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Lancashire-based air compressor firm delivers impressive cost savings to Arnold Magnetic Technologies

Published: 14 March 2017 - Sarah Mead

Arnold Magnetic Technologies is a global manufacturer of high performance magnets, precision magnetic assemblies and thin metals.  Arnold has thousands of customers in markets from consumer, industrial, medical, aerospace, and telecommunications. Arnold’s magnets, metals and systems are used in high-efficiency motors, batteries, and solar panels, and on commercial aircraft.

Glaston Compressor Services Ltd is a UK leading specialist in air compressor intelligent control, air compressor maintenance, nitrogen generators and energy management systems. With a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient products, Glaston works with a diverse range of industries.

Steve Roberts, Production Development Engineer at Arnold Magnetic contacted Glaston as they were experiencing failures to their air flow. The Efficiency Engineer at Glaston ran a thermal mass flow metering exercise to assess how efficiently their current air compressor was performing. A flowmeter is connected to the airline to see how economical the compressor is. This service provided by Glaston offers guaranteed findings as it works out the cost to run a compressor for a year, based on compressor size, electricity consumed and cost of purchase.

Glaston recommended replacing the existing compressor with a KAESER HPC ASD-60 SFC variable speed unit.  This compressor pushes the boundaries of compressed air efficiency as it delivers more compressed air for less power consumption, whilst combining ease of use and maintenance with exceptional versatility and an environmentally responsible design. The IE3 motor is extremely efficient and is eligible for 100% ECA in year 1. It also comes with a 5 year warranty.

Steve Roberts comments “Glaston delivered a first class service. Their knowledge and expertise has saved us money. Our running costs have been reduced from £6.5k a year to £4.5k. We also have invested in a larger compressor which allows for future expansion. We look forward to our new compressor providing a long and efficient life.”

For more information about Glaston Compressor Services visit www.glaston.com



 
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