Compressed Air

The Cost, Common Culprits, Detection and Repair of Compressed Air System Leaks

An ongoing leak detection audit and repair program will quickly pay for itself through energy savings (and may even be subsidized by local utility incentive programs). Equally important, you will likely see benefits from reduced downtime and better running production equipment. All of these contribute to a stronger bottom line.
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Compressed Air: Articles

Kaeser Compressors Breaks Ground with Expansion

The new 200,000 sq ft German facilities will manufacture rotary screw compressors designed with the latest energy saving practices.

Kaeser Releases ASD Series Compressors

New features include an enhanced cooling design, eco-friendly filter element, integral moisture separator with drain, and an Electronic Thermal Management system.
Kaeser Compressors newly redesigned and released their ASD rotary screw compressors series.

Exair’s Cold Gun Aircoolant System

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A case study showing the technical capabilities and solutions from EXAIR Corporation.

PROPER CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Edward Zitney, Jr.SKF Machine Tool Services “A typical vertical machining center features a main housing to fit the spindle cartridge. This housing should be scrutinized regularly for signs of trouble. The inner diameter should be clean without signs of scoring or serious wear and the faces should not exhibit damage, nicks, or dings. Also, the main housing to the machine should always be properly aligned; otherwise, spindle problems attributed to misalignment could develop.”
Even though a machine tool spindle is a high-precision machine component, more often than not it is handled carelessly, forced to perform well beyond design limitations, or otherwise abused to the breaking point. Ed Zitney of SKF Machine Tool Services shows how proper care and maintenance can make all the difference in both its operation and longevity in service.

 

Compressed Air: Products

How to Cut Your Energy Consumption in Half

GA Variable Speed Drive+ technology closely follows the air demand by automatically adjusting the motor speed to match the compressed air supply to the air demand. Combined with the iPM (Permanent Magnet) motor, this cuts the lifecycle cost of the compressor by an average of 37 percent. A more efficient fan motor saves specific energy requirements of up to 7 percent of the compressor power.
The compressor realizes a Free Air Delivery increase of up to 12 percent. 
This innovative compressed air system is a game changer that reduces energy consumption by a staggering 50 percent on average, compared to idling compressors. The GA 7-37 VSD+ compressor from Atlas Copco reduces energy consumption by a staggering 50 percent on average, compared to idling compressors.

Universal Mounted Spray Nozzles are Quick and Easy

BEX air actuated nozzle assemblies are available in T-Tip and Atomizing configurations.(Click on photo to enlarge it)
The universal-mount BEX air atomizing spray nozzles from BEX are ideal for cooling, air pollution control, coating processes and lubrication applications in the shop.

ALL PURPOSE INDUSTRIAL VACUUM DOES IT ALL

The compressed-air 110 gal Reversible Drum Vac™ from EXAIR Corporation handles coolant, hydraulic oils, spills, sludge, tramp oil and waste water. Coolant sumps are easily refilled, floor spills vacuumed, or contaminated liquids transferred to filtration tanks in minutes.