Atlas Copco to showcase energy efficient compressed air products

31 July 2014

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Atlas Copco to showcase energy efficient compressed air productsAt RWM 2014, Europe’s premier event dedicated to resource efficiency and waste management, Atlas Copco Compressors will be showcasing its full array of energy-efficient compressed air products, including the company’s recent breakthrough innovation, the energy-efficient and compact GA VSD+ compressor.

On Stand 4C91 visitors will be able to see a model from Atlas Copco’s GA 7-37kW VSD+ compressor range. Launched in 2013, GA VSD+ compressors provide energy savings of 50 per cent on average, a 13 per cent leap in Free Air Delivery and a canopy less than half the size of traditional fixed-speed compressors. This breakthrough in energy efficiency is made possible by Atlas Copco’s own 100 per cent patented interior permanent magnetic (iPM) motors which drive, and form the heart of, all GA VSD+ compressors.

Experts from Atlas Copco will be on the stand to highlight the vital role that VSD compressors, such as the GA VSD+, can play within recycling plants, where an ability to cope with varying loads is an important requirement. This helps ensure a recycling plant is as energy efficient, controllable and flexible as possible, with the right flow, pressure and air quality provided.

Paul Clark, Business Line Manager of Atlas Copco’s Industrial Air division says: “Like many other industries, the recycling and waste management sector faces the challenge of rising energy costs. As a committed partner of this industry, it is incumbent upon us to provide products and services that reduce the burden of rising energy costs by securing efficiencies while still delivering outstanding performance over the long term. Our latest compressors are equipped to meet those demands and help the industry thrive.”

Atlas Copco will be showcasing its full spectrum of compressed air products for the waste management industry, from design, sizing and AIRNet pipework systems, to innovative energy-efficient compressed air systems utilising Variable Speed Drive (VSD) technology. Visitors will also be able to learn about other technologies from Atlas Copco that support sustainable productivity, including energy recovery systems, which enable as much as 94 per cent of the electrical energy used by an industrial air compressor to be recycled and redirected in the form of heat air or water, and the company’s robust and reliable oil-sealed vacuum pump systems which are suitable for a number of applications within recycling plants.

Also on the stand will be information about SMARTLINK, Atlas Copco’s data monitoring programme for compressors, which intelligently gathers, compares and analyses data to help compressed air users improve maintenance and service efficiency. Experts from Atlas Copco will be available to explain how SMARTLINK can be used to make smart use of connectivity, data monitoring and business intelligence, to help customers to get a better view of their maintenance needs, maintain production uptime and improve, wherever possible, their operating costs by minimising energy consumption.

To learn more about energy-efficient compressed air products, you can visit Atlas Copco on Stand 4C91, RWM 2014, 16-18 September 2014, NEC, Birmingham, or visit the website at

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