Finding the right compressor for the job is easier said than done. That is why Motion Industrial Centre Technical Experts like Jamie Robertson are there — to relieve that pressure.
Jamie is the Branch Manager at Motion Industrial Centre Traralgon, serving Gippsland and the surrounding regions. The knowledge and expertise contained within each Motion Industrial Centre often leads to on-the-spot solutions which help customers who drop by the store overcome major challenges with their applications.
This story begins with a typical day at the branch, when Jamie noticed a customer enter the store and head over to the Peerless compressors.
Striking up a conversation with the customer, Jamie discovered that the customer was in the market for a couple of new compressors, after determining that the current compressors he was using were too small for his application.
The two compressors were being used to open and close the gates keeping hundreds of cattle, morning, noon, and night. “The gates were being pumped with high volumes of air to open and close, so the demand for air was great,” explains Jamie.
“Firstly, we discussed what the customer’s application was so that I could get an idea of the volume and pressure he would require to outperform the original compressors,” says Jamie. “The smaller compressors were becoming easily overworked and routinely overheating on the job,” he adds.
To achieve the best solution, Jamie decided to call his guy from Peerless and discuss the range of options available for the application.
All three of them got on a call to go over the Peerless equivalents to the customer’s current machines, how to upgrade to the next size up in compressors, and what the most efficient options to fit the requirements would be.
“The solution we arrived at was the Peerless HQD10 Variable Speed Rotary Screw Compressor,” says Jamie. “This would reduce the number of compressor units required from two to one with the same amount of power and a tankless design so it could fit in with the existing tanks which were still in good shape.”
The HQD10 Variable Speed Rotary Screw Compressor reduces power consumption by allowing users to pre-set energy use through an 8-bar system. It has the capacity to release 1000 litres of air per minute but can be adjusted by a user to regulate the speed as required.
“Each bar of the 8-bar setting is equal to 5% of the total energy usage,” explains Jamie. “Lowering the bar level saves the user money. A variable speed compressor has the potential to provide up to 35% in direct energy savings on a single application.”
The cattle gate solution was a custom order so Peerless provided a quote, the order was placed, and the Motion Industrial Centre took care of the rest. The compressor arrived two days later and was delivered immediately to the customer’s site, resulting in a very satisfied customer, according to Jamie.
“This is a great example of how streamlined our processes are at the ground level,” he says. “We have such excellent relationships with our suppliers, which allow us to work quickly on making recommendations. From there, we can deliver solutions that provide permanent fixes to customers who are facing nagging issues like a failing air compressor on a cattle gate.”
“In the Gippsland area, there are a lot of similar applications to this customer’s,” he continues. “I would encourage more customers to come into our store and have a conversation with us. We aren’t just all about sales, we are about solutions; and we are meticulous about finding the right solution for every application.”
HQD10 Variable Speed Features and Benefits:
• Genuine 10HP Variable speed motor
• Lockable service panels
• Control panel with intelligent touch screen display
• Automatic fault finding and recording
• Super quiet running noise at 66dB(a)
• Power saving motor – only works as hard as you need it
• High quality electrical components
• Power consumption will match the air being used
• Ability to start and stop under load
• Stable pressure without fluctuations
• Avoid peak currents during start up
• Australian owned and local manufacturer