Case Studies

As a customer of PPS, you can tap into a vast wealth of knowledge, acquired by our expert team over many years working in the air compressor industry.

We have been supplying compressed air systems and offering energy saving advice since 1991, with a focus on meeting and exceeding our customers’ requirements. Our objective is to ensure that your business can operate at the maximum possible efficiency, saving you money, time and energy.

Our case studies show how we have helped our clients by:

  • Dramatically reducing their energy bills by installing energy efficient Atlas Copco VSD compressors
  • Cutting their costs by locating and fixing air leaks in air compressors or piping
  • Getting companies back up and running after a major incident such as a fire
  • Advising on cost savings following an energy audit

Take a look at our case studies and find out more about how we can help your business.

Alco Valves Group logo

Alco Valves Group Operations Manager Andrew Walton had been investigating ways of reducing in-house costs. After taking stock of the factory equipment that ran on a large motor, he came to the conclusion that the most inefficient....

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SGL Co-Packing logo

During full production, the pneumatic cylinder rod suddenly snapped, out of the blue. A complete new cylinder was required in order for the machine to function properly and production to restart.

“Generally, cylinders might....

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SW Interiors logo

Early in 2018, the company’s second-hand air compressor suffered a failure and, when it became clear that it was no longer worth repairing, given the age of the machine, a replacement compressor needed to be purchased and....

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The company has been growing rapidly in recent years and didn’t want to risk any downtime while waiting for parts to be....

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Sam Weller Ltd Company logo

Sam Weller was running a fixed-speed GA7FF Tank compressor, but needed additional capacity. There was also the potential for energy savings, by switching to a newer, more efficient model, with a Variable Speed Drive....

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The factory was relying on two ageing air compressors: a fixed speed air compressor that was around 30 years old and a variable speed air compressor of around seven to eight years old. As a result the factory was not receiving....

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The company was running two fixed-speed compressors, an old Atlas Copco machine and an Ingersoll Rand ML30 – both high energy....

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The machine in question often required “changeovers” between different paints. Operators had to physically remove the flexible hosepipes in order to wash them out, resulting in 30,000+ manual pipe changes a year. A new,....

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For many years, PPS has been servicing the compressors and ancillary equipment at the company’s Cromwell Saws and Appleton Saws sites.

Initially, this began as a standard arrangement, where PPS engineers were called out as....

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The factory was running on a Sullair LS20S – 125 HAC 2001 90kw fixed speed load-unload compressor, purchased in 2000, with two Sullair 16BS-60 ACAC compressors as back up. The compressors were not operating efficiently and....

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Based in Huddersfield, Dual Seal Glass is the UK's leading independent processor of High Performance Vision and Insulated Spandrel Glass Panels for the construction industry. Since its foundation in 1985, it has invested....

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Specialising in precision engineering, Calderdale Engineering Services, based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, offers traditional manual turning, milling, boring and machining, as well as fabrication and engineering, from one-off....

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The previous machines were fixed speed, which meant that they were either on or off – these needed replacing with updated variable speed....

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The job focused on three vacuum pumps, one of which required major repairs. The site had received environmental awards for its green credentials and it made sense to assess the operation of these existing air compressors to....

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Crossgrove Associates logo

Based in Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, Crossgrove Associates manufactures corrugated cardboard boxes and provides innovative packaging and design solutions for a diverse range of businesses UK wide.

The company was running 22,000....

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Airedale International Air Conditioning logo

In September 2013, a major fire broke out at Airedale’s plant in Rawdon, West Yorkshire, with more than 100 fire fighters called to the scene. The factory was so badly damaged that it had to be demolished. Airedale took the....

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In 2013, Plasmor approached PPS to hire a compressor for its site at Heck. PPS supplied an Atlas Copco screw compressor and Plasmor were impressed with its performance, which later led to the purchase of a....

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Established in 1860, David Brown Gear Systems is a global leader in industrial gearing solutions and services. Its Huddersfield facility is spread over a 17.5-acre site, with a road through the middle, and it has three....

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Bethel Rhodes specialises in wire and stainless steel wire goods, including trays, baskets, display racks, vermin traps, show pens, wire fencing, steel wire, wire rope and more. Established in 1835 and based in Keighley in West....

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