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Greater energy saving with GA 110-160 VSD air compressors from Atlas Copco


Wilrijk, Belgium, April, 2015. Atlas Copco unveils the latest extension of the GA 90+-160 range of oil-injected rotary screw compressors to help their customers reach new productivity levels and reduce their operating costs. This development of the new enhanced design which has already improved the performances by up to 5% compared to the previous generation is now coupled with Atlas Copco’s VSD technology. This results in large energy savings of up to 35%, cutting the life cycle cost of a compressor by an average of 22%.

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Thousands of Atlas Copco GA air compressors are operating around the globe in applications like power plants, mining, cement, glass and metal industries. The new GA 110-160 VSD range is the result of solid industry knowledge combined with innovative features.

The intelligent control and monitoring systems, the Elektronikon® unit controller and the SMARTLINK, offer many possibilities to optimize the compressor operation and further increase the savings. To reduce the operating costs, the new range offers longer service intervals and reduced maintenance time.

“At Atlas Copco, we innovate to maximize value for our customers. Efficiency is in our DNA and lowering the energy costs of our customers is our primary focus. But there is more we can offer: serviceability, ease of installation, integration, and monitoring. The integration of VSD on the GA 90+-160 range is another great example that our expertise lead to tangible benefits.” says Chris Lybaert, President Oil-free Air Division. The oil-injected rotary screw compressor range GA 90+-160 includes energy savings features like the IE3 motor, the variable speed drive, the no-loss water separator drain, the energy recovery module and the in-build dryers.

The unique integrated dryer concept delivers clean, dry air to improve the process’ reliability and increases the energy savings. With the reduced floor space requirement, and the all-inclusive package, the installation costs are considerably reduced.

“In today’s industrial environment, our customers are looking for solutions that improve sustainability, efficiency and productivity, while lowering operational risk. We are very proud to further enhance the GA 90+-160 range in our offering. More energy savings, less CO2 emissions, the Atlas Copco drive for efficiency continues.“ says Conrad Latham, VP Marketing.

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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2013, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 84 (BEUR 9.7) and more than 40 000 employees.

Oil-free Air is a division within Atlas Copco's Compressor Technique business area. It develops, manufactures, and markets worldwide oil-free and oil-injected air and gas compressors combined with air and gas treatment systems. The division focuses on sustainable solutions for all kind of industries where the gas quality is critical to the production processes. The divisional headquarters is located in Antwerp, Belgium, and the production centers are in Antwerp, Belgium; Wuxi, China; Pune, India and São Paulo, Brazil.