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July 13, 2017

A brand new day has dawned for Sullair!

Early July 13, 2017 – The day before our company’s 52nd birthday, Sullair officially became A Hitachi Group Company. The combination of Sullair and Hitachi represents a uniquely attractive opportunity for Sullair, its distributors and its end customers. 

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Sullair OFD1550 Wins RER 2018 Innovative Product Award in Air Tools/Compressors Category

MICHIGAN CITY, IN (December 11, 2018) – Rental Equipment Register (RER) magazine has selected the Sullair OFD1550 portable oil free rotary screw air compressor as the top winner in the Compressors/Air Tools equipment category of its 2018 Innovative Product Awards. 

Now in its 17th year, the RER Innovative Product Awards showcase the most innovative products introduced between July 1, 2017, and July 31, 2018. The prestigious award program honors innovative products in 16 equipment categories decided on by a panel of judges from the equipment rental industry. From those 16 category winners, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners were awarded by the panel to the top products – with the OFD1550 earning the Bronze award overall.

“We are honored that the OFD1550 has been awarded first place in the compressor category of RER’s Innovative Product Awards,” said Friedmar Rumpel, Global Vice President of Product and Program Management at Sullair. “With Sullair continuing to expand its oil free air portfolio, we identified a need to offer our rental customers 100% oil free air in a mobile package. The OFD1550 satisfies both short- and long-term rental customer needs and gives rental houses additional flexibility to satisfy more customer applications and provide higher utilization rates.”

First introduced in February 2018, the OFD1550 is yet another solution in the ever-expanding Sullair oil free portfolio. As more customers seek options for sensitive compressed air needs, the OFD1550 brings ISO 8573-1 Class 0 oil free air wherever it is needed—plantside, refineryside or at the jobsite. 

The OFD1550 is packed with features to help ensure versatile operations and maximum uptime, such as a full color 7” Sullair Touch Screen controller; Sullair AirLinx® remote monitoring and telematics; a refinery package offering; and a Cold Weather Package.

The three top winners – including the OFD1550 – will be profiled in RER magazine’s December issue, in an upcoming issue of RER Reports, and on the publication’s website.

Sullair was previously honored with an RER Innovative Product Award in 2016, when the 400HH Tier 4 Final portable rotary screw air compressor won the compressors/air tools category.

Sullair ES-8 compressors

Compressed Air in the Mining Industry

Sullair is featured in the November 2018 issue of GeoDrilling International in the article "Compressed Air in the Mining Industry." From exploration and ore processing to smelting and refining, the entire mining process requires some form of compressed air. The article dives into further details on how and where compressed air is used in the mining industry. 

Click here to read the full article on GeoDrilling International's website.

Sullair OFD1550 compressors

OFD1550 Named a Plant Engineering 2018 Product of the Year Finalist

MICHIGAN CITY, IN (November 8, 2018) Plant Engineering magazine has selected the Sullair OFD1550 portable oil free rotary screw air compressor as a 2018 Product of the Year Finalist. 2018 is the 31st year of the Plant Engineering Product of the Year award program, which allows readers the opportunity to select outstanding new products to help them do their jobs smarter, safer, more efficiently and more productively.

“We are honored the OFD1550 is named a Product of the Year Finalist,” said Friedmar Rumpel, Global Vice President of Product and Program Management at Sullair. “As Sullair continues to execute the expansion of its oil free air portfolio, we identified a growing need in the marketplace for back-up oil free air. The engineering completed on the OFD1550 has resulted in a truly innovative air flow package design to provide optimal performance and cooling under various load and ambient situations.”

First introduced in February 2018, the OFD1550 is yet another solution in the ever-expanding Sullair oil free portfolio. As more customers seek options for sensitive compressed air needs – including pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, electronics and more – products are needed for dedicated oil free plant air and back-up oil free air. 

The OFD1550 is packed with features to help ensure versatile operations and maximum uptime, such as a full color 7” Sullair Touch Screen controller; Sullair AirLinx® remote monitoring and telematics; a refinery package offering; and a Cold Weather Package.

Plant Engineering Product of the Year finalists are announced November 8, 2018, and qualified subscribers can vote here through January 4, 2019. Award winners are announced on Plant Engineering’s website on April 9, 2019, and listed in the publication’s May 2019 issue.

Sullair has previously been honored with Product of the Year awards in 2006 (S-energy®); 2008 (EES®); 2009 (TS20); 2012 (E900 – Silver Award); and 2017 (LS Series – Silver Award).

Sullair LS160S stationary rotary screw air compressor

LS Series Oil-Flooded Rotary Screw Air Compressor Line Expanded to 200 hp

CHICAGO (Oct. 14, 2018) – Sullair, an industry leader in innovative compressed air solutions since 1965, announced the launch of the LS160 oil-flooded rotary screw air compressor. The LS160 expands the innovation and performance of the Sullair LS series – first introduced in 2017 – to the next horsepower range, delivering 200 hp and 160 kW. The Sullair LS Series now includes offerings from 125-200 hp and 90-160 kW.

“The LS Series has been one of the most well-received stationary products in decades for Sullair,” said Friedmar Rumpel, Global VP, Product and Program Management. “With unprecedented ease of use and performance, the LS Series has set the stage for ‘Sullair – The Next Half Century’ and redefined our new product development.”

The LS160 offers improved efficiency through its new, patent-pending air end design. The air end takes proven bearing technology and combines it with a new, larger rotor profile. Additionally, the new air end features all internal porting meaning fewer components are needed, which helps increase durability.

“The air end in the LS series was designed to maintain the Sullair legacy of durability and increase maximum efficiency,” said John Randall, Vice President of Global Engineering. “The LS Series leads its category in efficiency and is expected to be the most efficient 200 hp oil-flooded rotary screw air compressor Sullair has ever offered.”

In many applications, such as packaging, an air compressor must be able to quickly adapt. The Sullair LS Series is the first to offer Electronic Spiral Valve technology in all models. With electronic precision and control, the Electric Spiral Valve technology now more tightly matches supply to system demand.

The LS160 also offers Sullair AirLinx® Remote Monitoring. AirLinx provides customers the opportunity to monitor all operational parameters in real time via computer, tablet or phone. Aside from the ability to monitor operations, AirLinx may also be customized to provide automatic alerts when an unexpected reading or fault occurs. This speed‐to‐alert helps users minimize unplanned downtime.

Other features included in the Sullair LS160 are a full enclosure, TEFC motor, Wye‐Delta starter, phase monitor and zero loss drain. Additionally, the LS Series provides numerous options to help customers meet their specific compressor needs.

To learn more about the LS Series and other Sullair stationary product offerings, visit booth E-7759 at Pack Expo International or view the Sullair stationary products page.

Sullair Featured in Compact Equipment Magazine

The September 2018 issue of Compact Equipment magazine features the article "Air Tools - And Where There Are Air Tools There Are Air Compressors," written by Nav Sharma, Senior Product Manager - Portables, at Sullair. The article informs readers of how to select the appropriate air tools and size the appropriate portable air compressor for their needs.

To read the full article, please click here (pages 48-49). 

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Sullair OFD1550 compressor

Sullair OFD1550 Wins RER 2018 Innovative Product Award in Air Tools/Compressors Category

MICHIGAN CITY, IN (December 11, 2018) – Rental Equipment Register (RER) magazine has selected the Sullair OFD1550 portable oil free rotary screw air compressor as the top winner in the Compressors/Air Tools equipment category of its 2018 Innovative Product Awards. 

Now in its 17th year, the RER Innovative Product Awards showcase the most innovative products introduced between July 1, 2017, and July 31, 2018. The prestigious award program honors innovative products in 16 equipment categories decided on by a panel of judges from the equipment rental industry. From those 16 category winners, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners were awarded by the panel to the top products – with the OFD1550 earning the Bronze award overall.

“We are honored that the OFD1550 has been awarded first place in the compressor category of RER’s Innovative Product Awards,” said Friedmar Rumpel, Global Vice President of Product and Program Management at Sullair. “With Sullair continuing to expand its oil free air portfolio, we identified a need to offer our rental customers 100% oil free air in a mobile package. The OFD1550 satisfies both short- and long-term rental customer needs and gives rental houses additional flexibility to satisfy more customer applications and provide higher utilization rates.”

First introduced in February 2018, the OFD1550 is yet another solution in the ever-expanding Sullair oil free portfolio. As more customers seek options for sensitive compressed air needs, the OFD1550 brings ISO 8573-1 Class 0 oil free air wherever it is needed—plantside, refineryside or at the jobsite. 

The OFD1550 is packed with features to help ensure versatile operations and maximum uptime, such as a full color 7” Sullair Touch Screen controller; Sullair AirLinx® remote monitoring and telematics; a refinery package offering; and a Cold Weather Package.

The three top winners – including the OFD1550 – will be profiled in RER magazine’s December issue, in an upcoming issue of RER Reports, and on the publication’s website.

Sullair was previously honored with an RER Innovative Product Award in 2016, when the 400HH Tier 4 Final portable rotary screw air compressor won the compressors/air tools category.

Sullair ES-8 compressors

Compressed Air in the Mining Industry

Sullair is featured in the November 2018 issue of GeoDrilling International in the article "Compressed Air in the Mining Industry." From exploration and ore processing to smelting and refining, the entire mining process requires some form of compressed air. The article dives into further details on how and where compressed air is used in the mining industry. 

Click here to read the full article on GeoDrilling International's website.

Compressed Air Best Practices Covers Sullair One Year Anniversary as A Hitachi Group Company

The October 2018 issue of Compressed Air Best Practices provided coverage of Sullair and its recent one-year anniversary of becoming A Hitachi Group Company. The celebration -- held in Michigan City, Indiana -- drew more than 1,200 Sullair and Hitachi employees and family members, Hitachi executives and local dignitaries from Michigan City and the state of Indiana.

Compressed Air Best Practices is a leading technical magazine dedicated to discovering energy savings in compressed air systems.

To read the full article (pages 10-11), click here

Sullair OFD1550 compressors

OFD1550 Named a Plant Engineering 2018 Product of the Year Finalist

MICHIGAN CITY, IN (November 8, 2018) Plant Engineering magazine has selected the Sullair OFD1550 portable oil free rotary screw air compressor as a 2018 Product of the Year Finalist. 2018 is the 31st year of the Plant Engineering Product of the Year award program, which allows readers the opportunity to select outstanding new products to help them do their jobs smarter, safer, more efficiently and more productively.

“We are honored the OFD1550 is named a Product of the Year Finalist,” said Friedmar Rumpel, Global Vice President of Product and Program Management at Sullair. “As Sullair continues to execute the expansion of its oil free air portfolio, we identified a growing need in the marketplace for back-up oil free air. The engineering completed on the OFD1550 has resulted in a truly innovative air flow package design to provide optimal performance and cooling under various load and ambient situations.”

First introduced in February 2018, the OFD1550 is yet another solution in the ever-expanding Sullair oil free portfolio. As more customers seek options for sensitive compressed air needs – including pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, electronics and more – products are needed for dedicated oil free plant air and back-up oil free air. 

The OFD1550 is packed with features to help ensure versatile operations and maximum uptime, such as a full color 7” Sullair Touch Screen controller; Sullair AirLinx® remote monitoring and telematics; a refinery package offering; and a Cold Weather Package.

Plant Engineering Product of the Year finalists are announced November 8, 2018, and qualified subscribers can vote here through January 4, 2019. Award winners are announced on Plant Engineering’s website on April 9, 2019, and listed in the publication’s May 2019 issue.

Sullair has previously been honored with Product of the Year awards in 2006 (S-energy®); 2008 (EES®); 2009 (TS20); 2012 (E900 – Silver Award); and 2017 (LS Series – Silver Award).

Sullair LS160S stationary rotary screw air compressor

LS Series Oil-Flooded Rotary Screw Air Compressor Line Expanded to 200 hp

CHICAGO (Oct. 14, 2018) – Sullair, an industry leader in innovative compressed air solutions since 1965, announced the launch of the LS160 oil-flooded rotary screw air compressor. The LS160 expands the innovation and performance of the Sullair LS series – first introduced in 2017 – to the next horsepower range, delivering 200 hp and 160 kW. The Sullair LS Series now includes offerings from 125-200 hp and 90-160 kW.

“The LS Series has been one of the most well-received stationary products in decades for Sullair,” said Friedmar Rumpel, Global VP, Product and Program Management. “With unprecedented ease of use and performance, the LS Series has set the stage for ‘Sullair – The Next Half Century’ and redefined our new product development.”

The LS160 offers improved efficiency through its new, patent-pending air end design. The air end takes proven bearing technology and combines it with a new, larger rotor profile. Additionally, the new air end features all internal porting meaning fewer components are needed, which helps increase durability.

“The air end in the LS series was designed to maintain the Sullair legacy of durability and increase maximum efficiency,” said John Randall, Vice President of Global Engineering. “The LS Series leads its category in efficiency and is expected to be the most efficient 200 hp oil-flooded rotary screw air compressor Sullair has ever offered.”

In many applications, such as packaging, an air compressor must be able to quickly adapt. The Sullair LS Series is the first to offer Electronic Spiral Valve technology in all models. With electronic precision and control, the Electric Spiral Valve technology now more tightly matches supply to system demand.

The LS160 also offers Sullair AirLinx® Remote Monitoring. AirLinx provides customers the opportunity to monitor all operational parameters in real time via computer, tablet or phone. Aside from the ability to monitor operations, AirLinx may also be customized to provide automatic alerts when an unexpected reading or fault occurs. This speed‐to‐alert helps users minimize unplanned downtime.

Other features included in the Sullair LS160 are a full enclosure, TEFC motor, Wye‐Delta starter, phase monitor and zero loss drain. Additionally, the LS Series provides numerous options to help customers meet their specific compressor needs.

To learn more about the LS Series and other Sullair stationary product offerings, visit booth E-7759 at Pack Expo International or view the Sullair stationary products page.