The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2013-08-30T05:51:05Z Why Your Food Business should be using an Oil-Free Compressor 2013-08-30T05:51:05Z why-your-food-business-should-be-using-an-oil-free-compressor Food, beverage and pharmaceutical businesses have unique needs when it comes to production, packaging, and transportation of their products. Unlike other business types, where factors such as contamination are not that relevant, it can be disastrous for a Food, beverage and pharmaceutical business to have a mishap with their compressed air system, it can lead to entire batches being spoiled, and downtime while the problem is rectified. That’s where oil free compressors come in. Here we’ll take a look at what oil free compressors are, the pros and cons of using them, and how to choose the best oil free compressor for your business. Use of compressed air in the food and beverage industry Typical uses of compressed air in the food and beverage industry include: ·       Packaging – for creating the vacuum used in many food packaging processes ·       Food filling machines – used in cleaning and manufacturing ·       Product handling – for moving products along the production process ·       Generating nitrogen –compressed air used to produce nitrogen for the packaging process ·       Air knives – used in cutting and peeling food products such as vegetables and fruit ·       Fluid pumps – for moving liquid components used in the production and filling processes For almost all of these functions, it is imperative that the air being used is of the highest quality and free of all contaminants. What is an Oil-Free Compressor? Oil free compressors use an air end that does not require oil injection to lubricate or cool the internal parts of the air end, they are also designed to make sure the oil used in lubricating the gears can never come in contact with the compressed air being produced via an extensive sealing system. Oil-free compressors deliver lower maximum discharge pressure capability, leading to lower power consumption, and thus lower operating cost. Aside from introducing oil-free air into the product stream, oil-free compressors are also environmentally friendly as the condensate produced is oil free as well.Usage of Oil-Free Compressors in Various Industries  Oil-free compressors are widely used in industrial processes where air purity is critical for the safety and success of their operations and products. They are favoured for use in food processing, where an oil-free air steam is required to prevent contamination. An oil-free compressor is also the first choice for the electronic industries because of their very strict environmental requirements. Oil-free Compressors vs. Oil-based Compressors Oil injected compressors are cheaper to purchase than oil-free compressors, but the risks of contamination due to filters not working properly, improper maintenance or missed routine filter replacement, are all factors to keep in mind for industries that are compressed air sensitive. Oil-Injected compressors are better suited where contamination is not a crucial issue and where very high pressure is needed, as oil-based is capable of greater output. Replacing Your Existing Compressor with One That’s Oil-Free If you are involved in a Food, beverage and pharmaceutical business that are using a traditional oil-injected compressor, there is no need to panic and rush out to buy an oil-free alternative, but it is worth keeping an oil-free compressor in mind next time you decide to replace your existing compressor. We can replace your existing compressor with minimal downtime so you’ll be able to rest easy that your operation won’t be affected, and will have the peace of mind that comes with using oil free air. Even small businesses can benefit from switching to an oil-free compressor as they come in a variety of sizes to suit all needs. Bottom Line Oil-free compressors are the best choice for industries that require very high standards of air purity, such as the Food, beverage and pharmaceutical industry’s. The higher purchase cost is offset by lower maintenance and operation costs, and any application that doesn’t require high output can benefit from oil-free compressed air. Air Powered Services can provide sales, hire, and service for high quality oil-free compressors. Get in touch today to discuss the oil-free options for your food business.Need more info? Give Air Powered Services a call today on 1800 247 769. New: KAESER Mobilair M31 with PE enclosure 2013-02-12T11:11:17Z new-kaeser-mobilair-m31-with-pe-enclosure Lightweight, powerful and efficient: The new Mobile 31 (M 31) portable compressor.A true powerhouse hides beneath the M 31′s scratch and corrosion resistant rotomolded polyethylene sound enclosure. Directly driven by a water-cooled Kubota turbo-diesel engine, the rotary screw compressor airend, with its energy-saving compressor Sigma Profile rotors, delivers 3.15 m3/min of air at 7 bar – more than enough to operate two twenty-kilogram breakers or other tools, such as pneumatic chisels, spaders, impact moles or sandblasting equipment. 7, 10, 12 and 14 bar versions of this easy to manoeuvre compressor are also available to meet a wide range of requirements.The options don’t stop there however:The Mobilair 31 can be equipped with an integrated aftercooler and centrifugal separator to provide a dependable supply of cool dry air and even a 6.5 kVA generator if required.There are no worries when it comes to those cold morning starts either: Fitted as standard, KAESER’s patented Anti Frost Control protects air tools from potential damage caused by freezing and corrosion.In addition, the wide-opening soundproof enclosure allows quick and easy access to all maintenance points.A stationary version of the versatile M 31 with a sheet steel enclosure is also available for specialised applications and can be easily installed, for example, on the cargo bed of a truck. Desiccant Dryer & Diesel Compressor Package 2012-07-02T03:54:29Z desiccant-dryer-amp-diesel-compressor-package Desiccant Dryer & Diesel Compressor Packageavailable to Hire from Air Powered Services Desiccant Dryer & 1600cfm Diesel Compressor packages suitable for onsite pipe dryer to minus -40 degreesdew point.• Robust and Easy to Operate, Features include:• Late Model Fuel Efficient Compressors Packages to 1600cfm• Fully Air Operated Air Dryers from 1000cfm to 1600cfm at 10 Bar Operating Pressure• Hire as a Package or SeparatelySpecifications:Fully Air Operated Desiccant DryerDew Point - 40CCapacity - 600cfm @ 7 Bar - 800cfm @ 10 BarL - 3050mmH - 2250mmW - 1500mmKG - 2000Fully Air Operated Desiccant DryerDew Point - 40CCapacity - 1600cfm @ 7 Bar - 2000cfm @ 10 BarL - 3400mmH - 2700mmW - 1420mmKG - 2000 Fully Air Operated Desiccant DryerDew Point - 40CCapacity - 1000cfm @ 7 Bar - 1370cfm @ 10 BarL - 3700mmH - 3100mmW - 1600mmKG - 2000Diesel Operated Air CompressorCapacity - 1600cfmMax. Pressure - 10 BarL - 5790mmH - 2460mmW - 2800mmKG - 7000Air Powered Services also Hire Compressors all over Australia.Click here to view our website www.airpoweredservices.com.au If you would like a copy of our catalogue and would like to receive our monthly newsletters & specials,please email your request to marketing@airpoweredservices.com.au New Oil Free Compressor Hire Fleet At Air Powered Services! 2012-06-27T04:34:31Z new-oil-free-compressor-fleet-at-air-powered-services Air Powered Services, specialists in everything compressor air, are pleased to announce their NEW HIRE RANGE of OIL FREE COMPRESSORS. Whatever the industry & whatever the application, if you need oil free air, Air Powered Services have ONE OF THE LARGEST Hire Fleets of compressors to meet your requirements. Oil Free compressors are critical for many applications where even the tiniest drop of oil can cause product spoilage or damage production equipment, not to mention the cost of production downtime and product rework. Not only to Air Powered Services provide an extensive Hire Fleet of compressors, tools, breathing air equipment, etc., but also SELL & SERVICE a large range of the above. Browse the NEW Air Powered Services website today www.airpoweredservices.com.au or better yet, drop into their brand new 5000 square meter special built premises at 22 Tullamarine Park Road, Tullamarine VIC 3043. The new facilities are a reflection of the sustained growth of Air Powered Services and will house an ever-growing fleet of hire and sale equipment. The premises also feature a state-of-the-art service area. Air Powered Services welcome new & old friends to visit the new building at any time. Air Powered Services Have Moved! 2012-04-03T01:42:30Z air-powered-services-have-moved Air Powered Services Have Moved! Air Powered Services, specialists in everything compressor air, are pleased to announce that they have moved to new 5000 square metre, purpose built premises in Tullamarine, Melbourne. The new facilities are a reflection of the sustained growth of Air Powered Services and will house an ever-growing fleet of hire and sale equipment. The premises will also feature a state-of-the-art service area. “This move is a significant milestone in the history of our company; it will enable improved customer support and service delivery, and strengthen our position in the market as a leading compressed air specialist. The larger facility has allowed us to increase our mid to top end hire fleet of compressors to include more large diesel and electric oil free compressors and also enables us to easily handle complete compressor re builds for all our large service clients both in the construction and industrial markets ” – Murray Closter, Air Powered Services Managing Director. Air Powered Services welcome new & old friends to visit the new building at any time. ABOUT AIR POWERED SERVICES For over twenty years, Air Powered Services have been supporting businesses’ across Australia, helping them make the right choice when it comes to hiring or purchasing the best compressed air equipment for their requirements. We provide a comprehensive range of equipment to suit a variety of projects and offer a full maintenance and repair service.