Contact-cooled compressors offer increased efficiency
With features such as a smaller footprint than previous offerings, easy installation and intelligent controls, the family of contact-cooled compressors from Ingersoll Rand can assist in the ongoing quest for energy efficiency in a variety of high-use markets.
With features such as a smaller footprint than previous offerings, easy installation and intelligent controls, the family of contact-cooled compressors from Ingersoll Rand can assist in the ongoing quest for energy efficiency in a variety of high-use markets. The redesigned compressors are designed for use in automotive, metal fabrication, conveyance, textile manufacturing and other applications.
The new compressors feature a proprietary Intelligent Controller. It's equipped with intuitive operator control that includes an easy-to-understand LCD graphic interface. Other characteristics of the controller include selectable software with adjustable operating parameters, a built-in sequencer that can coordinate up to three machines and time-saving diagnostics with displays that identify and alert operators of system overload with machine shut-down when required. The unit's Rapid Stop power conservation system eliminates unloaded running time and protects motors.
The compressors maintain a steady 115 F running temperature to ensure greater tolerance of environmental influences that can create overheat events and nuisance shutdowns. Their sickle-shaped blade design delivers more efficient cooling by reducing drag while reducing noise emission.
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In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.