How Kaeser Aircenter SM 12 compressors are being used at a wheel repair company
Two compressed air systems are keeping the wheels turning at Ingleburn, New
South Wales-based mag wheel repair and refurbishment company All Mag Wheel Repairs.
The company handles all makes and models of mag wheels, handling problems such as chips, kerb damage and gutter rash.
Each mag wheel that comes through All
Mag is hand refurbished by one of the team’s technicians, who use compressed air extensively in the repair and refurbishment process; from inflating tyres to powering pneumatic tools and spraying paint.
When the 17-year-old company recently expanded and moved into a larger facility, it invested in two Kaeser Aircenter SM12 compressed air systems and a Sigma Air Manager compressed air controller.
“Incorporating a high-efficiency rotary screw compressor, refrigeration dryer and air receiver all in one compact package, the Aircenter is ideal where space is at a premium,” Kaeser says.
The company says that at the heart of every SM series compressor lies a Kaeser rotary screw compressor block featuring flow-optimised and energy-saving ‘Sigma Profile’ rotors, and claims that these can achieve power savings of up to 15 per cent compared to conventional screw compressor block rotor profiles.
The compressors are driven by an efficient
IE3 class drive motor “which complies with and exceeds prevailing Australian GEMS regulations for three-phase electric motors”.
A Sigma Control 2 controller dynamically adjusts the flow rate to match actual compressed air demand, and has an information display. Other features include a sound-absorbing enclosure and easy-to-access service points.