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Ben the Dust Guy & Hocker Polytechnik Make Dust Collection Sexy at Ligna 2017.

Showing off Data Collection Technology at Ligna 2017

Check out this data collection technology! We’re tracking air quality, temperature, CO2, humidity, vocs and more. Can your energy management system do that?

New Dust Collection System at Miller Woodworking

Ben the Dust Guy is on location in California at Miller Woodworkings new building. They’re making space for a Hocker North America system. We’re getting ready to get a new filter in there and then Miller Woodworking can start racking up the Energy Savings!

Energy Management at Phoenix Hardwoods Open House

Ben the Dust Guy shows off the energy management system at Phoenix Hardwoods.
Ben discusses the new VH model- made for shavings and high volume. Check out the customized technology including real time energy savings stats, operational layout, and more!

WMIA Wooden Globe Innovator of the Year Award

This year’s WMIA Wooden Globe Innovator of the Year award goes to Crystal Cabinet Works, Inc. for their energy saving Hocker North America Dust Collection & Energy Management system.

By combining adaptable and customizable components with an energy management system, Hocker North America was able to deliver a one of a kind system to the Crystal Cabinet Works’ plant. One of the main challenge of Crystal Cabinet Works has been company growth. As the company grew and added machinery the dust system was also required to grow and adapt. This resulted in 6 different collectors from 4 different companies. The hodgepodge of systems resulted in bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and high energy consumption.

The Energy Management System capabilities of the Hocker products caught the attention of Crystal Cabinet Works. After discussing their needs with Ben Dipzinski, owner of Hocker North America, the company decided to proceed with this much more efficient system.

The new Energy Management system was able to save the company an estimated 1 million kilowatt hours each year. This savings is equivalent to to meeting the electricity needs of 94 average U.S households, 562,023 dishwasher cycles or brewing 3,831,933 pots of coffee. From an environmental standpoint, the energy consumption reduction equals saving 1,236,225 pounds of C02 or 24,725 trees needed to absorb that amount of CO2.

According to Dipzinski, “Even if you don’t take Höcker’s Energy Management into consideration Crystal Cabinets would still see a 25 percent reduction in energy costs just from our higher efficiency fans and motors. We are able to provide more cfm with less horsepower. Our total connected horsepower is 485 versus 650 with the old system.” A sure choice for energy savings and increased ROI, Hocker North America is continuing to offer systems to small and large shops throughout the United States.

Dipzinski Family Purchases Remaining Shares of O2 Filtration

Dipzinski Family - Hocker North AmericaNews – April 18, 2016 My family and I are pleased to announce that as of 2/24/2016 we have purchased all remaining shares of O2Filtration and have moved the company to Grand Rapids, Michigan. We have begun to add team members and you will be seeing some new faces in the near future. Additionally, we are in the process of updating our website as well as all of our social media and print media.

We are excited to continue our partnerships with Hocker Polytechnik and Nordfab. As the very best companies in their respective markets, you can be assured of the highest quality possible. SonicAire has elected to terminate our long standing relationship, and as a result we will no longer be providing their fans.

We are are committed to providing the very best dust collection solutions.

IWF 2016 is going to be our biggest show yet and we would like to send a special thank you to our partners Weinig/HolzHer, Timesaver, and IMA/Schelling for their commitment to O2Filtration. Again these are all “best of class” companies. We look forward to seeing everyone at the show! Please keep your eye out for some big announcements we have planned.

We are partnered with the strongest manufacturer in the world that offers a complete line of waste handling machinery, Höcker Polytechnik, and Höcker machinery is available in North America from O2Filtration. Höcker Polytechnik is a German manufacturer with over 45 years of international experience and more than 40,000 global installations.

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