As both a distributor and manufacturer we rely on compressed air for a variety of assembly functions. In our assembly department, we have multiple work stations with a variety of power tools that use compressed air, such as drills, grinders, and air wrenches.
At our previous manufacturing facility, when we did not have a compressed air dryer connected to our compressed air system, we experienced downtime battling rust and corrosion. We were constantly replacing power tool parts or air connection valves as rust would build up. We’ve seen the economical benefits to adding a compressed air dryer to our unit, as it has extended the life of our tools and parts and lowered operational costs.
We experienced times where we would open a valve or hook up a tool to an air drop and get a ‘slug’ of water before the compressed air!
Additionally, we rely on dry compressed air for our painting operations. If wet, dirty air gets in the paint booth, it can ruin a paint job and create extra work to repaint or correct the issue. With a compressed air dryer, the paint applied no longer has variances in color, adherence or finish quality, saving us time and money.
Air Cylinders are central to the function of resistance welding machinery, delivering the force crucial to spot welding. Without dry air, the lubrication had a shorter life and bearings and rubber o-rings would crack due to moisture. Mostly, we noticed sluggish operation, which can cause weld nugget formation inconsistencies in a production environment.
Our compressed air dryer has optimized our compressed air unit, improving operations and our bottom line. – Greg Edmonds, GM of Assembly