The first centralised Quincy Vacuum System in New Zealand
What is the idea of circular economy and continuous remanufacturing? When a customer wants to keep their plant running, they quite often consider the re manufacturing of assets. In some cases it might make more sense to refurbish the existing asset, even if the cost of a new machine is the same as the re manufacturing cost. It sounds strange, but it is often the case. Why so? Because the cost of the re manufacturing is mainly comprised of the local labour as opposed to material, energy, transport cost and sales margin for a new asset. Hence the environmental impact is lower, local social contribution is higher and expected monetary value equal.
Though thinking about an upgrade, one should not only consider “incurred” monetary and environmental costs, but most importantly to look into economic and environmental values expected in the future. When a new technology brings energy efficiency, even the most cost efficient remanufacturing will result in opportunity cost.
For the last few years Ash Air has been offering Quincy centralised vacuum systems in New Zealand. One step at a time, in a market
when re manufacturing and refurbishing is typically the first choice before replacing, we are seeing more companies switch over to this
Here at Ash Air, we have seen vacuum pumps made many decades ago, underwent multiple refurbishments and are still running. This doesn’t come as a surprise - one of the most well spread types of vacuum pumps - vane pumps haven’t changed much since decades, offering little reasons for upgrade.
But the time has come. With introduction of the Quincy QSV centralised vacuum system on a meat packing plant, we managed to replace 52 kW of installed power by 30kW Quincy QSV. Quincy screw pump is driven by VSD and runs on average at 80% load, consuming about 24 kW. With the new system we expect to save up to 90,000 kWh per year. On top of that we are aiming at recuperating 10kW of heat . We can heat water to 80C, which can be directly used for sterilization processes. This has a saving potential up to 60,000 kWh per annum.
Additional benefits are stable vacuum level and longer service life time of the pumps. And this is just a beginning, we are now standing in front of the technology gap, ready to jump over and progress towards full adoption of a new energy efficient technology.
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The Ash Air range of rotary claw vacuum pumps is the best alternative to rotary vane pumps. A vacuum claw pump is virtually zero maintenance and compared to rotary vane pumps can work at vacuum levels of 400 to 1000 mbar without overheating. Rotary claw vacuum pumps are the best choice for CNC guided wood routers.
The Atlas Copco DZS series are mono claw, dry vacuum pumps that offer simplicity, robustness, efficiency and contaminant handling capability.
Atlas Copco vacuum pumps have always offered lower lifecycle costs, higher performance, less energy consumption and easy maintenance. Now, with the DZS VSD⁺ intelligent vacuum pump, you get that and much more. Think about intelligence, optimization, a plug & play pump, digitalization and a mobile app.
The Ash Air range of humble liquid ring pumps is still the most reliable form of large volume vacuum generation available today. These liquid ring pumps are simple to use and very reliable, and the best option when sucked air contains a large amount of saturated gas.
Pompetravaini liquid ring pumps have a low noise level and water flow, a stainless-steel impeller, reliable suction valves, and a compact installation. We offer Atlas Copco LRP VSD+ intelligent liquid ring vacuum offers superior vacuum performance and connectivity. It provides optimum energy efficiency along with low operational and maintenance costs. Its ease of use, integration into existing processes and centralization capabilities make this a truly unique liquid ring vacuum pump.
Contact us today to find out more about our range of liquid ring pumps.
Dry and oil-sealed vane vacuum pumps are robust, affordable and easy in maintenance. You can use DVP vane pumps for wide range of application, for skin packaging, holding, lifting, thermoforming.
We offer the Atlas Copco GVD series of 2-stage oil sealed rotary vane vacuum pumps deliver excellent ultimate vacuum pressure, high pumping speeds and superior vapor handling capabilities with quiet operation.
Also, the Atlas Copco GVS 16-630 A series operates according to the proven oil-sealed rotary vane principle that has been successfully used for many years in all general vacuum applications of industry packed with innovative features that ensure the highest possible performance at the lowest possible lifecycle cost.
At Ash Air we pride ourselves on supplying quality, reliable rotary vane vacuum pumps to our customers, with industry-leading servicing and spare parts for all brands. We offer 24/7 nationwide support with experienced engineers on hand to help when and where you need it.
Who we are and how Ash Air can help your business!
Ash Air has been around in New Zealand since 1979, and we’ve grown into a nationwide company with international support and a reputation for quality and reliability.We look after all things compressed air for your business!
- Reciprocating, Screw, air compressors
- Vacuum pumps
- An extensive line of air treatment components
Ash Air's range of Chicago Pneumatic, Alup, Pneumatech, and Quincy compressors are used extensively around the world in industries ranging from oil and gas to food, automotive and farming, and we bring you these world class compressors here in the land of the long white cloud.Our technicians are compressed air equipment experts and are dedicated to addressing customer needs. Supported by a 13 locations nationwide, Ash Air offers one of the widest selections of compressed air equipment and parts available today in New Zealand.
Reliability and Efficiency
With Ash Air compressors, you can count on reliability and high performance for even the most demanding applications. We focus our efforts on the following:
- Increasing uptime
- Reducing unexpected repairs
- Reducing energy consumption
- Improving the cleanliness of compressed air
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