How to Choose the Right Air Compressor

We find the best options (we offer free air audits) to fit your air compressor needs, so you can focus on production. But, let’s break it down for you. We find the best options (we offer free air audits) to fit your air compressor needs, so you can focus on production. But, let’s break it […]

Hot Weather & Air Compressors

Warm weather is on its way – and in the south, it can be downright blazing. We all know that our machines are not always fond of the high temperatures. Plus, with the addition of humidity, condensate in the air can cause a strain on performance. Now your air compressor is running hot. That is […]

Save On Your Compressed Air System

1. Turn It OffThere are 168 hours in a week, but most compressed air systems only run at or near full capacity between 60-100 hours. Depending on your shift pattern, turning your compressors off during the evenings and weekends could reduce your energy bills up to 20%. 2. Fix Existing LeaksA quarter-inch air leak at […]

Updated Safe Quality Food Certification

The SQF Institute is introducing their new Safe Quality Food Manual on May 24, 2021. This is important for ALL Food Production and Processors. At least an annual test for contaminates (particulates, oil, water, etc.) and verification of maintenance and filtration is the new standard for certification going forward. Ensure you meet Requirements by getting a professional […]

History Highlight: The Rock Drill

“One of the greatest … engineering feats of the age.” – from the newspaper the Michigan Argus, September 22, 1871 The Mount Cenis Tunnel was the first great Alpine tunnel and one of the first major uses of compressed air technology. The project was the brainchild of Italian engineer Germain Sommeiller who invented an improved […]

Different Methods for Drying Compressed Air

All atmospheric air contains water vapor, but as air is being compressed, the relative humidity of water increases to 100%. To avoid problems caused by water precipitation in pipes and connected downstream equipment, compressed air must be dried. Here are some methods for drying compressed air: Over-compression Air is compressed to a higher pressure than […]

3 Steps to Minimize Compressed Air Costs

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Compressed air is one of the most important utilities for numerous industries, but it’s also a large consumer of energy. Any savings made in compressed air systems can have a significant impact on costs and the environment. Help minimize compressed air costs by doing the following: Analyze your installation Have your compressed air manufacturer pre-asses […]

Upgrades to Remote Monitoring Systems

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The concept of connected devices has technically been around for several decades. It wasn’t until the late 1990’s that the term – the Internet of Things (IoT) – was coined by Kevin Ashton of Procter & Gamble. Today, IoT is a huge buzzword that includes GPS-based location sensing, security cameras, cell phones and whole host […]

Oil-Sealed vs. Dry Vacuum Pumps

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Currently, there are a wide variety of vacuum pumps available to suit most applications. Oil-sealed pumps have been a workhorse in the industrial markets for decades, but more applications are seeing the benefits of dry vacuum pumps in both performance and maintenance costs. Oil-sealed pumps Oil-sealed pumps – rotary vane, piston, and flooded screw – […]

7 Tips for Safe Use of Compressed Air

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Compressed air is an increasingly common utility in workspaces around the world from factories to construction sites. Although it may seem easy to operate, compressed air can become dangerous if used incorrectly. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to safe operation. Compressed air safety tips Schedule routine maintenance. Work with your compressed […]