A tale of two compressors


Finding the right compressor for the job is easier said than done. That is why Motion Industrial Centre Technical Experts like Jamie Robertson are there — to relieve that pressure. 

Jamie is the Branch Manager at Motion Industrial Centre Traralgon, serving Gippsland and the surrounding regions. The knowledge and expertise contained within each Motion Industrial Centre often leads to on-the-spot solutions which help customers who drop by the store overcome major challenges with their applications. 

This story begins with a typical day at the branch, when Jamie noticed a customer enter the store and head over to the Peerless compressors. 

Striking up a conversation with the customer, Jamie discovered that the customer was in the market for a couple of new compressors, after determining that the current compressors he was using were too small for his application. 

The two compressors were being used to open and close the gates keeping hundreds of cattle, morning, noon, and night. “The gates were being pumped with high volumes of air to open and close, so the demand for air was great,” explains Jamie. 

“Firstly, we discussed what the customer’s application was so that I could get an idea of the volume and pressure he would require to outperform the original compressors,” says Jamie. “The smaller compressors were becoming easily overworked and routinely overheating on the job,” he adds.  

To achieve the best solution, Jamie decided to call his guy from Peerless and discuss the range of options available for the application. 

All three of them got on a call to go over the Peerless equivalents to the customer’s current machines, how to upgrade to the next size up in compressors, and what the most efficient options to fit the requirements would be.

“The solution we arrived at was the Peerless HQD10 Variable Speed Rotary Screw Compressor,” says Jamie. “This would reduce the number of compressor units required from two to one with the same amount of power and a tankless design so it could fit in with the existing tanks which were still in good shape.” 

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