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What is a VSD and how does it work?

Variable is the constant choice!

VSD stands for variable speed drive. Hidden behind these letters is (inverter) technology that automatically adjusts the compressor’s motor speed to the compressed air demand in realtime.

This often saves a lot of energy and money. In fact, depending on which type of VSD compressor you use, energy consumption can drop by up to 60%. 

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Check out some of our great VSD applications below!

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February 7, 2023

Atlas Copco has always set the industry standard in fixed-speed rotary screw compressor performance. The new GA 55⁺-75⁺ and GA 55-90 continue this tradition of leading excellence. Read more about these fixed-speed compressors.

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January 21, 2023

Take a look at the smart options available and check which innovative technology is already integrated with your compressed air system or what can still be improved.

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January 7, 2023

Compressor connectivity incorporates the latest technology to enable a truly smart production. In this e-book, you will learn what connectivity means with regard to compressed air equipment and how you can make new connectivity features work for you.

Ebook compressor connectivity

December 31, 2022

Check out our case study books for both nitrogen and compressed air, watch our on-demand webinar from October, and read how The Apple Farm in Co. Tipperary are getting on with their oil-free SF22+ scroll compressor!

The Apple Farm

December 21, 2022

VSD stands for variable speed drive. Hidden behind these letters is (inverter) technology that automatically adjusts the compressor’s motor speed to the compressed air demand in real-time.

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November 7, 2022

From nitrogen in pharmaceutical, specialist ventilations, or metal fabrications, to oil injected screw compressors in healthcare packaging or exhibitions companies.

Temmler NGP450+

October 31, 2022

Register for our upcoming webinar on nitrogen hosted by Matthew Havlin, and download some free guides for process filtration, oil-free air, and nitrogen generation.

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October 21, 2022

Atlas Copco's process filters optimize your productivity while protecting your process, products and consumers.

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September 21, 2022

Nitrogen is effectively everywhere. Manufacturers resort to ordering nitrogen, which is mostly stored in big, heavy gas cylinders based on its usage.

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VSD variable speed drive