System Description

An automated dust collection overview

How dust collection systems work with automation:

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Automatic Dust Collection Starter Kit
3 Gate Starter Kit

In this overview, you will learn if you could simply start the machine and get to work. This efficiency is what our system can provide. A sensor detects when your machine tool gets turned on, which, in turn, opens the tool’s associated blast gate. Finally, this automatically starts the central collector.

After you have completed the task and turned off the machine, the collector is turned off after a short delay to clear any remaining debris in the ductwork, and then, lastly, the gate is closed.

We offer a 3 Gate Starter System containing three 4″ Blast Gates, in addition to three Sensors and a System Controller, including all necessary cables.

Don’t be concerned about all this automatic stuff. If you can install a computer keyboard or mouse, you can install our system. Whether you are building a new collection system or wish to retrofit an existing one, our system will provide you with many enjoyable hours of chip-making!

The problems of inefficient collection

How typical dust collection systems work:

If you are like many small woodworking shops, you have some sort of dust collection for the various machines. This setup may range from a roll-around collector you move from tool to tool or perhaps a central collector with ducting to each device.

For a dust collection overview using a central system with ducting, you have specific tasks to do to use it. You must:

  • First, open the duct to the machine you intend to use (typically with a blast gate).
  • Next, turn on the collector.
  • Finally, turn on the machine.

After completing the work, the reverse process must now get completed:

  • First, turn off the tool.
  • Next, turn off the collector.
  • Finally, close the machine’s blast gate.

Have you ever forgotten to close the blast gate? Our dust collection system will solve that problem and streamline your flow by removing the inefficiencies of using manual blast gates.

Additional Power Options

Motor contactor
3 Pole Motor Contactor

The basic system is designed for single-phase power up to 1HP at 120VAC or 2HP at 240VAC. However, should you have a three-phase collector or a collector larger than 2 HP, we offer an accessory 3 Pole Motor Contactor. The System Controller switches the Motor Contactor on and off. The Contactor is rated up to 280VAC, 5 horsepower.

See the Accessories section on our System Components page for more details.

I went with Grngate...All automatic, nothing to remember to change - works great with my Jet 2hp collector...basically plug-and-play.