The Different Features Of Atlas Copco Air Compressors

1The Different Features Of Atlas Copco Air Compressors

There are several different types of air compressors, each with its own unique features. Whether you’re looking for an oil-free or oil-lubricated air compressor, there’s certainly one out there to fit your needs. Upon reviewing this article, if you have any questions about Atlas Copco air compressors, be sure to contact an authorized parts dealer like us here at Wenniger Compressor Co.!

Variable Speed Drives

Variable speed drive technology on Atlas Copco air compressors provides energy efficiency that far outpaces other control technologies in the industry. The motor automatically varies its speed to match demand, reducing energy usage by up to 35%, and helping cut greenhouse gas emissions. A VSD compressor is most efficient in applications where the demand for compressed air fluctuates by process, time of day or shift. In contrast, a fixed speed compressor is most effective when the demand for air is constant. Compressors must meet a variety of requirements, from reliability to efficiency and sustainability. Atlas Copco VSD machines are designed to meet all of these criteria and more, including the ability to communicate with advanced monitoring systems. The GA 7-37 Variable Speed Drive+ brings a game-changing revolution in the commercial air compressor industry, designed in-house by Atlas Copco and powered by iPM (Permanent Magnet) technology. It has a compact motor and footprint and reduces energy consumption by an average of 50%, with uptime assured even in the harshest operational conditions.

Digital Displays

A wide variety of digital displays are available on Atlas Copco air compressors, from simple pressure gauges to in-depth electronic controls. Many of these feature touch screen displays that make it easier to understand the operation of the system, and some even track internal conditions over a set time span. The best of these features are found on some premium models, which are now able to hook up to the Internet and send data back to the OEM for analysis. This information is often provided on a subscription basis and can make for more informed decisions about maintenance schedules. The G 2-7 rotary screw compressors are an excellent example of this technology, with their high efficiency motor and a new in-house designed low vibration screw element. They are also equipped with an Elektronikon Base controller, which allows them to be monitored remotely using the SMARTLINK app. This app captures 30 data points and translates them into clear insights to help you better manage your VSDs compressor.

Oil Level Indicators

Depending on the type of air compressor you own, there are a few different types of oil level indicators to choose from. Most direct drive air compressors come with a dip stick in the crankcase, while larger models will have a site glass that makes checking the oil level easier. The best way to check your air compressors oil level is by checking it on a regular basis, whether or not you use it regularly. This will help ensure that it is operating at peak performance and extend the lifespan of your equipment. The other best option is to purchase an oil level indicator or sensor from your local distributor. Typically these are available in ready stock in large quantities and can be shipped on the same day as you order. They also have a variety of features to help you check the oil level such as the ability to change the pressure of the compressor.

Temperature Sensors

Atlas Copco air compressors are made with a wide range of temperature sensors. These are typically used to monitor air inlet and discharge temperatures as well as the temperature of compressor coolant and oil. Depending on the type of sensor, these can be set to measure temperatures in Celsius or Fahrenheit. In some cases, these are also used to monitor compressor pressure. Temperature and pressure sensors are a great way to monitor your compressor and keep track of its condition. They are also a good way to help with troubleshooting. They often have a memory that stores data on the current and previous temperatures, pressures and operating status. This allows you to pinpoint problems and make logical repairs.

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