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Energy economy

25 January 2013

To increase reliability and achieve energy savings throughout its manufacturing processes, Ricoh UK Products replaced an oil-free compressor at its Telford plant with the latest Atlas Copco variable speed drive version,

To increase reliability and achieve energy savings throughout its manufacturing processes, Ricoh UK Products replaced an oil-free compressor at its Telford plant with the latest Atlas Copco variable speed drive version, complete with heatregenerative dryer unit. The result was a 25% cut in power consumption.

This is attributed to the ability of the ZRVSD compressor to match output to fluctuating production demand and to the reduced requirement for off-load running of the existing Atlas Copco fixed-speed ZR6 compressor. Other factors are a reduction in start-up and load-up current and the ability to decrease the level of compressed air pressure throughout the site.
 
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