Compressed Air

Two-stage air compressor is oil-free KNW Series is the world's only oil-free, two-stage, rotary screw air compressor in 20, 25, 30, and 40-hp sizes. It is available in air and water-cooled versions.


&HEADLINE>Two-stage air compressor is oil-free&/HEADLINE>

KNW Series is the world's only oil-free, two-stage, rotary screw air compressor in 20, 25, 30, and 40-hp sizes. It is available in air and water-cooled versions. The unit features stainless steel air and oil seals, prelubricated gears and bearings, and PLC microprocessor/controller that displays operating conditions and shutdown messages. Kobelco Compressors America/Rogers Machinery Co.;


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&HEADLINE>Compressor controls retrofit to all makes&/HEADLINE>

Flexible, microprocessor-based air compressor controls retrofit to any manufacturer's product and provide seamless communi-cation over a CAN-based network. It can also communicate to other microprocessor devices that support MODBUS communications for purposes of data collection and availability from a single source. Mottley Enterprises Div., Maxx Controls;


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&HEADLINE>Air filter monitor determines element replacement&/HEADLINE>

Filter monitor audits compressed air filters for energy savings by determining the optimal time for element replacement. Through microprocessor monitoring, particulate loading of the filter element is continuously audited based on instantaneous and average daily pressure drop measurements. A 60-day advance notice is given prior to the optimal change-out day. Hankison Intl.;


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&HEADLINE>Air pressure control saves energy&/HEADLINE>

Pressure control system precisely regulates the low-side compressed air pressure to a field adjustable set point, saving energy costs. A visual indicator and set point pressure display make it simple to set the desired downstream pressure. The display adjusts air pressure automatically to within 2 psig of the desired setting. Air/Tak, Inc.;


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&HEADLINE>Air dryer ensures precise dew point&/HEADLINE>

Cirrus refrigerated air dryer uses a direct expansion circuit to ensure precise dew points. It includes innovative features that significantly reduce full load power consumption. The dryer cycles in stand-by when fitted with an electronic controller, offering cycling dryer savings without compromising the dew point. domnick hunter, inc.;


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&HEADLINE>Compressed air source is self-contained&/HEADLINE>

Genesis air station consists of a heavy-duty, rotary air compressor, refrigerated dryer, filtration package, and microprocessor control encapsulated in a sound-attenuated enclosure and tank-mounted. All components are in the package, so installation and maintenance are quick and easy. Units area available in three sizes: 71/2, 10, and 15 hp. ABAC/American IMC, Inc.;


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&HEADLINE>Compressed air drain only expels condensate&/HEADLINE>

Eco-Drain removes water from compressed air filters with a capacitance sensor. The sensor has no moving parts and allows the drain to open only when needed, expelling condensate but not valuable compressed air. The robust aluminum housing and superior construction ensure many years of reliable service in harsh environments. Kaeser Compressors;


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&HEADLINE>Air compressor installs anywhere&/HEADLINE>

QSD air-cooled, oil-free, two-stage rotary screw air compressor offers the flexibility to be installed in any environment. The air-cooled machine saves operating costs by not requiring cooling water. Exclusive lift valves eliminate the inlet valve on the compressor, reducing maintenance and providing the lowest unloaded power in the industry. Quincy Compressor Div., BFGoodrich;


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&HEADLINE>Controller improves air dryer performance&/HEADLINE>

Z-Trol air treatment controller provides up-to-the-minute operating information and allows dryer performance adjustment through microprocessor technology. An option provides enhanced dryer monitoring and expanded performance adjustment capability. Performance adjustment capability allows operating cost savings to be optimized via site-specific settings. Zeks Compressed Air Solutions;


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&HEADLINE>Air filter provides easy maintenance&/HEADLINE>

Filter 2000 has a three-piece construction that allows easy maintenance and accessibility. The element design provides superior performance and low pressure drop. It is available in four filtration grades. A simple push safely checks the autodrain and depressurizes the bowl. A differential pressure indicator checks filter condition. Air Solutions Group, Ingersoll-Rand Co.;


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