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Glaston achieves sweet success at Duerr’s

22 March, 2017

F. Duerr & Sons Ltd. is an independent British manufacturer of jam, marmalade, peanut butter and preserves based in Wythenshawe, Manchester. Since 1881, Duerr’s has been producing some of the nation’s favourite jams and spreads. The business, started by Mary Duerr making jam in her own kitchen as husband Frederick sold the jars to the local Co-op, now employs 240 people and turns over £60 million a year.

Currently in its fifth generation of family management, Duerr’s remains a family-run business, supplying products under the Duerr’s label, and under own brand labels for food retailers in the UK. All operations including the 150,000 jars of peanut butter that roll off the production line every day are now run from sites on Roundthorn Industrial Estate, Wythenshawe, Manchester.

Increasing production demands

Duerr’s operates in a highly competitive, high turnover marketplace. Its production capabilities rely heavily on many contributing factors; the most important being the smooth and efficient operation of machinery on a day-to-day basis to enable it to achieve ever increasing production demands.

David Crain, chief engineer at Duerr’s, approached Glaston as he wanted to invest in new compressed air equipment. Glaston recommended the HPC Kaeser BSD75 SFC variable speed compressor, ultra-high efficiency refrigerant dryer and high efficiency inline filtration. Due to an increase in production demand a larger compressor, dryer and filters were required to maximise efficiency.

This compressor pushes the boundaries of compressed air efficiency as it delivers more compressed air for less power consumption, while combining ease of use and maintenance with exceptional versatility and an environmentally responsible design.

This variable speed compressor saves money in multiple ways: the compressor air ends are equipped with flow-optimised SIGMA Profile rotors and are controlled and monitored via the industrial PC-based SIGMA Control 2 compressor controller. This enables free air delivery to be precisely matched to meet actual compressed air demand and ensures maximum energy efficiency. Lastly, the use of super premium efficiency IE4 motors boots energy efficiency even further.

HPC Kaeser compressors are known worldwide as a class leading, low specific energy consumption compressor, which ensures the lowest possible operating cost. (The lower the specific power the better the MPG of the compressor). The HPC Kaeser compressor systems are renowned throughout the industry for their reliability and resilience. Quiet in operation and low in maintenance costs they are designed to operate at full load 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Year-on-year running cost savings

Terry Corringham, area sales manager at Glaston, said: “The HPC Kaeser range of compressors are state of the art and the most energy efficient equipment money can buy. Although not the cheapest in today's market when bench marked against competitors, they will repay the initial investment with year-on-year running cost savings over the compressor life.”

Crain commented: “Glaston delivered a first-class service with their knowledge and expertise. We look forward to our current compressor providing a long and efficient life, and look forward to working with Glaston for the foreseeable future.”

Glaston Compressor Services is a family-owned and run business. An established UK supplier of compressed air systems and nitrogen generators, Glaston has been providing high performance, energy efficient air compressors for nearly 40 years to a range of industries. Glaston supplies bespoke total solutions from initial consultation through to full installation and lifetime compressor maintenance.

Glaston’s team of engineers can design, supply and install energy saving applications. Products include compressed air, compressed air Systems, nitrogen generators, vacuum pumps, cooling water systems and equipment hire.


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