Michigan City, IN, April 2010-The Plant Engineering Product of the Year is the industry's most prestigious award for innovation in manufacturing products. A panel of industry experts juried all product nominations, selecting the finalists in 18 product categories. Sullair is pleased to announce that, for the fourth consecutive year, qualified readers of Plant Engineering magazine have voted the Sullair entry as a winner in the Product of the Year competition, Compressed Air category. The top three winners in each category received Product of the Year trophies and were honored at the awards dinner on Monday, March 28, 2010 held during Plant Engineering's Manufacturing Summit in Chicago, Illinois.
Sullair's entry was the recently redesigned TS-20, 100 to 250 Hp Two-Stage Tandem Rotary Screw Compressors. An industry standard since 1984, the TS Series tandem compressors offer unmatched full load efficiency; often providing a two-year payback in energy savings when compared to single-stage compressors. With the tandem's variable capacity control, featuring spiral valve technology, further operating efficiencies can be achieved during part load operation. Redesigned to provide increased levels of energy efficiency and operating performance, these versatile compressors offer a choice of either constant speed drive models TS-20, TS-32 and TS-32S, with capacities of 500 to 3000 acfm, or Variable Speed Drive (VSD) models V-200TS and V-320TS, which have a capacity range of 495 to 2310 acfm. Pressures for all Sullair Two-Stage Tandem models range from 100 to 175 psig.
Variable Capacity Control, achieved with Sullair's spiral valve technology, allows the compressor to match pressure and capacity with system demand. At full load, the tandem compressor and spiral valve have proven to be 13 percent more energy efficient. At 60 percent load, the Sullair two-stage tandem compressors provide up to 30 percent savings over single-stage compressors. Further part load and full load energy savings are achieved with optional Variable Speed Drive (VSD), which provides the highest power factor over the entire frequency range. This package, combined with the spiral valve, offers the best control with the lowest turndown in the industry - truly the ultimate energy savings in compressed air systems.
The Sullair tandem compressor with an optional heat recovery enclosure saves more energy by recovering expended heat from your compressor that can be used as supplemental comfort heating, or make-up air for process heating.
The Sullair two-stage rotary screw compressor is designed to meet modern industry's most stringent requirements for performance and reliability. All models feature Sullair's Multi-Stage Air Fluid Separation with a dual nested Optimizer(TM) separator element to minimize fluid carryover. The Optimalair(TM) heavy-duty air intake filter provides the finest inlet filtration in the industry while reducing pressure drop for additional energy savings throughout its operating life. The Sullair two-stage compressors also feature the most advanced upgrade of Sullair's Supervisor(TM) Controller, a computer-compatible microprocessor control unit, that provides critical operating information using simple graphics of monitored functions; and easy-to-use stop/start, sequencing and activation controls.
Sullair Corporation is recognized globally as a leading stationary air compressor, compressed air treatment equipment, vacuum system, portable compressor and air tool manufacturer. Sullair Corporation is a Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial business. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)
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