ELX Series Ventilator

ELX Series Ventilator utilizes physics and geometry to achieve the industry's lowest air volumes.

Achieves the most energy savings and efficiency out of all the ventilation systems available

Reduces capital, installation and ongoing operational costs, as it provides industry-leading low air volumes

Optimizes labor as the quieter system helps a kitchen staff’s productivity

Gaylord’s ELX Series Ventilator utilizes proven laws of physics and geometry to greatly improve air management. It achieves the lowest air volumes by taking advantage of the thermal plume that rises naturally from the cooking process. Plus, our technology makes the ELX Series quieter than any other hood in the industry. And, a quieter kitchen is a more productive kitchen, lessening employee fatigue as well as the chance of miscommunications and accidents.

The result: a ventilation system designed to save the operator energy, boost efficiency and significantly reduce operating costs.

The Science Behind ELX:

  • Rising – studied the naturally rising thermal plume vs. where we wanted it to go
  • Entering – developed a geometric hood configuration to maximize the natural energy
  • Returning – harnessed the energy of the rising plume to accelerate the air into the extractors
  • Holding – applied fluid dynamic laws to conserve energy by keeping air velocities high

By utilizing natural sciences, ELX wins the air war through a passive approach which is simpler and less expensive than other hood systems which rely on active elements like mechanical fans, plenums and jets.

The #1 reason for smoke loss in exhaust hoods is make up air!

Learn more about Gaylord Industries Capture Performance Guarantee.


Working with nature to achieve the lowest air volumes.

Captures and contains the natural thermal cooking plume

The ELX achieves capture and containment using the lowest possible airflow rates through passive design features and includes an integrated capture wall to achieve its airflow rates

Reduces hearing fatigue and improves staff productivity

Nearly a 25% reduction in hood noise over the competition.

Ordinary conversations range from 60-70dB, standard commercial kitchen hoods vary from 65-75db making it difficult to hear in a professional kitchen but the XGS hums at 55dB!


Unique design helps meet LEED and sustainability goals.

As every CFM saved means reduced energy loads both in exhaust and supply air systems