BCTINT Limited is a Canadian company dedicated to the design and development of a series of products related to the automated interface between power tools and associated dust control systems.
iVAC October Update 2013.
iVAC Pro Blast Gate (PBG-04)
With the introduction of the iVAC Pro Blast Gate, the capability of the iVAC Pro System expands once again.
The iVAC Pro Blast Gate is now available from Lee Valley Tools or from BCTINT on line. As you will see on the following link, Lee Valley Tools has a very attractive introductory offer. The link to the Lee Valley web site provides an excellent overview of the products capabilities.
For more details on the product you can access the iVAC Pro Blast Gate User Guide Here.
The iVAC Pro Blast Gate has been in field evaluation for over one year and for the past six months has been in a members-only workshop at CU Woodshop Supply in Champaign, Illinois where they were been heavily used.
CU Woodshop Supply has now installed iVAC Pro Blast Gates on all of its power tools that share dust collectors at its woodworking school.
Already we have received many requests for additional sizes; however that will have to wait for a while.
iVAC Pro Tool HP (Cost Reduced.)
As part of the iVAC Pro family of products the Tool HP has met the requirements for power tools that are beyond the capability of the standard iVAC Pro Tool T24020. The iVAC Pro Tool HP can accommodate power tools that have high start up surge currents or running currents in excess of 20 Amps. It can also accommodate power tools operating on three phase line voltage.
The User Guide can be downloaded Here
With the addition of the iVAC Pro Tool HP, the iVAC Pro System can now interface basically any power tool to dust collectors up to 10HP.
As a result of cost reductions and increased production quantities the MSRP for the iVAC Pro Tool HP is now an affordable $87.70.
BCT International (BCTINT)
At the beginning of June 2013 BCTINT assumed the responsibility for the iVAC Product line. Since that time efforts have been made to ensure the availability of product to the iVAC Dealer network and we believe that all dealer orders have now been satisfied.
In certain situations your local dealer may not carry the full range of iVAC Products; in that case you can order from the ‘Shop Now’ window on the Home page of www.ivacswitch.com
Thank you for your time and you can look forward to future product enhancements to the iVAC Pro System.
The iVAC Family of Products
The iVAC Switch Box was introduced to the market in April 2009 and to date (Oct 2013) over 25,000 units have been sold. Feed back from the customer, requested additional features and this led to the development of the iVAC Pro System which could interface basic power tools to dust collectors up to 2HP.
Once again there was feedback from the customer which led to an ongoing series of developments.
In August 2011 the iVAC Contactor was introduced and this enabled the iVAC Pro System to interface with Dust Collectors up to 7HP. It has since been increased to 10HP.
In May 2012 the iVAC Pro Tool HP was launched and it enables high power tools rated at greater than 3HP, or operating on three phase AC mains, to be connected to the system. As a result the iVAC Pro System could accommodate basically any power tool or dust collector found in a hobbyists workshop.
The most recent product to enter the market is the iVAC Pro Blast Gate which is available October 2013. This is a 4” Automatic Blast Gate that is compatible with any iVAC Pro Systems already installed.
As you can imagine, there are several ongoing developments, each of which is aimed at:-