As the exclusive UK distributor for German extraction equipment specialist Schuko, the Dust Control Systems stand was the ideal platform to showcase Schuko’s latest technology. Taking pride of place was a 5m tall, full size model of a Schuko ECOVAR Validus Filter.

This new generation modular filter features a fan cascade system whereby fans are brought on-line or taken off-line according to demand. Cleaning cycles are also tailored to specific needs by employing a new mobile compressed air regeneration system.

The Ecovar Validus benefits from a standardised construction system which means that the filter can be installed quickly, with reduced transport costs.

Built using corrosion-resistant galvanised external panels, units can be fitted with thermal insulation to save on energy usage and to provide soundproofing.

“We are genuinely excited by the immense potential of the Validus filter,” says DCS managing director Philip Oldfield. “These high-efficiency filters are supplied pre-assembled in sections, which means that on-site installation is much simpler, and they also negate many of the Health & Safety issues involved with erecting traditional filters.”

Ecogate Ltd, the exclusive UK distributor for the Ecogate® ‘extraction-on-demand’ system featured all the products and systems developed by California-based Ecogate Inc.

Visitors to the Ecogate stand were able to see a practical demonstration of how the Ecogate energy-saving extraction optimisation system functions to drastically reduce electricity consumption for dust extraction.

Chris Oldfield, who heads-up Ecogate Ltd, says: “We first launched Ecogate at W10 and it was an immediate success and, at W14, we continued to attract high end manufacturers. Today, we have hundreds of Ecogate systems operating, many of which have long since paid for themselves.”

Gallito Ltd presented its spray booths and paint finishing systems on a stand situated just across the aisle from DCS. It was the first time that Gallito had attended a trade show and the results were astounding.

General manager, Ian Ward explains: “We exhibited two spray booths, a paint mix room and a display of service spares. By the end of the show we had received over 130 solid enquiries – we were literally run off our feet, and are now busy following up all the enquiries with the aim of turning them into orders.”