“The fine particles, which are
more like powder than sawdust,
get carried away to the collector’s
filter,” Nierengarten added.
Large and small particulates
are reunited in an exterior silo.
Typically, every Wednesday, four
40-yard dumpsters of sawdust are
hauled away for use as animal
bedding, Nierengarten said.
The new conveyor system dra-
matically simplifies movement of
machines. Since each machine
has its own piping and blast gate,
it’s just a matter of unhooking
ductwork from the conveyor and
plugging it in somewhere else
down the line. In addition, each
machine has a unique IP address
that ties into the Höcker dust
collector’s CAN bus system via a
network cable that runs alongside
the conveyor. When a machine is
moved and turned on, the main
computer immediately knows its
new location and its cfm needs.
Nierengarten said the con-
Less juice, more savings
veyor system’s plug-and-play abil-
ity will help streamline process
improvement projects. “Now we’ll
be able to plan process improve-
ment projects with the proper air
flow already in place rather than
trying to plan that flow in ac-
cordance with how it would best
work with our dust collection.”
To put the new system’s energy
savings in perspective, Rask and
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Individual blast gates service each
machine and are computer controlled
to open and close with demand.