Ingersoll Rand introduces new models to its line of Next Generation R-Series oil-flooded rotary screw air compressors. The RS200 to RS250 models are available with the new single-stage airend, or the two-stage airend that increases airflow by up to 21%. The new fixed-speed models are engineered to be 16% more efficient compared to legacy products, while the variable-speed option is up to 35% more efficient compared to the industry average.
Ingersoll Rand has added these models to the Next Generation R-Series portfolio allowing customers who run their operations 24/7 and rely on large amounts of compressed air to have equipment that is as reliable as their demand. At the core of every Ingersoll Rand Next Generation R-Series compressor is an airend that is specifically designed to improve overall system efficiency. In addition to the enhanced single-stage airend, the RS200 to RS250 models are also available with the new two-stage airend.
Each compressor comes standard with Progressive Adaptive Control (PAC) Protection, V-Shield technology, floating coolers and Ultra EL Lubricant. These features help keep equipment running efficiently and maximize uptime for facilities that are manufacturing around the clock.
- PAC Protection is a unique algorithm developed by Ingersoll Rand and is integrated in the controls system within each compressor. The system monitors key performance parameters that indicate when consumable parts are nearing the end of their life, or if operating temperatures are reaching design limits. In these situations, the controls adjust the parameters to keep the machine running without overloading the motor, preventing unnecessary shutdown.
- V-Shield technology safeguards all critical fittings by securing them with o-ring face seals in a method that is largely free from distortion. Leaks are virtually eliminated, meaning performance isn’t sacrificed, regardless of how many reconnections are made.
- The floating cooling system from Ingersoll Rand contains heat exchangers with finger-tight connections so they can expand and contract as needed. This new design improves overall system reliability, because welded connections reduce the ability for heat exchangers to expand and contract, which is the number one reason they fail.
- Ultra EL is formulated to last up to 16,000 hours, which is twice as long as other rotary lubricants. Ultra EL keeps compressors running at peak performance, minimizing downtime and lowering lifecycle costs.
All Next Generation R-Series air compressors are equipped with Xe-series controllers, which allow easy, intuitive access to, and control of, the compressed air system. The Xe145 controller has built-in performance analysis and graphical trending, as well as built-in sequencing for up to four compressors.