Processing Industry

One of the most extensive and at the same time diverse areas of use for Sauer Compressors USA is the processing industry. With the help of Sauer’s medium and high-pressure compressors, materials and other substances can be converted, shaped, blended, cast or pressed. With its reliable, economical compressors as well as its knowledge and understanding of the overall processes involved, Sauer is the ideal partner when it comes to finding solutions for individual applications.

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Our customers benefit from the following advantages:

  • State of the art compressors, control systems, compressed-air treatment systems and accessories
  • Optimum customer services starting with the initial enquiry and extending over the entire life of the product
  • 100% compressor check at final pressure including 3.1 inspection certificate
  • Long operating life with guaranteed availability of replacement parts (minimum 25 years)
  • Compressors designed for permanent operation (24 /7)
  • Minimal downtimes ensuring high product availability
  • MTBF ↑, MTBO ↑, MTTR ↓
  • Optimum service concepts

 

Metal treatment

The fact that modern manufacturing procedures speed up processes and are therefore more efficient and less expensive, means that they offer an important competitive advantage. In the field of metal treatment, it is Sauer compressors which allow you to benefit from this advantage. Working together with our customers, we develop innovative, integrated system solutions, i. e. systems which allow you not only to supply a process with gases but also to remove them again and store them for use in the next step. Users also benefit from the particularly low leakage rates of our gas compressors and from our turn-key installations, some of which have a flexible design.

What are Sauer Compressors used for?

  • Hardening materials

Who are Sauer Compressors’ customers?

  • Automotive suppliers
  • Aviation suppliers
  • Manufacturers of hardening furnaces

Which Sauer product ranges are used?

Product ranges: PASSAT, HURRICANE
Variants: BasSeal, ComSeal
Volumetric flow: 30–290 scfm (50 – 200 m³/h)
Pressure range: 290–580 psig (20 – 40 bar)
Medium: Helium

Checking and testing

All products which are to be used under a certain pressure must undergo initial testing at a pressure which is many times greater than that required. If necessary, their gas tightness must also be checked when using highly volatile gases. Although water was previously used to carry out pressure checks, an improved procedure involving air or nitrogen is now used instead. During leakage checks, Sauer compressors help to recycle the gas which escapes, e. g. helium, and then return it to the process. The advantages are plain to see. Individual process steps, for example cleaning and drying during water checks, are shortened or can be removed entirely. In addition, the loss of expensive gases can be avoided.

What are Sauer Compressors used for?

  • Checking brakes and other components under pressure
  • Checking air bags and other components under pressure
  • Checking injection systems under pressure
  • Checking the gas tightness of components using helium
  • Checking valves and other fittings under pressure
  • Checking containers under pressure

Which Sauer product ranges are used?

Product ranges: PASSAT, HURRICANE, 6000
Variants: BasBooster, ComBooster, BasSeal, ComSeal
Volumetric flow: 30–1180 scfm (50 – 2000 m³/hr)
Pressure range: 290–6090 psig (20 – 420 bar)
Medium: Air, nitrogen, helium

Who are Sauer Compressors’ customers?

  • Automotive manufacturers
  • Automotive suppliers
  • Manufacturers of valves and other fittings
  • Manufacturers of pressurised containers

Plastic forming

In the complex field of plastic forming, more and more customers are relying on Sauer compressors given their reliability and the uncomplicated, rapid service offered by the company. In this sector, it is particularly important to have a continuous supply of compressed air available in order to avoid production downtime. For mass production (where many of our customers operate ), failure to produce the required number of units can ultimately decide whether or not a company can continue to exist. With its 24 /7 design, the Sauer compressor is able to operate even in the most difficult environmental conditions and is therefore the ideal compressor to meet the requirements of customers in this particular sector.
Plastic Forming

What are Sauer Compressors used for?

  • Internal gas-pressure procedures
  • Isostatic forming
  • Manufacturing PET bottles

Which Sauer product ranges are used?

Product ranges: PASSAT, TORNADO, HURRICANE, 6000
Variants: Basic, BasBooster, ComSilent, ComBooster
Volumetric flow: 6–355 scfm (10 – 600 m³/hr)
Pressure range: 580–5075 psig (40 – 350 bar)
Medium: Air, nitrogen

Who are Sauer Compressors’ customers?

  • Manufacturers of mobile telephones
  • Automotive suppliers
  • Manufacturers of housings for electronic goods
  • Manufacturers of plastic bottles for drinks, oils, shampoos etc.
  • Manufacturers of internal gas-pressure systems

Laser metal cutting

The cutting of metals with the help of a laser has replaced traditional mechanical methods and offers clear advantages. For example, the processes involved are shortened and the cut surfaces are not contaminated by the material of the cutting dies. However, the laser environment must be free from ambient air if an optimum cut is to be achieved. To ensure that this is the case, nitrogen is used. This nitrogen is preferably produced on site using the pressure swing adsorption (PSA) process or membranes. This helps to ensure that companies are not reliant on gas suppliers. After the PSA process has been carried out, Sauer compressors are used to boost the nitrogen to a pressure of 580–4350 psig (40–300 bar).
The higher pressure of 4350 psig (300 bar) offers particular advantages as it enables large amounts of gas which are normally sufficient for a number of days to be stored quickly. Not only do users benefit from greater operational reliability, they do not need to operate their high-pressure compressor for such long periods and can therefore take advantage of the times where cheaper energy tariffs apply. In addition, a great deal less extra equipment is required upstream when a pressure of 4350 psig (300 bar) is used.

What are Sauer Compressors used for?

  • Creating an inert atmosphere surrounding the laser

Which Sauer product ranges are used?

Product ranges: MISTRAL, TORNADO, HURRICANE
Variants: BasBooster, ComBooster
Volumetric flow: 6–60 scfm (10 –100 m³/hr)
Pressure range: 290–4350 psig (20 – 300 bar)
Medium: Nitrogen

Who are Sauer Compressors’ customers?

  • Metal treatment companies
  • Manufacturers of machine tools for laser cutting
  • Manufacturers of nitrogen generators/nitrogen membranes

Nitrogen – Generation and storage

Nitrogen plays an essential role in many other applications as well. Sauer compressors are a popular choice when it comes to storing large amounts of the gas so that it is available quickly and in sufficient quantities when carrying out the desired processes. There is a good reason for this. Each Sauer gas compressor is engineered to offer the high level of flexibility required to satisfy an extremely wide range of requirements such as different suction pressures, final pressures or gas quality.
As a result, they are frequently used in a variety of medium and high-pressure applications.

What are Sauer Compressors used for?

  • Creating an inert atmosphere
  • Transporting media
  • Inflating aircraft tires
  • Filling fire-extinguishing systems

Which Sauer product ranges are used?

Product ranges: PASSAT, TORNADO, HURRICANE, 6000
Variants: BasBooster, ComBooster
Volumetric flow: 6–1180 scfm (10 – 2000 m³/hr)
Pressure range: 290–5800 psig (20 – 400 bar)
Medium: Nitrogen

Who are Sauer Compressors’ customers?

  • Chemical manufacturers
  • Tire manufacturers
  • Manufacturers of fire-extinguishing systems
  • Manufacturers of nitrogen generators/membranes

Manufacturing composite materials

The manufacture of composite materials is also part of the processing industry. In both the wooden materials and plastics industry, different materials are pressed together under the influence of pressure and heat in order to produce materials with special characteristic properties. In the field of plastics, so-called autoclaves (special pressurised containers which can be sealed in order to be gas tight) are used. Sauer compressors offer an efficient way of ensuring that the necessary pressure is available for these processes.

What are Sauer Compressors used for?

  • Filling and generating pressure for autoclaves
  • Raising pressure for wood presses

Which Sauer product ranges are used?

Product ranges: PASSAT, HURRICANE, 6000
Variants: BasBooster, ComBooster
Volumetric flow: 6–60 scfm (10 –100 m³/hr)
Pressure range: 290–4350 psig (20 – 300 bar)
Medium: Nitrogen

Who are Sauer Compressors’ customers?

  • Metal treatment companies
  • Manufacturers of machine tools for laser cutting
  • Manufacturers of nitrogen generators/nitrogen membranes
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