Centrifugal Compressors for the Plastics Industry
Plastics manufacturers require a reliable and clean air supply to keep up with the growing demand.
Plastics are used in almost every facet of modern life and due to high demand, plastics manufacturers are challenged to keep their operations running 24/7 while minimizing costs. Since vast majorities of plastic products are used in applications that require clean, high-quality materials, such as the medical or food processing industries, the compressed air used to produce these materials must be clean and reliable.
Oil-free compressed air allows plastics manufacturers to maintain high-quality standards and minimize operational spending.
Compressed air comes into direct contact with many plastics manufacturing applications. To ensure the finished product maintains the high-quality standard the customer requires, FS-Elliott offers plastics manufacturers the Polaris+ compressor series, which provides ISO 8573-1 Class 0 oil-free air. A robust compressor design paired with low lifecycle operating costs ensures plastics manufacturers receive a reliable and cost-effective compressed air supply.
Compressed air used to convey material from supply containers into machine bins or other receivers.
Compressed air is used to inflate the pre-forms.
Compressed air is used to clean parts after manufacturing.
Compressed air is used to eject and cool parts after the molding process.
To meet air demands the customer was looking to add an additional rotary screw compressor to their operation.
The customer replaced eight rotary screw compressors with one centrifugal compressor, introducing oil-free air into their packaging process.
Customer saved over $75,000 in maintenance and $28,000 in energy savings.
In my 30 years of industrial engineering, that is the finest piece of equipment that I have ever seen.Corporate Facilities Engineer