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Benefits of a Variable Speed Compressor

Find out how a variable speed compressor can help your production

An air compressor comes as a variable speed compressor or a fixed speed compressor. Running a variable speed drive compressor can bring many benefits to your compressed air production. We discuss the benefits of variable speed technology and the options we offer to ensure your unique compressed air needs are met.

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Precise Mechanical Control

A variable speed compressor allows you to have precise mechanical control. The speed of the motor can be revved up, slowed down or stopped. The start-up of the air compresssor requires less power from the motor. The variable speed compressor will begin from zero and gradually increases to higher speeds to ensure a smoother start-up process.

Energy Efficiency

Energy savings and reduced power costs can be expected when variable speed technology has been applied correctly in the proper application. Energy consumption is reduced thanks to the variable frequency drive compressors delivering air as needed. Variable speed technology also reduces maintenance costs that could be accrued over time to make maintenance easier.

Increased Lifetime of Components

To save energy and time, a variable speed compressor can start/stop under full system pressure. Smooth start/stop protects the compressor from damage to bearings and increase reliability that in turn lowers the chance of end products being ruined due to sudden disruptions to the operations of the machine. You can expect an increase of the lifetime of the compressor components as there will be less stress on the rotating parts.

Total Solutions

The variable speed compressor is significantly quieter than the fixed speed compressor when running at a lower RPM. A lower system pressure ensures system leakages are minimised. Compact total solutions offer less space and more savings for your compressed air system.

Other Benefits

Other benefits the variable speed compressor provides include:

  • Consistent discharge pressure
  • Avoid penalty on Maximum Demand Power Consumption
  • Fewer power line issues
  • Energy incentives

Variable Speed Compressors at Chicago Pneumatic

We provide variable speed options for your business here at Chicago Pneumatic. Talk to someone about the benefits of a variable speed compressor today by giving us a call on 1300 555 284 or sending us an email here. We will find the best solution for your compressed air production based on your unique needs.



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