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Atlas Copco phases in new technology

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In 2013 Atlas Copco released its next generation of revolutionary variable speed drive technology, VSD+, which allows energy savings of, on average, 50% compared to conventional compression and gives GA compressors a much smaller footprint.

Since the release, Atlas Copco has been phasing in this new technology. Up to this point only GA 7-37 compressors came with VSD+, but starting mid-June, all pack and full feature versions of the GA 37, GA 45, GA 55 and GA 75 kW compressors will be available worldwide with VSD+ technology.

“For Atlas Copco customers, this means they can get a proven, high-quality product that delivers significant energy savings and efficiency,” said Bert Derom, Vice President of Marketing of the Atlas Copco Industrial Air Division.

“The GA range is one of our most beloved and trusted products,” said Derom. “For us, this also symbolises a way to reward customer loyalty by improving a product that they had already been very satisfied with.”

An Atlas Copco GA VSD+ compressor features an iPM (Permanent Magnet) motor, a new compression element and a sentinel valve. These new technologies allow it to deliver even more energy savings than the first generation of VSD compressors. Free Air Delivery (FAD) and Specific Energy Requirement (SER) both improved by up to 9%. This means customers get up to 9% more air while using up to 9% less energy with the GA VSD+ compared to the GA VSD. The GA 7-75 VSD+ models are smaller and taller than the traditional GA (VSD) range, offering a smaller footprint.

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