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New ZT 90-160 brings improved monitoring system and energy efficiency

Atlas Copco has introduced a new version of its ZT 90-160 air-cooled oil-free screw air compressor, including re-designed compressor elements that have been adapted to work even more efficiently than previous elements. Available with fixed or variable speed drive and with or without an integrated dryer, the ZT 90-160 also features an advanced touchscreen monitoring system that enables end users to evaluate, adjust and optimise the pressure and performance of the compressor in real-time.

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ZT Oil & gas Power plant Textile Screw compressors Oil-free Air Product Food & Beverage 2018 United Kingdom

All components in the ZT 90-160’s compressor element, such as the rotor profiles, inlet and rotor coating, have been re-designed for maximum efficiency and durability. For instance, the design and sealing of the venting chamber ensures physical separation between the oil and air circuits, eliminating any possibility of oil entering the compressed air chamber and thus guaranteeing Class 0 oil-free air.

Mark Ranger Business Line Manager Atlas Copco Compressors UK Oil-free division

“ Thanks to innovative yet proven technologies, the ZT 90-160 efficiently provides oil-free compressed air in a variety of industries such as food & beverage, textiles, oil & gas and power generation. The unit is housed in a completely plug-and-play, soundproof package, and is designed for low maintenance time and costs. ”

Mark Ranger , Oil-Free Air Business Line Manager - Atlas Copco Compressors UK

At the core of the compressor, an IP 55 TEFC high-efficiency motor protects against dust and humidity and guarantees continuous operation under severe ambient temperature conditions. It is supported by an efficient intake air filtration unit, containing a two-stage dust removal system, that minimises intake losses and provides a low pressure drop. The compressor is also equipped with high-efficiency coolers with water separator that have a compact design and ensure a low air approach temperature and low pressure drop. No external air supply is required thanks to the reliable load/unload regulation process.

The ZT 90-160 compressor contains an integrated NEOS drive that communicates directly with the new, user-friendly, touchscreen Elektronikon® Mk5 Touch Controller. Mk5 Touch displays warning indications, maintenance scheduling and provides online visualisation of the machine’s condition. The data monitoring program SMARTLINK is integrated as standard. This remote monitoring system optimises the compressed air system and reduces energy and cost.

The ZT 90-160 compressor works together with Atlas Copco’s new Optimizer 4.0 central controller. It enables a compressed air system to be optimised through selection of the most efficient combination of machines, such as compressors, dryers, filters, controllers, energy recovery systems, generators, air receivers, coolers and boosters. Through a highly intuitive user interface, the end-user can view the performance and energy consumption of each machine as well as of the whole system.

Moreover, Optimizer 4.0 is fully Industry 4.0 compatible, enabling the Internet of Things and the digital integration of the compressed air system with other intelligent networked devices to improve equipment performance, enhance predictive maintenance and further increase energy efficiency.

The ZT 90-160 can be included in a Total Responsibility Plan, in which Atlas Copco takes care of all compressor maintenance, upgrades, repairs and possible breakdowns.

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Editor's Notes:
Atlas Copco Compressors is the GB sales and service operation of the Atlas Copco Group providing oil-free and oil-injected stationary air compressors, gas and process compressors, vacuum pumps, turbo expanders, nitrogen generators, air treatment equipment (such as compressed air dryers, coolers, and filters) air management systems, and custom designed engineered packages.

Atlas Copco Compressors’ sales and distribution network means that specialist compressed air advice and service is always within easy reach. A team of over 80 service engineers operates across the country, to ensure maximum running efficiency and minimum downtime at its customers' sites.

In the United Kingdom, Atlas Copco also handles the sales and marketing of construction equipment, portable compressors and electric power generators, industrial power tools and assembly systems – all backed up by a nationwide sales, distribution, service and maintenance network.

Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers through its innovative compressors, vacuum solutions, generators, pumps, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services 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 2017, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 86 (BEUR 9) and about 34,000 employees. Learn more at www.atlascopco.co.uk/compressors.

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