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Compressors help gauge time and tides

01 April, 2016

Thorite, the UK independent distributor of pneumatic products and process systems, has been a regular supplier to the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) since the 1970s, providing oil-free Jun-Air compressors used across the UK Tide Gauge Network (TGN), which is maintained on behalf of the Environment Agency by the NOC, working out of two centres in Southampton and Liverpool.


Ingersoll Rand compressors ‘deliver up to 13 per cent efficiency improvement’

25 February, 2016

Ingersoll Rand has introduced the new RS30 and RS37 models, the first in a series of new oil-flooded rotary screw air compressors known as the Next Generation R-Series.


Boge launches low vibration oil-free compressor series

25 February, 2016

Boge Compressors, supplier of industrial compressed air systems, has launched what it describes as an extremely quiet and ultra-low vibration series of air compressors. The Boge EO series features compact, integrated compressed air treatment and reliably supplies Class 0 oil-free compressed air, ideal for clean and sensitive environments such as laboratories and hospitals.


Mattei to exhibit highly efficient single-stage rotary compressor at Air-Tech

25 February, 2016

Rotary vane compressor manufacturer Mattei will be displaying what it claims to be the world’s most efficient single stage rotary compressor, alongside a selection of other energy efficient compressed air solutions, including some prototypes at Air-Tech 2016.


Beko showcases range at Air-Tech

25 February, 2016

Beko Technologies will be exhibiting at the Air-Tech show 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham from 12-14 April. For more than three decades, the company has developed, manufactured and sold high-quality, reliable and efficient components and systems for compressed air processing and condensate technology.


Atlas Copco saves energy at printing plant

25 February, 2016

European independent printing company, Polestar, is predicted to save more than £10,000 off the annual energy bill at its Sheffield printing plant by adopting a new VSD-driven vacuum pump from Atlas Copco.


Inverter brings intelligence and cost saving to compressor operations

25 February, 2016

False alarms and unnecessary service trips due to shut down of pumps and fans are increasingly unacceptable as industry strives for greater operational efficiency and plant availability. The new FR-F800 inverter drive from Mitsubishi Electric provides an intelligent solution to this emerging need and represents the next generation of speed control for general purpose compressors, pumps and fans.


Cool, clean and dry – a guide to compressed air purification

01 December, 2015

Peter Fearon of IMI Precision Engineering explains how to plan an efficient compressed air filtering system, with a focus on oil contamination.


Low-maintenance solution for Faversham Linen Services

01 December, 2015

When Faversham Linen Services, a family-owned laundry business in Kent established over 100 years ago, was devastated by fire, the owners seized the opportunity to build a greener, more efficient operation in its place. Alongside investment in some of the most advanced laundry equipment in the world, Faversham Linen Services chose Mattei’s variable and fixed speed compressors to provide a reliable, efficient and low-maintenance supply of compressed air.


Advantages of side channel air blowers

01 December, 2015

Side channel blowers are a popular and effective way to produce large volumes of clean, dry compressed air. They can also be used to generate a partial vacuum.


Saving energy and cost with process valves

30 October, 2015

Many industries use steam and compressed air as sources of heat and motive power and need to be managed properly in order to be used efficiently. By assessing an existing process control structure and looking at alternatives, it is almost always possible to identify areas for improvement and start a programme of worthwhile energy saving initiatives, writes Neil Saunders, general manager at Bürkert Fluid Control Systems.


Compressor control with tomorrow’s technology, today

30 October, 2015

The new Sigma Air Manager 2 (SAM-2) compressed air management system has been introduced by HPC Kaeser. Having evolved from its predecessor, HPC states that the SAM-2 is much more than a control and management system for installations with multiple compressors. According to the company, it is capable of complete air system management with the ability to monitor and record information relating to all the components of a compressed air system.


PCL launches new Torque Limited Impact Socket Set

30 October, 2015

According to PCL, a little bit of outlay for its new 1/2” Torque Limited Impact Socket Set will go a long way in terms of cost savings and increased productivity.


Ecodesign Directive now set to include low pressure and oil-free compressors

30 October, 2015

By Andy Jones, managing director, Mattei Compressors.


Atlas Copco VSD compressor secures energy savings for packaging specialist

25 September, 2015

Huddersfield-based packaging specialist Crossgrove Associates Ltd. has reduced the annual cost of its compressed air supply from £6450 to just £770, as a result of installing an energy-efficient GA11VSD+FF variable speed drive compressor from Atlas Copco.


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