Ingersoll Rand has introduced new models to its line of Next Generation R-Series compressors, which incorporate the latest advancements in variable speed drive (VSD) technology to increase air flow output by up to15%, reduce energy costs by up to 35% and increase system reliability. With the launch of the RS30n and RS37n VSD models, Ingersoll Rand engineers designed a streamlined system that maximizes the latest advancements in rotor dynamics coupled with Totally Enclosed, Fan-Cooled (TEFC) high-performance motors, increasing energy efficiency.
At the heart of every Next Generation R-Series compressor is the airend Ingersoll Rand engineers designed to significantly improve overall system efficiency by ensuring low pressure drops. It delivers specific energy output and premier airflow capacity for each compressor application.
The compressors are designed to withstand harsh plant conditions and can run continuously in ambient temperatures of up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit. The starter panel meets NEMA 12/IP55 protection ratings to provide protection against circulating dust, falling dirt and dripping or splashing liquids.
In addition to matching output based on the demand, the RS30n and RS37n compressors also decrease energy use during start-up, which can draw up to 270% of the full load current. RS30n and RS37n limit the in-rush current during start-up, minimizing peak power charges and lowering energy usage.
The new compressor models also come equipped with updated standard features to enhance reliability and durability.
All Next Generation R-Series air compressors are equipped with Xe-series controllers, which allow easy access to and control of the compressed air system. The Xe70 controller has customizable units of measure and built-in sequencing for up to four compressors and communicates directly to the inverter drive to determine the appropriate running speed of the airend.