CUMMING, Ga. — TORAD Engineering announced that it has opened the new TORAD Commercial Development Center (TCDC) to support the growing demand from its customer base on the company’s path to commercialization of its spool compressor technology.
The state-of-the-art facility in Cumming, Georgia, measuring 13,000 square feet, houses skilled design and manufacturing engineers as well as a full complement of manufacturing equipment. The TCDC facility supports TORAD’s core research and the production of prototype hardware for its commercialization partners. In addition, TORAD has expanded testing capacity for refrigeration development as well as improved metrology capabilities to aid in faster development of production-ready designs. The firm now has the capability of producing machines for a wide range of applications with capacities ranging from fractional horsepower to 200 horsepower.
“The $2 million investment in the TCDC demonstrates TORAD’s commitment to the continued research and commercial development of the spool machine across a diverse set of applications and industries,” said Greg Kemp, TORAD’s chief executive officer. “The new facility will accelerate the learning curve for all applications of the spool machine. The expanding engineering and manufacturing resource extends TORAD’s knowledge base to help OEM partners develop and deliver innovative products more quickly with less technical risk.”
The company’s plans include growing investments in technology and additional staff including engineers, technical staff, as well as sales and marketing to support growth.
TORAD’s spool compressor technology features a simple rotary design with four main components: rotor, main housing, vane, and bearing housing. According to the company, the components can be manufactured utilizing low cost capital equipment and easily scaled for larger sizes. The design is durable with advantages in capacity density and variable speed operation.
For more information, visit www.toradengineering.com.
Publication date: 2/2/2015