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Atlas Copco focuses on continuous drive for efficiency


April 2013, Wilrijk, Belgium. Atlas Copco’s products and solutions are continuously improved in regards to customers’ demands of quality, cost and efficiency as well as in regards to carbon footprint. Keeping in-line with its continuous drive for efficiency, Atlas Copco introduces range of products across different technologies and applications, to bring to customer substantial energy savings.

A new range of GA oil-injected screw compressors
Atlas Copco unveils the energy efficient GA 250 compressor, which is part of the newly introduced range of GA 160+-315 lubricated screw compressors. The new single stage element improves the performances by up to 10% compared to the previous generation. The intelligent Elektronikon controller integrates advanced functionalities to optimize the use of the compressor. Thanks to the energy recovery system, the heat generated by the compressor can be recovered and turned into a new energy source in the facility.

New small blower extends the ZS screw blower range
The ZS series is known to provide on average 30% more energy savings than conventional lobe blowers in a wide range of low pressure applications. These include, for instance, aeration as part of the waste water treatment process. They are available with built-in variable speed control (VSD) and are 100% certified Class 0 (ISO8573-1).

The extension of the ZE VSD compressor line
ZE VSD low pressure compressors offer a variable air flow with minimum energy costs. Delivered ready-for use, they come as all-in-one-packages including a powerful controller, aftercooler and integrated Variable Speed Drive (VSD). The compact design eliminates the need for extras and reduces installation to an absolute minimum.

Moving into a new technology with ZM oil-free multistage centrifugal blowers
These blowers (pressure and vacuum) offer increased reliability and efficiency and can be used in a variety of low pressure air and gas applications.

Built-in intelligence for oil-free centrifugal compressors
Compressors in the latest ZH 350+ generation can be connected to central controllers in order to optimize their utilization. Each compressor comes as a plug-and-run package, including internal piping, integrated coolers, motor, control system and 100% matched components.

XD550-3600 - A new range of heat-of-compression desiccant dryers
Dryers in this range consume no compressed air thanks to Zero Purge cooling. There are two variants available. One is for a guaranteed dewpoint of –40°C, the other delivers dewpoint supression. The latter has no extra heating on board but minimizes the energy consumption to a few watts for the electronic control board.

Premiere for a newcomer in the heat-of-compression rotary drum dryer range
The main characteristics of the new ND 1000 dryer is a reliable process and a well proven design with lowest total cost of ownership. What’s more, the energy efficiency is outstanding! The ND 1000 delivers 100% flow capacity at the output, resulting in higher energy savings as no compressed air is lost for purging. This makes it unique in the market.

A new generation of filters
The new PD 150 high-efficiency coalescing filters feature an exceptional flow path through the housing and cartridge. This reduces air turbulence and pressure drops and limits operating pressure. The result is substantial energy savings without compromising production reliability and efficiency.

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Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5 (BEUR 10.5). 

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 Shanghai, China, and the production centers are in Antwerp, Belgium; Wuxi, China; Pune, India and São Paulo, Brazil.