 pounds (L)
Personal Air Conditioner in Use

Personal Air Conditioner in Use

Personal Air Conditioner