M54 vs. M62

I once read something that identified what people look for in a product or purchase.  The idea was that different personality types look for different things.  One of the points that jumped out at me from the article was that engineers want details.

“Hmm…” I thought to myself.  “Do I do that?”

I thought back to the last vehicle I purchased.  I remember asking the seller if the engine was an M54 or an M62.

“What does that even mean” he said, sounding very confused.

I dialed it down a bit.

“Is it a 6 or 8 cylinder engine?”

“Oh, it’s a 6.  I think.”

Looking back on this (and the rest of the conversation), I agree that engineers most definitely want details.  Sometimes we are so detail oriented its necessary to take a step back and remember the rest of the world doesn’t look at things the way we do.  Fortunately, when working with EXAIR, you don’t need to dial it down.

I’ve been in and out of the test lab this week working through an application for an overseas customer.  They need specifications and values that aren’t defined in the catalog or spec sheets available on the web for our Super Air Knives (Air velocities at certain distances).  Fortunately, I understand the need and desire for the charts and figures.  So, I graciously agree to run the test and supply the data.

Anytime a new application is proposed there is always the possibility of being unable to meet the necessary performance standards, which can cause worry.  In the words of Winston Churchill, “Let our advance worry become advance thinking and planning.”

If you need to plan out a system with EXAIR components, we’re just a call away.

Lee Evans
Application Engineer

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