David Smith St Ives Ltd is a leading UK manufacturer of high performance engineered timber products whose output is totally dependent upon an uninterrupted supply of plant air and vacuum. By replacing ageing stand-alone units with a centralised rotary screw VSD vacuum pump system from Atlas Copco’s distributor, Anglian Compressors, production continuity has been assured and 40 per cent savings in energy costs realised.
To be honest, I was sceptical when Anglian claimed this degree of power savings. I was aware that VSD reduced energy demand as virtually all of our other equipment has had inverter drives fitted for the past ten years, but the GHS now gives us a 40 per cent capacity margin for more demanding applications and the ability to cope with any future expansion opportunities.
He also welcomed the ability to monitor system performance daily on his desktop computer from the unit’s Elektronikon controller data feedback
As for the redundant standby rotary vane units, they are now linked into the system as back up for critical equipment during scheduled service periods provided under the 5-year Atlas Copco Total Responsibility maintenance contract.
Not only have we made a sound investment with payback in terms of reliability, support, and trouble-free productivity, we have also built a great relationship with Atlas Copco and Anglian Compressors.
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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 and mining 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.
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