The new compressor that Comairco offered to the customer is a variable speed drive compressor from Sullair. Unlike previously acquired compressors, covered by a 2-year warranty, the Sullair compressor is covered by a 10-year air end warranty. Sullair compressors are also equipped with the Air Links system, this allows for remote communication via a cellular signal. The compressor can send alerts, provide performance reports, notify when maintenance is required and certain troubleshooting functions can be performed remotely. The compressors also allow communication between them, which offers the possibility of operation in sequence and to balance their uses. This feature is included in all Sullair compressors of this size, while in competitive products, a similar module to Air Link is an option offered that cost around $15,000 / $20,000. Machine connectivity enables data analysis to optimize production processes, a must for the new industry 4.0 standard.
Throughout the execution of the project, Comairco coordinated the installation of the AWA cabinets, helped with the plumbing portion and took care of the transport.
Since the commissioning of the compressors, the customer has been very satisfied with the solutions offered by Comairco and now benefits from a compressed-air network that meets their expectations. Comairco could help the customer in the management of his compressed air besides offering him solutions that went well beyond simple maintenance and allowed him to access subsidies to reduce his energy costs.