Industrial vacuum cleaner Starmix iPulse L-1635 TOP in the test

Industrial vacuum cleaner Starmix iPulse L-1635 TOP in the test: vacuum

Industrial vacuum cleaner Starmix iPulse L-1635 TOP in the test

Although we are home improvement, but the trend is now increasingly in the private sector to professional equipment. This applies to tools as well as accessories and workshop equipment.

Today, with the Starmix iPulse L-1635 Top, I have an upscale industrial vacuum cleaner in the test workshop. Alone of the appearance and of course the price range, my expectations are very high settled. What is designed for the professional sector, should achieve first-class results in my small workshop. Whether the larger investment is worthwhile, the sucker will show test.

Starmix advertises the test sucker mainly with the iPulse, which stands for a pulsating filter cleaning. It should automatically clean the filter cartridges used if necessary, thus enabling uninterrupted operation. A feature that ordinary vacuum cleaners rarely have to offer.

Specifications of the Starmix iPulse L-1635 TOP

Power consumption (max.)1600 watts
Flow rate (max.) Measured at the engine head75 l / s
Flow rate (max.) Measured at the end of the hose45 l / s
Vacuum (max.) Measured at the engine head280mbar
Vacuum (max.) Measured at the end of the hose245mbar
Tank volume (max.) Gross dust water35/25/22 l
Sound pressure level Sound pressure level69.0 dB (A)
Dimensions L / W / H53 x 40 x 92 cm
mass16.8 kg
Main cable length8 (rubber, H05RR_F)
radius13-14 m

The first impression:

The delivered box is quite big and not easy. It is therefore a little tedious to free the nipple from its packaging. If he is on his own feet, he can be easily maneuvered through the workshop thanks to large wheels. Even at the rather large joints of the installation panels he does not get stuck. It is also easy to pull on uneven ground on the hose and there is no danger of it hanging or tipping on one edge.
A large structure is not necessary and so only the large handle with two spring pins must be secured. The existing accessories can be additionally attached to sufficiently existing brackets. Whether this always makes sense, is up to you - the possibility exists at least and for a photo, everything is housed. If you like all the accessories on the device, you will be more than satisfied with the numerous holders.

Industrial vacuum cleaner Starmix iPulse L-1635 TOP in the test: vacuum

All accessories can be safely stored.

Industrial vacuum cleaner Starmix iPulse L-1635 TOP in the test: vacuum

Careful, small chips can be picked up here.

Unfortunately, a small mishap has already happened to me, as it will probably happen more often. The thin-walled (but stable) suction tube makes it easy to lift shavings off the holders, as can be clearly seen in the photo. If you do not pay particular attention to a precisely straight guide when attaching the pipes, it will certainly cause a few chips to fall.

Not exciting but exciting are the front wheels, which have a brake. With the tensioned castors, the Starmix can be safely used on downhill workplaces. Without tension they ensure a very good steering behavior.

What I do not like so much, is the attachment of the retaining clip. When I think that in large milling work, the vacuum cleaner to be emptied regularly and it must be broken down the bracket, even the actually practical spring pins in the long run can be a bit cumbersome. Better I would find here a self-locking variant, in which one does not have to hold any small parts in the hand.

Industrial vacuum cleaner Starmix iPulse L-1635 TOP in the test: vacuum

Rollers with brakes for good mobility or a secure footing.

Industrial vacuum cleaner Starmix iPulse L-1635 TOP in the test: vacuum

Spring pins are safe, but in the long run but maybe a bit awkward

All the better, therefore, is the possibility of attaching a system case to the vacuum cleaner. Although I rely unfortunately on the L-Boxx from Bosch, which is calculated not supported, the selection of suitable suitcases is quite extensive. After own research the following systainers should fit:

Industrial vacuum cleaner Starmix iPulse L-1635 TOP in the test: industrial

Recording for different systainers.
  • Festool
  • Tanos
  • BTI
  • Hitachi
  • Makita Makpac

The possibility is certainly interesting, in order to reach on the construction site comfortably together with suckers and tools its place of employment. Personally, I would probably use the Systainer for the vacuum cleaner accessories. No matter how, who has the opportunity, they will use and find practical according to his requirements. I definitely like it.

Equally positive is the red cable. With 8 m, it has a sufficient length, the rubber sheath ensures good flexibility and the red color is striking. Red means respect and I think that a cable lying on the ground deserves a "respect" in any case. If somebody stumbles or gets damaged at the construction site, you are no longer looking forward to a discreet gray. In my opinion, tools on the construction site should always have a red supply line. A small point that significantly increases security.

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The curved handle makes it easier to vacuum the floor.

The suction pipe and the floor nozzle

A two-piece pipe and various nozzles to suckers are standard today. So why an extra paragraph for it? Because the suction tube of the test nipple consists of three parts, the floor nozzle has its advantages and I like both in cooperation very well.

Let's start with the suction tube - this consists of three and not two parts. Two, as usual straight tubes and a curved handpiece, which has an adjustable opening for regulating the secondary air, as known from household vacuum cleaners. The curved shape facilitates handling when used as a vacuum cleaner, which is certainly more common in a clean workshop - at least for me after work.

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With two locks, the brush is released

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From the household vacuum cleaner known - an air regulation.

But even the floor nozzle has more than just two parts. On the one hand, the brush section can be detached with two sliders so that the floor nozzle can be used directly as a wet vacuum, but can also be fitted with other optional accessories. In addition, the rapid disassembly facilitates intensive cleaning.

Positive in the basic cleaning also affects the further possible disassembly of the joint piece. With the removal of a ring (springy) can also be this disassembly and free of any jammed material residues.

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Optional accessories for replacement

Industrial vacuum cleaner Starmix iPulse L-1635 TOP in the test: industrial

Disassembly of the joint piece

Test application: mass with class

The first test of the Starmix industrial vacuum cleaner involves a lot of sawdust that has accumulated under my table saw. Apparently, my little sucker has not been working properly for a while. After loosening the saw from the table revealed a decent accumulation of sawdust and small cut wood remnants. Here the iPulse is allowed to show how effectively it translates its performance at large dust masses. It is sucked without filter bag, so that the dust cassettes get their work.

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My saw table, which needs a thorough cleaning.

The vacuum flow regulator is actually adjusted to the suction diameter before work. Small nozzle - low suction or large nozzle - full suction power. Since I do not use extra nozzles or adapters, the full power could be adjusted. But we start quietly and turn the knob to minimum.

Next, the suction function must be selected. The controller has four posions: Off - suction with automatic switch on - suction with automatic switch on and filter cleaning - suction with automatic filter.

If the automatic switch-on is not used, the built-in socket can nevertheless be used and the vacuum cleaner even extends the action radius in this case. Since I do not connect another tool, I put on "IR", which stands for suction with filter cleaning.

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A neat collection of chips under the saw.

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At the lowest level, the chips are raised 5 cm.

Slowly I lead the suction nozzle to the shavings and already with the smallest power the Starmix offers a decent suction power. From a distance of about 5 cm, the chips are raised and sucked. If you like it quietly, this setting could easily eliminate all chips and would not have to worry about overloading. But I like it faster and so the controller is set to maximum. The expected noise pollution is missing. With the specified 69 dB, the L-1635 is not one of the noisemakers.

Now the nozzle tears large craters in the chips heap and even the approximately 2 cm wide cut residues between the chips do not impress the sucker in this test. I did not stop the time, but in about two minutes the table was empty. The air flow is so great that it is not even possible to see where the nozzle was moved along the table. (Pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them.)

Industrial vacuum cleaner Starmix iPulse L-1635 TOP in the test: vacuum

Every small particle of dust is absorbed without any residue.

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At full power, craters form in the heap of chips.

As written, the saw pieces are sucked in easily. However, if one of them lies diagonally in front of the nozzle (manually for testing), the control of the suction power is signaled by a red indicator light. The positive thing is that the nipple does not turn off, but a small beep would not be bad to signal a possibly unnoticed clogged hose. Clogged hose... Incidentally, this was the cause of the chips accumulation under my saw and the iPulse could once again prove its performance. While my sucker on the saw just stuck to the blockage, the Starmix test vacuum simply sucked the hose. The Starmix would probably never have been constipated.

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Even larger pieces were sucked.

Industrial vacuum cleaner Starmix iPulse L-1635 TOP in the test: vacuum

A control lamp indicates malfunction.

Empty the nipple and change the filter

Of course the filters do not have to be changed after the first test. During the test it was clearly heard how they were knocked out several times, but the work did not have to be interrupted. Without loss of suction, all chips were collected throughout.

Industrial vacuum cleaner Starmix iPulse L-1635 TOP in the test: cleaner

Release side handlebars

In the second test but should now be sanded, for which I would like to use the fleece bag. A good opportunity to simulate the filter change. It is important to read the operating instructions. The filter knock-out function should be activated before each opening of the vacuum cleaner (switch position AR - vacuum with automatic switch-on and filter cleaning). If you ignore this, the filters may be full of chips and lose part of it when opened - second picture. You learn from mistakes.

If the filters have been knocked out before, the upper part can be removed without much dirt and chips on the bottom or the edge of the teat and the container emptied. As mentioned in the beginning, the handle bar should be removed, which I find somewhat awkward with the spring pins, since you always have the pins as small parts in your hand. However, the very large container absorbs many chips and depending on the application, emptying is more or less often required. Since the filters clean themselves, the Starmix vacuum cleaner must not be opened until the collection container or dust bag is full. This can take a while in normal applications.

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Before opening: let filter clean!

Industrial vacuum cleaner Starmix iPulse L-1635 TOP in the test: industrial

Extra large fleece bag

If the container has been emptied and cleaned (works well outdoors with compressed air), the filter bag can be used. This is held according to the nipple generous and can be easily attached or solved thanks to a ring made of plastic with grommets. Even repeated loosening and attaching does not affect the tightness. However, the function of the clamping ring (close - open) does not reveal itself to me, since it does not affect the hold of the bag. Maybe this is intended for other dust bags, which are also suitable for asbestos or similar substances.

Industrial vacuum cleaner Starmix iPulse L-1635 TOP in the test: cleaner

To open a screwdriver is needed.

Industrial vacuum cleaner Starmix iPulse L-1635 TOP in the test: cleaner

Meaningful barrier against a falling of the shell.

In order to access the dust cassettes, the upper lid must be opened. This is secured with a small safety mechanism against unintentional opening. With a tool, such as a screwdriver or coin, a small knob must be turned and then pressed. Only then can the lid be opened. Safety is important, but I find it rather impractical that additional tools are needed. A rotary knob with a recess that can be rotated with your fingers would have been just as good in my opinion.

When the lid is open, it is held in place by a lock and can not fall - sometimes it's the little details that make the difference. I like it very much.

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Electromagnets shake the filter cartridges.

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Two large filters ensure sufficient airflow.

Now the filters can be removed and cleaned or replaced. At the same time it becomes clear how these are shaken. Electromagnets lift them briefly and springs let them jump back into position. Simple, effective and no mechanics that can break. Since the filters are shaken individually in alternation, it can be assumed that the two visible tubes are used for the separate air passage. While one filter is shaken, the sucker uses only the other in time. This guarantees a permanent operation without restrictions.

Test application: Wet with the iPulse L-1635 from Starmix

Actually, here would be another test, but I think superfluous. Each wet-dry vacuum cleaner has a watertight container and a water level detection, which switches off the vacuum cleaner at a given water filling or at least prevents further sucking. So also the iPulse.

The possible intake (22 L) is determined by the container size and the enormous suction power, I assume a rapid work progress. I could now suck a bucket full of water, but see no need for it and not the main application of the nipple. That's why I leave it there.

Industrial vacuum cleaner Starmix iPulse L-1635 TOP in the test: ipulse

Prepared drain in the collecting container

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A hose can be attached under the nipple.

Test application: Working with power tools

I would like to record the subject nevertheless short, since the L-1635 apparently has a special preparation for wet sucking, which is not used. There is a sealed drain in the floor and a hose connection can be seen from the outside. Theoretically, the closure would only have to be drilled out and a closable hose attached. The absorbed water could then be drained off (without opening the device). If you often need a wet vacuum, you can use the helpful preparation quite easily. There may also be models that already have a finished implementation. However, it is sufficient for me to know that it would be possible, since there is no acute need for it.

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The suction hose fits many power tools.

Many power tools have a chip extraction, but the first question is always: "Does my workshop vacuum cleaner fit the tool?". Luckily, there are quite a few manufacturers who resort to uniform measures. So also Electrostar and after a few tests, the suction hose fits on my bandsaw from Westfalia (identical model of some manufacturers), on the blue circular saw from Bosch, on a number of green Bosch tools, on the router from Bort and also on my table saw. I did not test any more. If necessary, an adapter for different diameters belongs to

Industrial vacuum cleaner Starmix iPulse L-1635 TOP in the test: industrial

That's what I call suction power.

As the photo on the right shows, the Starmix can also be used well as a tray even without a systainer. Thanks to a deepening even the circular saw is straight up.

During tool testing, I focused on grinding to see how well the sanding dust is picked up and filtered. For this I have a wooden box, which still had its old green color on the ground. With the eccentric grinder it went to the collar. Due to the small suction holes, the suction power of the Starmix is ​​set to minimum. This makes it much quieter than the tool itself and you would not hear the whistling of the sucked air, you might think the sucker would not be on.

But already with this setting, he sucks so vigorously that with the grinder a full pack of sandpaper can be raised. When grinding, the suction power is almost too strong for me, so that the grinding surface is so tight on a smooth surface that the tool is difficult to guide. Here I would like to have an adjustable secondary air opening. However, the fact shows that more than enough suction power is available.

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Sanding of old paint.

Industrial vacuum cleaner Starmix iPulse L-1635 TOP in the test: industrial

Fine work with the oscillation tool.

Quite the flying dust due to the rotational movement of the grinding disc and the turbulent air of the engine cooling can hardly be avoided. However, you will then look in vain for sanding dust buildup on the workpiece surface. A very clean work.

Inside the box, the oscillating tool was used to also grind out the corners. Who now suspects that would be a hindrance in fine work, the quite thick hose, which is wrong.Although the suction hose has a large diameter and thus a good air passage, it is still quite light and, above all, extremely flexible. By mistake, I even stepped on the hose at work, but he forgave me without recognizable damage.

After the test, I wanted to know how well the fleece bag filters the fine sanding dust - the filter cleaning function has not struck in any case. The control of the filters made it clear why. There was not a crumb of green paint in it. Different in the dust bag, Here is the green sanding dust visible and apparently very well filtered.

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No green sanding dust in the filter cartridge.

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The fleece bag has filtered well and thoroughly.

Conclusion for the workshop vacuum test Starmix iPulse L-1635 Plus

The conclusion is very clear: My absolute buy recommendation! Understandably, for a vacuum cleaner of this class (industrial vacuum cleaner) something deeper must be seized into the bag, but who would like to combine suction power with flexibility and comfort, is well advised with the iPulse L-1635.

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Of course, there are also small points of criticism or suggestions for improvement, such as the safety pins of the handle or the somewhat awkward opening of the housing for filter change. But they can confidently be declared as "complaining at a very high level".

The Starmix convinces with a perfect suction power at a pleasant volume and impresses even in the lowest performance level, in which it drowns out the sound of a jigsaw. It is easy to maneuver, operate and bring along an attractive length of the supply line and the suction hose. This leaves even larger pieces of waste through and is lightweight, as well as flexible.

The filter cartridges are cleaned independently and without interruption of work, thus guaranteeing effective utilization of the working time with constant suction power.

A special advantage is the inclusion of systainers. It makes it possible to transport the vacuum cleaner and the necessary tools in one package. Likewise, the accessory of the nipple can be stored in it, so that the nipple is always ready for use.

All in all, the Starmix iPulse L-1635 offers a perfect overall package with a huge suction power. Real flaws or mistakes he made in the test at no time. A perfect sucker for professionals and DIY enthusiasts with high standards.

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