GA VSD+ air compressor range now available up to 75kW

Atlas Copco is expanding its range of GA VSD+ compressors with a series of extra models that deliver unsurpassed efficiency in a space-saving upright format. Building on the success of the GA 7-37 VSD+ oil-injected rotary screw compressors, which ushered in next-generation variable speed drive technology when launched in 2013, Atlas Copco is extending that range up to 75 kW to give more industrial air users the option of having an energy saving VSD+ model.

All pack and full feature versions of the GA 37, GA 45, GA 55 and GA 75 kW compressors will now be available worldwide with VSD+ technology.

GA VSD+ compressors have a compact design, occupying 60% less floor space than fixed speed compressors

The compact design of the GA VSD+ compressors enables them to fit better in confined spaces

Paul Clark, Industrial Air Division

“For Atlas Copco customers, this means they can get a proven, high-quality product that delivers significant energy savings and efficiency. The GA range is one of our most beloved and trusted products. For us, this also symbolises a way to reward customer loyalty by improving a product that they had already been very satisfied with.”

Paul Clark, Business Line Manager for Atlas Copco Compressors’ Industrial Air Division
 GA VSD+ Pie Chart - on average 50% energy savings

A VSD compressor automatically adjusts its motor and element speed to the air demand, considerably cutting energy use and costs.

However, Atlas Copco’s GA VSD+ compressors set a new benchmark with a highly efficient iPM (Permanent Magnet) motor, a patented compression element and a sentinel valve.

These technologies allow the GA VSD+ range to deliver even greater energy savings than the first generation of VSD compressors: average energy savings of 50% compared with fixed-speed alternatives. Free Air Delivery (FAD) and Specific Energy Requirement (SER) are 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.

Elektronikon Graphic controller with full colour display

What is more, the compact design of the GA VSD+ compressors fit better in confined spaces. The GA 7-75 VSD+ models are smaller and taller than the traditional GA (VSD) range, with a 60% reduced footprint. Thanks in part to an innovative cooling fan, the GA VSD+ compressors produce only 67dB, one of the lowest noise levels in the industry. This means they can be installed on the work floor rather than having to be housed in a separate room.

Reliability and ease of maintenance were prioritised throughout the design process to ensure maximum uptime. Among the standout features are a robust oil filter / separator, an electronic water drain, maintenance-free sentinel valve, direct drive technology and easy-to-use Eletronikon controller.

Customers interested in finding out more about the new GA VSD+ range can calculate their energy savings here: http://webapps.atlascopco.com/Industrial_air_animations/accalculator/ 

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Editor’s Notes:

Atlas Copco Compressors is the GB sales and service operation of the Atlas Copco Group providing oil-free and oil-injected stationary air compressors,  gas and process compressors, vacuum pumps, turbo expanders, nitrogen generators, air treatment equipment (such as compressed air dryers, coolers, and filters) air management systems, and custom designed engineered packages. 


Atlas Copco Compressors’ sales and distribution network means that specialist compressed air advice and service is always within easy reach. A team of over 80 service engineers operates across the country, to ensure maximum running efficiency and minimum downtime at its customers' sites.


In the United Kingdom, Atlas Copco also handles the sales and marketing of construction and mining equipment, portable compressors and electric power generators, industrial power tools and assembly systems – all backed up by a nationwide sales, distribution, service and maintenance network. 


Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.  The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2015, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 102 (BEUR 11) and more than 43,000 employees. Learn more at www.atlascopco.co.uk/compressorsuk.


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