The MACS Worldwide 2017 Training Event and Tradeshow will be held February 15—18 in Anaheim, CA. This year’s theme, Mobile A/C: Global Service Horizons, emphasizes that changes are in the air for service shops with new refrigerant and automotive technology impacting mobile A/C service and repair methods. T/CCI’s Dick Ennis will present, “Solving the HD ‘No Cooling’ Crime,” offering insight on how to change the “old school” paradigm of service methods that tend to forego asking questions and collecting data. Come visit T/CCI at booth #304.
Paul Benda on the new air brake compressor line
Describe your role at T/CCI? I am a design engineer. My focus is to combine my knowledge of design, engineering and manufacturing processes to continuously improve existing products and develop new product lines. I work directly with customers and our application engineering team to identify specific customer needs to advance new programs and improve product applications. What makes us unique is our design thinking philosophy to innovate in partnership with our customers and create real value solutions not one size fits all for them.
What’s been your best experience working for T/CCI? Helping advance the air brake compressor line has been a rewarding experience. I have been able to build my knowledge on the design and engineering of our new air brake compressors.
What opportunities do you see at T/CCI? Through my continuous customer engagement across all our product lines I see growth opportunities in our value added processes. These process improvements are designed to capitalize on our engineering and compressor technology expertise in order to maximize product quality and performance while driving the overall costs to the customer down.
How have your experiences/knowledge from past roles shaped your experience in your current role? I have worked as both a design engineer and IT administrator—making it easy to organize and implement software packages to improve communication between locations. I also have experience unifying parts across product lines. We are always working to improve in terms of common parts—which lowers product costs for customers.
T/CCI Manufacturing recently introduced a new line of high efficiency, heavy-duty air brake compressors for construction and trucking. The new air brake compressors are designed for superior productivity and to outlast competitor models.
The true value proposition, however, is the ability to provide the service sector with a new compressor for the aftermarket that is more cost efficient than most remanufactured compressors.
“T/CCI is the only company that has been able to make a quality compressor in this category for the same price others are selling remanufactured compressors and the response from the market has already been extremely favorable,” T/CCI Director of Sales Lindsey Parrish said.
T/CCI has pulled from 50 years of expertise in compressor technology and design to develop this latest line of durable compressors that outperform the competition in nearly every category at a more affordable price point.
The line includes 10 models with hundreds of applications including Caterpillar and Detroit Diesel engines. PACCAR was the first company to take the product into the aftermarket service line at the end of 2016.
“We’ve done this before in the A/C compressor business and offered a product that people want and service departments need. We think the air brake is going to trend the same way as our air conditioning compressor business—which has seen 20 percent compounded annual growth for the past several years,” Parrish added.
All products undergo T/CCI’s rigorous testing and strict validation processes to meet industry standards and T/CCI is able to rapidly customize air brake solutions to fit customer needs.
T/CCI Recent Promotions
Brian Ostrander: Engineering Test Lab Manager
Bob Wimmer: Design Engineering Manager
Matt Wilson: Wind Tunnel Manager
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