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Size Matters When Choosing an Air Compressor

Size Matters When Choosing an Air Compressor

One common mistake in purchasing and installing compressors for the shop environment is choosing a compressor that is too large. When the..

04/12/2015 with 0 Comments
Choosing a Shop Air Compressor: Reciprocating or Screw Type?

Choosing a Shop Air Compressor: Reciprocating or Screw Type?

That pounding feeling in your brain may not be a migraine headache; it could be the piston-style reciprocating compressor pounding away in..

02/15/2015 with 1 Comment
Turn It Off!

Turn It Off!

If it’s not needed, then don’t use it, right? An obvious statement, but so rarely is this philosophy employed when using compressed..

12/21/2014 with 0 Comments
Is Your Air Compressor Control Smarter Than a Four Year Old?

Is Your Air Compressor Control Smarter Than a Four Year Old?

One of the biggest problems in compressed air systems with rotary screw compressors is inefficient compressor control. Hundreds of..

10/05/2014 with 3 Comments
Partnering with Manufacturers to Achieve Energy Savings

Partnering with Manufacturers to Achieve Energy Savings

SMC Corp. of America, a supplier of factory automation components, has been working with manufacturers for nearly a decade to reduce their..

08/01/2014 with 0 Comments
Don’t Drain Your Profits: Remove Compressed Air Condensate Efficiently

Don’t Drain Your Profits: Remove Compressed Air Condensate Efficiently

Your air compressor makes more than compressed air. In the process of squeezing atmospheric air into compressed air, heat and water are..

08/01/2014 with 0 Comments
Your Air Tool is Inefficient – Here’s Why

Your Air Tool is Inefficient – Here’s Why

Since we are surrounded by vast, unlimited volumes of atmospheric air, it is easy to think that the compressed air in your plant piping is..

04/01/2014 with 1 Comment
Don’t Ignore the Basics

Don’t Ignore the Basics

Workers at a small fiberglass manufacturer implemented some good efficiency measures a few years ago, yet some basic elements of their..

01/31/2014 with 0 Comments
Innovative Design at Aerospace Saves 86%

Innovative Design at Aerospace Saves 86%

Two compressed air systems in Standard Aero’s CF-34 engine overhaul and test facility at its Winnipeg aerospace complex were installed..

07/31/2013 with 0 Comments
Optimizing Pulse Dust Filters

Optimizing Pulse Dust Filters

High flow-short duration pulses caused by compressed air-powered dust filter cleaning can cause excessive pressure differentials in a..

04/01/2013 with 0 Comments
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