A new compressor, thanks to Ingersoll Rand

During the first week of the new school year we were busy getting our newest piece of donated equipment ready for installation.  A 15 horsepower, custom designed compressor from Ingersoll Rand will give us the extra air we need to power our new machining equipment.  While greatly appreciated, getting the compressor ready for installation was not without its challenges.

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Above left is the compressor safely on the floor. Above right is Tim Horn oh so carefully hoisting the unit off the pallets that had not fared so well in transit. We would never have made it without the special hoist from Dan Leonard’s lab affectionately known as the “Elmer” gantry. Even then it was exciting. You might be able to tell from the photos that the compressor gives a new meaning to the term top heavy.

All’s well that ends well. Our latest addition is now where it is needed, ready to blow hard on demand. Many thanks to the fine folks at Ingersoll Rand that made this all possible.