Sullair, a compressed air solutions company that has been in business since 1965, announced the next step in its commitment to a carbon-neutral value chain with the introduction of the E1035H electric portable compressor.
Sullair has been owned by the Hitachi Group Company (Hitachi) since 2017. Sullair said that its new product development aligns with Hitachi’s long-term environmental targets. Known as Hitachi Environmental Innovation 2050, Hitachi has set a target of becoming carbon neutral in all its global factories and offices by fiscal year 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality throughout its entire value chain by fiscal year 2050.
Sullair said that the E1035H provides the same reliability, durability, and performance as its diesel counterparts. It was designed by Sullair engineers based on customer insights and contains the company’s air end and solid-state starter. It also touts quiet operation, added safety features, and claims a lower total cost of ownership as compared to diesel compressors. The E1035H was designed for an evolving marketplace and serves as the beginning of a long line of green initiatives and product innovations planned by Sullair.
“The development of the E1035H is the beginning of a new era for Sullair in driving solutions that bring enormous value to our customers while promoting environmentally responsible innovations,” said John Randall, president and CEO of Sullair. “The future of our industry — and our planet — depends on all of our commitment to investments in green technology. Our customers are expecting that commitment, and we are proud to play our part in the fight against climate change.”
Demand for greener compressed air solutions has been growing and the E1035H is a direct response to that demand. The initial development of the E1035H was driven by hands-on input and involvement from Sullair customer, Ring Power Corporation.
“To stay competitive, it is important for manufacturers to listen to customer feedback, adapt and innovate,” said Roger Adkins, vice president and compressed air business manager at Ring Power Corporation. “Ring Power was excited to work closely with Sullair in the development of this new electric rental compressor that meets our customers’ needs. The Sullair E1035H is a promising addition to their product lineup with versatility and functionality that customers will appreciate. It’s wonderful to see Sullair investing in new technology and products that will transform the compressed air industry.”
The Sullair E1035H features several proprietary and patent-pending features focusing on environmental responsibility and user-friendliness. Sullair said that the E1035H is the first compressor to feature swing-out coolers, a patent-pending design allowing users complete access to the coolers — both front and back — enabling more thorough cleaning which helps keep the compressor running optimally. Additionally, the E1035H features unique condensate management technology to help eliminate the need for additional equipment to dispose of condensate.
Delivering equivalent power capacity and efficiency as similar-sized diesel-powered compressors, the E1035H produces 1035 scf/m (29.3 m3/minute) at 150 psi (10.3 bar), and the Sullair Electronic Spiral Valve (ESV) provides efficiency. The E1035H also boasts added flexibility with its emissions-less design allowing it to be used indoors and wherever a 60-Hz power source is available. The E1035H runs exclusively on Sullube, a biodegradable, varnish-removing lubricant engineered by Sullair.