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Atlas Copco introduces a new generation of highly efficient compressors to China


Wuxi, China, November 2, 2012: Atlas Copco launches a new generation of oil-free and oil-injected compressors and air dryers for the Chinese market. The new generation is designed to provide high-quality compressed air while reaching its new height in reliability and energy efficiency.

Highest reliability

GA 90-160 FF
The new compressors incorporate the latest generation of Atlas Copco’s state-of-the-art compression elements based on innovative asymmetric rotor profiles and a high-quality drive system, ensuring a long and trouble-free life at the lowest operating cost. A refrigerant dryer and air filter is for the first time integrated with the new product, GA 90-160 Full Feature, and introduced to the Chinese market, which can ensure the continuous supply of clean and dry air to extend the life of equipment, and avoids costly downtime and production delays. Besides, Atlas Copco has designed the durable GA MAS 110-160 especially for the harsh marine environment.

Maximum energy savings

Energy accounts for 80% of the Life Cycle Cost for compressors, and energy savings usually means big cost savings for the users, which is significant in the current context of economic downturns. With the innovative designs in screw elements and motor, the new products can give the optimum combination of maximum free air delivery for low energy consumption. The Variable Speed Drive (VSD), equipped in new GA 250VSD and ZR/ZT 75-90 VSD/VSD-FF, reduces energy costs by a further 35% on average. Efficient natural gas package VIP 2715 D CNG piston compressor, horizontally opposed with an integrated VSD, is also being launched.

“Atlas Copco is dedicated to improving energy efficiency through innovative technology, with an aim to contribute to a greener environment, which is also in line with the sustainability goals of Atlas Copco.” says Anil Hingorani, Vice President Marketing for Oil-free Air Division.

High-quality compressed air

Atlas Copco China - Iso Class Zero logo
Activities like pharmaceutical production, food and beverage processing, critical electronics or in a similarly exacting industry demand the highest levels of purity and bear no risk of oil contamination. Atlas Copco was the first company to receive the Class 0 certification for oil content according to ISO 8573-1, 2001, for its ZR/ZT range of compressors, by TÜV in Germany. The ZR/ZT 75-90 VSD/VSD-FF is being launched to complement this range, offering oil-free air and the minimal impact on the environment.

“Our innovation will help our customers live up to their energy efficiency and sustainable productivity.” says Chris Lybaert, President of Oil-free Air Division, “This launch is another example of Atlas Copco’s long-term commitment to the Chinese market.”

For further information, please contact:

  • Jeff Ren
    Communication Manager, Compressor Technique
    Atlas Copco (Shanghai) Trading Co.,Ltd.
    Phone: +86 21 6108 2388

Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2011, Atlas Copco had 37 500 employees and revenues of BSEK 81 (BEUR 9). Learn more at .

Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area provides industrial compressors, gas and process compressors and expanders, air and gas treatment equipment and air management systems. It has a global service network and offers specialty rental services. Compressor Technique innovates for sustainable productivity in the manufacturing, oil and gas, and process industries. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Belgium, Germany, the United States, China and India.

Oil-free Air is a division within Atlas Copco's Compressor Technique business area. It develops, manufactures, and markets worldwide oil-free and oil-injected air and gas compressors combined with air and gas treatment systems. The division focuses on sustainable solutions for all kind of industries where the gas quality is critical to the production processes. The divisional headquarter is located in Shanghai, China, and the production centers are in Antwerp, Belgium; Wuxi, China; Pune, India and São Paulo, Brazil.