CSM operates four production halls, accommodating a total of 30 welders and 26 assemblers working on large-scale workpieces. Welding is mostly on steel (filled 1.2 mm). This process is known for the harmful fumes that it releases, which can ultimately be the cause of a range of health conditions. As such, legislation is in place that stipulates that fumes must be extracted, captured and removed. CSM prioritises the working environment of its employees and had been operating a number of mobile source extractors.
Due the nature of the work and structures, which are often many metres in length or height and with multiple bends, meant that they were insufficient. The welders were suffering as a result, causing them to work less efficiently and it quickly became clear that a spatial extraction system would be a more effective solution.