There is a Sensor and Gate associated with each machine that is part of the collection system ducting. Each Sensor is connected to its associated Gate. All the Gates are daisy chain connected to the System Controller. This system strategy allows the Gates to be connected in a chain just like the duct work is connected in a chain to the various machines.


Starting at the System Controller, the Gate network wiring can be ran along the ducts dropping down to the machines just as the duct connections drop to the machines. At each Gate, the chain is extended to the next Gate. The System Controller has four Gate network jacks allowing up to four chains. This is usually more than ample for most small systems.


Here’s a few pictures showing various configurations.

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Two Gate Daisy Chain-3           Dual Daisy Chain-1


System Architecture-3


 There is no limit to the number of Gates allowed, but we recommend that any single chain be limited to eight Gates.


Although most Gates will be controlled by a Sensor, you may want manual control rather than automatic.A floor sweep is an example of where you might want this. Another may be a tool such as a chop saw that is being constantly turned on and off during use. We offer a Manual Switch for these situations.The Manual Switch simply takes the place of the Sensor and is connected to the Gate in exactly the same manner with the supplied cable. Using a Manual Switch will eliminate the unwanted cycling of the central collector. See ACCESSORIES.


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 with greater than a 2 HP motor, 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 ACCESSORIES.


Motor Contactor-Beauty Shot