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Air Compressors feature contact-cooled design.

Press Release Summary:

Rated from 125-200 hp, continuous-duty Rotary Screw Air Compressors maintain steady 115°F running temperature, eliminating overheat events and nuisance shutdowns. Units feature sickle-shaped blade design that minimizes drag, and Star-delta starter design, which provides cushioned, controlled start-up and avoids power surges. Intelligent Controller includes LCD graphic interface, diagnostics, and built-in sequencer, which can coordinate up to 3 machines.

Original Press Release:

Ingersoll Rand Contact -Cooled Compressors Deliver Increased Efficiency in an Intelligent Package

Davidson, NC - September, 2008 - Ingersoll Rand, recognized for world-class products and solutions for process professionals, has released a newly redesigned version of its contact-cooled rotary screw air compressors.

Featuring a smaller, more cost-efficient footprint, simple installation and intelligent controls - the new contact-cooled 125-200 hp ( 90-160 kW) compressors are the smart path to operational longevity in a variety of high-use markets and applications that include automotive, metal fabrication, conveyance, textile manufacturing and more.

Contact-Cooled Features:

115° F (46 C) Ambient, Continuous - duty Rated- The new contact-cooled compressors maintain a steady 115-degrees (46 celsius) running temperature, which ensures greater tolerance of environmental influences that often create overheat events and nuisance shutdowns with other compressors.

Superior Cooling System: Ingersoll Rand's sickle-shaped blade design delivers more efficient cooling by reducing drag while reducing noise emission.

Durable, High-Efficiency Air -Ends- Refined over years of continuous improvement, the Ingersoll Rand air-end is known throughout industry for its trouble-free operation, minimal maintenance and consistently high performance. At the heart of this superior performance is the Ingersoll Rand Integral Gear Drive arrangement. This simple and reliable drive system features smooth-running helical gears that compensate thrust for optimized performance. By eliminating couplings and stub shafts, with additional bearings or power-sapping belts, the Ingersoll Rand drive arrangement assures trouble-free, efficient operation with longer life.

Star -delta Starters - The contact-cooled compressor provides a cushioned, controlled start-up through its Star-delta starter design. This starter avoids power surges while in turn extending component life. Solid -state starters are also offered as an option.

Simple Installation- the contact-cooled design allows for easy three-point hook-up. Just connect the power, then discharge the air and the condensate drain, as applicable, and you're up and running.

Intelligent Controller- The Ingersoll Rand contact-cooled rotary screw compressors feature a proprietary Intelligent Controller that delivers:

o Intuitive Operator Control with easy-to-understand user LCD graphic interface

o Selectable Software with adjustable operating parameters

o Built -In Sequencer that can coordinate up to three machines .

o Time-saving Diagnostics with displays that identify and alert operator of system overload with machine shut-down when required .

o "Rapid Stop" Power Conservation System that eliminates unloaded running time, lowers energy costs and protects motors.

For more details on the Ingersoll Rand Contact-Cooled, Rotary screw Compressors, see a local air systems professional or visit

Ingersoll Rand Industrial Technologies provides products, services and solutions to enhance the efficiency and productivity of our commercial, industrial and process customers. Our innovative products include air compressors, air systems components, tools, pumps, material and fluid handling systems and microturbines.

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