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New compressor brings savings at Johnsons Apparelmaster

New compressor brings savings at Johnsons Apparelmaster

Tuesday 24th February 2015

The Gateshead outlet of Johnsons Apparelmaster, the UK's number one workwear and hygiene provider, was unhappy with the performance of its compressor.

Carl Oakden, the plant's Operations Support Manager, turned to Thorite for advice and a sales engineer from the local North Shields Sales and Service Centre arranged to visit the site.

Thorite is the UK's biggest independent pneumatic products and process systems distributor, and their engineer agreed that the existing compressor, which was used to power the laundry equipment, was very inefficient. He recommended the installation of an HPC compressor with an integral dryer, which would ensure maximum efficiency whilst occupying minimal space.

The model selected is an HPC ASD50T SFC compressor with a capacity of 1.05-5.18 m3/min at 7.5 bar, complete with Sigma Control 2, a 25KW variable speed motor which can match its output to varying demand, and integral dryer.

The compressor was installed in October last year and has since proved its worth every day, as Carl Oakden explains: "Thorite recommended the HPC machine and I have to say it is the best compressor I've come across. The increase in performance and efficiency has been quite dramatic, producing energy savings of over £100.00 per week, or well in excess of £5,000.00 per year, plus the added bonus of a reduced carbon footprint. Thorite also provides ongoing service for the installation, so it’s a win-win situation as we’ve got complete peace of mind with really worthwhile savings."

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