Atlas Copco’s GA18 compressor provides quality air for sensitive equipment
Wilrijk, Belgium, October 2013. Atlas Copco’s GA 18 VSD FF compressor meets the strict demands for clean, dry compressed air that MoldTech Modell- & Formenbau GmbH (MoldTech) in Salzburg, Austria, requires for the sensitive work their company performs.
VSD technology saves 35% energy on average
Atlas Copco’s GA 18 VSD FF is an oil-injected rotary screw compressor that is compact in size but easily meets MoldTech’s requirements. It is the ideal solution for production needs with fluctuating air demands. The variable speed drive (VSD) technology continuously adjusts the airflow to the demand, resulting in energy savings of 35 % on average.
A very special application for MoldTech products
The extreme conditions in terms of temperature and “track” require special materials, which often have to be worked on under special conditions. The riders, like Franky Zorn, are responsible for the specially equipped motorcycles used in the sport. This is where MoldTech can offer its expertise. With their specialty milling and precise machining, they develop specialty parts from high-quality materials to produce spikes for the motorcycle’s wheels, which offer a good grip for optimum acceleration and extreme inclines on the bends.
Currently, the compressed air requirement at full operation for all production machines is approximately 2.4m³/min. With a design capacity to cover demands of 0.95 to 3.6 m³/min, the GA 18 VSD FF will be working for MoldTech well into the future to supply quality compressed air as the company grows and production increases.
- Michael Gaar, PR Coordinator Atlas Copco Compressor Technique
Industrial Air is a division within Atlas Copco's Compressor Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets oil-injected and oil-free air compressors, vacuum pumps, gas generators, air treatment solutions and compressor controls and monitoring under several brands. In addition to serving a wide variety of industries, dedicated solutions are also available for marine, railway and oil and gas customers. The division's focus and main drive is to further improve its customers' productivity. The divisional headquarters and main production center are located in Antwerp, Belgium.