Atlas Copco is one of the leading manufacturers of air compressors, which provides you with a huge number of air compressor types. In this article, we will introduce you to the air compressors that work with VSD technology.
Did you know?
70 % of industrial electrical consumption is for electric motors?
up to 20 % of industrial electrical capacity is consumed by air compressors?
More than 70% of the total life cycle cost of a standard air compressor is electricity?
The demand for compressed air fluctuates significantly in 88 % of all compressed air installations?
Air compressors consume a large amount of energy up to 20%, but there are always opportunities to improve production, by improving the work of air compressors; and the investment of wasted energy, which is why VSD technology, or what is known as variable speed management
Atlas Copco Variable Speed Drive Technology
Atlas Copco's Variable Speed Management or VSD technology automatically adjusts the operating speed of the air compressors, to suit the need to produce air on demand, and exactly at a specified time; which means saving huge amounts of energy, and higher production capacity.
How does Atlas Copco's Variable Speed Drive technology work?
There are three main elements that you should keep in mind: Engine, component, and control centers.
VSD adjusts the compressor’s speed (RPM) by means of an inverter.
Instead of all the power going directly into a traditional AC motor that runs only at full capacity, the inverter provides the VSD compressor with the specific voltage required to meet demand, saving energy.
for the element; The VSD technology works perfectly with the rotary screw air compressors, which are also available to you by Atlas Copco in several versions; Either oil-injected or oil-free, sized and measured to practically apply.
3- Control Centers:
As for the control centers; Sensors constantly measure air pressure in the system and adjust engine speed, as needed.
The VSD system from Atlas Copco is also controlled by a composite control unit called the Elektronikon, as well as a frequency modulator.
The Atlas Copco VSD Air Compressor is designed to operate at full efficiency through continuous operation, and at full speed, if the required volume of air pressure is less than the full flow of air, energy is wasted.
You can rely on our sales experts in Atlas Copco Egypt for a free energy audit/ assessment to determine if the VSD compressor is the right fit for your application