Young Spirits, a Scottish spirit bottling business which has revamped operations to produce much-needed hand sanitizer to fight the Covid-19 outbreak, has benefitted from a free loan offer from Edinburgh compressor manufacturer Vert Technologies.
Vert’s offer to supply short-term cost-free compressors to manufacturing companies that need air for production machines is designed to help struggling Scottish businesses cope with the downturn.
John Ferguson, director and co-founder of Young Spirits, said, “On converting our operations to hand sanitizers we needed additional air to power bottling equipment and took advantage of the Vert’s ‘free compressor loan scheme’. As existing Vert customers – we already run an A150 model which gives us more than enough for normal demand – we were keen to take advantage of Vert’s generous free-loan offer.
“Our additional A100 compressor gives us the extra air power we needed. It was delivered the day we ordered it and was installed within two hours. The great advantage of Vert compressors is their low noise, and we did not want to compromise on output or the noise levels for staff. So having two Vert machines running in a small space has worked well.”
Vert’s chief executive, Phil Harris, said, “We are delighted that the team at Young Spirits is putting its expertise to such an important issue as the production of hand sanitizers, and we are delighted to be able to support them in this. Our free loan compressor offer will, we hope, help others do their bit.” The company has a small stock of compressors remaining that it can offer for short-term use.
Vert Technologies’ A100 and A150 compressors are powered by its patented Conical Rotary (CRC) technology, a design that some experts have hailed as one of the biggest advances in the compressed-air industry of the last 40 years.
The Vert A100 compressor offers 100 lpm flow and 10 bar (145 psi) pressure and the A150 provides 150 lpm at 10 bar. Both units are quiet and compact, fitting neatly under a worktop or bench. Thus, the units can be sited close to the point of use, while low levels of vibration ensure minimal impact on surrounding equipment and people.
The compressor models also have a 100% duty cycle for maximum productivity, meaning that they can run continuously. Connecting to a standard 240 V power source with quick coupling of the compressed air connection, they do not require the expensive installation of other rival compressors. Vert is currently accelerating commercial sales of its CRC-powered compressors.
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