July 2016 Newsletter

Construction Digest: Industry leaders from heavy duty to military—and looking forward.

T/CCI is based on the simple philosophy that industry standard automotive compressors simply will not do for heavy-duty applications. Our “design thinking” philosophy approaches each individual design as a unique project with individual conditional needs that require engineering application expertise. In this business, performance and durability count. The demand in the market for our custom application approach has been the catalyst for T/CCI’s global growth and expansion—and we aren’t slowing down. Our team is looking toward new innovative designs that will reduce the horsepower draw of the compressor on the engine for better fuel efficiency and maximum power loads to maximize your job efficiency.


Get to Know: Shirley Leevy

Describe your role with TCCI.

My job is very multi-functional as Manager of Logistics and Inventory; you have to be able to juggle both sides of the job. As Logistics manager shipping globally you have to make sure you are getting the best prices and delivery to anywhere in the world you are shipping. It is very important that you’re forwarder understands that time is important in meeting customer demands. As Inventory manager your focus is controlling the amount of inventory coming in to meet production demands but at the same time making sure that you are not bringing in too much inventory that will sit and cause excess carry costs we don’t need. It is very important to work with both purchasing and production planning in determining inventory needs.

What’s been your best experience working for T/CCI?
Working with a good group of people who are willing to help answer questions regarding compressor components and how they are made so that when you need to explain it one is able to intelligently.

What opportunities do you see in the industry?
I see this industry growing and expanding internationally and with the change in the weather everyone is always looking for an AC unit to help keep their trucks cool on a hot day of traveling.

How have your experiences/knowledge from past roles shaped your experience in your current role?
My experience whether it be a large company or a small company the goal for both logistics and inventory is the same for both companies. You must keep costs down and have less inventory on hand. Inventory is a killer for any business for it ties up your dollars that you may have to spend on other goods and services. Inventory will always be a thorn is every company’s side.


Questions from Customers: What is the life of your SHD (Super Heavy Duty) clutch on QP7H15 compressors?

T/CCI’s QP7H15 Wobble Plate compressors are classified as either HD (Heavy Duty) or SHD (Super Heavy Duty). On occasion we get asked the question what is the difference between HD and SHD and what type of extra life can be expected of the SHD version.  Since T/CCI’s customer base is primarily in the Heavy Duty markets like truck, bus, emergency vehicles, and military, a lot of design and development effort has been put into both the HD and SHD designs. The difference is in the clutch. Every time a clutch engages (or cycles) there is a small amount of metal wear as the stationary armature plate “engages” with the spinning pulley. T/CCI’s HD clutches are of a Spring Leaf (sometimes referred to as Leaf Spring) design and are rated at 1,000,000 cycles for extra-long life. However, T/CCI’s rubber ring armature SHD clutch takes the life to a whole new level. An industry best astounding
2,000,000 cycles!!

Come See Us: 66th IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Germany

T/CCI hopes to see our customers at the 66th IAA Commercial Vehicles Show, Booth # C03 hosted in Hannover, Germany on September 22-29, 2016.