2012 POY Finalists: Compressed Air

Finalists in the Compressed Air category for the Plant Engineering 2012 Product of the Year competition.

11/19/2012


Super Air Nozzles, EXAIR CorporationAir nozzle 

EXAIR’s Stainless Steel Super Air Nozzle offers 6.6 lbs of blowing force for blow-off, cooling, and drying applications in corrosive, high-temperature, food and pharmaceutical environments. The air nozzle has an aerodynamic design that directs compressed air to a single point of convergence, allowing a concentrated stream of high-velocity airflow. The nozzle contains applications including ejection of heavy parts, drying, part and machinery cleaning, chip removal, liquid blow-off, and cooling hot parts.

EXAIR Corporation



 



Heat of Compression Dryers, Ingersoll-Rand plcHOC dryers

Ingersoll Rand’s new line of heat-of-compression (HOC) dryers provides flexibility, reliability, and energy efficiency in a low-profile package. The dryers use heat produced during the compression process, which allows for instrument-quality air to be delivered using virtually no energy. The dryers contain Smart Control technology, which adjusts dryer operation to minimize dew point and temperature spikes. To prevent wasting compressing air, the dryers feature no-loss drains. The HOC dryers by Ingersoll Rand can be used with multiple compressors, reducing footprint requirements.

Ingersoll Rand plc




R-Series Rotary Screw Air Compressors, Ingersoll-Rand plcRotary screw air compressors

Ingersoll Rand’s R-Series range of rotary screw air compressors is available in fixed speed and Nirvana variable speed drive. The new range of compressors comes with the Xe-Series controller, featuring a high-resolution LCD color display. The controller provides access and remote control of the compressor from any tablet, smartphone, or PC. The compressors have an integrated Total Air System dryer and filtration option that provides clean, dry air in a single package. The new design of the compressors reduces maintenance and allows for easy service with the swing-out separator covers, longer life consumables, and easy-access hinged doors.

Ingersoll Rand plc





E900H Portable Air Compressors, Sullair Corp.Portable air compressor

Sullair Corporation’s E900H Portable Air Compressor is designed to combine the clean, quiet efficiency of electric drive technology with the Sullair legacy of rugged air ends and portable compressor designs. The compressor delivers 900 cfm at operating pressures up to 150 psig. The E900H portable compressor features the Sullair AF System that allows the compressor to process equipment and other industrial applications. The compressor comes equipped with a built-in high-capacity after-cooler and efficient filtration. The E900H portable compressor is powered by a 214 hp premium efficiency TEFC electric drive motor with Wye-Delta starter.

Sullair Corporation



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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.

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