Caps Australia recently supplied 10 units of portable air compressors to Cook’s Body Works, one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of standard and custom-built motor bodies.
Cook’s Body Works, recognised for their work with companies such as Coates Hire, Metro Trains and Telstra recently engaged the Melbourne branch of Caps Australia to assist with sourcing ten ‘box-type’ Airman portable air compressors that were to be truck mounted for a major cable laying and telecoms infrastructure client.
Simon Connaughton, Product Development Engineer for Cook’s Body Works explains that the decision to go with Airman machines was made after considering all available compressor companies in the market. With the assistance of Caps’ Victorian sales team, ten portable Airman PDS75S-5C1 (75 cfm) box-type air compressors were soon ordered to fulfil Cook’s tight delivery deadline for their client.
Appreciating Caps’ competitive pricing and quick delivery, Connaughton commented that the Airman portable compressors were self-contained, with no external connections required, and also provided numerous safety benefits.
To be used to power jackhammers, the portable compressors come with several safety features that eliminate the risk of injuries. The control panel of the unit is situated at the operator’s chest height, and daily maintenance is made via cabinet-style side-mounted doors, avoiding the need to bend into confined spaces.
Eric Low, Airman product specialist with Caps in Victoria explains that conventional compressors mounted onto truck bodies aren’t ‘optimised’ for such a position, making it difficult for operators to reach controls. Besides being restrictive, these compressors are also potentially unsafe for the operator to access control panels and maintenance areas.
The Airman range was designed with safety, comfort and ease-of-use in mind, providing for easy maintenance with a side-by-side radiator and oil cooler. Spillages are minimised by having all machine fluids removed from the outside of the machine.
The Airman boxed ‘mine-safe’ portable compressors have been widely installed in the Australian construction and mining industries.