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08 October 2018

How much money are you losing from your compressor? Direct Air & Pipework will be at Maintec 2018 offering free full compressed air system assessments with the potential to reduce business costs and improve carbon footprint. 

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26 September 2018

Beko Technologies has updated the compressed air system at coffee roaster, Lavazza, using an efficient solution that ensures improved product quality for the plant in Gattinara.

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22 September 2018

A new range of air nozzle products including air knives, air amplifiers and other compressed air products has been introduced by spray nozzle specialists The Spray People Group (SPG). The addition of these products is the result of a partnership with NexFlow, a leading manufacturer of compressed air products which enhances the position of SPG as a leader in spray nozzle technology.

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26 September 2018

Compressed air company, Silvent, has opened a new sales office in the Netherlands to complement its offices in England, USA, France, Austria, Sweden and China. The expansion is a result of high demand and the wish to offer customers even better service. 

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26 September 2018

Gardner Denver’s CompAir Ultima compressor has been engineered with two highly-efficient, permanent magnetic motors that replace the traditional gearbox design. These two, variable-speed motors are capable of achieving speeds of up to 22,000 RPM and efficiencies greater than IE4, which directly drive the airend without the need for a gearbox.

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08 October 2018

Gardner Denver distributor, Direct Air & Pipework (Direct Air) has helped Longleat Safari and Adventure Park (Longleat) bring animatronic dinosaurs to life for a new exhibition.

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29 August 2018

The international standard for compressed air quality, ISO 8573:2010, is the primary documentation to facilitate compressed air systems component selection, design and performance measures. Hi-line Industries, UK manufacturer of high-quality compressed air purification equipment has been working closely with the British Compressed Air Society to produce a best practice guide for the filtration and drying of compressed air.

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30 July 2018

Based in Chesterfield, The Corrugated Case Company specialises in the design and manufacture of corrugated cardboard, fibreboard packaging and promotional material. A 2006 fixed speed 18.5kW compressor was struggling to keep up with increased demand, so the decision was taken to purchase a larger compressor.

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02 July 2018

A new white paper from compressor specialist BOGE reveals how, thanks to the power of Industry 4.0, customers can now benefit from ongoing compressor performance improvements that are guaranteed to pay for themselves.

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25 June 2018

Atlas Copco has unveiled its new generation of oil-free low pressure rotary screw ZS 4 VSD + blowers, which are equipped with integrated permanent magnet (iPM) motors. This, along with other design developments, contributes to them being some of the most energy-efficient blowers available in the market. 

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20 June 2018

Gardner Denver has launched a series of energy efficient oil-lubricated, rotary screw compressors which, it says, offer best-in-class performance in a compact design.

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18 May 2018

Atlas Copco has launched the ZR 90-160 VSD+, a new range of oil-free rotary screw air compressors with motor variants of 90, 110, 132, 145 and 160kW. These are said to offer up to 10% more flow and up to 15% less energy consumption compared with other VSD compressors. There is also said to be a 25% reduction in floor-space. 

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28 March 2018

Thorite has just published the latest edition of AirPower the comprehensive compressed air workshop equipment catalogue available in the UK.

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20 March 2018

Gael Force manufactures highly engineered fish feed barges and systems. Requiring an industrial air supplier that could provide low pressure, high volume blowers and compressed air technology for a range of applications, it has entered into a three-year agreement with Gardner Denver.

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20 March 2018

Atlas Copco’s VSD+ energy-saving technology is now available for the company’s GA 75-110kW oil-injected, rotary screw compressors.

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20 March 2018

By achieving ISO 9001 certification, Direct Air & Pipework is demonstrating to customers and suppliers that the systems it has in place meet the high standards set out by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).

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20 March 2018

Hi-line Industries has made enhancements to its Tundra range of refrigeration dryers which are now offered with a two-year warranty. The company says the latest dryers provide the lowest possible running costs and increased flow via a new Hi-Flo heat exchanger with larger ports.

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22 February 2018

Hi-line Industries has enhanced its Tundra range of refrigeration dryers.With zero failures from hundreds of models already sold, the 2018 series is offered with a new two-year warranty. Moreover, the latest dryers are said to provide the lowest possible running costs and increased flow via a new Hi-Flo heat exchanger with larger ports.

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14 February 2018

BOGE Compressors has published a new white paper giving manufacturers practical advice on how to easily integrate existing smart compressor technology into their manufacturing facilities.

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25 January 2018

Machine Mart says its range of industrial UK-built Clarke belt driven air compressors will provide the air capacity and power needed for many commonly used air tools.

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FEATURES

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24 July 2018

There are now a myriad of ways to purchase a stationary air compressor, with tried and trusted sales channels competing with newer e-commerce initiatives for buyers’ attention.  Stef Lievens, business line manager, industrial air, Atlas Copco Compressors UK & Ireland also considers an alternative approach

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23 July 2018

The summer of 2018 has delivered the longest heatwave in more than 40 years and, to many, represents the ever more evident issue of climate change. It is widely accepted that global warming presents one of the greatest risks to the planet, and therefore humanity, a fact which UK industry cannot and should not ignore. Andy Jones, managing director at Mattei, explains the role of air compressors in reducing greenhouse gas emissions produced by the industrial sector 

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18 July 2018

Is any industrial system or solution truly future-proof? Probably not, but in some fields the horizons are certainly extending. Mark Whitmore, general manager of compressed air specialist, BOGE, explains

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17 July 2018

For compressed air users, the Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling organisations to manage, optimise and improve equipment processes. Charles Joel, global IoT and analytics director at Gardner Denver, discusses how digital data looks set to provide analytics with real value for those using compressed air systems

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11 May 2018

In addition to commenting on changes to ISO 8573-2 standard for oil analysis, BCAS (British Compressed Air Society) has news of two award winners – one ]has received a lifetime achievement award; the other is encouraging more young people to become engineers

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08 March 2018

BCAS (British Compressed Air Society) explains an update to the EU Fluorinated Gas (F-Gas) regulation and gives details of a free associate membership offer that will be launched at Air-Tech 2018

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03 January 2018

Steve Matthews, QSHE Manager UK & Ireland at Atlas Copco, looks at the potential hazards involved in compressed air use and the preventive measures that can be taken 

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17 November 2017

Compressors and associated air treatment equipment must be properly serviced, maintained and inspected, as Andy Jones, managing director at Mattei, explains

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22 November 2017

Pneumatics are found everywhere in manufacturing. They can be very efficient, but wherever air is compressed the cost can be hidden as part of the overall electricity cost. Because of this, many manufacturers may be unable to measure the exact running costs. Here, Hermann Störk, European product manager for air preparation, Parker Hannifin, Pneumatic Division Europe, considers how companies can optimise their pneumatic systems

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02 August 2017

The latest news from BCAS (British Compressed Air Society) concerns its best practice guide for food and beverage processors, the announcement of a new vice president, and details of its nominated charity

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26 July 2017

Oil-free compressed air is a standard requirement for industries that need to comply with high standards of cleanliness and hygiene, but traditionally it has come at a price. BOGE says it has achieved a significant step forward in compressor technology that not only delivers truly oil-free compressed air, but also a 30% reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO). BOGE’s Mark Whitmore reports

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24 July 2017

Stef Lievens, business line manager for compressor technique service operations at Atlas Copco Compressors UK and Ireland, looks at the history and application of internet connectivity and data science in the compressed air industry and examines how it may influence both the initial design of the equipment and the way it is monitored and managed in working environments

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24 July 2017

Instrument calibration is important both to determine the accuracy of the instrument and to ensure that its readings are consistent with other measurements. Matthew Harrison, UK sales manager of Beko Technologies, explains more

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24 July 2017

Annually, UK industry uses over 20TWh of electricity to compress air, equivalent to the output of four power stations and over 8.1 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. As a result, high-quality energy and performance at a cost-effective price continues to be a key consideration for businesses. Keith Findlay, compressed air audit manager at Gardner Denver, outlines the benefits of energy audits, discussing the improved efficiencies that they can help realise.

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20 July 2017

The last 12 months have seen huge changes in the political and economic landscape. In this report for AirUser, Vanda Jones, executive director of BCAS considers what has happened over the last year, shares her thoughts on what needs to happen moving forwards, and outlines the crucial role that a trade association plays in providing industry with a platform to voice its opinions

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20 July 2017

The compressed air industry has had an excellent record of minimising energy consumption through design and servicing, but now it is time for a step change as the EU commission pushes industry towards resource efficiency and the circular economy.  Marion Beaver, Technical Officer at BCAS takes a look at what it means moving forwards.

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24 July 2017

Those looking to invest in an air compressor often rely on zero hour data sheets verified by the Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI)* to predict lifetime performance, as this is the only source of independently verified performance data on air compressors. However, Andy Jones, MD at Mattei, says efficiency levels change over the life cycle of a unit and whilst two compressors may have the same zero-hour performance,  the reality is that life cycle costs may vary considerably

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18 July 2017

Here, Andy Jones, managing director at Mattei, shares his top tips for specifying, installing and operating an air compressor

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24 July 2017

Training is a vital ingredient for modern businesses with a host of benefits, ranging from employee motivation and retention, to demonstrating competence to implementing safe working practices. Here’s an overview of some of the latest courses available from the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS)

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20 July 2017

BCAS works directly on behalf of the compressed air and vacuum industry to advise on, shape and, at times, challenge the creation of EU and UK legislation, directives and standards. Here, the Society provides a round-up of some of the latest work that Pneurop – the European committee of manufactures of compressors, vacuum pumps and pneumatic tools – is undertaking

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SPONSORED CONTENT

04 June 2014

This modern collection of units feature the latest in oil-free turbocor compressor technology.

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30 March 2016

For reliable, removal of water/oil condensate from a compressed air system. Available in: 12v, 24v, 110v and 240v. Inner/Outer Port Sizes: 1/2"e; and 3/8"e; General Information: Small Compact design, Fully Automatic - No maintenance, One model for all duties and simple to install.

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01 March 2013

MAT is a trolley that fits directly onto the distribution line HBS 50

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04 June 2014

ICS Cool Energy’s range of rental Air Handling Units are available up to 350kW.

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30 March 2016

The quality of compressed air used in breathing apparatus is specified in the European Standard EN12021:2014 "Respiratory protective devices – Compressed Air for breathing apparatus."

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