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Process and control today | Atlas Copco’s G15 Air Compressor Opens Window of Opportunity for Custom Blinds Manufacturer

Ventura Enterprise is a start-up that offers bespoke integral blinds for double-glazed windows and bi-fold doors. The company has invested in multi-tool CNC drilling and punching machines to maximize throughput and strengthen its competitive edge. These machines are powered, without problems, by an Atlas Copco G15FF 10 bar air compressor from their original installation.

As an innovative alternative to conventional types, integral blinds fit into the air gap between the two double-glazed panes in the window or door frame. They are compelling solutions for many reasons: they are clean, tidy and compact compared to awnings, and require less time and money to maintain. Also, unlike external types, built-in blinds are not susceptible to damage from careless use. As they do not accumulate dust, they offer a hygienic choice for environments such as hospitals.

Ventura currently offers magnetically operated units, but they are developing electrically operated versions that charge from a solar cell or mains charger. One remote will operate up to four shades.

Highly reliable compressed air power

When setting up their operation, Ventura needed to procure a rotary screw air compressor to power all of their manufacturing equipment. And as Pritesh Patel, director of Ventura pointed out, the compressor had to be completely reliable, because their entire manufacturing process depends on it. As a result, the company chose an Atlas Copco G15FF 10 bar tank-mounted oil-injected rotary screw compressor for four reasons: Firstly, Atlas Copco was recommended to Ventura by a colleague who had a very favorable and problem in using Atlas Copco products. Second, Atlas Copco was a well-known brand with many good reviews. Third, the price offer was attractive – an especially important consideration for a start-up making a large number of capital purchases to set up its manufacturing plant. Finally, Ventura was also able to purchase the compressor through The Compressor Store, Atlas Copco’s online store, which was convenient and included free shipping.

Although a 10 kW compressor may have been sufficient to meet current production requirements, Ventura decided to future-proof its operation by opting for the additional machine capacity of 15 kW. They also purchased an exhaust filter to ensure the delivery of optimum quality air to their manufacturing equipment, to avoid the risk of damage.

Atlas Copco delivered the compressor and we were able to install it and the piping ourselves,commented Pritesh Patel. “It’s been working for four months now without a problem – great!” He continued: “We are very pleased with the way business and production have developed, especially as we are now receiving larger orders. We target large buildings like hospitals to meet their hygiene needs, but also other commercial premises, where people often use windows carelessly and damage attached blinds.

An ideal compressor for small businesses

The G15FF 10 bar air compressor is particularly well suited to the requirements of small businesses. The belt driven compressor only needs single phase power while being quiet, efficient, powerful and reliable. This robust set is very affordable, as a low initial investment is followed by efficient and low-maintenance operation.

Its state-of-the-art fully enclosed IP55 compression element (TEFC) motor meets or exceeds IEEE and NEMA Premium efficiency standards, with lifetime greased bearings. Its heavy-duty air filter provides long life and reliability for long service intervals and is easy to replace. Additionally, its built-in refrigerant air dryer cools the compressed air and removes any moisture before it can enter the compressed air network. This prevents rust in the compressed air piping and avoids damage to any connected equipment or machinery.

The G15FF also fits unobtrusively in small production facilities and workshops. With a fully integrated compact controller, it makes the best use of valuable floor space. It has a soundproofing canopy and does not require a separate compressor room; it can be installed in most environments, right in the heart of the user’s workstation.

The G15FF proved to be ideal for a small business like ours, with no expertise in compressed air technology,commented Pritesh Patel, It was simple to install as a compact yet complete, plug-and-play unit, and has operated reliably, with low maintenance requirements, since installation. With its built-in spare capacity, we are confident it will sustain our manufacturing operations for many years to come..”

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