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Offline weeman5790

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iVac Dust Collection System Help!!!
« on: August 16, 2020, 05:06 PM »
Hello there.

I bought some iVac gear last year (3x Blast Gate, 2x Pro Tool Sensor, 1x Remote and a Pro Switch) for my panel saw, thicknesser and a floor sweep and it's an excellent addition to my workshop. I am just after buying some more blast gates and tool sensors as I want to hook up a jointer, router table, chop saw, hinge borer, edgebander and pillar drill. I understand how you lose airflow if you turn on your extractor and it has to pull air from say, 30m of ducting, as well as the tool itself you want to use.

My question is, if I run two lines of ducting, one to the jointer, edgebander and router table, the other to the thicknesser, pillar drill, kapex and hinge/line borer, is it possible to program the pro tool plus unit on say, the pillar drill, to open a blast at the extractor (to save the extractor having to pull air from the second line of ducting) along with the blast gate at the tool?

I've attached an image.

I hope this makes sense.


Offline mattbyington

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Re: iVac Dust Collection System Help!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2020, 08:41 PM »
Hi there,

I do believe what you are saying is possible. If I understand correctly your question boils down to a single tool opening more than one blast gate when powered on (in your case, two blast gates).

If you set the addresses correctly (same tool address on the tool sensor and both blast gates) then I do believe it will work.

I am not 100% sure though ...


Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: iVac Dust Collection System Help!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2020, 08:45 AM »
Regarding the layout: wouldn’t it be more efficient if you switch the upper– and lower sides in your plan (thicknesser etc. up, jointer and kreg down) — that would result in far shorter runs and thus more airflow where it counts.
Cheers, Bert Vanderveen

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