Expanding Manufacturing Space at C W Fields & Son
C W Fields & Son was established a century ago and today is an industry-leading manufacturer, supplying high-performance security and fire doors, acoustic and hygiene doors, wall paneling, and bespoke joinery to specialist markets.
CW Fields factory equipped with Ecogate controls
To satisfy growing demand for the company's products, a new 12,000 sq ft extension to the current building has significantly increased manufacturing space. This expansion facilitated a major reorganization of the factory layout to deliver a more efficient and streamlined production path, as well as accommodating the installation of a new five-axis CNC machine.
Ecogate Controls: A Solution for Increased Air Extraction Requirements
Instead of buying new, larger fans and filters to address the increase in air extraction requirements, Dust Control Systems (DCS) calculated that the existing equipment could be used if equipped with Ecogate controls.
In fact, the data collected at Fields revealed that the expected average reduction in extraction volume requirement across the complete extraction system would be around 20% with Ecogate installed. This meant the existing extraction fans and filter unit could continue to operate well within their specified capacities.
Ecogate Power Master Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and greenBOX 12 controllers at C W Fields & Son
Significant Cost and Environmental Savings
With Ecogate installed, it was calculated that power consumption could be reduced by around 100,000 kWh per year, yielding a saving of over 40% on electricity bills. As well as the significant cost savings predicted for C W Fields' electricity bills, the expected reduction in power usage equates to a staggering reduction in annual CO2 emissions of over 57 tonnes.