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Air Compressor Health Tips

Get the most out of your compressor with these helpful air compressor health tips

With these air compressor health tips, the correct compressor system for your needs and a good maintenance program, you will be able to extend the life of your compressor, reduce running costs and increase efficiency.

Daily system checks

Is your compressor system part of your daily inspection checklist? We highly recommend that following daily checks are conducted and recorded every day:

  • Oil levels?
  • Any oil leaks?
  • Is there too much incoming voltage?
  • Does the control line filter need draining?
  • Are there any unusual noises or vibrations?
  • Are the gauges and indicators in normal operation?

Gauges and indicators can help you spot air leaks and monitor temperatures. The differentials across your compressor filter to check for air pressure (usually measured in PSI).

Overheating is a common problem with air compressors that have not been regularly checked and maintained. Ensure that your air compressor is kept in a well-ventilated area so that it can breathe and cool down, especially when the weather heats up in summer.

If the compressor system appears to be vibrating too much or making more noise than usual, ask us to take a proper reading.

Weekly system checks

  • Is the safety valve working?
  • Do the air receivers need draining?
  • Is the moisture separator draining?
  • Does water need to be drained out of the oil?

Monthly system checks

  • Clean the after-cooler and oil cooler
  • Wipe down the entire air compressor unit (dust increases chances of overheating)
  • Air filter service (sooner if the compressor is operating in extremely dusty or dirty conditions)

Quarterly system checks

  • Change the oil filter
  • Check the full load amps
  • Change the petroleum oil
  • Scan the compressor unit for loose bolts and re-tighten
  • Have an oil sample taken (we can test the sample to see if the oil needs to be changed)

Yearly system checks

  • Lubricate the motors
  • Check the safety shut-down system
  • Change the air filter every 2,000 hours
  • Change the oil separator every 4,000 – 8,000 hours

Your air compressor health in our safe hands

Our approach to compressed air maintenance will help to:

  • Increase the life expectancy of your air compressor asset
  • Prevent air compressor breakdown and subsequent business loss
  • Ensure that your air compressor system meets your needs at every cycle of your operations
  • Give you peace of mind knowing that we are reducing your energy costs by ensuring that your compressor is running efficiently

See more about our air compressor service, repair and maintenance here. For a limited time, we are offering a free air audit and quote, so contact us today!

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Advanced Scroll Compressor Technology

Lower energy use and achieve higher efficiency with scroll compressor technology

We recently introduced the Ganey range of advanced lubricated scroll compressor technology that delivers exceptional efficiency with minimal moving parts.

If you operate a small to medium sized business and currently use a piston-type reciprocating compressor, you are likely paying too much to operate those machines with limited energy efficiency. By updating your compressor to the advanced scroll compressor technology, you can enjoy smooth, vibration-free operation that is proven to be more reliable than piston-type compressors.

The Ganey range of scroll compressor is known for its compact, low-noise operation with its dynamically balanced, non-contact orbital scroll for quiet performance. Its compact size allows for smaller installation spaces.

With a Ganey scroll compressor, you benefit from:

  • Reliable performance and ultra quiet operation
  • Advanced control and monitoring
  • Compact design with no vibration
  • Direct drive (no drive belts to replace)
  • Compressed air supply with lower energy bills
  • Built-in temperature and overload protection

Contact us for more information about how you can start lowering your energy bills and increasing compressed air output with a Ganey scroll compressor! If you’re looking for air compressor accessories, see them here. If you’re looking for our 2 stage compressors, see them here!

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KHE75 Rotary Screw Air Compressors

Make Good Business Decisions with Air Compressor Technology Plus Maintenance

We offer cost-saving 2 Stage air compressor technology plus maintenance services

Save costs and reduce business down-time with our KHE 2 Stage series

Manufacturers can’t go without an air compressor system, yet compressed air expenses are a pain in business-managers sides.

Why? Because large volumes of energy are used.

Luckily, we specialise in:

  • Large air compressor selection
  • Advanced compressor technology
  • Reliable and effecting compressor maintenance

We know that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to air compressors for business, so we offer reliable, state-of-the-art air compressors and services to keep your business running and ensure operating costs are kept in check.

How does it work?

Our KHE 2 Stage rotary screw air compressor series works by dividing the compression ration between two separate screw air ends and cools the air in between the stages. In a single stage air compressor, air is taken at its atmospheric pressure and boosts to its final release pressure, resulting in a high overall compression ratio. This means that our 2 Stage air compressors reduces the compression ratio by more than half, which in turn improves the efficiency of the machine.

Improved machinery efficiency means a lot more compressed air is released with the same power use, saving your business more money on power costs! How much? Typically 15-20% power saving translates to an energy saving of around $40,000.00 per year!

Contact us for a free air system check, and take a look at our KHE 2 Stage series here.

We spoke with Manufacturer’s Monthly about choosing the right air compressor for your business, so check it out if you haven’t already.

Reliable maintenance and servicing, no matter your air compressor brand

We live and breathe air compressors, so no matter the brand, we offer maintenance services to help ensure your air compressor is running as efficiently as it can. Then when you are ready for an upgrade and high cost-savings, we can help you make the switch to an air compressor with greater technology efficiency. We offer:

  • Air receiver inspections
  • Air compressor hire
  • Air compressor installation
  • Compressed air design
  • Air compressor service, maintenance and repairs
  • Compressed air audits
  • Air leak detection audits

See our full range of air compressor services here.

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