24 September, 2017

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.


Take a closer look at compressed air system costs and reap the rewards

25 September, 2015

Werner Zipperer, product manager for Air Preparation at Parker Hannifin, explains how by understanding more about how to manage compressed air and the associated costs, a business can avoid the principal culprits of soaring energy bills, namely unnecessary air wastage and leaks.


Doosan wins large compressor order from A-Plant

25 September, 2015

Doosan Portable Power has won a substantial order for portable compressors worth well over £4 million from A-Plant, the plant, tools and equipment Hire Company. The new A-Plant order comprises close to 500 Doosan compressors, including the first order in the UK for the innovative new 7/73-10/53 ‘Dual Mode’ model from Doosan. A-Plant has ordered over 60 7/73-10/53 portable compressors as well as a further 24 of the larger 7/125-10/110 ‘Dual Mode’ model, alongside over 400 other units including 7/20 and 7/26EG single tool and 7/41 and 7/41G two tool compressors.


New six-year warranty scheme from Elmo Rietschle

25 September, 2015

Vacuum and pressure manufacturer Elmo Rietschle, part of the Gardner Denver Group, has launched a free six-year warranty, available on all new and existing rotary vane vacuum pumps.


Is your Bekomat condensate drain being cared for?

25 September, 2015

Beko Technologies reports that its Bekomat is a highly reliable condensate drain with over three million fitted worldwide. However, the company adds that because Bekomat is so reliable customers often neglect to undertake the simple servicing requirements, and has seen many examples of Bekomat’s functioning reliably after many years use without having ever been serviced.


Teseo piping delivers for Persico Spa

21 August, 2015

Teseo was selected by Bergamo-based Persico Spa to supply the compressed air distribution system in the Nembro factory. The compressed air system, comprising several kilometers of HBS piping, was designed to meet the strictest energy efficiency standards.


New vacuum pump range boasts 50 per cent energy savings

21 August, 2015

Atlas Copco has introduced a new range of highly efficient vacuum pumps for the UK manufacturing industry. The company claims the new GHS 350-900 VSD+ range represents a quantum leap forward in rough vacuum; offering customer benefits that include average energy savings of 50 per cent compared with conventional oil-sealed and dry vane vacuum pumps, as well as best in class noise levels and oil retention.


Continuously monitoring medical compressed air

21 August, 2015

With a system that was specifically developed for monitoring the compressed-air quality in the medical field, the compressed-air system company Beko Technologies extends its Metpoint measuring equipment family. The new device for the continuous quality assurance of breathing air monitoring includes state-of-the-art features such as a daily auto calibration and measuring-gas humidification for the increased operational reliability and long-term stability of the measuring cells.


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