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EcoGate

Ecogate is a high-efficiency system of ITW GSE ground support units that work together intelligently. 

EcoGate - towards the future of airport gates

As long as aircraft have been flying, auxiliary equipment has been used to provide critical services on the ground.

This equipment keeps getting better, and we are proud of the part we’ve played in improving GSE over many decades.

Until now, we’ve always looked at our equipment as individual units. Yet today’s airports want gate economics you can only achieve by treating GSE equipment as a single integrated system.

This is what EcoGate is all about.

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What is EcoGate for Airports?

EcoGate is a high-efficiency system of ITW GSE ground support units that work together intelligently.

The 3500 PCA combines with other EcoGate-enabled equipment to form the system as a whole.

Data communication will enable units to share critical information.

IPM and other technologies allocate available power to units, prioritizing your GPUs.

The entire system is designed to facilitate continuous optimization of critical gate functions.

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Benefits for any airport

  • Advance your gate economics with improvements you could not make affordably before
  • Optimize equipment efficiencies and reduce the risk of human error
  • Electrify your gate and reduce your carbon footprint further
  • Modernize your infrastructure planning based on a microgrid approach
  • Start your journey towards integrated solutions and services at the gate
EcoGate for Airports is a high-efficiency system of ITW GSE ground support units that work together intelligently. The 3500 PCA is the brain behind the visionary approach to advancing gate economics.

The beating heart of EcoGate

The new 3500 PCA hosts many of the technologies that make EcoGate possible.

Intelligent Power Management
- the ability to manage and share power

Automated Aircraft Type Detection
- VDGS data integration communicates the
exact aircraft type to the ITW GSE PCA

This makes our PCA flagship the starting point for realizing EcoGate at your airport.

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- a high-efficiency system of ITW GSE ground support units that work together intelligently. 

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EcoGate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- a high-efficiency system of ITW GSE ground support units that work together intelligently. 

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ITW GSE 3500 Air Coil

Protect your hoses and ensure safe operations with the ITW GSE 3500 Air Coil.

The Air Coil is an automatic aircraft hose management system which is EcoGate enabled and optimized for use with our 3500 PCA.

3500 Air Coil brochure.

ITW GSE Hoses

Highly insulated and designed to prevent kinks, these hoses ensure the right flow and pressure while significantly reducing the airloss to the aircraft. This improves the efficiency of the 3500 PCA by using less power from the main supply. And in an EcoGate system, this excess power can be allocated to other units.

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Power Coil

The 2400 Power Coil benefits from EcoGate by always receiving first-priority power. If the 2400 experiences a sudden increase in consumption, and the total power demand exceeds what is available, EcoGate technologies temporarily 'borrow' power from your 3500 PCA to meet the need. The gate’s total power capacity is never exceeded.

2400 Power Coil brochure.

Cable Retriever

The 2400 Automatic Cable Retriever (ACR) is part of EcoGate, ITW GSE’s high-efficiency system of ground support units that work together intelligently. By linking your ITW GSE units together, you can unlock new efficiencies and remove power-related barriers to affordable progress at the gate.

2400 ACR brochure.

400 Hz GPU

The 2400 GPU benefits from EcoGate by always receiving first-priority power. If the 2400 experiences a sudden increase in consumption, and the total power demand exceeds what is available, EcoGate technologies temporarily 'borrow' power from your 3500 PCA to meet the need. The gate’s total power capacity is never exceeded.

2400 Compact GPU brochure.

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Common Design Platform

Our common design platform includes an intuitive icon-based operator interface and shared modular design for optimal service and repair.

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3500 PCA

The ITW GSE 3500 PCA is the centerpiece of your EcoGate installation. It hosts the communication and power distribution that EcoGate depends on, making it the beating heart of your EcoGate-setup.

3500 PCA brochure.

Stepless Regulation of your PCA

The 3500 PCA design includes updated VFD technology that allows for easy, stepless regulation of the discharge temperature. This means that the 3500 supplies exactly the right amount of cold air, never more.

Modular design of your PCA

The ITW GSE 3500 PCA is a truly modular PCA. It is designed around interchangeable cooling modules that are easy to swap by a technician with no special refrigeration skills and in 20 minutes only. This helps keep aircraft turn-arounds on schedule.

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Automated Aircraft Type Detection

Using data from your VDGS or BMS, the automated aircraft type detection system tells the 3500 PCA exactly how much air will be needed.

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Power Share

Power Share lets you use excess power from the grid without having to upgrade gate infrastructure as it simple distributes the excess power efficiently to your eGPU or other charging applications – both during and between turnarounds.

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ITW GSE DC Charger

Charge your high voltage GSE with the ITW GSE DC Charger. The charger has two outlets of 60 kW (CCS2) and can be connected to a 3500 PCA or 400 Hz GPU, which will control how much power the charger has available. This means you do not need to upgrade your existing infrastructure.

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Intelligent Power Management

Hosted in the 3500 PCA, IPM continuously monitors how much power your GPU and other connected units require. In our experience, most PCA units and GPUs operate with 35–50% surplus capacity. To take advantage of this capacity, we developed IPM, a key EcoGate technology that allocates power dynamically to prioritize the needs of the GPU without exceeding your total power capacity.

See the 3500 PCA brochure to read more about the Intelligent Power Management.

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EcoGate

Moving beyond individual units, EcoGate integrates GSE equipment into a system. An ecosystem, where new efficiencies emerge as units work together to share power and work smarter and a system that enables airports to make improvements they could not make affordably before.

EcoGate brochure.

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7400 eGPU

Employing EcoGate solutions like the ITW GSE Power Share and DC Charger will enable you to charge your 7400 eGPU at the gate using your existing power infrastructure and avoiding costly upgrades and disruptive ground works.

7400 eGPU brochure.

EcoGate enabled products

Get started with EcoGate

Starting your EcoGate journey is easy.

All you need is the new ITW GSE 3500 PCA and just one additional EcoGate-enabled unit.

You can always grow your system further as you replace older units with new EcoGate-enabled ones.

Get in touch with us today, and we will guide you towards the right solution for your current and future needs.