DirectAIR system provides metal stampings and assemblies supplier with unexpected benefits

DirectAIR® system provides metal stampings and assemblies supplier with unexpected benefits

A new DirectAIR® system from Air Technologies® helped a metal stampings and assemblies supplier increase efficiency and reliability.

New Center Stamping — made famous in the movie “8 Mile” — offers a wide range of stamped components and welded assemblies. Their production highly depends on access to a reliable source of compressed air. If the source for compressed air is lost and cannot be immediately restored, production ceases and workers are sent home until it’s back up and running.

The company’s existing compressed air system was decades old, dating as far back as the 1920s. Air Technologies® teamed up with The Energy Alliance Group of Michigan and performed an extensive air audit. The quantity of air needed for full production was calculated and a customized DirectAIR® solution was created. With the improvements, the New Center Stamping staff no longer worries about the previous system interfering with production, pays only for the quantity of compressed air used, and are thrilled with the unexpected benefits DirectAIR® offers beyond maintaining reliable production:

Noise reduction

The DirectAIR® compressed air utility service was installed in Air Technologies®’ own building outside of the New Center Stamping facility, significantly reducing the noise level within the plant.

Computer-controlled air consumption

The DirectAIR® solution provided a significant reduction in electrical use with computer-monitored air production, resulting in optimum air volume with no excess waste and approximately 60% reduction in the cost of electricity.

Improved use space

The former compressed air equipment was removed, freeing up extra space in the plant. The added space allowed New Center Stamping to create an additional storage area.

Offsite equipment observation

The DirectAIR® equipment is constantly monitored offsite and an automated system alerts DirectAIR® technicians when there’s a problem. The DirectAIR® technicians show up for service before the New Center Stamping staff are even aware a problem is developing.

To learn if your plant meets the requirements for a DirectAIR® unit, contact an Air Technologies® sales engineer!

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