Determine the right type of air compressor for your needs
Compressors play a crucial role in countless industries and applications. That means today’s compressor – your compressor – must meet a wide range of requirements. In this article, we will look at the 7 most important compressor demands, and why Atlas Copco variable speed drive (VSD) machines are the only type of compressor that meets all of them.
Reliability: Since compressors plays a key role in production, their reliability must be unqualified. Downtime and breakdowns come with a huge cost.
Efficiency: With today’s high energy prices and the push for lower energy use, it's important to find an energy-efficient compressor.
Sustainability: As government regulations become stricter, it’s time to start modernizing your set-up, including your compressor. Energy-efficient equipment can help meet your climate goals by lowering your CO2 emissions.
Tailored to your needs: Every production environment is different. You don’t just need any standard compressor. You need the one that meets your specifications, standards, and priorities.
Connectivity: For companies running a smart factory, investing in easy-to-install, connected smart equipment will make life a lot simpler.
Compact and quiet: If your compressor sits on your production floor, you need it to be a compact and quiet presence.
The right size: The wrong size compressor can hinder your production efficiency and reliability. Getting sizing right matters.
With many different technological innovations available, it can be hard to know which air compressor meets all or even some of these needs. The latest Atlas Copco variable speed drive rotary screw compressors are the first to check all of these boxes.
The newest VSD rotary screw air compressor models
VSD air compressors can be the optimal choice for most industries and applications. This ability to meet nearly any need is due to how these machines adapt their motor speed to the fluctuations in air demand. By comparison, traditional fixed-speed (FS) models operate at a constant level of high pressure.
When combined with the latest innovations found in the Atlas Copco VSDs models, you can save up to 60% on energy expenses. These savings are created by the state-of-the-art components found in our GA VSDs compressors.
On board innovations
Atlas Copco VSDS machines come equipped with a new element, a Ferrite-Assisted Synchronous Reluctance (FASR) motor, a Neos Next Inverter, and Smart Temperature Control (STC) System.
Benefits offered by the FASR motor include IE5 efficiency, and the way they’re constructed without rare earth metals. The Neos Next Inverter provides IP54 dirt protection and combines the functionality of one electrical cubicle into a compact unit. Lastly, the STC ensures ideal injection temperature control. With all these components included, the GA VSDS air compressor is a powerful machine that adapts its performance to its operational environment – and to your needs. Also, with optional Energy Recovery, these machines can re-use up to 80% of heat generated.
For maximum connectivity, the VSDS are equipped with SMARTLINK technology and OPC UA. SMARTLINK provides real-time data, insights, and analytics to help maximize performance. OPC UA helps you integrate our VSDS seamlessly into your smart factory.
Sizes & types of compressors for your company’s needs
Since there are many types of compressors, like VSD, it’s important to choose the one that’s right for your space and application. A major benefit of our VSDS air compressors is how they're vertically built. They pack a lot in a small footprint without taking up too much space. They are quiet too, forming a low-key presence on your manufacturing floor.
To determine the right type of compressor, you’ll want to assess the amount of power and air flow required. Read our article on choosing the right size air compressor to properly evaluate your needs.
We’re here to help
If you have any questions about our GA VSDS or any other types of compressors, feel free to get in touch today.
To keep your air compressors running at peak performance, it's recommended to perform regular maintenance and invest in OEM parts. By using our valves, oil, filters, pumps, and hoses, you'll ensure everything fits perfectly with your machine.
We also offer service plans to keep everything in good condition, so you can focus on operations.
Do you want to know more on variable speed compressors? In this e-book you will find out how a VSD can work for your business!