FS-Curtis https://us.fscurtis.com Air Compressors Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:43:48 -0500 en-US hourly 1 https://us.fscurtis.com/wp-content/uploads/files/2019/cropped-fs-icon-32x32.png FS-Curtis https://us.fscurtis.com 32 32 FS-Curtis Launches New NxHE Two-Stage Rotary Screw Compressor https://us.fscurtis.com/fs-curtis-launches-new-nxhe-two-stage-rotary-screw-compressor/ Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:43:48 +0000 https://us.fscurtis.com/?p=5523 Designed to improve plant efficiency and minimize maintenance. FS-Curtis, a US-based air compressor manufacturer, recently launched its NxHE two-stage rotary screw air compressor. The NxHE offers several benefits over a traditional single-stage air compressor. Power efficiency has been maximized with FS-Curtis’ exclusive profile air end, centrifugal fan, and generously sized components. The NxHE compressor features […]

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Designed to improve plant efficiency and minimize maintenance.

FS-Curtis, a US-based air compressor manufacturer, recently launched its NxHE two-stage rotary screw air compressor. The NxHE offers several benefits over a traditional single-stage air compressor. Power efficiency has been maximized with FS-Curtis’ exclusive profile air end, centrifugal fan, and generously sized components. The NxHE compressor features the iCommand-Touch controller—an intelligent technology that features touchscreen capabilities with bright, full-color graphics. At a glance, operators can track pressure, temperature, and usage to easily diagnose and optimize their facility’s air system.

This FS-Curtis compressor also exclusively features eCool™ Technology, which protects critical components from compressor generated heat, thereby extending component life and reducing downtime. This state-of-the-art technology also boasts the lowest life-cycle cost of any compressor on the market.

The NxHE Series is available from 90-260kW with a smart internal layout designed to minimize maintenance time. It also includes easy access panels with durable powder-coated exterior and internal coating to protect the machine. SAE o-ring fittings, industrial-grade hoses, and heavy-duty piping guarantee leak-free operation. The thoughtfully designed sump tank with pivoting swing-out lid makes changing the high-efficiency air/oil separator element quick and efficient.

Since 1854, the Curtis-Toledo, Inc. brand has empowered generations with the air power needed to turn dreams into reality. Our rugged rotary and reciprocating air compressors range from 5-400HP and are relied on by experts across the globe within auto, agriculture, construction, oil & gas, manufacturing, utilities, and health industries. Built inside the heart of America we set and surpass the standards for compressed air and its practices. Throughout our time in St. Louis we have been driven to supply top-of-the-line products that are built to last. As FS-Curtis marks its 165th Anniversary, we will continue to make it our mission to produce energy-efficient and reliable products for our customers. For information, visit https://us.fscurtis.com/ or call Natalie Fontana | Marketing 314-383-1300 marketing@fscurtis.com

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Compressed Air Best Practices (CABP) Expo: October 14th – 16th https://us.fscurtis.com/compressed-air-best-practices-cabp-expo-october-14th-16th/ Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:50:22 +0000 https://us.fscurtis.com/?p=4928   CABP is North America’s largest compressed air, vacuum, blower and cooling system event! Come see us at booth #513 to learn more about the NxHE, get a close look at the two-stage airend and speak to an expert about air compressor solutions. We will be giving away prizes including FS-Curtis gear and one lucky […]

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CABP is North America’s largest compressed air, vacuum, blower and cooling system event! Come see us at booth #513 to learn more about the NxHE, get a close look at the two-stage airend and speak to an expert about air compressor solutions. We will be giving away prizes including FS-Curtis gear and one lucky visitor will win a Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker.

 

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SEMA: November 5th – November 8th https://us.fscurtis.com/sema-november-5th-november-8th/ Fri, 04 Oct 2019 12:49:11 +0000 https://us.fscurtis.com/?p=4946 Every year we have the pleasure of showcasing our air compressors at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. This year we are thrilled to be featuring the firstAir, ML and CA series! Stop by booth #10529 in the North Hall to see our products in person and enter in a chance to win an air […]

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Every year we have the pleasure of showcasing our air compressors at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. This year we are thrilled to be featuring the firstAir, ML and CA series! Stop by booth #10529 in the North Hall to see our products in person and enter in a chance to win an air compressor for your shop! *Contestants must be 18 years or older to win, air compressor based on shop need, up-to 5hp.

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Grand Opening of FS-Curtis India Factory https://us.fscurtis.com/grand-opening-of-fs-curtis-india-factory/ Fri, 22 Feb 2019 10:24:15 +0000 https://us.fscurtis.com/?p=4098 On February 18, 2019 FS-Curtis India opened it’s doors to guests to inaugurate the new factory in Chakan, Pune. Guests were treated to a plant tour where they were introduced to several products including screw and centrifugal compressors. Guests were also introduced to the Nx, NxHe and the SEm during a FS-Curtis India product launch. […]

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On February 18, 2019 FS-Curtis India opened it’s doors to guests to inaugurate the new factory in Chakan, Pune.

Guests were treated to a plant tour where they were introduced to several products including screw and centrifugal compressors. Guests were also introduced to the Nx, NxHe and the SEm during a FS-Curtis India product launch.

After a welcome address and speech, the factory was received with a tradition lamp lighting ceremony, a ribbon cutting ceremony and a coconut breaking ceremony.

As we continue to expand and grow our legacy, we look forward to bright future of this facility!


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Smart and Sophisticated: The Features of NxHe Rotary Screw https://us.fscurtis.com/features-of-nxhe-rotary-screw/ Thu, 09 Aug 2018 09:08:08 +0000 https://us.fscurtis.com/?p=3722 Our award winning Nx series two-stage rotary screw air compressor has been ranked as the most efficient air compressor on earth! The unique features of the NxHe ensure that companies continue quality production in a cost efficient and timely manner. Not only is the NxHe designed to extend its component’s life, but it’s also energy […]

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Our award winning Nx series two-stage rotary screw air compressor has been ranked as the most efficient air compressor on earth! The unique features of the NxHe ensure that companies continue quality production in a cost efficient and timely manner. Not only is the NxHe designed to extend its component’s life, but it’s also energy saving and eco-friendly. These are only a few of the NxHe series key features.

Overall Design

Designed to save you money, the NxHe allows for easy service and little down time. This helpful design includes:

  • Easy-to-maintain oil separator
  • Sealed end face to prevent leakage
  • Independently bearing lubrication
  • O-ring face connections to prevent leaks
  • Two stage motors in one airend
  • eCOOL Technology

Two-Stage Airend

Compared to single stage compressors, a two-stage is much closer to isothermal compression. This is achieved by injecting fresh oil between the stages, which reduces the inlet temperature to the second stage. This lower inlet temperature increases efficiency by reducing the compression ratio between the stages. In addition, leakage between the rotor seals is significantly reduced resulting in outstanding volumetric efficiency.

eCOOl Tehcnology

The ultimate in system protection and reliability. This technology helps reduce thermal stress on your air compressor by:

  • Maximizing cooling airflow by removing hot air from above
  • Protects critical components from compressor-generated heat
  • Compartmentalized air flow design and oversized aftercooler
  • Extends component life and reduces downtime

iCommand-Touch

This feature offers a full-color screen graphic display to help track and capture real-time data on your NxHe compressor. This tool also helps track:

  • The air quality of your compressor
  • How long the machine has been off, running or on standby
  • Filter quality with replacement or maintenance schedules
  • Air and oil curcuits
  • Oil temperature
  • Pressure variations

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Which Reciprocating Air Compressor Do I Need? https://us.fscurtis.com/which-reciprocating-air-compressor-do-i-need/ Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:30:42 +0000 https://us.fscurtis.com/?p=3475 Which Reciprocating Air Compressor Do I Need? The good news is you have plenty of choices for almost any application. The bad news is, you have plenty of choices for almost any application. Making the right decision seems overwhelming, but it’s not. Let’s break it down and simplify. An excellent reference resource to introduce you […]

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Which Reciprocating Air Compressor Do I Need?

The good news is you have plenty of choices for almost any application. The bad news is, you have plenty of choices for almost any application. Making the right decision seems overwhelming, but it’s not. Let’s break it down and simplify. An excellent reference resource to introduce you to the CA, CT and ML lines is below. For more details keep reading and we’ll get straight to the nuts and bolts of what you do and don’t need in a reciprocating compressor.

TWO THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND FROM THE START…

Whichever compressor you determine is right for you, make sure it’s heavy-duty cast iron construction—NOT aluminum. Second, if you need a steady supply of clean, quiet, 100% continuous-duty air, a rotary compressor might be a better fit for you.

THE RIGHT COMPRESSOR FOR YOU, IF…

CT – If one of your primary concerns is price and you are not concerned about water vapor in your air, then the CT is the right compressor for you. In addition, the 2-year warranty offers good peace of mind. However, if you need more air and horsepower (CT offers 10hp, 29.7cfm), you’ll want to step up to CA or ML.

CA – If you value the added peace of mind provided by a 5-year warranty and require low moisture content in your air then the CA is the series you should buy. The CA series offers an UltraPack option that requires lower maintenance or a duplex configuration to provide 100% backup. CA machines top out at 15hp (42.6cfm) for simplex and 10hp (68.4cfm) for duplex, so if you need more horsepower, it’s time to look at our ML.

ML – If you don’t mind paying a little more for the best and you have a very demanding application, our ML series will stand up to the challenge. The patented Centro Ring pressure lubrication means less worry for you. As with the CA, the ML series offers both UltraPack and duplex options for low maintenance and 100% backup. In addition, our ML machines go up to 30hp (102.2cfm simplex, 204.4cfm duplex), providing plenty of air, even for the largest shops.

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Rotary Air Compressors in Your Automotive Shop May be Costing You Money https://us.fscurtis.com/rotary-air-compressors-in-your-automotive-shop/ Thu, 08 Mar 2018 17:39:15 +0000 https://us.fscurtis.com/?p=3439 There has been a trend in recent years to promote the use of rotary compressed air in automotive care applications because reciprocating technology is perceived as “dated” while rotary is perceived as “cutting edge.” Rotary technology is much quieter than recip technology, which increases the perceived value of rotary machines. It’s true that rotary technology […]

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There has been a trend in recent years to promote the use of rotary compressed air in automotive care applications because reciprocating technology is perceived as “dated” while rotary is perceived as “cutting edge.” Rotary technology is much quieter than recip technology, which increases the perceived value of rotary machines. It’s true that rotary technology is newer and quieter than recip, however, the initial cost for a rotary machine is typically 50% more than an UltraPack Recip machine. In addition, there are several hidden costs associated with rotary machines that need to be considered before deciding which one is the best fit for your application:

Maintenance Costs – Some manufacturers have mistakenly led customers to believe that recip machines are more expensive to maintain than rotary machines by stating that maintenance is “easier” or “less” involved in a rotary compressor. While it is true that rotary maintenance intervals (typically 2000 hours or one year, whichever comes first) are longer than recip maintenance intervals (typically 3 or 6 months), the cost of the consumables makes rotary maintenance 2 to 3 times that of recip over a 5-year period.

Misapplications – One of the great advantages of rotary technology is that it loves to run all the time. So, if you have an application requiring a continuous use of air, and you size the compressor appropriately, a rotary machine will perform well without overheating. But, this strength becomes a weakness if a rotary machine is misapplied.

Intermittent demand – If a rotary machine is placed in an application where demand fluctuates greatly, it will be underutilized during periods of low demand. This will cause the rotary machine to “short cycle” – i.e., the machine will not run long enough to build up the temperatures required in the airend to burn off water vapor in the oil. When a machine short cycles, it can lead to many issues including premature fouling of internal filtration and downstream components, pre-mature airend failure and potentially to motor failure, if an electronic controller or timer is not used to ensure that the machine does not start and stop too often. All these potential issues add up to extra maintenance and/or replacement costs for misapplied rotaries. In addition, these things may void a manufacturer’s warranty, leaving the end-user to bear the burden of all costs.

Importance of sizing – If a rotary machine is oversized to account for future growth or simply as an insurance policy to make sure enough air is supplied, all the issues outlined above come into play. An oversized machine will almost certainly short-cycle and lead to increased maintenance and service issues.

Cost of extra tank if flexibility is needed – If a rotary machine is misapplied, one of the ways to fix the application is to provide a larger storage buffer by adding a remote stand-alone tank, which will cause the compressor to run longer and achieve the required operating temperature. While this can be an effective solution, it adds extra cost to some rotary applications that should be considered up-front.

Bleeding air to the atmosphere – Another solution to short-cycling is to bleed air into the atmosphere if there is not enough demand. This requires extra equipment and results to the customer wasting money on compressed air that is vented into the atmosphere instead of being utilized in the shop. Although this can be an effective solution, it again adds over all energy costs that should be considered up-front.

Re-builds – While rotary airends typically are designed to last twice as long as the best recip pumps, it costs a great deal to have them repaired or re-built. In some cases, repairs to a rotary airend are not possible. If a rotary machine is misapplied and the airend fails prematurely, the re-build cost could be more economical than the cost of re-building a piston compressor.

While rotary machines are great in many applications, it pays to do some homework upfront to ensure the application makes sense. At a minimum, check the following before buying a rotary machine for your shop:

  1. Make sure it’s the right size – A walk-through assessment or air audit of your shop is the best way to tell what size rotary machine you need.
  2. Ensure your demand profile is appropriate – This means ensuring that air demand is consistent enough to warrant a rotary machine. Again, a walk-through assessment is a great way to determine this but engaging a local air expert is a good backup.
  3. And finally, once you buy the machine, make sure that it’s installed and maintained per the operator manual by a qualified rotary screw service center.

Rotary or Recip? The choice is yours. But an educated decision could save you money. Learn more about what compressor you need for your automotive shop.

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ML Series- Rugged, Affordable and Smart https://us.fscurtis.com/ml-series-rugged-affordable-smart/ Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:01:25 +0000 https://us.fscurtis.com/?p=3100 Masterline (ML Series) is the most robust, heavy duty reciprocating air compressor lineup available. The perfect combination of quality components and efficient design make the ML Series rugged, affordable and smart. Because every model is built tough to last a lifetime in demanding working conditions, the ML Series is an outstanding alternative to splash-lubricated reciprocating […]

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Masterline (ML Series) is the most robust, heavy duty reciprocating air compressor lineup available. The perfect combination of quality components and efficient design make the ML Series rugged, affordable and smart. Because every model is built tough to last a lifetime in demanding working conditions, the ML Series is an outstanding alternative to splash-lubricated reciprocating compressors and small rotary compressors. Learn more about the  ML Series

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Nx Series – The Best in Rotary Screw Air Compression https://us.fscurtis.com/nx-series-best-air-compressor/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:17:16 +0000 https://us.fscurtis.com/?p=3087 The Nx Series offers a space-saving profile that’s easy to install while accommodating for limited floor space. The integrated separator, MPV and thermostatic valve reduce connections by up to 90% — meaning fewer opportunities for leaks. The series also comes in variable speed drive from 8-90kw for even more efficiency and energy saving opportunities. The […]

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The Nx Series offers a space-saving profile that’s easy to install while accommodating for limited floor space. The integrated separator, MPV and thermostatic valve reduce connections by up to 90% — meaning fewer opportunities for leaks. The series also comes in variable speed drive from 8-90kw for even more efficiency and energy saving opportunities. The FS-Curtis Nx Series combines efficient operations with outstanding durability, which is the perfect combination for automotive, light industrial, and other applications that require reliable performance in demanding conditions.

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Introducing the BA Series https://us.fscurtis.com/introducing-the-ba-series/ Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:32:06 +0000 https://us.fscurtis.com/?p=3073 Introducing the BA Series Environmental standards mandate the need for suitable breathing air supply to ensure worker safety. Whether in paint spraying, confined spaces, asbestos abatement or a variety of other areas the need for breathing air is paramount. We introduce to you the newest product in Air Treatment… the BA Series. The new BA Series […]

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Introducing the BA Series

Environmental standards mandate the need for suitable breathing air supply to ensure worker safety. Whether in paint spraying, confined spaces, asbestos abatement or a variety of other areas the need for breathing air is paramount. We introduce to you the newest product in Air Treatment… the BA Series.

The new BA Series Breathing Air Purifiers remove moisture, particulate solids, oil aerosols & mists, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon vapors commonly present compressed air resulting in air that can be safely used in breathing air devices.

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FS-Curtis maintains a long standing reputation for manufacturing products that deliver superior performance, time proven reliability and optimal energy savings. With the Breathing Air Purifiers, FS-Curtis continues its commitment to providing clean, dry compressed air for the most challenging industries. Environmental safety standards mandate the need for a suitable air supply to ensure worker safety, and the Breathing Air Series enable industries to meet those required standards.

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