The greenBOX supports 4", 5", 6", 7", and 8" gates. Larger gates are supported by greenBOX ONE, greenBOX PRO or greenBOX MASTER control systems.
A well-designed system whisks wood dust and debris from the machinery, workstations and floor sweeps to a canister or bag. Good-quality filters capture most of the dust before the air is returned to the shop. The result is a healthier and cleaner shop. A central collection system-consisting of a collector, rigid metal ducts and flexible hose-is the best approach. The advantage of a central dust-collection system is much simpler maintenance. With a central system you only have to clean one unit, as opposed to independent dust collectors on each machine central unit, which take up valuable floor space.
Central dust collecting systems are often over-sized to allow for all workstations to be open. This is often due to workers failing or forgetting to close the shutters (or gates) when they are not in use. This forces the shop owner/manufacturer to run a system that is often larger than needed, causing a substantially higher cost in energy bills.
Also, with smaller HP dust collecting units, leaving the shutters open continuously creates a substantial loss of vacuum and a potential health hazard to operators and the environment in general. This is due to the fact that smaller units do not properly remove particles under such conditions.
The waste of energy is also quite significant. When blast gates are continuously open, the dust collector motor is also running non-stop. The scenario does not exist with the ECOGATE system.
Your existing dust collecting system can for the most part remain the same, but the mechanical blast gates are replaced by electronically controlled blast gates (ECOGATE) with sensors (ECOde) and a central processor, the greenBOX. The greenBOX controls power for the dust collecting motor and controls all blast gates. After the machinery is active, the proper blast gate will open and the dust collector will be switched on. This ends the need to switch the dust collector on in the morning and off in the evening. You can calculate the savings. ECOGATE pays for itself in a short time. Additional savings come to you from a significant reduction in environmental heating and cooling cost.
We encourage our customers to do the installation themselves, using our "ECOGATE Installation Guide". We supply all necessary material (gates, control system, sensors, wires), the customer has to do the labor. The result is considerable savings on labor. The greenBOX control unit is equipped with TEST connectors to check cables, motors, sensors and signal level from the ECOde sensors. You will need only basic tools to install the ECOGATE System.
Two phase 25 AMP power relay is built in the greenBOX. That means, one phase or two-phase motors can be connected directly to the greenBOX. Three-phase motors must be connected via an external power relay. ECOGATE, Inc. will offer such adapter with 30 AMPS 3-phase power relay .
ECOGATE, Inc. provides ECOGATE electronic gates, greenBOX electronic control units, and ECOde sensors. The balance of the dust collecting system (dust collector and duct system) is available from third party manufacturers.