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Atlas Copco Wins Energy-Saving Expo 2009 Silver Awards for Energy Saving Technology & Products


Shanghai, China, 16 June, 2009: Atlas Copco won the silver awards in the Energy Saving Technology & Products competition organized by the Shanghai International Energy Saving and Emission Reduction Expo 2009. With a total energy saving solution and extremely low energy consumption, Atlas Copco’s ZR/ZT/GA VSD compressors conquered the awards committee, composed of senior industry and academic experts.

Atlas Copco China - Silver awards
The Shanghai International Energy Saving and Emission Reduction Expo 2009, was an important part of the National Energy-Saving Publicity Week. It was jointly organized by the Shanghai Energy Conservation Association, Shanghai Energy Conservation Supervision Center and other related organizations, to promote energy saving technology and products, show the achievements of building a resource-saving and environment-friendly society, create a new concept and atmosphere of energy saving and emission reduction for the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.
During the Energy Saving Expo 2009, an Energy Saving Technology & Products competition was held. The awards committee evaluated both application information and on-site products, before conducting the final assessment and issuing awards. Atlas Copco’s ZR/ZT/GA VSD ( Variable Speed Drive) compressors stood out from numerous other energy-saving exhibitors.

Atlas Copco China - Indoor booth of Shanghai Energy saving Expo 2009
As a world leader in the compressor industry, Atlas Copco has strong research and development competence, and also a keen insight into every technology innovation and development trend around the world. With the energy crisis in mind, Atlas Copco launched the world’s first VSD air compressor in 1994. Through continuous improvement, Atlas Copco’s VSD compressors have been successfully used in all kind of industries all over the world.  

Compared with other compressors, Atlas Copco’s VSD compressors have been confirmed to be able to reduce energy consumption by up to 35%. Its core technology is not just about adding a VSD solution to a standard compressor, but a total special and optimized design for screw elements, motor, drive system, advanced regulation, shielded cable, fan control etc. The turn down ratio of Atlas Copco VSD compressor is 80%, some models are even up to 85%.

All the Atlas Copco screw compressors, including VSD compressors, can be equipped with a heat recovery system. Heat from compression can be recovered and put to good use in process heat, hot water cleaning, food technology, chemical industry etc. 90% energy can be recovered by the system. 

Atlas Copco has introduced VSD technology to GA series oil injected screw compressors from 5kW to 315kW and ZT/ZR oil free screw compressors from 37kW to 900kW.

For further information please contact:
Jessy Chen, Communication Supervisor
Atlas Copco (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd. – Compressor Technique
Phone: +86 21 6108 2388

Atlas Copco is a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions. The products and services range from compressed air and gas equipment, generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools and assembly systems, to related aftermarket and rental. In close cooperation with customers and business partners, and with 136 years of experience, Atlas Copco innovates for superior productivity. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the Group’s global reach spans more than 160 markets. In 2008, Atlas Copco had 34 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 74 (BEUR 7.7). Learn more at

Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area develops, manufactures, markets, and services oil-free and oil-injected stationary air compressors, portable air compressors, gas and process compressors, turbo expanders, electric power generators, air treatment equipment and air management systems. It also offers specialty rental services. It innovates for superior productivity in applications such as manufacturing, construction, and the process industry worldwide. Principal product development and main manufacturing units are in Antwerp, Belgium.