“We’ve designed a pneumatically controlled microfilm camera, but we forgot about the air supply!”
Posted by Andrew Clutterbuck in News on January 22, 2006
“We’ve designed a pneumatically controlled microfilm camera, but we forgot about the air supply !” – an everyday request for the people at Bambi who specialise in silent running air compressors.
The major criteria was that the compressor had to be very quiet because the camera was designed to be located in a library environment, so silence please were the key words.
Bambi selected a 75/150 model from their Medical/Dental range. Having a 0.5 Hp Motor, 78 l/min output, 8 Bar maximum pressure and 15 litre air receiver, this is the only compressor of its type fitted with piston rings to eliminate oil carryover to the air supply. A standard fit 10 micron air filter and adjustable pressure regulator comes as standard. And of course just 52 dB(A) when running.
The client was delighted, as they want to sell a complete package including the air compressor because most of their potential customers are unlikely to have an existing air supply. Not having air could have been an obstacle to selling their camera system. Own branding is an option for later on.
When asked about routine maintenance, Bambi suggested that for little extra cost they could fit an automatic air receiver condensate drain. Convenient, easy and surprisingly competitively priced, the client was over the moon and because Bambi stock all their models, was able to launch the system at a major European Archive & Printing trade show at very short notice.
Just in a days’ work for Bambi, the only UK manufacturer of silent running & oil free compressors.