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Atlas Copco launches latest oil-injected screw compressor

Aug 06, 2018
Atlas Copco launches latest oil-injected screw compressor

The latest air compressor in Atlas Copco’s smart AIR solutions portfolio, the GA 90+-160 (VSD+)

oil-injected screw compressor range is designed for reduced energy consumption and ease of installation

and service. It features state-of-the-art compression elements with Smart Injection technology coupled

with highly efficient oil-cooled IE4 and IE5 motors that require no service interventions.  The new

Elektronikon® Touch controller with integrated smart algorithms further reduce energy consumption. It is

available in water- and air-cooled versions, with fixed or variable speed drive and with an optional

integrated dryer.

“The latest generation of GA compressors are particularly well suited to the mining industry, metal

processing and power plants where its IP66 drive train offers complete protection from environmental dust

and moisture ensuring reliable operation even in the harshest environmental conditions. This reliability

also provides long and trouble-free life in general industrial applications in ambient temperatures up to

55°C/131°F.” says James Elbro, Product Marketing Manager. 

Optimum efficiency is ensured through a highly efficient drive train, low internal pressure drops and

precise control from the Elektronikon® Touch. All components are designed for ease of service with the

most commonly serviceable parts grouped together for ease of access while the patented portal design

enables full access to all components when more extensive maintenance is required. This results in a

service time that is half the time of comparable designs.

Atlas Copco provides customers with a tip to toe 5-year Warranty Plus program on the complete machine,

ensuring smooth operation in the harshest environments.

The new Optimizer 4.0 central controller replaces the company’s ES16 central controller. It enables a

compressed air system to be optimized through selection of the most efficient combination of machines,

such as compressors, dryers, filters, controllers, energy recovery systems, generators, air receivers,

coolers and boosters. Through a highly intuitive user interface, the end-user can view the performance and

energy consumption of each machine as well as of the whole system.

Optimizer 4.0 can also be monitored through a customer’s PC via LAN, a SCADA system or SMARTLINK.

Moreover, it is fully Industry 4.0 compatible, enabling the Internet of Things and the digital integration

of the air compressed system with other intelligent networked devices to improve equipment performance,

enhance predictive maintenance and further increase energy efficiency.