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Fresh Air | September 2016

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: Know the facts about air compressors and energy

Service infographic cut showing cost of fixed speed compressor over 10 years

Did you know that compressed air accounts for as much as 30% of a factory’s energy consumption? Or that 5 out of 10 manufacturers find out from an audit that a smaller VSD compressor could replace their old compressor and save energy and emissions?


Watch our new energy infographic animation to discover more money saving tips.

Revolutionary VSD+ compressors now available from 37 up to 75 kW

Atlas Copco has expanded its popular range of GA VSD+ oil-injected rotary screw compressors with new 37, 45, 55 and 75 kW models that deliver unsurpassed efficiency in a space-saving upright format. These compressors give more industrial users the option of having the most efficient compressor on the market, which can reduce energy consumption by on average 50%.

The VSD+ changes the way you look at compressors – Discover more here

Manufacturer secures £10,000 annual energy saving following compressed air upgrade

Heritage Trade  Frames save energy from compressed air

Heritage Trade Frames, a fabricator and installer of domestic and commercial windows, doors and conservatories in the North West of England, has realised annual energy savings of at least £10,000 and pushed up productivity after choosing a compressed air systems upgrade from Atlas Copco.

Read how Heritage has increased productivity and saved energy

Two in one filter introduced to fit 160-315 kW compressors

two in one filter for air compressor

A larger version of Atlas Copco’s UD+ coalescing filter has been launched to be used with the new GA 160+-315 range of oil-injected rotary screw compressors. The UD+ replaces conventional two-stage oil aerosol and solid particle filters by incorporating innovative two-in-one filter technology, which provides higher energy efficiency without compromising on performance or reliability.

Read more about the GA 160+-316 range and the UD+ filter

What are the benefits of having a dedicated compressor drive?

You might not be aware that Atlas Copco has developed its own inverter, specifically suited to compressors and designed to operate in the heavy-duty environments that a compressor can find itself in. The Neos is IP5X protected and has already proven its worth, with over 18 million running hours in the field. We have Neos upgrade kits for all GA30-90 VSD compressors.

If your inverter suffers from heat, dust or over currents, contact us about a Neos upgrade kit at compressor.sales@uk.atlascopco.com

New service telephone number

air compressor service 24/7

Atlas Copco Compressors’ service division has implemented a new, advanced telephone system for all enquiries related to ad hoc maintenance, planned service and spare parts, wherever you are in the UK.

The only number you need to know for compressor parts & service enquiries is 0845 60 50 630

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