Month: November 2017
For over 160 years FS-Curtis has prided itself on being the best in air compression. Assembled in St. Louis, MO we are proud of our reputation for having quality products and great customer service has continued to be unwavering. Our Reputation Has Stayed The Same.
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.
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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Compressed air can be one of the most expensive uses of energy for manufacturing plants, often using more energy than other equipment. For instance, one horsepower of compressed air requires eight horsepower of electricity. With many air compressors running at efficiencies as low as 10%, there’s often plenty of room for improvement. Fortunately, 50% of compressed air systems at small to medium-sized industrial facilities have opportunity for 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".
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 is the best in reciprocating, rotary, and oil-free compressors. Assembled in St. Louis since 1854.
OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing) parts are critical to the life of your compressor. The peace of mind that you’re using genuine parts specifically designed that 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The best in air compression made by the best people, FS-Curtis. Real People. Real Products.
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!