Compressors/Air Tools Category Winner
M57 Mobilair utility portable compressor
Key Innovation: Marries a smart concept and desirable features in today’s market. Includes our Sigma Profile airend for more air with less horsepower and a sound attenuating enclosure. Designed to make cross mounting an easy task, and built to take the harshest conditions, the M57 Utility delivers 210 cfm at 100 psig.
Kaeser’s M57 Mobilair Utility portable compressor answers the needs of today’s rental market in a versatile, compact package. The unit’s user-friendly design includes an easy-to-read curbside instrument panel protected by an aluminum hinged lockable door, as well as forklift slots and a single-point lifting bail to make cross mounting on service vehicles an easy task. Efficient and reliable, the M57 Utility delivers 210 cfm at 100 psig and is equipped with a sound attenuating enclosure. A high-capacity, cold-start battery and large 28-gallon fuel tank ensure reliable operation in severe working conditions and provide extended operation — up to 10 full hours. What’s more, the M57 Utility’s heavy duty, 4-cylinder diesel engine combined with the company’s energy saving Sigma Profile airend produces more air with less horsepower and complies with Tier-3 EPA emissions standards. Optional features include an after-cooler package and five-year airend warranty.
RER: What makes the M57 Mobilair utility portable compressor innovative?
Chance Chartters, assistant sales manager Mobilair, Kaeser Compressors: The M57 Utility’s design – including the overall dimensions – truly meets the needs of the rental market in a whole new way for Kaeser. This versatile, compact Mobilair unit can be easily cross-mounted on service vehicles.
Adam Sutton, national sales coordinator Mobilair, Kaeser Compressors: The M57 Utility combines a single-point lifting bail and forklift slots with the other outstanding qualities Kaeser’s Mobilair line is known for. Resulting in an easy to cross mount unit that produces more air for less horsepower, is quieter, and has a heavy-duty engine.
RER: What are the benefits of the M57 Mobilair utility portable compressor? How does the unit make jobs more effective and efficient for rental professionals and their contractor customers?
Chartters: The dimensions meet the standard of the industry for utility mounts while offering all the benefits of our towable M57 – and that’s a real advantage to the market. Those benefits including as our proprietary Sigma Profile rotary screw airend which produces more air with less horsepower, our super-sound proofed enclosure for quieter operation, and the heavy duty 4-cylinder Kubota diesel engine continue to offer real value to rental houses. Of course the M57 Utility also includes user-friendly features like a large fuel tank for extended operation and curbside instrument panel.
Sutton: The M57 Utility allows rental professionals to meet the needs of their customers in a new way. Efficiency and reliability with a Kaeser is now more obtainable than ever to customers with cross mounting needs.
RER: Describe the development process of the M57 Mobilair utility portable compressor. Where did the idea come from and who was responsible for its engineering and development?
Chartters: Gary Mueller, our district sales manager Mobilair, was instrumental in bringing to light the need for Kaeser to develop this type of unit. Harold Wagner, our national sales manager and the Mobilair national sales team then developed the design criteria and specifications. We sent that feedback to our engineering team in Coburg, Germany to develop a model to meet the needs of this market.
Sutton: The M57 Utility is the result of efforts from many – including our district sales manager Mobilair, Gary Mueller, the U.S. Mobilair national sales team with the leadership of Harold Wagner and our engineering team in Coburg, Germany. Everyone involved in the M57 Utility development process worked very hard – and we believe our work shows in the product.