Ingersoll Rand developed new air compressors for its Next Generation R-Series line, including the RS30n and the RS37n. The company reports that its customers are under pressure to have leaner, more productive, and energy-efficient operations. Compressed air is one of the top five highest energy-consuming operations within their facilities, Ingersoll Rand says.
Each Next Generation R-Series compressor has an airend that Ingersoll Rand designed to improve overall system efficiency by ensuring low pressure drops. The rotary screw compressor airend contains rotating, meshing helical rotors to compress air. The airend delivers specific energy output and premier airflow capacity for each compressor application, the company says. The RS30n and RS37n compressors also decrease energy use during start-up, which can draw up to 800% of the full load current. The RS30n and RS37n limit the in-rush current during start-up, minimizing peak power charges and lowering energy usage.
In addition, Xe-Series intelligent controllers can be programmed to start and stop the compressor system at specific times, helping to maximize productivity, save energy, and minimize downtime.
This series of oil-flooded rotary screw variable-speed drive air compressors is engineered to increase energy efficiency by up to 35%. That can save energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions without sacrificing the operator’s access to features such as digital analytics and reliability. The company’s analytics show that more efficient compressors combined with a comprehensive service program significantly lowers the total cost of ownership. Design enhancements translate to thousands of dollars in savings over the competition within the first five years of operation, according to Ingersoll Rand.