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Air Compressors Deliver up to 18 Percent Efficiency Improvement - Ingersoll Rand - Facility Management Product Release
Ingersoll Rand, a global leader in compressed air and gas systems and services, power tools, material handling, and fluid management equipment, has introduced the new RS30 and RS37 models, the first in a series of next generation oil-flooded, rotary screw air compressors.
The Next Generation R-Series Air Compressors deliver world-class performance and enhanced reliability, lowering operational costs for those in need of general purpose plant air in support of assembly, manufacturing, mining and conveying applications.
“Our customers are under unprecedented pressure to be leaner, more productive and more energy efficient,” says Eric Seidel, vice president of global product management for Compression Technologies and Services, Ingersoll Rand. “The Next Generation R-Series air compressors provide enhanced compressor performance that can greatly reduce our customers’ energy footprint while maintaining reliable compressed air to keep their operations running smoothly.”
Performance and Technical Benefits: Efficiency, Reliability, Air Flow Capacity The new air compressors improve performance through a state-of-the-art airend, which is the heart of every air compressor. The new airend design was developed through advanced analytics and modeling, and includes amongst other things, an optimized rotor profile that provides up to an 18 percent efficiency improvement compared to previous models.
The new rotor profile also contributes to best-in-class airflow capacity, delivering up to 15 percent more airflow than previous models. The improved airflow creates a more reliable air supply, reducing downtime and increasing production efficiency, even in extreme operating conditions. An enhanced bearing arrangement and sealed drive system further improves performance and reliability while reducing the need for maintenance.
The advanced motor design and high and low ambient temperature options help optimize the Next Generation R-Series for operation in challenging environments, helping to protect valuable investments.
The newly revised, analytics-modeled airflow and piping system further contributes to energy efficiency by ensuring a low pressure drop. This saves energy and lowers utility bills while minimizing sound output to create a safer, more comfortable work environment.
The Next Generation R-Series air compressors are equipped with the Xe-series controller which allows easy remote access to, and control of, the compressed air system using any current, common web browser. Users can receive information on compressor performance and events by email, adjust compressor settings remotely and program compressors according to specific events through real-time clock schedules. This means users can automatically start or stop compressors for shift changes or preventative maintenance.
The new series of compressors also enhance reliability with Progressive Adaptive Control (PAC) systems software that continuously monitors key performance parameters and automatically adjusts settings to the application’s needs. The adaptive controls provide built-in performance analysis for a wide range of load requirements, thus reducing downtime risks.
Next Generation R-Series compressors also save customers money on equipment and operations by ensuring that discharge air powering equipment carries a minimal amount of moisture, which reduces the dependence on large downstream air dryers.