The ST1000 air starter for mining, oil and gas, power generation, marine, and railroad applications promises enhanced power, efficiency, durability, and versatility. It provides 8 percent more horsepower than other offset turbine starters in the same range, while using 30 percent less air or gas than previous models. The starter’s slip clutch design ensures that no soft-start valve or other special controls are required, reducing shock loading and providing better protection.
Ingersoll Rand, Annandale, NJ; 888-782-7824; www.airstarters.ingersollrand.com
A single-piece hub design increases structural strength, and ceramic hybrid bearings increase starter component life by ensuring less friction and cooler running.