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The leading manufacturer of bed fittings from Spain relies on ELGi’s reliable air compressors for efficient production.
Switch to Better
A dominant brand in the sector of hardware and hinges for beds and furniture, ARGOMANIZ, has switched to ELGi air compressors. The company aims to achieve operational efficiency and cost savings by using the best air quality provided by reliable air compressors from ELGi.
Hinges and hardware improve the functionality and durability of beds and furniture. Manufacturing companies focus primarily on convenience and ease of use.
The global furniture hinge market is estimated to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 3.1% during the forecast period from 2019 to 2030. Depending on usage, raw materials such as cold-rolled steel, stainless steel, and solid brass are used. These are processed to manufacture hinges, brackets, stoppers, and mobile systems of varying hardness levels. The focus is to deliver corrosion-resistant products with a long service life.
Offering the Best Bed
Founded in Toledo, Spain, as a stamping workshop for the automotive industry, ARGOMANIZ has over the past three decades become an international standard in the bed industry. The company diversified its business in 2001 and established itself as a reliable manufacturer of hinges for mattresses, bases, and beds.
The company acquired several patents and continues to achieve its ambitious international expansion plan. Sprawling over 8.500 m2, the industrial park of ARGOMANIZ uses the latest technologies to automate its production process. Besides delivering the highest quality products, process automation also helps the business in meeting its customers' varying demands.
ARGOMANIZ has a technology-focused and environment-friendly approach in all its processes. It manufactures the following products important for the bed industry:
- Hinge set for lifting storage bed cover
- Springs for hinges
- Brackets - long, flat, standard and leveling
- Legs assembly
- Mobile systems - side, wooden and with lever
- Junction plate
- Mattress stoppers and locks
- Bed lifting systems
These products are used by manufacturers of beds and other furniture to add durability and convenience to their products. Sturdy brackets and hinges help in maintaining the bed structure in place over the years. Locking and non-locking brackets allow holding the bed in an open position when using the storage box. At the same time, mobile systems and wheels make moving around the bed easier.
Spanner in Work
ARGOMANIZ plants need high-quality air processors to assemble metal, also known as screwing. It is also useful for painting the hinges with black color to increase their life. The challenge was to deploy a single air system that could efficiently provide the highest quality of hot air for uninterrupted production. A high-performance air compressor was needed to enhance product quality and reduce costs.
Out With the Old and in With the New
ARGOMANIZ opted for a full air audit from ELGi and concluded that the two air compressors in use at the production site were ineffective and needed to be more efficient. The audit report indicated that replacing the two compressors with an efficient one would reduce ARGOMANIZ energy consumption and offer cost savings.
ARGOMANIZ replaced its air compressors with a single unit of ELGi’s EG75V. Being best in class, the EG Series Compressor is suitable for industrial use and runs in two shifts to fulfill the production demand of ARGOMANIZ. The EG oil-lubricated screw air compressors follow the unique Oil Separation by Impact and Centrifugal action (OSBIC) process to separate air and oil in three stages efficiently. It meets the manufacturing needs of ARGOMANIZ by delivering consistent compressed air with minimum pressure drop. Offering unmatched reliability, air compressors from ELGi have a sturdy design and operate efficiently even at extreme temperatures. The compressed air system uses ELGi’s high-efficiency airends that are equipped with in-house developed η-V profile rotors. The rotors come with a 4/5 lobe combination and are designed to run perfectly, even at low rotor speed. By reducing pressure loss, the air compressors provide best-in-class energy efficiency.
The compressor has been sourced from ELGi Compressors Europe, a subsidiary of ELGi Equipments Limited. Installation and maintenance services of the compressor have been provided by one of ELGi’s partners. The compressor has been running efficiently in two shifts per day since installation on 24 January 2022. The customer’s plan includes preventive maintenance to be conducted by the ELGi service partner. It will be conducted as per the service schedule, keeping in mind the compressor’s running time to ensure minimal downtime during maintenance.
ARGOMANIZ is an organisation that cares about the environment. It takes pride in ensuring none of the raw materials or processes are harmful to the environment. ELGi EG Series air compressor is a smart and sustainable solution that aids in fulfilling the customer’s commitment to the planet. EG Series air compressors from ELGi can have in-built Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) that reduce energy loss by varying the motor speed according to demand. By reducing power wastage, it operates with minimal noise and has little impact on the environment.
Did the Trick
ELGi’s air compressor improved ARGOMANIZ business operations. The switch offers the company the following business benefits:
Energy savings: Compressed air is required for product painting processes and metal assembly. Even while running constantly, the compressor saves energy compared to the two compressors being used by the organisation earlier. It even helps in reducing the impact of the manufacturing process of ARGOMANIZ on the environment.
Cost control: Reduced energy consumption by installing the EG series air compressor has led to cost savings. It comes with a VFD that varies the motor speed as per demand. The plan under which ARGOMANIZ purchased the air compressor includes maintenance and repair. The organisation is leveraging the benefit to reduce maintenance costs while delivering high-quality products.
High-quality products: Delivering high-quality products is imperative to maintain the product’s position in the international market. High-quality compressed air plays an important role for metal assembly and painting. It improves the durability of ARGOMANIZ products by minimizing abrasion and rust.
“We like ELGi because they offer the best way to support our specific business and compressed air needs, understanding what we, as their customer, require. And this is also the same way we work with our customers. Since it was installed in January this year, the ELGi EG75V is efficiently meeting our needs for stable and reliable compressed air. It is critical for running our highly automated production process 24/7. The reliability, service and maintenance plan, along with technical expertise offered by ELGi, make it an excellent choice.” said Ignacio Bello Argomaniz, CEO at ARGOMANIZ.
ELGi always strives to put customer needs first and partners with them to ensure they achieve their goals. We offer products and services of the highest standards without any compromise on quality. By relying on our best-in-class products, our customers can focus on achieving the next milestone for their business.