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Thorite supplies economical and reliable air for Agrosmart

14 September 2021

WHEN COMPRESSORS at Huddersfield-based Agrosmart started to become unreliable, the company turned to Thorite for an economical and reliable solution.

Agrosmart manufactures formulated fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides for the agricultural and public health sectors. 

Despite regular servicing, its compressors, which were installed more than 10 years ago, were becoming unreliable. Also, due to an increase in customer demand, Agrosmart was looking to increase production. When the decision was taken to replace the existing compressors, several suppliers were approached, including Thorite. 

While the price, of course, was a key factor, overall running costs and the level of customer service that the winning supplier could offer were equally important.

Thorite won the order by offering Agrosmart a 30kW HPC ASD60 variable speed compressor. Although the HPC ASD60 is more than double the capacity of their existing compressor, this machine is designed to deliver compressed air in direct proportion to demand for maximum energy efficiency which matched Agrosmart's requirements perfectly.  

In addition to supplying the new compressor, Thorite supplied a new Parker refrigerant dryer, high-efficiency Parker filters and a new upgraded EqoFluids compressed air ring main system. This state-of-the-art powder-coated aluminium compressed air pipework system is designed to maximise flow and minimise pressure drop at the point of use. 

For the customer service requirement, Agrosmart opted for Thorite's Aftermarket Solutions package, which gives customers a menu of options that can be tailored specifically to any individual requirement. From these options, Agrosmart chose Thorite for a Service Agreement.

Graham Haigh is managing director of Agrosmart and was closely involved in this project: “In the extremely challenging climate that seems to have an impact on any input associated with running a business in the UK, especially a manufacturing one, it was a pleasure to witness a supplier that fulfilled all expectations. Thorite, from the initial contact, gave solid, knowledgeable advice, not only for the immediate demands of the Agrosmart compressed air system but also for the incorporated future proofing of the system. The decision to use Thorite was certainly the correct one for Agrosmart.”

Thorite is an independent supplier of pneumatic, compressed air and fluid handling products and systems It can provide customers with a wide range of products from industry-leading suppliers.

For more information, please visit www.thorite.co.uk