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Atlas Copco pioneers two-in-one coalescing filter technology


March 2015, Antwerp, Belgium – Atlas Copco has launched the UD+ coalescing compressed air filters, which combine two filtration processes in one product. The UD+ is unique in the market and offers energy savings, efficiency gains and reliably clean compressed air.

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The UD+ is the newest addition to Atlas Copco’s extensive line of compressed air filter solutions. This two-in-one filter takes wrapped filter technology to a new level, combining the reliability and performance of wrapped filters with pressure drops lower than even pleated filters can achieve (40% less pressure drops).“Our compressed air solutions are of the highest quality, so our air treatment solutions should be too,” explains Bert Derom, Vice-President Marketing. “With the UD+, we launch a compressed air filter innovation that saves space, energy and money without compromising on reliability and air quality.”

One UD+ filter outperforming two regular ones
Traditionally, two inline filters are needed to bring oil aerosol and solid particles in the compressed air down to acceptable levels for most applications (ISO 8573-1 Oil class 1 and 2; ISO 8573-1 Solid particle class 1). The UD+ replaces those two filters, saving space and reducing pressure drops with 40%. Extensive testing shows the UD+ achieves the excellent air quality of two traditional filters, thanks to the UD+’s innovative glass fiber filter media package that is wrapped around the filter. This technology is not only more efficient, it also offers increased reliability over traditional, pleated filters, which are prone to cracking. Learn more about the UD+’s working principle.

Proven peace of mind

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The UD+ comes equipped with components of the highest quality, protection layers and a thick package of wrapped, enhanced glass fiber filter media. The UD+’s reliability and performances are certified according to ISO 12500-1:2007 and ISO 8573-2:2007 standards by TÜV Rheinland. Available models range from a capacity of 9 l/s to 8000 l/s. 

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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.

Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area provides industrial compressors, vacuum solutions, gas and process compressors and expanders, air and gas treatment equipment and air management systems. The business area has a global service network and innovates for sustainable productivity in the manufacturing, oil and gas, and process industries. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Belgium, the United States, China, South Korea, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom