Ecogate was recently approached by a large manufacturer of automobile components with a very specific problem.
This company uses shot blast machines to clean the surface of metal parts for automobile engines prior to further processing. Dust collection in this scenario must be strong enough to pick up the metal dust, but not strong enough to suck up the shot material, which is expensive.
Is there a way to thread the needle?
With Ecogate, there is.
Ecogate smart blast gates monitor the air pressure, velocity, and volume at their drops in real-time.
Our smart gates monitor the air pressure, velocity, and volume at their drops in real-time. This provides us with an unprecedented level of insight into the dust collection system, and lets us fine-tune system performance to a great level of precision.
Together with our state-of-the-art greenBOX Master and NXT controllers, these readings can be used to indicate to the shot blast machines when air velocity is in the optimal range for them to operate, such that dust collection is excellent, but shot material is not needlessly exhausted.
Ecogate blast gates come in sizes from 4″ in diameter to 18″ in diameter.