Plastic manufacturers require a reliable and clean air supply to keep up with the growing demand.

The manufacturing of plastic supports several different industries, such as aerospace, construction, electronics, packaging, and transportation. According to the Plastics Industry Trade Association, the plastics industry is the third-largest in the United States. Given how large the industry is, it requires consistent and reliable equipment for constant manufacturing while also having careful and delicate operations to ensure high-quality products, but also consistent power to constantly be manufacturing. Given these requirements, air compressors are the standard for this industry.

Many processes require air compressors to fulfill the integrity of the plastic industry.

  • Tool powering: Pneumatic tools along the assembly line that help construct the products are powered by air compressors.
  • Clamping: During the assembly process, some machines use compressed air to hold products in place. For example, bottles may need to be held securely in place to have caps screwed on. This process would take much longer without pneumatic systems.
  • Controls and actuator: Controls refer to the transportation of products from station to station. Assembly lines can move with efficiency and speed due to the use of air compressors.
  • Mold pressing powering: Compressed air helps with the process of melting liquid plastic into molding cavities- where the plastic dries and hardens into its required shape.
  • Injection molding: The detailed grooves, threads, sockets, and cavities often found on plastic products are created using a pneumatic system. Without air compressors, these complex shapes would take hours to make by hand.

The award-winning FS-Curtis Nx Series produces stable air pressure, steady airflow, and quieter, continuous-duty operation. The innovative design offers better air quality with less oil carryover than reciprocating models. The Nx Series can run 100% continuous duty, delivering more airflow and better efficiency in a space-saving design — making this compressor ideal for plastic manufacturing.

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