Sullair includes ‘gamechanger’ technology in new air compressors
By Riley SimpsonFebruary 19, 2021
For the first time, Sullair has incorporated its “gamechanger” electronic spiral valve technology into its portable air compressors, according to Senior Product Manager Jerel Cole, as the company launched its Mid-Range Series of Tier 4 Final portable lubricated rotary screw air compressors.
Cole said the Sullair23-Series variable capacity air end, which the company developed over 30 years in the industrial market, helps maximize fuel efficiency and extend runtimes by matching air supply to demand.
“[The technology] gives users all the air they want, at the pressure they need,” Cole said.
In the Mid-Range Series, the 800HH/900HH model delivers 800-900 cubic feet per minute (cfm) at 150-200 psi, and the 920H/1100 model doles out 920-1100 cfm at 100-150 psi.
The new series’ two Tier 4 Final diesel engine options are the Caterpillar 7.1L and the Perkins 1206J.
Although the Cat engine replaces the previous generation’s 9-liter engine, Sullair said the 7.1-liter one puts out the same performance in a smaller package to reduce the compressor’s overall weight for easier towing and maneuverability – the new engine also increases fuel efficiency.
According to Sullair, the flexibility of the Mid-Range Series covers the jobs of up to nine compressors, and the series’ applications include pipeline work, construction, abrasive blasting, fiber optics installation, shipyards and others.
“Flexibility is at the center of how and why we developed the new Mid-Range Series,” Cole said. “The Mid-Range Series provides different pressure/flow options at different times, eliminating the need to rotate compressors in and out of a jobsite.”
The series also includes features such as the 7-inch Sullair Touch Screen Controller and multiple service doors with push-to-close latches, which provide easy access to all service components to maximize uptime and help increase worker safety.
Sullair said users can add Airlinx, which provides telematics and remote monitoring capabilities.