New Ingersoll Rand UP6 Rotary Screw Air Compressor Features Enhanced System Controls

Small, single-phase units include run-on timer for optimal performance and reliability

Davidson, N.C. — June 18, 2012 — Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments, is offering a newly improved single-phase control scheme for its 5 and 7.5 versions of the small UP6 5-15c line of air compressors.   
The UP6 single-phase compressors are versatile compressors, ideal for small manufacturing shops, vehicle services environments, paint booths and general industrial applications up to 28 cfm. With food grade coolant and cleanup equipment, these compressors are also ideal in small food and beverage applications. Ingersoll Rand has added a run-on timer and load/unload and blowdown solenoids to improve the reliability and performance of single-phase units in these applications.  
A compressor that does not include an enhanced control scheme can easily be misapplied and fail in an environment where the compressor starts and stops too many times per hour. The Ingersoll Rand enhanced control scheme allows the compressor to operate unloaded with the motor continuing to run for the appropriate length of time, ensuring that the reliability and performance of the system is protected. 
“Having a compressor start and stop too many times an hour is not good for the machine, and increases the chance for motor capacitor failures,” said Matthew Smith, Americas region commercial rotary product manager for Ingersoll Rand. “The enhanced control scheme on the Ingersoll Rand UP6 5 and 7.5 single-phase machines is designed to keep the motor continuously running for at least six minutes. This enables the system to protect itself from damage caused by inadvertent misapplication. It also increases the product’s longevity, reliability and performance.” 
The enhanced controls will also be available as an aftermarket kit for existing units. For more information on the Ingersoll Rand UP6 5-15c line of rotary screw air compressors or to find a local dealer, visit
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