Month: November 2017

FS-Curtis…Our Reputation Has Stayed The Same

For over 160 years FS-Curtis has prided itself on being the best in air compression. Assembled in St. Louis, MO we are proud that our reputation for having quality products and great customer service has continued to be unwavering. Our Reputation Has Stayed The Same...

 

How Can an Air Audit Maximize My Savings?

An air audit may be in order for your compressor system, especially if it hasn’t been carefully examined recently. While many people focus on the initial cost of purchasing an air compressor, they often forget to factor in the cost of operating the machine over the long run. Any issue within a system can reduce its efficiency, wasting air and electricity, and thereby costing you more money.

A compressed air audit, done by qualified professionals, will indicate the opportunities an organization has to increase efficiency and save money on energy costs by examining the air supply and demand. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, on average up to 50% of the energy it takes to run one 100hp air compressor is wasted.

 

But what exactly can an Air Audit do for you? Learn more about how you can help you maximize savings. Download "What is a Compressed Air Audit"?

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How to Reduce Your Compressed Energy Costs

Compressed air can be one of the most expensive forms of energy for manufacturing plants, often using more energy than other equipment. One horsepower of compressed air requires eight horsepower of electricity. With many air compressors running at efficiencies as low as 10 percent, there’s often plenty of room for improvement. Fortunately, 50% of compressed air systems at small- to medium-sized industrial facilities have opportunities for low-cost compressed energy conservation.

Learn how you can save money and keep your air compression working at a premium by downloading our "10 Ways You Can Optimize Your Air Compression and Save Money".

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The Mission of FS-Curtis

The mission of FS Curtis has always been about the people. Some Companies are founded on hard work Others Are Founded on Ideals FS Curtis was founded on Both FS Curtis the best in reciprocating, rotary, and oil-free compressors. Assembled in St. Louis since 1854

The Importance of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing) Air Compressor Parts

OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing) parts are critical to the life of your compressor. The peace of mind that you’re using genuine parts that are specifically designed and meet the specs of the manufacturer is second to none. You can also rest easily knowing that you’re using parts that meet warranty requirements and provide for extended warranty advantages. The downside is that OEM parts have the reputation of being more expensive. There is also a perception that OEM parts are hard to find with local parts dealers sometimes only carrying aftermarket brands versus the factory direct OEM parts. Given this information it’s often asked why someone would choose to use OEM parts to service their air compressor.

Here are a few facts that can help you to understand the importance of using OEM parts on your air compressor.

Cost

OEM parts can carry a higher cost; however, they are engineered to be an exact replacement for the original component. This can make sure you get the most out of your air compressor. In many cases we cannot afford for our compressors to be “down” or not functioning properly. Utilizing OEM parts can help ensure you are servicing your air compressor with the manufactures’ suggested replacement components.

Warranty

OEM parts are a requirement to receive coverage from the manufacturers warranty plan. In many cases utilizing OEM parts can offer an option for extended coverage. This can prolong the life of air compressor and give you confidence that the compressor is covered. Don’t be caught off guard when the unexpected occurs and your warranty coverage is invalid due to saving a few cents on a part or lubricant.

Quality

OEM parts work exactly as the one you are replacing. They are the same components the air compressor were manufactured with and gives you a taste of familiarity and performance. Other brands of aftermarket parts may not work correctly or be of far lesser quality with questionable manufacturing practices. You know what you are getting and you know what to expect. OEM parts are tested with the machines and matched to specifications of the original machine design.

Availability

OEM parts are easily found. Most parts suppliers carry multiple offerings one of them being a factory direct OEM part. If in the case the parts supplier does not carry OEM parts, then demand the them and do not let them jeopardize your equipment or your warranty coverage. In many cases it can be as easy as asking for the genuine OEM part versus an aftermarket brand. As an extra tool you can always check the manufacturer’s website for direct sourcing of the correct components.

Conclusion

OEM parts are the best choice for your air compressor. When looking at the guidelines above its easy to see the value in servicing your air compressor with OEM parts such as air filters , oil filters and lubricants. Following the manufacturers published maintenance schedule and utilizing these OEM parts can ensure you get the longest life out of your investment and an ROI that can benefit your bottom line. Always consult a professional and always insist that genuine OEM parts are utilized for your service needs.

FS-Curtis- Real People…Real Products

 

The best in air compression made by the best people...FS-Curtis. Real People...Real Products.

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About FS-Curtis/CURTIS-TOLEDO, Inc.

In 1854 FS-Curtis began the tradition of producing high quality, world-class industrial equipment in the U.S. heartland, St. Louis, MO.

FS-Curtis built the first Masterline air compressors in 1897, setting the gold standard for superior engineering and design for all future generations of compressors.

For more than 160 years FS-Curtis products have been passed down from generation to generation, proving their recognized value to our loyal customers. Our Masterline Compressors remain unmatched in terms of durability and performance, along with our rotary screw and oil-less compressor series.

FS-Curtis has earned the reputation for building the most rugged industrial-duty compressor you can buy. Our professional engineering staff and factory-trained distributor network are committed to supplying you with a complete offering of the very best in compressed air equipment.

To purchase one of our world-class air compressors, contact an Authorized FS-Curtis Distributor in your area!

 

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