Ingersoll Rand has expanded its contact-cooled rotary screw air compressor line with the introduction of the R-Series 55-75 kW / 75-100 hp range. This new range is available in fixed speed and Nirvana variable speed drive at capacities of up to 3.23-13.56 m3/min / 114-479 cfm.
Robert Horneman, global portfolio manager for Ingersoll Rand, stated: “With the 55-75 kW range of R-Series compressors, we are able to introduce new features and options that deliver reliability, efficiency and productivity for our customers, while providing the same industry-leading benefits offered by the larger 90-160 kW R-Series compressor range”.
The new range of compressors is equipped with the Xe-Series controller and a high resolution LCD screen. The display provides immediate and intuitive access to all vital compressor data and settings. The controller allows access and remote control of the compressor from any PC, tablet or smartphone. The controller is even able to send automatic email notifications of trips and warnings.
The integrated Total Air System (TAS) dryer and filtration option provides clean, dry air in one package. This minimizes installation costs and footprint and allows single-point maintenance and monitoring for the complete system. The Total Air System option comes with refrigerated dryer technology and a high efficiency coalescing filter, which delivers ISO Class 1-4-2 quality air. The TAS option utilizes a patented 3-in-1 heat exchanger, which achieves improved energy efficiency and lower operating cost than traditional stand-alone dryers.
In addition to the new Xe-Series controller and TAS option, the advanced features introduced with the larger 90-160 kW / 125-200 hp range: PACTM protection, V-ShieldTM technology, and sequential cooling, are present in the 55-75 kW R-Series range. Progressive Adaptive ControlTM (PAC) protection is an integrated, intelligent system. It monitors filtration, ambient temperature and other parameters, and adapts the operation of the compressor to reduce energy consumption, lower noise, and increase uptime. V-Shield technology is a superior configuration that eliminates possible leak paths by using stainless steel pipes, durable metal-flex hoses and a vibration isolation system. Sequential cooling utilizes a centrifugal blower that consumes less energy and operates much more quietly than traditional cooling fans do.
R-Series compressors are designed to require less maintenance and to be easy to service. The amount of time required to service and maintain the compressors has been significantly reduced by the use of swing out separator covers, longer life consumables, easy-access hinged doors, single side maintenance access and slide out coolers.