Gael Force saves space with Robox Aqua

The Robox Aqua rotary lobe blower Photo: Robuschi The Robox Aqua rotary lobe blower Photo: Robuschi
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Gael Force Group has specified the Robox Aqua blower technology from Gardner Denver’s Robuschi brand, enabling it to overcome space restrictions on the company’s marine feed barges.

Built in Inverness and Fort William in Scotland, Gael Force’s feed barges contain compressor and blower technology to help onsite staff feed and care for their stock. A common challenge for feed barges is available onboard space.

“Over the last year we have installed the 22 kW and 30 kW Robox ES45/2P units onto our barges, plus the new 30 kW Robox Aqua technology,” said Neil MacDonald, project and design engineer at Gael Force Group.

“While using the standard Robox blowers for typical installations, we sometimes have to contend with tight space restrictions. The Robox Aqua is very effective at increasing our capacity, with a reduced footprint over the standard Robox unit.”

The Robox Aqua rotary lobe blower can allow for pressure up to 1000 mbar (g), volume flow up to 700 m3/h and motor power up to 30 kW. Its design uses direct coupling to avoid transmission losses and its sound enclosure can reduce noise levels to lower than 80 db(A).

Three side-by-side Robox Aqua units can fit into the same space as two conventional blowers. Its modular and stackable design also allows units to be installed on scaffold structures, making it suitable for barges with very limited available space.

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