Kaeser refrigeration dryer nominated as top innovation Kaeser Kompressoren’s new energy-saving Secotec refrigeration dryer is amongst the top five finalists in the running for the coveted international Hermes Award technology prize. “The nomination is a great honour for Kaeser Kompressoren. We see it as an endorsement to continue on our successful and innovative path to strive for best possible efficiency and energy savings,” said Thomas Kaeser, CEO of the Coburg-based German compressed air specialist. The new Secotec TF energy-saving dryer’s innovative storage technology and low energy consumption are impressive. These features and the extremely compact footprint for a dryer of its rating make it a star in the world of compressed air refrigeration dryers. The refrigeration dryers are manufactured exclusively in Germany and, as Thomas Kaeser explains, “is further confirmation for us that ‘Made in Germany’ quality is in demand.” The innovation prize will be awarded on the 7th of April in conjunction with the opening of Hannover Messe 2013.

About the Hermes Award:

The Hermes Award is Hannover Messe’s technology innovation prize. It is one of the most prestigious technology competitions in the world. Now in its tenth year, the prize is awarded for innovative technical products and processes that are selected on the basis of four criteria: degree of technological innovation, efficiency, presentation and real-world performance testing in industrial applications.

About Kaeser Kompressoren:

Kaeser Kompressoren is one of the world’s leading compressor manufacturers and compressed air systems providers. The company’s portfolio comprises stationary rotary screw and reciprocating compressors, portable compressors and dental compressors. In addition, the company offers compressed air management systems, vacuum pumps, rotary blowers, filters, dryers, compressed air tools and accessories, as well as consultancy, planning, compressed air demand analysis and contracting services. Every product in the portfolio is designed to deliver a dependable supply of quality compressed air with maximum energy efficiency. The family enterprise is based in Coburg, Germany, and was founded in 1919 by Carl Kaeser Senior. Thomas Kaeser, his grandson, heads up the company today together with his wife Tina-Maria Vlantoussi-Kaeser. Kaeser Kompressoren has production facilities in Coburg, Gera and Lyon and is represented in over 100 countries by its own subsidiaries and exclusive trading partners. The compressed air specialist employs more than 4,000 people worldwide, of which 1,900 are located in Germany.

The new Secotec TF dries large volumes of compressed air with impressive energy efficiency. Space-saving refrigeration dryers featuring highly efficient partial load control are now available for the first time thanks to the compact thermal storage medium.