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Ingersoll Rand News Update on 3BM, 5BM and SS175 series

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  • SS100 series
    NEW Ingersoll Rands SS100
    vane air starter click on the
    image above or the link below:
    SS100 series
  • SS175G series
    SS175 series starters are 
    DISCONTINUED avaiable, please see:
    SS100 series
  • 3BM 5BM series
    3BM and 5BM series starters are 
    DISCONTINUED available, please see:
    SS100 series
DATE: 3/01/2017
Ingersoll Rands press release: "Ingersoll Rand Introduces Versatile Small Engine Air Starters" ~ dated: Aug 26, 2012
All current production of the 3BM, 5BM, and SS175 series vane air starters have been discontinued. Ingersoll Rand (IR) posted a press release on their website (see link above), we later confirmed the changes by talking with two of our vendors. We offer the following for these models only:
  • Replacement Parts for the 3BM, 5BM, and SS175 series vane air starters at this moment can still be found. This all depends on our vendors stock on hand and status of availability can change with or without notice.
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What is an Air-Start Engine?

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Compared to gasoline or diesel engines, a very high compression ratio is required to create ignition of the fuel without spark plugs.
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An electric starter powerful enough to turn a large diesel engine would be too large to be practical. Compressed air is an alternative system for starting engines. Compressed air is injected into alternate cylinders, forcing it downward, activating the engine. Air-start valves activate the next cylinder and the rotation continues.

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