Plant Engineering announced the 2019 Product of the Year Awards in its May 2020 issue, granting Atlas Copco’s ZR90-160 VSD+ Oil-Free Air Compressor a gold designation in the Air Compressor Category. Plant Engineering’s readers have selected the outstanding new products that help them do their jobs smarter, safer, more efficiently and more productively. Each category presented a gold, silver, and bronze designation. Plant Engineering celebrated 32 years of the Product of the Year award program in 2019.
Atlas Copco Compressors launched the ZR 90-160 VSD+ (120-200HP) oil-free air compressor in 2019. The new technology enables the compressors to deliver an average of 12% energy savings when compared to the previous industry-leading savings of the former generation and up to 45% savings are possible dependent on your current model. This was highlighted in a customer case story with Nestle that was presented as part of the application. This new version ZR+ series provides the latest technology in oil-free rotary-screw air-compressor innovation – available with or without an integrated dryer. In 2020, Atlas Copco launched a program which guarantees a minimum of $20,000 savings on your energy bill in year one when upgrading to the new range.
Ideal for applications in the food and beverage, electronics, automotive, textile, and pharmaceutical industries, the water-cooled ZR 90-160 VSD+ is equipped with two high-efficiency permanent magnet motors, state-of-the-art compressor elements, and a redesigned monitoring system. The drive design of the ZR 90-160 VSD+ incorporates Atlas Copco’s most sophisticated Variable Speed Drive (VSD) technology – NEOS drives combined with permanent magnet motors. The dual-motor concept allows automatic variable synchronization of the independently driven airends, ensuring maximum operating efficiency at every speed.