Breakthrough compressor technology has arrived
Atlas Copco translated the most requested needs of its customers in this new type of compressor: better performances, with less energy consumed, low noise levels and a compact footprint.
In 1994, Atlas Copco pioneered the variable speed drive compressor and now we have launched an innovation that will once again set the benchmark in the compressor industry.
With the GA VSD+, a variable speed drive compressor achieves better performances even at full load than a comparable idling compressor. This innovation will enable all compressor users to switch over to variable speed drive compressors, an important step towards a more sustainable industry. Small compressor, big ideas Atlas Copco evaluated every part in this compressor: a more efficient fan, robust air intake system, eliminating all blow-off losses, and the best electronic components together with the new drive train add up to energy savings of 50% on average compared to a traditional idling compressor of the same type. The new GA VSD+ is another 15% more efficient than Atlas Copco’s current Variable Speed Drive compressor (the GA 7-37 VSD). A full feature version with an integrated refrigerant dryer is available as option.
Several key components like the drive train as well as for the general design of the GA VSD+, are protected by Atlas Copco, with many patents on their way, thanks to the introduction of an interior permanent magnet motor. This new motor achieves an efficiency corresponding to IE4 (Super Premium Efficiency motor class).
The motor and drive train share one drive shaft and are vertically aligned to allow a smaller footprint of 55% compared to the previous range.
Since the introduction globally, the strong demand for this product from our customers , is proving the market need and acceptance of this state of the art product.