What Air Power Offers

What Air Power Offers

For over 50 years, Air Power has worked closely with our customers to learn about what they needed the most. As a result of those years of building partnerships with our customers, we were able to identify a demand for services that were not offered elsewhere. We are proud to offer an array of products and services that differentiate us from our competitors. Watch this quick video about all that Air Power has to offer our customers.

The Megger: How Well are Your Parts Grounded?

 

Profitability and first-pass transfer efficiency are vital to any finishing operation. Ground is critical and there is a huge difference between thinking you have a good ground and knowing it. Why risk your profits to bad ground when it is simple to measure where you are at right now? Time to introduce THE MEGGER and exactly what it tells us about ground.

 

Check out some of our other videos about Electrostatic Finishing!

Brand Page Updates

 

Air Power has been hard at work optimizing our website. Our goal is to be a better source of information for our manufacturing partners. If you are subscribed to our monthly Power Post newsletter, you can stay up to date on all Air Power news. Air Power creates videos, case studies, and blog articles centered around the latest news from the manufacturing community. We have updated our website to categorize all of our content by the brands mentioned. These updates make all of our content visible on each brand page, which allows you to find the information you need more efficiently.

Check out the “Our Brands” page on the Air Power website:

Our Brands

 

We have updated our brand pages to include all of our Air Power content that mentions the brand. Each Brand page now has a feed of videos and case studies that correspond with each brand.

 

Graco Brand Page

 

Brands Page

 

Follow these links to check it out!

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Ingersoll Rand


Ingersoll Rand Controller paired with FlexArm

 

Air Power Technical Specialist James Stanley demonstrates the capabilities of an Ingersoll Rand InsightQC Controller paired with a FlexArm Smart Arm with DOGA DPC Touchscreen allowing the operator to enter sequence patterns quickly and efficiently. Visit us at airpower-usa.com or call us at 1(800) 334-1001 to hear more about this system!

Air Power Chattanooga Branch

 

Take a Virtual Tour of Air Power Chattanooga

 

Located along the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains is our Chattanooga, TN branch. This is the 3rd largest Air Power branch. This team, led by Chris Case took home the coveted Branch of the Year trophy for 2017. This branch also serves as Air Power’s Authorized Gema Service and Repair Center. Service Techs Adam and Alex work diligently to make speedy repairs and keep customers up and running. This branch also offers counter sales and maintains a warehouse of wear parts convenient for our local customers.

Get the Perfect Ratio with GEMS 2K

 

When it comes to mixing paint, accuracy is the key to achieving a high-quality finish. In this case study, we discuss a 2K solution that helped this customer perfect their process and save tons in production costs.

Customer

 

Manufacturer of roadside transformers.

 

Challenge

 

This company has a small parts booth for primer and topcoats. The operator had to manually mix two types of epoxy and one urethane. Each day he had to spray all three colors from the same hot pot system. The color change process was a major problem as the different parts to be sprayed were not batched. This caused a lot of waste of paint and solvent. The other concern was being off ratio and parts not curing properly. This was a major cost to the company. They also had a large booth that sprayed the finished transformer. They had to utilize the same paints and this process had the same problems. If the large transformer was off ratio, they had to sand the paint off and repeat the entire process. This proved to be a very expensive problem.

 

Air Power Solution

 

Air Power proposed to install a Carlisle GEMS 2K mix system for each color. We also put in a pump system to pump and circulate all paints to the mix machines. The catalyst was dispensed to the machines from 5-gallon pressure tanks. The 55-gallon drums of paint each had an agitator in them to keep paint in suspension to maintain viscosity. By having a machine for each color there was no color change or off ratio problems.

 

Results

 

The Air Power Solution eliminated the need to hot pot in tanks. Since each color is mixed on demand; this system provided a major labor savings. There is no paint waste and the newly established process saves about 2 to 3 hours per shift as compared to manually formulating and mixing paint. The solvent usage was greatly reduced as there was not a tank to clean each color change. This solution has been able to speed up production on all three shifts. Our technical group and installers were able to put the system in place without impeding the customer’s production runs.

 

GEMS 2K Mix System

 

 

Lee Patterson Co. Virtual Tour

 

 

 

Lee Patterson Co. Virtual Tour

 

Air Power Manufacturing Solutions recently acquired Lee Patterson Co. in 2019. This location now serves as our Orlando, Fl branch location. Here is a brief introduction of Lee Patterson Co. Air Power now has the capabilities to provide our ASSEMBLE, MOVE, and COAT services in the Florida area!

 

 

Ingersoll Rand QCX Controller with remote access

 

 

 

Air Power Application Specialist Jerome Wood and Technical Specialist James Stanley show the remote access capabilities of our Ingersoll Rand QCX Controller in the lab. An Ingersoll Rand QX Pistol coupled with an ETA Inline Positioning Arm paired to the Ingersoll Rand QCX Controller with remote access will allow work from home opportunity. Engineer, operator, and Air Power technical assistance on Go To Meeting are able to troubleshoot, debug and live update the system. Technology 4.0.

If you have any questions regarding remote access or would like to learn more about this technology, schedule a virtual demo today.

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Pumps – Cost of Ownership

 

Choosing the right pump for your process can be difficult. There are a lot of measures that need to be taken into consideration. One of the most important deciding factors is cost of operation.

 

Pumps Total Cost of Ownership

Expanded Services at Air Power

Air Power takes prides in our ability to provide service for every product we provide. We strive to build a partnership with our customers by offering an array of services that support the equipment we provide to our customers. As an effort to support our customers in the manufacturing community, we provide repair services at 8 branch locations throughout the southeast. We work with vendors of the brands we represent to keep our service team trained and certified to handle any issue that our customers may encounter. Training is an important part of ensuring that we can provide the best repair service to our customers.

Piedmont, SC

Chattanooga, TN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air Power maintains state-of-the-art Service and Repair centers across the southeast including: Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida and Mexico. These service and repair centers offer us the opportunity to support our customers in a number of ways. Whether you need repair on a tool or pump that can easily be shipped to and from our repair center, or you need a technician to come to you, Air Power can help! We offer excellent service and quick turnaround times to keep our customers up and running in order to avoid costly downtime.

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AFTER Service by Bobby Cobb of Tupelo, MS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air Power provides a wide array of products and equipment to our customers. We specialize in process improvement, whether you are assembling, moving or transferring, or coating a product we can offer you the best equipment to get the job done. With this comes the challenge of providing service on every piece of equipment we sell. We place a priority on training in-house and field services team. We work closely with the brands we represent to certify our service team in repairing all the products and equipment we make available to our customers.

Our Services and Project Management team implements an amazing organization technique that exponentially cuts down on repair times and allows them to achieve clean, functional installs out in the field. The 5 S organization method helps to standardize the repair/install process and maintain order in-house and in the field. The 5 S’s stand for Sort, Set-in-Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain. This method has transformed the way our service team functions. It has increased the efficiency of our team and shortened repair and install times.

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We’ve invested a lot of resources into our service centers and strive to constantly improve the services we offer. We look forward to serving the manufacturing community of the Southeast U.S. If you are a manufacturer in the southeast, from Maryland to Florida out to Mississippi, or Mexico . . . Air Power Manufacturing Solutions can help!