The BVX-200 is a two operator, PRE-HEPA-GAS volume extraction system designed to be used adjacent to the workbenches.
At that time Metcal only offered a single operator product. This product had an off the shelf latch and a vent hood that was often used as a handle. Being a heavy unit, this was often a problem.
We took this into consideration when designing the BVX-200. We incorporated the handles towards the bottom of the unit, covering and serving as sound baffle for the vents. We also designed and integrated a custom latch that blended seamlessly into the aesthetic development of the unit.
Overall it was received very well and is still available through Metcal and OK International, their parent company.