Fresh Air | Summer 2017

Our monthly newsletter covers product updates, tips for air compressor maintenance, local news, and valuable insights into the world of compressed air and vacuum pump technology.

Top tip: No air dryer, so what?

Atlas Copco FD refrigerant dryers are the most energy efficient solution

Why bother with compressor dryers? If the quality of your product and process matters, then the quality of your compressed air matters too! If you want to know how much water vapour is in your air system right now, our calculator can tell you. Or perhaps you would like to know how an air dryer works or what methods of air drying there are? These questions and more are answered in our compressed air dryer whitepaper.

Download our water-in-the-air calculator and dryer white paper here

When does our service team get the most breakdown calls?

Right about now! Analysis of compressor data from the field has proven that uptime is greatly improved on regularly serviced compressors during hot weather. In fact, without regular servicing, a compressor’s availability falls by 3.5% - equivalent to 210 production hours over the course of a year, based on a compressor running for 6000 hours per annum.

Make sure you don’t need to call us this Summer! Check out our service plans

Recommend a friend for an #airCHECK to enter a prize draw

aircheck is a free compressor room visual inspection

Do you know anyone who could benefit from an #airCHECK? If you recommend a friend or colleague who could benefit from a free visual assessment of their compressed air system, we will enter you into a prize draw for a chance to win an iPad Pro.


Click here to recommend someone


Which type of industrial vacuum pump is right for your application?

GHS VSD rotary screw pumps are ideal for generating pick and place vacuum

Our Vacuum Product Manager, Richard Oxley, gives an overview of the operating principles and current technology developments in the four main categories of industrial vacuum pump, and offers advice on avoiding the issues of noise, oil carryover and high energy costs.


Read Richard’s advice in selecting vacuum equipment for your application

Kingsmoor Packaging gains production flexibility with VSD compressor and saves over £40,000 a year

Kingsmoor Packaging thermoformed plastic packaging for the food industry uses Atlas Copco compressor for production

Kingsmoor Packaging Ltd. has increased production capacity and greatly improved its energy efficiency as a result of installing a GA90 VSD compressor. The decision provides KPL with the flexibility to meet future growth and follows an extensive plant operation review that included undertaking a system energy audit.

Read how KPL looked to the future by reviewing their practices and processes

Are you interested in Class 0 oil-free compressed air?

Oil-free compressed air is crucial in laboratories

We often get asked questions about oil-free compressed air and ISO 8573 CLASS 0 certification, so we thought we’d publish the most popular ones for anyone else who has incomparable air purity on their mind.


Read our FAQs to know what you’re dealing with


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