Case Studies

Case Studies

Ecogate is controlling dust collection systems in over a thousand factories in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia & New Zealand in industries including woodworking, printing, food processing, welding, and others.


What our customers are saying:

Renewal by Andersen

In the first 6 months of 2016, Ecogate reduced the facility's electricity use by over 700,000 kWh, which is equivalent to reducing its carbon footprint by 1,100,000 lbs.

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New York University

"It's important to us to have a well-equipped, modern shop. The Ecogate system has been super."
Gustabo Velazquez, Sculpture Shop Manager

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Synsor Retail Innovation

Ecogate helped Synsor increase the capacity of their dust collection system to accommodate new machines while dramatically reducing electricity use, all with a return-on-investment of just 1.05 years.

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Rixonway Kitchens

"We are thrilled with the Ecogate System. It sits perfectly with the company's 'green' ethos, and we are also enjoying greatly reduced noise levels."
David Beanland, Project Manager

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Brentwood Corp.

Ecogate increased the capacity of Brentwood's dust collection system while avoiding the need to buy a new dust collector and saving 58% on electricity costs.

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Quality Tops & Kitchens

By installing Ecogate, QTK have reduced their dust collection system's energy use by 62%, which has translated to annual savings of over $38,000.

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Madison Area Technical College

"The machine utilization report is really cool. It can inform decisions such as where to focus preventative maintenance."
Patrick Molzahn, Cabinetmaking and Millwork Program Director

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Alan Nuttall Ltd.

"Everyone is impressed with the Ecogate System, which provides us with 'on-demand' extraction without wasting valuable energy."
Bob Williams, Works Manager

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Weaver's Custom Woodworking

Ecogate reduced the energy consumption at Weaver's by approximately 70% while automating the entire system and noticeably reducing the sound level inside the facility.

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Auditoria Services

Auditoria was consuming over 93,000 kWh of electricity per year and, with electricity costs rising year on year, the option to invest in the Ecogate system and reduce power consumption by at least half was a no-brainer for Auditoria.

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Global Wood Group

Ecogate reduces Global Wood Group's energy use by 280,000 kWh annually, with a return-on-investment of just 2 years.

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Kelvin KBB

"Installing Ecogate obviously made sound business sense... we now have a much more efficient, automated extraction system, and we are also benefiting from having a very much quieter workshop."
Kevin Lumb, Facility and Maintenance Manager

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Teknion
graph showing electricity use at Teknion before and after Ecogate installation

"We are witnessing drastic savings in electricity."
John Martinovic, Director of Operations, Tekwood

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Routec GB

"We now have an extraction system which operates extremely efficiently, will save us around £7,000 per year on electricity costs, and has provided a much quieter and dust-free working environment."
Paul Moxon, Operations Manager

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Crystal Doors
Crystal Doors factory

"We now have the most efficient extraction system possible for our business, with capacity to spare and a life expectancy in excess of 20 years."
Richard Hagan, Managing Director

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Starbank

All production machines are fitted with Ecogate automatic dampers which open and close as machines come on-line or shut down - the end result is a highly-efficient, optimised system that only uses energy when required.

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Ellis Furniture

"The factory is much quieter after the Ecogate installation."
Paul Dudley, Engineering Manager

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Inscape

"It's an amazing system - you can literally see the variation in real-time power levels on the VSD display. Our manufacturing team love it because it has dramatically reduced noise levels in the workshop."
Gary Wynne, Production Director

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Utopia Bathroom Group

"Analysis of the system data produced staggering results - total savings were way ahead of original predictions, and equated to annual savings of 700,000 kWh."
Jon Phelps, Utopia Bathroom Group

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Sauder Woodworking

"The Ecogate system alone reduced Sauder's total electricity use by 18%."
Garrett Tinsman, Operations

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Verco Office Furniture

"We are extremely pleased with the level of savings and with the all-round efficiency of the system - it virtually looks after itself. Also, we are enjoying a noticeably quieter life in the machine shop, much to the delight of the workforce and our visiting HSE inspector."
Mick Pitwell, Machine Shop Manager

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Chilfen Joinery

"Our dust plant has been transformed into a highly-efficient system, which operates at reduced noise levels, and provides extraction only where needed."
Russell Pearson, Production Manager

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Schumann Printers

"The Ecogate system exceeded our expectations."
Kurt Schmidt, Maintenance Manager

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RSI Home Products

"Not only has Ecogate delivered a dramatic reduction in our power usage, we are experiencing additional savings in tooling costs due to Ecogate's built-in ability to improve dust extraction at each workstation."
Tony Camell, Director of Engineering

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Baker Furniture

Ecogate has reduced Baker Furniture's exhaust ventilation electricity costs by 74%.

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Bernhardt Furniture

By installing an Ecogate intelligent ventilation system, Bernhardt Furniture reduced the entire electricity bill for their Lenoir, NC plant by 22%.

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Pacific Wood Products

Ecogate makes good business sense while fitting well with Pacific Wood Products' environmental ethos.

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Glen Armand Furniture
Glen Armand with his Ecogate greenBOX 8 controller

"The Ecogate system has been in continuous operation since 1999, 6 or 7 days a week for 12 hours per day."
Glen Armand, Owner

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