Air Rover’s engineering team is composed of some of the industry’s most competent engineers who combine a unique set of expertise in the fields of mechanical/refrigeration and electrical/controls engineering design. This core engineering team ensures that our company remains an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of world-class commercial and military-grade heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) systems. With a customer-oriented mindset, Air Rover’s engineers are committed to providing customized turn-key solutions, meeting both national and international standards, for a wide range of commercial and military applications.
Our engineering team will diligently work with you and help turn your specific idea into a reliable, turn-key solution. This is made possible with the use of latest state-of-the-art design tools available in the industry:
- HVAC systems simulation software
- Fan/Blower selection software
- Finite Element Analysis
- CAD software (SolidWorks, SolidEdge)
State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Processes
Air Rover has designed and manufactured virtually every conceivable type of portable or semi-portable air conditioning system, including high-temperature and constant run systems for NASA, RADOME systems for telecommunications shelters, and trailer-mounted ECUs for military deployment. Located in Tyler, Texas, halfway between Dallas, Texas, and Shreveport, Louisiana, Air Rover’s manufacturing facilities include a fully computerized sheet metal department featuring automated Global Series of CNC turret punch presses from Strippit/LVD designed to meet the fabricating challenges of a new millen¬nium, four-axis CNC hydraulic press brake systems, high-capacity assembly lines, automated vacuum forming systems, a computerized hardware inserter and powder coat painting and finishing. Air Rover’s facility includes shipping docks and rail accessibility for fast product deployment.
- Metal fabrication
Metal used in fabrication is free from kinks and sharp bends. The straightening of material is done by methods that will not cause injury to the material. Corners are square and true. All bends are made by controlled means to ensure uniformity of size and shape. Precaution is taken to avoid overheating materials. Heated steel is allowed to cool slowly. All surfaces are free of burrs. Air Rover is equipped with two Strippit Global 20 Series Punch Presses that ensure sheet metal is fabricated to strict tolerance levels in accordance with USMC requirements.
- CAD/CAM 3D Sheet Metal Design System
Air Rover's automated CAD/CAM system creates precision sheet metal parts using industry standard engineering design programs. We are capable of reproducing any part from a complete library of Environmental Control Units and portable air conditioning systems programs dating back to 1987. Air Rover's CAD/CAM manufacturing design production system uses SolidEdge© and SolidWorks© software for 3D modeling and rendering.
All welding is done in accordance with AWS D1.1, AWS D1.2, and/or ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, as applicable.
All brazing is done in accordance with AWS B2.2 or ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, as applicable.
Air Rover, Inc. is committed to providing quality service to our customers for their environmental control needs. We always strive to provide 100% customer satisfaction in every area of the design and manufacturing process through implementing the following:
- Utilize of ISO9001/2000 standard to develop and implement a quality management system that meets customer as well as legal and regulatory requirements
- Establish of quality objectives at relevant functions and levels within the organization
- Review of the quality management system, quality policy and quality objectives regularly to ensure their continuing suitability
- Measure and analyze critical processes to drive continual improvement of the quality management system
- Improve customer communication to measure and monitor customer satisfaction
- Each ECU undergoes a thorough multi¬point quality assurance check;
- Specialized staff ensures all products meet Air Rover’s industry-leading qual¬ity assurance standards;
- Air Rover UL Series ECUs are certified per MIL-STD-810F for transportability;
- Operation of High Temperature units is confirmed in ambient conditions from -30˚ F to 150˚ F.
We, at Air Rover, are committed to fully support our customers with a wide range of services to ensure the maximum customer satisfaction. Our range of support services consists of the following:
- Technical Support
Our technical support team’s main focus is to assist you on technical issues related to product troubleshooting, parts ordering, technical documentation inquiry, pricing, etc. An Air Rover support representative is available to answer your call Monday through Thursday from 8:00AM - 4:30PM Central (GMT - 6:00) and Friday from 8:00AM – 3:30PM Central (GM – 6:00). Tech Support can be reached at 903-877-3430 ext 153.
- Technical Documentation
Documentation is an important component of the Air Rover solution. Operation and maintenance manuals are provided with each shipped unit and are also available online. A large source of other product literatures is also readily available online (product brochures, specifications sheets, 3D CAD drawings, dimensional drawings). Special documentations such as installation manuals, field retrofit instructions are available upon request.
- Parts & Supplies
Reliability is an Air Rover hallmark, but when spare parts are needed, they are expedited for immediate shipment anywhere in the world. A list of recommended spare parts is always provided in the operation and maintenance manual.
- Product Retrofit
Air Rover is committed to assist you with the need for retrofitting your existing Air Rover system to bring it up-to-date and ready to be deployed again. Retrofitting services are available at Air Rover’s facility in Tyler, TX or can be conducted on site in which case Air Rover will provide complete step-by-step retrofitting instructions.
Air Rover’s HVAC systems are operable and maintainable with minimal difficulty, which minimizes personnel and training requirements, within the limits of time, cost and performance trade-off. However, as an option, we also offer training courses available at our facility to ensure optimum product deployment and readiness.
At Air Rover, we don’t simply offer you quality air conditioners or environmental control units to fit your needs; we also provide your product with excellent warranty terms to protect your investment. Click on the links below for detailed warranty information.Back To Top
Additional Value Features
Configuration Upgrades Based on User Feedback
Air Rover's manufacturing facilities offer a unique advantage to rapidly change manufacturing procedures based on user feedback. Over the course of Air Rover's relationship with the USMC, several ideas emerged that helped the overall deployment and capability of Air Rover's ECUs. For instance, Air Rover units were provided for testing at USMC locations at Yuma, AZ, before being put into service. In the past, contacts were made at Camp Lejeune, NC that would enable Air Rover ECUs to be provided to MEF supply units for testing and feedback before deployment. Air Rover thinks this is an excellent model to follow and has seen positive results from previous tests. Air Rover appreciates feedback from its customer and constantly looks for ways to improve reliability and functionality of all units. Air Rover fully expects to make product modifications as technology improves and feedback accumulates over the life of our diverse contracts.
Increases in Production Capacity
Air Rover rapidly expands production capacity when mandated by large orders. As orders arrive for high quantities of like units, Air Rover's work order delivery process accommodates high volume assembly and testing to meet client requirements. Air Rover owns 5.5 acres of unimproved commercial property along the I-20 corridor adjacent to the current manufacturing facility to accommodate production expansion that facilitates on-time deliveriesBack To Top