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Compressor power key to repair company success

A Kaeser Airtower 11 rotary screw compressor with integrated refrigeration dryer is continuing to supply vehicle repair company Koudsy Body Works with a clean and dry supply of compressed air after more than a decade of service.

Based in Artarmon, New South Wales, Koudsy Body Works (KBW) is a family-owned and managed business with over 30 years of experience in the vehicle repair industry. KBW caters for both vehicle repair insurance and private work, as well as specialising in car and motorcycle custom and restoration work.

From powering air tools to the spray paint booth, compressed air is an integral part of the KBW operation. Just over a decade ago, an ageing compressed air system prompted Charles Koudsy, the Manager at KBW, to contact its long -standing compressed air partner – Fracks – for a solution.

After reviewing the compressed air requirements, Fracks recommended and then installed an Airtower 11.

The Airtower from Kaeser was a compact compressor solution that incorporated a rotary screw compressor and refrigeration dryer all within one housing. This series was recently superseded with the SM T series models.

Like the current Kaeser SM T rotary screw compressors with integrated refrigeration dryer, the Airtower 11 was designed and manufactured in Germany to Kaeser’s superior build quality standards.

At the heart of the Airtower 11 lies a premium quality screw compressor block equipped with the Kaeser ‘Sigma Profile’ rotors. Developed by Kaeser and enhanced ever since, the Kaeser Sigma Profile achieves power savings of up to 15 percent compared with conventional screw compressor block rotor profiles.

The Airtower 11 at KBW also features an integral refrigeration dryer. This has kept the space requirement for the system to a minimum whilst ensuring that the compressed air produced is clean and dry – a key criteria of compressed air used for spray painting in the vehicle repair industry.

As with all other Kaeser compressors, the Airtower was designed and built to be maintenance friendly, with excellent component accessibility from one side of the machine.

The current SM T series of rotary screw compressors are available with working pressures 7.5 to 13 bar, motor power 5.5 to 9 kW and free air deliveries 0.56 to 1.50 m3/min.


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