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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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey