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Award-winning screw blowers installed at Charles Brand wastewater facility

ems sept 19 32Award-winning screw blowers installed at Charles Brand wastewater facility

Gardner Denver distributor Team Air Power has delivered a bespoke compressed air solution that is predicted to generate approximately 30 per cent in annual savings for the Kinnegar wastewater treatment plant operated by Charles Brand, a leading provider of tailored water and wastewater solutions.

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NEW PRODUCT: Dual Point Mini Cooler for Cooling Small Parts and Tools

ems july 19 22 2EXAIR’s new Mini Cooler with Dual Point Hose Kit provides a stream of 20°F (-7°C) cold air to prevent heat buildup, reduce downtime and increase productivity. It is effective on small machining operations to eliminate burning, melting and heat related breakage. The dual point option allows the cold air outlet to be directed at two different spots when cooling larger diameter tools, cooling two separate points or opposite sides of a material or process. Single Point systems are also available.

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Hydrovane compressors now the smarter option with iConn

ems sat 19 1Gardner Denver’s smart IoT analytics system, iConn, is now enabled on industrial Hydrovane compressors from 11kW to 45kW. The cloud-based data management platform enables operators to optimise and improve their compressed air processes and performance.

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Robox Aqua helps Gael Force Group overcome challenging space restrictions on feed barges

Robox Aqua copyGael Force Group, a leading marine equipment, technology and engineering business, has specified the compact Robox Aqua blower technology from Gardner Denver’s Robuschi brand, enabling it to overcome challenging space restrictions on the company’s marine feed barges.

Gael Force Group is a manufacturer and supplier of feed barges for the aquaculture industry. These are built in Inverness and Fort William, and in operation in a range of locations across the west coast of Scotland, including Argyll and the Outer Hebrides.

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Champion unveils its newest 30 to 75 kW rotary screw compressors

FM45 FS Right View copyChampion has launched its next generation rotary screw compressors, offering reliable, economical and efficient performance in a completely new package.

Available in both fixed and variable speeds, the new 30-75 kW rotary screw compressor series delivers the highest levels of reliability and performance with low operating costs throughout the compressor’s life. The range’s high-efficiency integrated airend is designed and made in-house, with compression elements manufactured using the latest CNC rotor grinding machinery, coupled with laser technology to maintain precise manufacturing tolerances. The airend’s integrated design also makes it a very compact solution.

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Compressed Air Open Blowing White Paper

caob 200x150If an open, unchecked water pipe was being used to cool a machining process, the excessive volume of liquid being used would be obvious to see as it pooled on the floor. It would be clear that you would want to test lower flow rates that would conserve water and save money yet still effectively cool the part.

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The Basics of Static Electricity

sebasics 200x150Static electricity occurs most often on the surface of non-conductive materials but can also occur on ungrounded conductive surfaces. This static electricity and electrostatic discharge can be a large disruptor of processes within manufacturing facilities. It can cause problems with maintaining product quality, keeping process speeds at optimum levels and the morale of personnel experiencing static shocks. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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BEKO TECHNOLOGIES are pleased to announce the launch of the METPOINT® OCV compact

beko jan 18 4Even more accurate measuring by utilising more frequent and reduced inspection intervals

BEKO TECHNOLOGIES, the specialist for treating compressed air and pressurised gas, is pleased to announce an expansion to its product range in the measuring technology field: The new METPOINT® OCV compact is a further development of the tried and tested METPOINT® OCV.

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DRYPOINT® M eco control. A new class of compressed air dryers

beko jan 18 3With the DRYPOINT M eco control, we are launching the world's first drying system that allows for the precise control of the degree of drying across a defined range. Operators are then in a position to optimise the compressed air quality to suit their specific applications, as the chosen degree of drying is always met, even under changing operating conditions. What is more: The system only consumes energy when in drying operation mode. The new drying system closes the gap that currently exists between refrigeration and adsorption dryers.

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Free e-learning ‘ Basic of compressed air’ from BEKO TECHNOLOGIES

beko jan 18 1BEKO TECHNOLOGIES offers a variety of educational courses to help you make the most of our products. We are offering completely FREE our 100% online e-Learning course covering compressed air basics from beginning to end, this is well worth it whether you're just starting out in the industry or are a 25-year veteran.

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Understanding Compressed Air Safety and Savings

200x150 UCASSwpCompressed air is commonly referred to as the “fourth utility” because it is very common as a resource within manufacturing, mining and processing environments. Employees or contractors in every industrial company or setting are exposed to compressed air’s effects regularly and it should be handled with responsibility and care.

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