Medical Manufacturing: Industrial Air Compressor Solutions

Founded in 1910, Medline has grown from a small manufacturer of aprons, surgical gowns and uniforms to a thriving $10 billion global enterprise.

As the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products in the United States and a growing manufacturer in international markets, Medline uses the highest quality equipment in their manufacturing facilities to continue supplying superior products to healthcare institutions and retail markets around the globe.

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New Australian production facility

As part of Medline’s international expansion, a new production facility was built in Marsden Park, New South Wales. To ensure the continued production of high quality, hygienic products, Medline needed a compressed air solution in the new facility that would meet the high standards for which the company was known.

As long-term partners, Medline enlisted the help of the team at Pilot Air to install a new compressed air distribution system throughout the expansive new facility and to relocate the existing Pilot Air oil-free compressed air system to the new location.

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Ongoing support

As part of the ongoing maintenance support provided by Pilot Air, it was identified that to retain the fully redundant compressed air supply, a new oil-free compressor would be required to replace a unit nearing the end of its life span.

The new system needed to provide a clean, dry and totally oil-free compressed air supply for Medline’s semi-sterile and sterile production facilities. Medline chose the Pilot Air Silent OFP Series as it produces 100% pure, oil-free air that meets ISO 8573-1:2010 Part 1 for oil content.

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More than clean air

Not only does the system produce air free of impurities, but the super silenced cabinet design, with acoustic foam-lined panels, ensures quiet operation. The oil-less pump design features one piece sealed bearing conrods, special PTFE compression rings, heat insulated piston pin bushings and specially anodised cylinder coatings to ensure durability, efficiency and long service life.

Because of the high capacity production of Medline’s products, the new system’s high efficiency cooling system and integral aftercooler were perfect for such heavy-duty use. But not only is the system reliable and durable, it also offers easy, cost-effective maintenance and minimised energy costs due to its energy efficient MEPS approved electric motors.

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One happy customer

Medline’s Facility Manager, Brad Moffatt, fully understands the value of regular, simple and trackable routine maintenance as part of ongoing TGA compliance and recognises the benefits of the proven oil-free reciprocating type technology.

This new unit is now installed and commissioned and will be part of the Medline production process for many years to come.

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Compressed Air Products

Our extensive range of Australian made compressed air products offers the right solution, no matter the industry. From air compressors through to compressed air storage, treatment and distribution, we’ve got you covered. 

Best suited for industrial applications to meet the ever-changing demands of the industry.

Rotary Screw
Compressors

All the reliability of a Pilot Air product, in a quiet package.

Silent Air
Compressors

Tailored for trade, professional or industrial applications.

Reciprocating Air
Compressors

Horizontal and vertical air receivers to complete a compressed air system installation.

Compressed Air
Storage

100% pure oil-free air designed for applications where air quality is critical.

Oil-Free Air
Compressors

A range of products that offer safe, clean air, free from impurities.

Compressed Air
Treatment

Ideal for clients with small, specialist compressed air requirements.

Compact Air
Compressors

Efficient and easy to install, with high quality components.

Compressed Air
Distribution

Perfect for noise sensitive environments where air demands are constant.

Portable Air
Compressors

Perfect for noise sensitive environments where air demands are constant.

Portable Air
Compressors

Complete solutions, including horizontal and vertical air receivers.

Compressed Air
Storage

Ideal for clients with small, specialist compressed air requirements.

Compact Air
Compressors