Michigan City High School, Economic Development Corporation Michigan City (EDCMC), and local businesses are partnering up for a project set to prepare students in the area for careers in the thriving compressor industry. Dubbed Air Compressor Academy, the program’s goal is to create a hiring pipeline for an industry that houses over 2,000 jobs in La Porte County. Air and gas compressor manufacturing is a major component of the Michigan City and La Porte areas. Clarence Hulse, Executive Director for the EDCMC, highlighted the inspiration and hopes for the program. “The air compressor study was the motivation behind the creation of the Air Compressor Academy. While PNW, through Dr. Derrick Bjonback, was researching and compiling the data, we realized how large and viable this industry was and saw the need to create a workforce pipeline for these vibrant, growing companies,” Hulse explained. “Michigan City Area Schools was the perfect vehicle, as they have been receptive to new ideas and saw an immediate fit at their high school. The EDCMC is excited about this business-education partnership with the local manufacturers and MCHS. We hope to expand to more companies and also other educational providers like Ivy Tech Michigan City and area [...]
Engineered to be both dependable and versatile, the D-Series industrial electric direct drive rotary screw air compressor is one of many energy efficient solutions developed by Sullivan-Palatek. The D-Series compressors are offered in a range of 15-40 HP. They are equipped with an easily readable standard microprocessor, a coupling and drive that is mounted to the motor C-face, and an easily replaceable air intake filter along with a one-piece housing inlet/check valve. With their compact size and high reliability, these machines are ideal for smaller industrial settings such as automotive shops, small machining factories and fabrication workshops. Electric Motors available include 200/208/230/460/575 volt [15-25 hp] and 200/230/460/575 volt [30-40 hp]. Full voltage magnetic starter with 110-volt controls standard. Nema-1 enclosure, ETL listed, UL certified, solid state control circuit breaker protection and three phase overload with a reset button and phase protection. High temperature and over pressure shutdown switches, and an anti-restart pressure switch. Designed with a one-piece lube fill elbow and level sight glass. Tank mount, elevated platform and acoustical enclosure options available. Comes standard with a T1 microprocessor capable of sequencing up to seven compressors.
The D900PH4CU5 portable air compressor offers duel operating pressures of 100 or 150 psi and is equipped with the Sullivan-Palatek Electronic Control System. This unit has various applications including construction site demolition and sandblasting. With its aftercool and filter options this unit is also able to be used as a safe, reliable method for factories to meet their compressed air needs. 310 HP Cummins Diesel meets Tier 4 Final Stage V standards and has aftercool and filter options available. 204mm diameter twin screw air end manufactured by Sullivan-Palatek. The 7” display Sullivan-Palatek Electronic Controller (SPEC) offers numerous readouts including, but not limited to, compressor temperature and complete engine diagnostics. Large service doors allow for simple maintenance access. Noise level limited to 76 dBA. Large aluminized fuel tank with a 150-gallon capacity. The exterior is a durable galvanneal sheet metal enclosure with a powder coated finish for rust and corrosion resistance. Automatic shutdown and protection system. Three-year unlimited hour air end warranty.
The all new Sullivan-Palatek D375PHJD4 portable compressor is a versatile dual pressure unit, delivering 375 CFM at 100 psi or 150 psi. At its core, the new model features a 140 hp John Deere Tier 4 final engine and a large 127 mm twin screw air end engineered and manufactured by Sullivan-Palatek. Other features include a full containment frame, remote drains, lockout aftercooler capability, large 80 gallon fuel tank, exterior lit fuel fill, fuel saving and noise reducing clutch fan, and an exterior that boasts a durable galvanneal enclosure with a powder coated finish for rust and corrosion resistance. The compressor is also equipped with the SPEC full service electronic controller, with digital readouts for everything from compressor temperature to aftercooler filter warnings. The controller also features the models complete parts and service list for ease of maintenance.