A Tier 1 automotive and aviation industry supplier has been constantly pushing the technological barriers for advancement, striving to use the best and most advanced available technologies also for compressed air systems. The compressed air systems support all aspects of manufacturing, as well as OEM manufactured electronic components.
This customer has outlined, the specific goals for Best Practices must meet are: to supply operations with stable pressure, flow of clean and dry air while saving cost, ease the burden on the environment, and “never shut down production”.
Following years of experience with multiple compressor technologies of oil-lubricated and “oil-free” screw compressors and traditional turbo compressors, a High Speed Tamturbo compressor with Permanent Magnet Motor Technology and Active Magnetic Bearings was installed in 2018. In this compressor, integrated on a single shaft, compressor components levitate without any mechanical touch or wear. Tamturbo Touch-Free Technology does not have wearing gears, bearings, oil seals or oil systems. This will offer substantial annual savings compared to older technologies, with absolutely no oil in the system. Also, the condensate water is clean and does not require treatment and there are no oil leaks to repair. The customer is confident, after a year of non-stop operation with virtually zero maintenance cost that this has been a big successful upgrade from other traditional compressors and it supports well their strategy as a high technology company.
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