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How to Reduce Your Compressed Energy Costs

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 […]

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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 is the best in reciprocating, rotary, and oil-free compressors. Assembled in St. Louis since 1854.

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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 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. […]

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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. The best in air compression made by the […]

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Refrigerated Vs. Desiccant Compressed Air Dryer

Choosing between a refrigerated or desiccant air dryer is dependent on the acceptable moisture content or pressure dew point (PDP) requirement for your application. Refrigerated air dryers are typically adequate for general purpose compressed air applications and will typically offer anywhere from a 35-40° F pressure dew point (PDP). Cost is typically much less than that […]

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What Is A Compressed Air Audit?

An air audit may be in order for your compressed air 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 […]

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10 Ways To Use Your Air Compressor To Save Money

Most people can use some insight on how to effectively cut costs to become more profitable because, lets be honest, air compression can be an expensive commodity if not properly maintained. Leaks and worn-down parts can reduce the pressure produced by the compressor; these worn-out seals and fractured piping can also create blowouts. Expenses could […]

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Keeping Your Reciprocating Air Compressor Working at its Peak

Here are a few guidelines on how to keep your reciprocating air compressor working optimally. No matter what brand of oil-lubricated reciprocating compressor you own, doing the following three things on a regular basis will extend its working life helping to ensure a trustworthy tool for years to come: Change lubricant quarterly Purge water from […]

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FS-Curtis and the Fabricated Metals Industry

Compressed Air is an integral part of the Fabricated Metals Industry. Premier Tool Grinding manufacturer of carbide cutting tools uses our NxB22 along with our RNE Dryer and CF Filtration system. See how we assist companies like Premier Tool in the Fabricated Metals Industry. Many processes and applications continue to use inefficient devices to deliver […]

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Pros and Cons of Individual Compressor Controls

Previously we discussed The 6 Types of Basic Individual Compressor Controls to learn about the differences, but how do you determine which controls you would want for your compressor? To help with this decision here are few pros and cons of the basic air compressor controls: Start/Stops Pros Simple control using only a pressure switch […]

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