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ZT 15-22 oil-free compressors from Atlas Copco updated

Posted on 14 Jun 2024. Edited by: John Hunter. Read 594 times.
ZT 15-22 oil-free compressors from Atlas Copco updatedAtlas Copco has updated its popular ZT 15-22 oil-free tooth compressors to deliver high-quality air with a reduced carbon footprint and lower energy consumption. Featuring Atlas Copco’s Variable Speed Drive (VSD) technology, this next generation of medium-pressure air compressors ensures operations receive just the right amount of clean compressed air, improving operational efficiency and driving down costs.

The enhanced ZT 15-22 compressors offer a 5% improvement in flow and a 10% increase in efficiency over previous models. They are particularly suited to industries with demanding compressed air quality standards such as food and beverage, pharmaceutical and medical, automotive and battery production and chemical processing.

They are ISO 8573-1 Class Zero-certified, which makes them perfect for any application that is sensitive to oil impurities. Their oil-free tooth technology eliminates any possibility of oil contaminating the air supply and is the most efficient choice of dry compression technologies for this power range. There is also the option to integrate Atlas Copco ID or iMD dryers, which provide lower dew points with minimal electrical consumption.

The ZT15-22 also feature several technical and design improvements aimed at enhancing efficiency and increasing output further. Examples include new components such as a breather system, element improvements, and a VSD cooling fan. Part of Atlas Copco’s range of VSD compressors, the ZT15-22 automatically adjusts its motor speed to the air demand to make sure that your system gets the right amount of air while consuming the minimal amount of energy.

Space is always at a premium, so Atlas Copco has optimised the design of the updated ZT15-22 to make it even more compact. Its reduced footprint makes this oil-free compressor the ideal choice for next-to-application installations. The integrated dryer option further reduces the installation footprint by eliminating the need for external pipework and standalone dryers.

Atlas Copco has also improved the reliability of the next generation of ZT15-22 (VSD) compressors to reduce maintenance requirements. The new compressors incorporate components with extended service intervals, resulting in lower operational costs, less downtime, and a smaller carbon footprint throughout the compressor's lifecycle. In addition, the service interval for all consumables has been doubled, further reducing maintenance costs and improving uptime.

Scott Harrison, Atlas Copco’s business line manager for oil-free air, said: “We are constantly listening to our customers and use their feedback to improve our compressed air products. The upgrades to the ZT 15-22 (VSD) range address the need for guaranteed high-quality air that will improve operational efficiency while driving down costs. Our customers are also seeking to reduce their carbon footprint and become more sustainable, so we have made these new oil-free air compressors more energy efficient than ever, as well as ensuring they require fewer consumables over their lifetime.”