Synsor Retail Innovation Finds Capacity to Grow with Ecogate
About Synsor Retail Innovation
Founded in 1971, Synsor Retail Innovation has been a champion of integrating materials and technology for top-notch retail experiences with clients like Starbucks, Costco, and Microsoft. As the company grew, so did its commitment to sustainability.
Synsor's Growth and Sustainability Focus
From its humble beginnings in a garage to becoming a leader in retail innovation, Synsor has always valued sustainability. Continually seeking ways to reduce energy consumption, Synsor needed a solution that matched its ethos.
In 2015, Synsor's expansion and additional machines threatened to overload its existing 200 HP dust collection system. They were faced with a difficult decision, buy a bigger collector or risk poor suction. Synsor needed a robust, energy-efficient solution.
On-Demand Dust Collection
Synsor found its match in Ecogate's on-demand technology. By continually monitoring workstations and adjusting fan power in real-time, Ecogate made their dust collector more efficient while saving electricity.
Each drop at Synsor's facility is equipped with an Ecogate, which opens automatically when the machine at that drop needs dust collection.
Synsor's system, now controlled by a single greenBOX Master control unit, manages 32 Ecogate automatic blast gates and a Power Master (Variable Frequency Drive). The alignment with Synsor's sustainability policy was immediate and impactful.
Energy Savings and Environmental Impact
Noise levels were undoubtably noticeable
Return-on-Investment: An outstanding 1.05 years
Energy Savings: 494,844 kWh per year
Carbon Footprint Reduction: 752,163 lbs. of CO2 per year
Noise Level Decrease: 8 dB, creating a more pleasant work environment
Enhanced Insights and Control
Incentive from Public Utility
Synsor received an incentive from the Snohomish County Public Utility District, further sweetening the deal.
Synsor's ROI for an Ecogate system was just 1.05 years
Actual electricity use over the course of a day at the Synsor facility. The dust collection system fan used 71% less power than would be required with a typical system servicing the same number of workstations.
Ecogate not only delivered an innovative solution that ensured excellent dust collection and reduced fan power but also supported Synsor's strong commitment to sustainability. For Synsor, Ecogate made sense for both the bottom line and their unwavering dedication to environmentally conscious practices.
Ecogate reduces Synsor's energy use by 494,844 kWh per year, equivalent to a reduction of 752,163 lbs. of CO2 per year (per EPA guidelines)
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