In addition to the many solutions Gardner Denver provides for general industrial purposes, a number of brands such as Compair and Thomas serve the automotive and mobile markets for specialized applications that require high performance and durability including: air seats, fuel cells, air suspension and tire inflation.We also provide solutions for pick & place and central vacuum systems.
Our engineers work closely with major automobile manufacturers, as well as their direct suppliers on new technologies that hold much promise for tomorrow's drivers.
Air clutches with small air volumes hasten engagement and displacement. These types of clutches are used in the machine industry, where loads driven by electric motors require an effective way to stop without slippage.
Vacuum pump and compressor technologies including; articulated piston WOB-L piston, diaphragm, rotary vane, linear, liquid diaphragm, liquid linear diaphragm and peristaltic.
Air operated doors, for the most part, are standard equipment on larger coach buses and car rental passenger buses. They provide the operator greater convenience in opening the larger doors on these types of vehicles.
Air horns come in many different shapes and sizes and are used in the marine, semi trailer, fire equipment, bus and emergency vehicle industries.
Air seats provide pneumatic seat comfort via a system of integrated air bladders. The system comprises a Thomas air pump, control electronics, pneumatic valves, and a switch panel. The air pump inflates/deflates as required by the user. Deflation can be passive through body weight pushing the air out or active through vacuum generated by the pump. Massage cycles can be incorporated.
Air suspension is used today for cars, trucks, and SUV's (sport utility vehicles). Some of the high-end luxury vehicles along with over-the-road trucks offer air ride systems as standard equipment. A Thomas air compressor supplies air to either shocks or rubber bladders located directly below the axle or at each wheel.
Brake Assist helps reduce breaking distance and provides increased protection in emergency situations. The electronically controlled system recognizes a "panic stop" by monitoring the rate of the brake application and initiates full braking within a fraction of a second, reducing the car's braking distance by as much as 20 percent. This technology is in production on several vehicles today, including SUVs, trucks, and personal vehicles.
Where speed and repeatability are paramount compressed air is used extensively in the automotive industry. Whether it be spraying cars with robots where high quality oil free compressors are required or assembling them with air tools. The automotive industry relies on compressors and compressed air supply.
Positive displacement and truck blowers, hydraulic coolers, reciprocating and rotary screw compressors, air audits, petroleum and industrial pumps, vacuum and water jetting systems, air treatment and genuine replacement parts.
We manufacture, sell and service a complete range of world class rotary screw, piston, centrifugal compressors, including high-pressure, oil-free and portable models, and an extensive air treatment line.
Champion offers reciprocating and rotary screw air compressor systems, parts and service. Performance ranges from 1.8 to 255.6 cfm.
Providing a complete range of reciprocating compressors from bare block through to fully engineered solutions. Performance range: up to 1487 cfm (2527 m3/hr) and 6000 psi (414 bar).
A market leader in the manufacture and global distribution of rotary vane compressors, covering both air and gas applications. Performance range: up to 100 hp (75kW) and 474 cfm (13.43 m3/min)
We offer a wide range of cost efficient oil injected screw, piston and portable compressors, as well as a complete air treatment range. Performance range: up to 125 hp(90 kW) and 382 cfm (10.8 m3)
A fuel cell is an electrochemical energy conversion device that converts hydrogen and oxygen into water, producing electricity and heat in the process. A fuel cell provides a DC (direct current) voltage that can be used to power motors, lights or any number of electrical appliances. There are several different types of fuel cells, each using a different chemistry.
Tire inflation technology (Central Tire Inflation) allows quick adjustment for changing conditions. Because central tire inflation improves traction, it can operate on low-quality haul roads and steep grades. It can reduce tire wear. Vehicles with central tire inflation have relatively low environmental impacts (such as rutting) on wetlands and roads.
With locations in 34 countries, Gardner Denver is strategically positioned to support its customers anywhere in the world.