To support the growing demand from its customer base in their path to commercialization, TORAD Engineering has opened the TORAD Commercial Development Center (TCDC).
The state-of-the-art facility in Cumming, Georgia measuring 13,000 sq. 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 need to produce prototype hardware for TORAD’s commercialization partners. In addition, TORAD has expanded testing capacity for refrigeration development as well as improved metrology capabilities to aid in the rapid development of production ready designs. TORAD now has the capability of producing machines for a wide range of applications with capacities ranging from fractional horsepower to 200 hundred 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.”
TORAD’s new Commercial Development Center serves as a launch platform for OEMs interested in shaping the next generation in advanced compression technology. TORAD plans include growing investments in technology and additional staff including engineers, technical staff, as well as sales and marketing to support global growth.
TORAD’s Spool Compressor technology features a simple rotary design with four main components: rotor, main housing, vane, and bearing housing. Unlike scroll and screw compressors employing complex geometries, the components can be manufactured utilizing lower cost capital equipment and easily scaled for larger sizes. The design is uniquely durable with significant advantages in capacity density and variable speed operation.
About TORAD Engineering, LLC
Based in Cumming, Georgia, TORAD Engineering conducts research, development and licensing of its patented spool machine technology. TORAD’s spool machine technology holds the promise of breakthrough cost and efficiency advantages for energy conversion applications that are ubiquitous to modern society. Applications such as air-conditioning, refrigeration, waste heat to power, heat engines and others for mobile, stationary, commercial and industrial use. TORAD Engineering, LLC is a privately held company.