Wood Shops are Typically Bad for Projectors

In a standard wood shop, there is always a variety of different machinery and tools working away. Students will spend hours making unique creations out of a small block of wood. After finding the perfect design, they will turn to sanding and smoothing out all of the imperfections. Inevitably, sawdust gets everywhere. One of the basic properties of sawdust is that it is flammable.

Sawdust Insulates the Heat

Projectors generate a very large amount of heat when in operation, and require one crucial thing to work correctly: air.

Providing consistent airflow is needed to make sure the wood shop projector’s components are constantly being cooled. While having a projection display in a wood shop is useful, filters that the projector is equipped with are not designed for much less than a clean room.

Choke the Projector

Eventually, sawdust generated from projects will clog the fan system. When the fan system does not cool the unit down properly, more and more heat will build up inside the projector. This will not only ruin the life expectancy of your projector bulb, but possibly turn the projector into a self-contained pyrotechnics display when the heat begins to affect the sawdust.

The Solution

There is a simple solution to this dilemma, and it is called a projector enclosure. Placing your projector inside a projector enclosure provides a layer of protection from any contaminates in the air. Some enclosures will even equip your wood shop projector with a pre-filter as a second line of defense.

Projector Enclosures for Wood Shops

All of our projector enclosures include a thermostatic control that only runs the cooling system after a certain point. This ensures maximum life expectancy from your projector bulb, and all you will need to do is change the filter occasionally. With the conditional settings, you will be conserving energy as an additional bonus.


Screen Solutions International has stock enclosures that can ship in just a few days. We also can provide custom enclosures, hush boxes, indoor, outdoor, weatherproof, vandal resistant, industrial, and many other enclosure types for almost any situation. We can design and fabricate an enclosure for your unique and custom project too!

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