Atlas Copco's improved energy-efficient air compressor with better monitoring system

    Atlas Copco’s ZT 90-160 air-cooled oil-free screw air compressor is available with fixed or variable speed drive and with or without an integrated dryer. The compressor elements have been adapted to work even more energy efficiently and an advanced touchscreen monitoring system has been added to the completely redesigned canopy. The ZT 90-160 is the latest addition to Atlas Copco’s smart AIR solutions portfolio.

    Improved enery-efficient ZT 90-160 air compressor by Atlas Copco

    All components in the compressor element, such as the rotor profiles, smart inlet (patent pending) and rotor coating, have been redesigned for maximum efficiency and durability. The design and sealing of the venting chamber ensure physical separation between the oil and air circuits, eliminating any possibility of oil entering the compressed air chamber and thus guaranteeing Class 0 oil-free air.

    “Thanks to innovative yet proven technologies, the ZT 90-160 efficiently provides oil-free compressed air in a variety of industries such as food & beverage, textiles, oil & gas and power generation,” says Andy Yang, Product Manager Oil-free compressors. “The unit is housed in a completely plug-and-play, sound-proof package, and is designed for low maintenance time and costs.”

    At the core of the compressor, an IP 55 TEFC high-efficiency motor protects against dust and humidity and guarantees continuous operation under severe ambient temperature conditions. The efficient intake air filtration system contains a 2-stage dust removal system that minimizes intake losses and provides a low pressure drop.

    The high-efficiency coolers with water separator have a compact design with low air approach temperature and low pressure drop. No external air supply is required thanks to the reliable load/unload regulation.

    Atlas Copco ZT 90-160 air compressor

    Advanced touchscreen monitoring system used in Atlas Copco ZT 90-160 air compressor

    The NEOS drive communicates directly with the new, user-friendly, touchscreen Elektronikon® Mk5 Touch Controller to optimize system pressure and maximize energy efficiency. Mk5 Touch includes warning indications, maintenance scheduling and online visualization of the machine’s condition. The data monitoring program SMARTLINK is integrated as standard. This remote monitoring system optimizes the compressed air system and reduces energy and cost.

    The ZT 90-160 works together with the Atlas Copco’s new Optimizer 4.0 central controller. It enables a compressed air system to be optimized through selection of the most efficient combination of machines, such as compressors, dryers, filters, controllers, energy recovery systems, generators, air receivers, coolers and boosters. Through a highly intuitive user interface, the end-user can view the performance and energy consumption of each machine as well as of the whole system.

    Moreover, Optimizer 4.0 is fully Industry 4.0 compatible, enabling the Internet of Things and the digital integration of the air compressed system with other intelligent networked devices to improve equipment performance, enhance predictive maintenance and further increase energy efficiency.

    The ZT 90-160 can be included in a Total Responsibility Plan, in which Atlas Copco takes care of all compressor maintenance, upgrades, repairs and possible breakdowns.
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