Large electrical control panel being installed as part of the early stages of a new filter installation. The panel has 3 x 90 kW inverters and a built-in Moldow Energy Management System


Five years after selling their first company, Cades Limited, Steve and Helen Rhodes decided to set up again in business and have just celebrated their first successful year of trading.

After the sale of Cades to a competitor, Steve stayed with the new owners, while Helen pursued other business interests before deciding to set up Ideal Extraction Ltd which started trading in October 2020.

New headers and ductwork installation to suit a new edgebander at a site in Teeside

“I have worked in the dust extraction industry for over 30 years and have been fortunate to work with some of the largest woodworking manufacturing companies in the UK,” Steve comments.

“It is important to customers to be able to trust that you will deliver a solution which performs well. We work hard to bring projects in within a customers budget, but only if the system will deliver what the customer needs.

“I’ve built up a lot of trust with clients over the years and in the last few months many of them have been back in touch for help with new systems and maintenance of their existing plant which has given us a great start,” Steve adds.

New filter and conveyor system installation in North Wales. The system feeds into a biomass heating plant – the local authority imposed strict criteria on noise levels which this silent running chain conveyor was able to meet.

Ideal Extraction is the sole UK agent for the Moldow range of products. “It’s great to be working with Moldow again – their fans and filters are exceptionally high quality and have amazing longevity, giving years of trouble-free operation,” says Helen.

Ideal Extraction offers a full range of services, including new system design and installation, system modification, planned preventative maintenance, reactive repairs, LEV testing and supply of spares.

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