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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.



Expansion Challenges


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 Duct System

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.



Synsor's facility is equipped with Ecogate
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


8dB Noise Reduction at Synsor
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

The greenBOX Master gave Synsor access to Ecogate's online analytics platform, offering unprecedented insights into electricity use, fan power, and Active Workstation Utilization.


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



The Outcome


The chart above shows 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.
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)



Discover how Ecogate can transform your manufacturing process. Contact us today to explore customized solutions tailored to your industry's needs.









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