FS-Curtis Air Compressor Blog

FS-Curtis at SEMA Show 2014!

Posted by Kent Waldeck

Oct 22, 2014 11:43:15 AM

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Headed to SEMA this year? So are we and we have all you need for a complete compressed air system - compressors, dryers, & a variety of filters for both general shop air & final clean-up for automotive refinishing!
 
Come learn about our compressed air solutions and exciting promotions at Booth #16810!  
Enter to win one of the portable air compressors we'll be giving away daily!
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Compressed Air Piping System Optimization - Save Money!

Posted by Kent Waldeck

Sep 18, 2014 11:17:32 AM

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Do you know or understand your compressed air system?  Do you know the effect that each component can have on your production and ultimately on your profits? When it comes to compressed air most people really do not understand their system and how it is a key part of their business. If I asked, “Do you care about your compressed air system?” most want to ignore it, but in reality everyone needs it to be functioning and productive for their operation to be successful. Everyone takes note of their electricity, water and gas.

These are the three primary utilities we all need and use daily.  Most people also have a fairly good understanding of their three primary utility costs. The air compressor and the components that make up the system are termed the fourth utility and most always the utility that gets the least amount of attention. Every compressed air system begins with the compressor and associated components like a refrigerated dryer and in most cases downstream compressed air filtration and maybe a regulator in the most basic of systems.

One area that is overlooked even more than the compressor system is the piping system. As with any of the above mentioned components the piping system in a facility can greatly impact the production and profitability in any shop or plant.

When looking at any piping system it is very important to design the system with efficiency in mind as well as all locations where drops will be required for the immediate needs as well as some thought as far as future needs. The purpose of the compressed air piping system is to deliver compressed air to the distribution points of usage. The compressed air needs to be delivered with enough volume or flow (CFM), with the appropriate quality a user requires, and the correct pressure (PSI) to properly power the components that will use the compressed air. Compressed air is costly to produce. A poorly designed compressed air system can increase energy costs, promote equipment failure, reduce production efficiencies, and increase maintenance requirements. These are key factors as to why one should put emphasis on the piping system within their facility. As mentioned previously the compressed air system is the Fourth Utility within your plant or garage or shop and the piping system is part of this system in a key way.

Click below to download a free white paper and learn more about how you can optimize you piping system to ultimately save money and reduce production losses!

 

 

Click here to learn more about our Connect Piping System!


Check out this short video on FS-Curtis' Connect Piping System and see why it's the most affordable and easy to use piping system available today!

 

 

 

 

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Understanding Lifecycle Costs for Oilfree Air Compressor Technologies

Posted by Kent Waldeck

Aug 14, 2014 12:16:33 PM

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Do you have an application that requires oilfree air?  Overwhelmed by the different technologies and have a hard time understanding the full cost of ownership?  The initial purchase price of an oilfree rotary screw air compressor is only a portion of the total cost of ownership over the life of the compressor.
Download this detailed white paper to learn more about the differences in the cost of ownership for oilfree rotary screw air compressors specifically and how the savings over the life of the compressor add up!

 

And for more details on the FS-Curtis ZW Series Oilfree Rotary Screw product line click here!

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FS-Curtis Appearing on TruTV's Motor City Masters Show!

Posted by Kent Waldeck

Jul 2, 2014 3:48:00 PM

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Watch for an FS-Curtis SEG Rotary Screw Air Compressor on a new reality series on truTV called Motor City Masters!  The series premiere was Tuesday, June 24th and it will continue to air for nine more episodes every Tuesday at 10:00PM EST.  Tune in and watch how FS-Curtis products fuel the dreams of up and coming automotive designers! 

Previously aired full episodes can be watched online at  http://www.trutv.com/shows/motor-city-masters/full-episodes.html

Below is a description of the show provided by truTV:

Motor City Masters is a ten episode series featuring car designers from around America given the once in a lifetime opportunity to prove that their passion, creativity, and genius can fuel the future of automotive design. Welcome to the Project Runway for car designers. Various challenges will task ten car designers/builders to create innovative and futuristic modifications to GM’s most exciting and popular vehicles. Led by a host/mentor figure and guided by design professionals, the contestants will be in an all-out battle to make their most creative designs come to life.

In each episode, two teams will go head to head to deliver the most groundbreaking innovations to the challenge at hand. After giving each team only three days only to produce their signature design, the teams must present to the expert judges who will decide which car is the winner. At the end of every episode, a designer will have to pack up their tools and head home. The winner of the competition will receive a dream package of: a brand new Z28 Camaro, a contributing editor position with Automobile Magazine, and a car designer’s dream job- a $100,000 contract designing cars of the future with
General Motors.

Rev up your engines and let Motor City Masters is take you on one wild ride! where the road to the winners’ circle is paved with nothing but glory.

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Compressed Air Energy Savings with Variable Speed Drive Technology

Posted by Kent Waldeck

Jun 18, 2014 1:59:48 PM

GSv-100Most production facilities have an air demand profile with fluctuations depending on the hour of the day, the day of the week, or the period in an economic cycle. Traditional compressors cannot precisely follow the air demand.

Learn more about the energy savings and other benefits of Variable Speed Drive (VSD) air compressor technology and how it can positively impact your company's energy costs with this short guide!

 

 

Click here for additional information on our entire line of rotary screw air compressors!

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Topics: Energy Savings

Differences Between a Reciprocating and Rotary Screw Air Compressor?

Posted by Kent Waldeck

Mar 27, 2014 3:49:00 PM


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Choosing the right air compressor for your application can be a little challenging these days.  With the tried and true reciprocating designs as well as the newer and lower cost small rotary screw technologies both competing for your attention we thought the short video below might help you out with making the right decisions.

A number of factors can all contribute to what's ideal for your unique requirements.  This short video will discuss and make comparisons of such things as:

  • Duty Cycle
  • Maintenance Requirements/Consumables
  • Ambient Conditions
  • Noise Levels
  • Air Quality
  • And more!

 

Of course FS-Curtis has you covered with all of these technologies in stock and ready to ship.  Check out the literature below for more details on the CT, CA, ML, or SEG Series!  And click here to find an Authorized FS-Curtis Distributor close to you.

 

                       

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Topics: Recip vs. Rotary

Considerations When Choosing a Reciprocating Air Compressor

Posted by Kent Waldeck

Mar 11, 2014 10:34:43 AM

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Choosing and sizing the right reciprocating air compressor for your application can often times be difficult and confusing.  With a wide range of both technical and application specific considerations it's easy to base your decision off of horsepower or "what someone you know has" which can lead to purchasing a compressor not optimized or even incompatible with your unique requirements.  

We've put together the following list of questions to consider when purchasing a new air compressor for either a new application or even when replacing and existing compressor that has failed.  Follow the link below to download a simple selection guide that will help you answer these questions!

  1. WHAT ARE YOU USING THE COMPRESSED AIR FOR?

  2. WHERE WILL THE COMPRESSOR BE LOCATED?

  3. HOW MUCH PRESSURE (PSI) DO YOU REQUIRE?

  4. HOW MUCH AIR FLOW (CFM) DO YOU REQUIRE?

  5. WHAT MOTOR HORSEPOWER DO YOU REQUIRE?

  6. WHAT SIZE AND TYPE OF AIR TANK DO YOU REQUIRE?

  7. WHAT COMPRESSOR FEATURES SHOULD YOU CONSIDER?

  8. WHAT ARE THE ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE INSTALLATION?

      

 

For more information on FS-Curtis' Reciprocating Air Compressor line-up CLICK HERE

 

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Topics: Reciprocating Air Compressors

FS-Curtis Air Compressor Blog - Coming Soon!

Posted by Kent Waldeck

Feb 19, 2014 3:55:11 PM

Coming Soon!  The FS-Curtis Compressor Blog...providing you with information and news to help you answer your compressed air solution needs!
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