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DCS WINS PRAISE AT VICTORY

Victory Leisure Homes, a leading designer and builder of quality leisure homes and lodges, has recently invested in new energy-saving dust extraction equipment from Dust Control Systems (DCS).

Victory Leisure Homes is part of the Rix Group, a 5th generation, family-owned company which was first established over 140 years ago. Victory Leisure was formed as a new company in 2009 and is already quite a success story. After starting out in a former caravan factory in Hull with a workforce of just 35 producing around 5 units a week, the firm soon outgrew its original site and moved to a new purpose-built factory to the west of Hull in Gilberdyke. Today, Victory Leisure has a workforce of 120 and is turning out 15 to 20 units per week.

When the company decided to invest in a modern dust extraction system they called in DCS to discuss their needs. Peter Nevitt, Managing Director at Victory, explains: “We knew of DCS’s reputation in dust extraction and of their excellent energy saving credentials; and these were important factors for us when selecting a contractor. As part of the Rix Group, we operate a company-wide philosophy aimed at saving energy and reducing our carbon footprint.”

DCS engineers devised an energy-efficient scheme which centred around an externally-sited, high-efficiency, modular filter unit, with rotary valve pressure-free discharge into an existing woodwaste transfer system which feeds waste to a high capacity container trailer. Designed to handle a total airflow capacity of 23,000m3/hr, the system employs a 45kW, low-noise, direct drive main fanset. The filter unit is fitted with Superbag polyester filter bags which employ a patented weaving technique, in tubular format, giving the filter bag a surface which can cope with varying filter loads.

The key energy-saving feature of the system is the installation of an ECOGATE® on-demand system which optimises fan speeds, thereby reducing extraction volumes. An ECOGATE greenBOX12 controller, in conjunction with a variable speed drive, automatically adjusts the speed of the main extraction fan as woodworking machines come on line or shut down – resulting in power savings of over 50% versus a traditional system.

Peter Nevitt adds: “Decommissioning of the old dust plant and installation of the new equipment was completed very efficiently over our normal week-long holiday shutdown with no disruption to production. We now have an extremely energy-efficient dust extraction system, consuming only the kilowatts needed, in place of a system that ran continuously and at a constant speed for around 10 hours every day.”



 

Dust Control Systems Ltd., Horace Waller VC Parade, Shawcross Business Park, Dewsbury, WF12 7RF
Telephone: +44 (0)1924 482500   E-mail:
sales@DCSlimited.co.uk
Freephone: 0800 0407116


 
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