Contact-cooled compressors offer increased efficiency

With features such as a smaller footprint than previous offerings, easy installation and intelligent controls, the family of contact-cooled compressors from Ingersoll Rand can assist in the ongoing quest for energy efficiency in a variety of high-use markets.
By Plant Engineering Staff January 1, 2009

With features such as a smaller footprint than previous offerings, easy installation and intelligent controls, the family of contact-cooled compressors from Ingersoll Rand can assist in the ongoing quest for energy efficiency in a variety of high-use markets. The redesigned compressors are designed for use in automotive, metal fabrication, conveyance, textile manufacturing and other applications.

The new compressors feature a proprietary Intelligent Controller. It’s equipped with intuitive operator control that includes an easy-to-understand LCD graphic interface. Other characteristics of the controller include selectable software with adjustable operating parameters, a built-in sequencer that can coordinate up to three machines and time-saving diagnostics with displays that identify and alert operators of system overload with machine shut-down when required. The unit’s Rapid Stop power conservation system eliminates unloaded running time and protects motors.

The compressors maintain a steady 115 F running temperature to ensure greater tolerance of environmental influences that can create overheat events and nuisance shutdowns. Their sickle-shaped blade design delivers more efficient cooling by reducing drag while reducing noise emission.