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There is a new industry standard in compressed air efficiency – Atlas Copco’s GA 22 to 37 VSDs

Delivering vitality financial savings of as much as 60% and a rise in Free Air Supply (FAD) of as much as 21%, (in comparison with fixed-speed fashions), Atlas Copco’s the brand new GA 22 – 37 VSDs (Variable Pace Drive) air compressor vary is in an effectivity class of its personal. Together with its ultra-efficiency, this distinctive air compressor vary additionally raises the bar on efficiency, reliability and connectivity because of cutting-edge designs and modern applied sciences.

Atlas Copco revolutionised the air compressor {industry} with the introduction of VSD know-how. This international first meant that compressors might do one thing that they had by no means been capable of do earlier than – match their motor pace to fluctuating air calls for, realising distinctive vitality financial savings and reliability. Later, Atlas Copco introduced enhancements to this know-how with the VSD+. Now Atlas Copco as soon as once more units new requirements in VSD efficiency with the launch of the brand new VSDs air compressor sequence.

Atlas Copco Compressor Method’s Enterprise Line Supervisor for Industrial Air Division, Zandra van der Westhuizen, factors out that, along with vital reductions in vitality consumption, customers can stay up for night extra financial savings from the GA VSDs sequence. “The 80% warmth restoration functionality and superior connectivity options of those machines additional enhance effectivity ranges, helping clients and end-users achieve their sustainability and productiveness targets. The effectivity of our VSDˢ compressors delivers an answer for customers who demand extra environment friendly merchandise to make sure their compliance with ever-stricter environmental laws. It additionally meets the wants of environmentally accountable corporations that attempt to handle local weather change and protect the planet.”

The VSDˢ machines’ unsurpassed reliability will increase availability, maximises uptime for uninterrupted manufacturing whereas additionally curbing upkeep prices. Furthermore, the air compressors’ good connectivity options and choices ship all the benefits of the Web of Issues (IoT). “Contemplating that over 80% of a compressor’s lifecycle price outcomes from the vitality it consumes and that compressed air technology can account for over 40% of a plant’s whole electrical energy, the unprecedented effectivity of our new GA 22 – 37 VSDs sequence is unarguably a game-changer.”

The GA VSDs machines additionally completely align with Atlas Copco’s environmental standpoint. A protracted-time supporter of the UN’s sustainable targets, Atlas Copco has adopted seven of the seventeen ideas of the Paris Settlement. “Our method is two-sided,” explains Van der Westhuizen. “Firstly we try to develop ever extra environment friendly merchandise that ship sustainable options for {industry}, serving to to decarbonise clients’ footprints. Secondly, as a number one manufacturing firm, we additionally have a look at methods to shrink our carbon footprint.”

To realize this industry-leading effectivity and efficiency, Atlas Copco engineers labored tirelessly, scrutinising each particular person compressor element to find out the place enhancements may be made and the way present techniques may be innovated. The drive prepare, the centre of the VSDs sequence, has been completely re-engineered by the Atlas Copco R&D workforce. It consists of the highly effective mixture of a component or air finish powered by an IE5 FASR ultra-premium effectivity motor. Atlas Copco developed a totally new ingredient in-house.

Different ground-breaking improvements from Atlas Copco that place the GA VSDˢ sequence in a league of its personal embody the incorporation, for the primary time in a compressor, of a Ferrite-Assisted Synchronous Reluctance motor. Not like conventional Inside Everlasting Magnet motors, the rotor makes use of ferrite supplies to assist protect valuable sources. A large discount within the quantity of vitality wanted is because of Neos Subsequent inverter know-how whereas the Increase Stream Mode permits customers to soundly enhance their air compressor. This allows VSDs compressors to quickly exceed their most capability when stretched to the very limits by manufacturing demand, with out the price of dropping strain.

Recognising the direct affect of oil temperature on the efficiency of lubricated compressors, Atlas Copco has launched a revolutionary various for conventional oil cooling techniques. The in-house developed Sensible Temperature Management System acts as a heater or cooler as wanted, guaranteeing an optimum oil temperature within the GA VSDˢ compressors always.

The Elektronikon® Contact controller provides a number of management and monitoring choices in addition to good algorithms to optimise the GA VSDs compressor’s efficiency. Due to the modern SmartLink platform, all that is remotely accessible, serving to the wi-fi air compressor to carry out higher. By connecting with the Elektronikon® controller, SmartLink permits customers to watch their compressor’s operational parameters in real-time whereas additionally maintaining a tally of 30 knowledge factors – from strain and temperature to working mode and working hours.

Atlas Copco, as an {industry} chief, is dedicated to the seamless, safe and optimum integration of compressed air techniques into the linked manufacturing.  “Consequently, we’re the primary producer to supply OPC UA-enabled (Open Platform Communications Unified Structure) in compressors,” says Van Der Westhuizen. This machine-to-machine communication protocol is developed particularly for industrial automation and is a common language for machines in a manufacturing setting. “Our totally OPC-UA-enabled GA VSDˢ compressors can join and talk with different manufacturing tools within the plant. Due to this connectivity, customers can combine their GA VSDs securely of their manufacturing community to realize true system efficiency and effectivity.”

Atlas Copco’s engineers have managed to incorporate all these elements and know-how improvements into the GA VSDˢ machine whereas nonetheless sustaining its vertical construct and small footprint, guaranteeing simple, versatile set up. As well as, these IP66 (mud and grime safety) compressors ship sound ranges as little as 63 dB and might thus be positioned on the manufacturing ground, eliminating the necessity for a compressor room.