sshh­mute gets down to brass tacks with Kaeser

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - NEWS -

Brem­ner Mu­sic, the cre­ators of the sshh­mute prac­tice mute, re­cently in­vested in a Kaeser Clas­sic 460 / 50 W work­shop com­pres­sor, to meet its re­quire­ments for a high qual­ity and re­li­able sup­ply of com­pressed air in the as­sem­bly of the prac­tice mutes at its fa­cil­ity in New Ply­mouth.

It’s a com­mon prob­lem of­ten faced by brass in­stru­ment play­ers; how to prac­tise at odd times and in odd places with min­i­mum noise and with­out chang­ing the pitch or pro­jec­tion of the in­stru­ment. Trevor Brem­ner, an Aus­tralian and New Zealand Cor­net Cham­pion and teacher had faced this prob­lem him­self many times. It was his dis­sat­is­fac­tion with so­lu­tions cur­rently on the mar­ket place that led him to in­vent the sshh­mute Prac­tice Mute.

De­vel­oped over sev­eral years in his New Ply­mouth work­shop, the sshh­mute Prac­tice Mute is now in full com­mer­cial pro­duc­tion and has been suc­cess­fully launched to an­swer a mar­ket need for an ef­fec­tive mute for brass in­stru­ments in a price range to suit bud­ding mu­si­cians and pro­fes­sion­als alike.

In the ini­tial stages of pro­duc­tion, the two parts of the sshh­mute prac­tice mute were bonded to­gether man­u­ally with sol­vents. How­ever now sold in over 33 coun­tries, as de­mand has grown for the prod­uct, Brem­ner Mu­sic re­alised they needed to in­vest in a plas­tic weld­ing ma­chine to ac­cel­er­ate the pro­duc­tion process.

A re­li­able sup­ply of com­pressed air was re­quired to power the new weld­ing ma­chine. Hav­ing heard that Kaeser com­pres­sors were known for their Ger­man qual­ity and high re­li­a­bil­ity, Brem­ner con­tacted his lo­cal au­tho­rised Kaeser part­ner – Pace Power & Air for a so­lu­tion.

Pace Power & Air worked closely with Brem­ner Mu­sic to spec up the cor­rect com­pres­sor for the ap­pli­ca­tion. They rec­om­mended and sub­se­quently in­stalled a Kaeser Clas­sic 460 / 50 W work­shop com­pres­sor.

The Kaeser Clas­sic se­ries work­shop com­pres­sors are de­signed and built to the strictest qual­ity stan­dards, yet are priced to meet the needs of small com­pressed air users with­out com­pro­mis­ing ef­fi­ciency, re­li­a­bil­ity and dura­bil­ity. The com­pres­sor block forms the heart of th­ese units and is man­u­fac­tured at Kaeser’s main pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity in Coburg, Ger­many.

All Kaeser Clas­sic com­pres­sors re­quire min­i­mal main­te­nance and are de­signed to pro­vide years of ef­fi­cient and re­li­able ser­vice.

In­stalled and op­er­at­ing now for al­most 12 months, the Kaeser Clas­sic com­pres­sor re­li­ably pow­ers the plas­tic welder that is used in the as­sem­bly of five out of the eight sshh­mute Prac­tice Mute mod­els. Brem­ner said that the Kaeser com­pres­sor has proven to be a con­ve­nient ‘plug and play’ so­lu­tion that was cer­tainly liv­ing up to ex­pec­ta­tion.

Man­u­fac­tured in Ger­many, the Kaeser Clas­sic se­ries work­shop com­pres­sors are avail­able with dis­place­ment from 210 to 460 l/min, pres­sure 10 bar.

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