SCALES GIVES STEP BY STEP DETAILS OF PROPER PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE FOR ROTARY SCREW AIR COMPRESSOR

The heat is on, the dog days of summer are upon us.  To keep your air compressors running, clean coolers are a must on very hot days.  Dirty coolers lead to unwanted and unscheduled breakdowns and costly repairs. Proper maintenance including cleaning coolers is essential for the proper operation of your air compressors, dryers and filtration equipment. Don’t wait for your unit to shut down on hot days, call Scales today to find out more. www.scalesair.com/locations-a-directions  Check out our video on the step by step details of proper maintenance of a rotary screw compressor. 

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HOW TO SAVE $$$ WITH SCALES

Energy saving control systems offers the ability to reduce system operating costs by shutting off equipment not required.  Power cost savings, maintenance savings, and the potential to have backup equipment available are some of the benefits customers have realized with Scales control system packages.

These controllers can do everything from energy savings to sequencing multiple compressors to providing  critical information to the operators and end user. Scales patented $mart Sequencer® has provided customers with real energy savings. We have multi-tier level solutions to control any type of compressed air system from small reciprocating compressors through large centrifugal compressor systems. Call Scales to evaluate your opportunities and learn about our family of controllers & sequencers.

Let us show you how to reduce your energy costs starting today. Our patented $mart Sequencer® has reduced energy bills & saved millions of dollars for our customers.

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DON’T FORGET TO ADJUST YOUR WATER TEMPERATURE!

Remember to adjust the water temperature regulating device on your compressor to ensure it is cool enough for the approaching warm weather.

Call Scales for all your maintenance needs. www.scalesair.com/locations-a-directions

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COMPRESSED AIR BEST PRACTICES

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Check out our article in Compressed Air Best Practice magazine. Bob Copell, Process Cooling Specialist at Scales, provided case studies on how he was able to improve his customers cooling process and overall system performance. Call any one our locations to learn how you can save energy on your cooling system. www.scalesair.com/locations-a-directions Click the above picture to read more.

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CAPITAL FUNDING

vc-funding-now-whatAre you putting off large projects because of capital restrictions? Did you know that you could qualify for as much as 50% or more funding from your MA or NH utility company?

Our Massachusetts office recently replaced an older, inefficient compressed air system for a heavy industrial manufacturer. They will save $14,000 a year with lower maintenance costs, 100% backup and room to expand!

If you are interested in learning how you can save energy, protect your production and lower your operational costs, call anyone of our locations today. www.scalesair.com/locations-a-directions

 

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IMPORTANCE OF CLEAN COOLERS AND CONDENSERS

The air dryer is probably the most overlooked cooler in the system. At a minimum, a dirty condenser will cause water in the lines. At a maximum, it will cause dryer failure.

A lot of people are tempted to blow out the dirt with compressed air. This only moves the dust which will end up back in the condenser when the fan comes on. We recommend vacuuming the condenser. Whichever method you decide to use, be careful not to bend the fins and always make sure to check the drain trap.

On the air compressor, a dirty cooler can also cause a couple of things to happen if not cleaned regularly. The compressor will run hot and potentially shutdown on high temperatures. If left unresolved, you can have varnishing of the lubricant, bearing failure or worse, a fire.

If your compressor includes an aftercooler, the high inlet temperature that the dryer sees, would cause the dryer not to function properly.

Cleaning the dryer & compressor cooler would be done during your regular maintenance and should be checked during your weekly visual inspection.

Call any one of our locations for help with all your maintenance needs – www.scalesair.com/locations-a-directions

How To Clean Your Air Dryer

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KEEP YOUR COOLERS CLEAN

With the warmer weather approaching, now is the time to check and clean the coolers on your air compressors. Dirty coolers lead to unwanted breakdowns and costly repairs. Keeping your coolers clean is essential for the proper operation and of your air compressors. Don’t wait for your unit to shut down on hot days, call Scales today to find out more. www.scalesair.com/locations-a-directions

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IMPORTANT WARRANTY INFORMATION

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Did you know if your air compressor is still under the manufacturer’s warranty, you need to purchase and install OEM parts and lubricant to maintain it?  In addition, some warrantees require periodic lubricant analysis. Scales can provide the OEM parts and lubricant and analysis.
Give any one of our locations a call. www.scalesair.com/locations-a-directions

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REFRIGERATOR DRYER MAINTENANCE

With the winter hopefully behind us, it’s time to think about maintenance on your refrigerated dryer in your compressed air system. As humidity levels increase during the spring and summer months, moisture can accumulate in the air system if not properly maintained.  This will reduce efficiencies and eventually cause sensitive instruments; such as actuator valves, solenoid valve and air motors to fail. 

This type of service can be covered under our typical Preventative Maintenance Agreement (PMA). Call Scales for more information on our PM agreements or to set up your maintenance appointment. Down time is expensive….Our PMA’s are not! Check out this video on refrigerated air dryers. www.scalesair.com/locations-a-directions

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SCALES’ INNOVATIVE MODULAR PIPING

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Looking to install new compressed air piping or add on to your existing piping system?  Scales Industrial Technologies’ innovative  modular aluminum piping system is the answer. Our system utilizes powder coated piping with heavy duty, reusable metal fittings and connectors. Continue reading

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