Equipment focus: Kaeser Aircenter SM 12 compressor

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The Kaeser Aircenter SM12 compressed air systems in use at All Mag Wheel Repairs The Kaeser Aircenter SM12 compressed air systems in use at All Mag Wheel Repairs The Kaeser Aircenter SM12 compressed air systems in use at All Mag Wheel Repairs
All Mag chose to install a Sigma Air Manager (SAM) as part of the Kaeser compressor system All Mag chose to install a Sigma Air Manager (SAM) as part of the Kaeser compressor system All Mag chose to install a Sigma Air Manager (SAM) as part of the Kaeser compressor system
All Mag Wheel Repairs is a mag wheel repair and refurbishment company based in NSW All Mag Wheel Repairs is a mag wheel repair and refurbishment company based in NSW All Mag Wheel Repairs is a mag wheel repair and refurbishment company based in NSW

Two compressed air systems are keeping the wheels turning at Ingleburn, New South Wales-based mag wheel repair and refurbishment company All Mag Wheel Repairs.


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The company handles all makes and models of mag wheels, handling problems such as chips, kerb damage and gutter rash.

Each mag wheel that comes through All Mag is hand refurbished by one of the team’s technicians, who use compressed air extensively in the repair and refurbishment process; from inflating tyres to powering pneumatic tools and spraying paint.

When the 17-year-old company recently expanded and moved into a larger facility, it realised a need to invest in a new compressed air system and finally chose two Kaeser Aircenter SM12 compressed air systems along with a Sigma Air Manager compressed air controller.

"Perfect for collision and automotive finishing shops, the Aircenter from Kaeser is an all-in-one compressed air system," Kaeser says.

"Incorporating a high-efficiency rotary screw compressor, refrigeration dryer and air receiver all in one compact package, the Aircenter is ideal where space is at a premium."

The company says that at the heart of every SM series compressor lies a Kaeser rotary screw compressor block featuring flow-optimised and energy-saving ‘Sigma Profile’ rotors, and claims that these can achieve power savings of up to 15 percent compared to conventional screw compressor block rotor profiles.

The compressors are driven by an efficient IE3 class drive motor "which complies with and exceeds prevailing Australian GEMS regulations for 3-phase electric motors".

A built-in Sigma Control 2 controller dynamically adjusts the flow rate to match actual compressed air demand, and has a display showing relevant information.

Other features include a sound-absorbing enclosure and easy to access service points.

The Sigma Air Manager (SAM) bought by All Mag Wheel Repairs is a central controller designed to ensure maximum compressed air supply availability and optimised service.

The standard Kaeser Aircenter SM series of all-in-one compressed air systems are available with drive powers up to 9kW, a working pressure 5.5, 7.5 or 9 bar and with free air deliveries from 0.56 to 1.50 m3/min.

 

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