wheel deal

How Kaeser Air­center SM 12 com­pres­sors are be­ing used at a wheel re­pair com­pany

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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.

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