Category: News

Rising from the Ashes

At the end of December 2019, devastation hit Inglewood Timber Products (ITP) – Fire – the nightmare of any woodworker and timber processor…. Within minutes, the building was enveloped in flames and fire-fighters quickly arrived on the scene, working hard to bring the fire under control but it wasn’t without the ruin of the building and machinery. A long-standing family business, prominent in the local township, Kelvin & Mark Jackson manufacturer solid door cores and certified scaffold planks of which…

Spray-Painting Perfection

Spray-Painting Perfection BBC Commercial, specialists in commercial joinery and fitouts have recently installed a new Egmont Spray-booth system in their Mt Maunganui production facility. Over the past 30 years, BBC Commercial has continually expanded due to their ability to provide a range of tailored and versatile joinery solutions to businesses throughout New Zealand. “we love a good challenge, taking a customers dream and making it happen is an important part of the culture in our business” comments Mr Mark Crowhurst,…

Parkwood Install New System to Recycle Wood Dust

PARKWOOD INSTALL NEW SYSTEM TO RECYCLE WOOD DUST Parkwood Products, New Zealand’s largest door manufacturer, have just relocated to a brand new, purpose-built facility. The new facility provided a clean slate for factory layout and optimizing efficiencies which included a new Egmont Dust Extraction System to provide premium extraction levels while conserving energy. The new Egmont system not only features super-efficient fans and filtration-media but also a briquette machine system which recovers waste dust and shavings to produce a valuable…

New Joinery Factory in Silverdale

Mackays Joinery, manufacturers of beautiful modern kitchens and cabinetry, have opened a new factory at 150 Foundry Rd Silverdale. James Mackay, owner of Mackays comments, “smart design, attention to detail and integrity, is the foundation of what we do” No wonder then, he chose Egmont Air to design and supply a new centralised dust extraction system to provide a smart and clean environment for his new factory. James comments how quiet the system runs; the Egmont Air system features a…

Milson Metals

Milson Foundry Ltd, New Zealand leaders in foundry developments recently installed a new classifier for recovery of sand used in mold making. Removal of any impurities and fine dust is critical in recovery of sand for mold making, so that the best quality castings are produced. As part of the process the sand is also aerated in a holding tank and this requires carefully calibrated extraction to draw-off the fine dust particles without removing the good quality sand used for…

Air Quality Control

…an update for those in the joinery, kitchen and cabinetmaking industries The issue of air quality in modern factories that manufacture joinery, cabinetry, kitchen componentry or wooden furniture componentry has always been a bit like the elephant in the room: everybody knew about it but not much seemed to be done to deal with it. The process of substantive change got a kick along with the introduction of CNC technology in the early nineties and an increasing awareness of the…

Clean Air Discharge

“With an increasing awareness about the quality of air we breathe and protection of the environment, it is time to find new answers for dust and fume pollution” comments Mr Prestidge from Egmont Air, New Zealand’s leader in dust and fume extraction. For most woodworkers and manufacturers, poor extraction design or an outdated system is the main culprit for high levels of dust in the workplace and/or discharged to atmosphere. In this constantly changing industry, machines are often added, work…

CHRISTCHURCH JOINER INSTALLS NEW DUST EXTRACTION

Paul Renwick Joinery, one of Christchurch’s most experienced joiners with 40years in the business, have recently up-graded their manufacturing facility in Sockburn. Egmont Air, specialists in dust extraction, installed a new Egmont dust extraction system at Renwick’s to provide a clean, safe and dust-free factory. Mr Michael Renwick, Manager of Paul Renwick Joinery, comments how he “wanted a system that provided increased suction levels but also collection of dust in a clean and trouble free manner – Egmont Air have…

Auckland Kitchen-Makers Choose Egmont Air

Kitchen-craft, Auckland designers and manufacturers of top-quality kitchens, chose Egmont Air for their new dust extraction system. Their unique one-and-only showroom is a must-see – which tells a thousand stories. The showroom also has a picture-framed window opening into the factory where the Egmont Air System keeps the factory clean and spotless, forming one of the many stories told. Egmont Air specially designed a high-suction unit to provide optimum extraction for two CNC machines, edge-bander and dimension saw. As complete…

Local Auckland manufacturer, Protects Welders

Egmont Air, industry leaders in ‘dust & fume extraction’ recently designed, supplied and installed a new welding fume system for Trialcom. Trailcom, a renowned supplier of trailer parts, required an extraction system that was versatile for their application of welding axle assemblies. Naturally most of the welding is done for the hubs at each end of the axle. Egmont Air produced a double-hood extraction system that utilises two articulating extraction arms that can be strategically placed at each end of…