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Sullair hits the ‘sweet spot’ at NMW 2012

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Sullair Australia  will be showcasing a selection of compressed air solutions and services across its product portfolio at this year’s National Manufacturing Week (NMW) from May 8 to 11.  

As event ‘Airzone Sponsor’, Sullair Australia will also be providing clean, dry compressed air for the show with a solution comprising of two compressors, drier, filters, air receiver and 150 connections. Sullair Australia will be using a compressor from its Variable Output Control (VOC) range, the VOC75, plus a unit from its energy-efficient VOC/ Variable Speed Drive (VSD) line-up, the VOC160V.  

Speaking on the growing importance of energy efficiency in the marketplace, Sullair Australia National Marketing Manager, Michael Knowles observes that the energy-efficient VSD and VOC compressors are now more relevant than ever to the manufacturing industry, especially since compressed air uses up to 10% of all electricity in the manufacturing sector.  

Sullair Australia’s range of VSD/VOC compressors provides superior energy efficiency under the variable load conditions commonly experienced across the manufacturing industry.  

Sullair Australia’s line-up of VSD compressors is available from 18 to 90kW and can also be specified in the 55-90kW range with additional Variable Output Control, also known as spiral valve technology to provide even further turndown. The combination of the VSD and VOC technologies allows the end user to achieve incredibly low flow ratios from a single machine.  

In practice, each compressor has a ‘sweet spot’ at which it operates at the highest efficiency, which in VSD compressors will be from 30 to 70% of its load capacity, and 50 to 90% for VOC compressors.  

When the two technologies are combined, the ‘sweet spot’ expands to 30-90% of load capacity, making these compressors an ideal fit for applications with fluctuating load percentages during the normal course of operation, such as in the food and beverage industry, and the manufacturing sector in general.  

VSD/VOC compressors are extremely efficient at the midpoint of demand, typically delivering a 30% saving in electricity at 50% load when compared with on/off load alternatives. Knowles recommends air audits for customers for a correct assessment of their compressed air needs so that optimised solutions can be provided to help them save thousands of dollars per year.  

Compressed air specialists from Sullair Australia will be available for consultation at the company’s stand at the National Manufacturing Week 2012 (Stand 4700 - indoors) at Sydney Showgrounds, Olympic Park, Sydney from 8 to 11 May 2012.

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