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Sauer Compressors USA Sponsors HACKtheMACHINE Event


Author: Crystal Wilson

Sauer Compressors USA sponsored HACKtheMACHINE on September 6-8, 2019 in Brooklyn, NY.  HACKtheMACHINE is an annual event for NAVSEA and the Navy which focuses on repairing critical shipboard equipment efficiently to reduce downtime in the fleet.  This event connects businesses, organizations, and entrepreneurs with the U.S. Navy to solve some of the world’s most important digital security challenges.  This premier digital experience provided Sauer Compressors USA with an opportunity to shape future strategy and projections through hands-on problem solving.

“HACKtheMACHINE is a Navy sponsored event where people from all walks of life — from software engineers to graphic designers, from students to start-up entrepreneurs work alongside military and government personnel to solve complex problems that impact the global community,” organizers said. Track 3 of the event, titled Rendering Aid, utilized a High-Pressure Air Compressor (HPAC) supplied by Sauer Compressors USA.  This track focused on how the US Navy could use 3D printing, remote design and engineering teams to quickly repair damaged ships it encounters at sea. Josh Peter, Naval Accounts Manager at Sauer Compressors, attended and assisted in judging the competition.

More than 53 of the world’s navies rely on Sauer Compressors in their aircraft carriers, destroyers, frigates, corvettes, patrol boats, submarines and mine hunters.  Compressors developed for the Navy require different solutions compared to industrial applications, and Sauer compressors incorporate all special features which are vital for naval applications.  Constant innovation, such as the development of the WP5000 range with 100% balanced free inertial forces, ensures the technical leadership necessary for future naval applications.

For more information on Sauer’s Naval Capacities, click here.