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Match your output to demand and never worry about energy loss again. Variable speed solutions are the ultimate energy saver.

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CPF Professional Gear Driven Rotary Screw Air Compressor By Chicago Pneumatic

200-340 HP,  Gear Driven with remote monitoring

3 Configurations Available
Some Models In Stock
$73,477.00 – $115,613.00
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CPI AIR COOLED, Fixed Speed, Gear Drive Air Compressor With Permanent Magnet Motor By Chicago Pneumatic

A new series that offers you increased performance & reliability, advanced connectivity and intuitive controller with intelligence to gather insights.

64 Configurations Available
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$44,149.00 – $69,568.00
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CPI WATER COOLED, Fixed Speed, Gear Drive Air Compressor With Permanent Magnet Motor By Chicago Pneumatic

Custom Quoted – A new series that offers you increased performance & reliability, advanced connectivity and intuitive controller with intelligence
$44,148.00
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CPVS Variable Speed Rotary Screw Permanent Magnet Motor Air Compressor By Chicago Pneumatic

40-95HP Variable Speed Compressor with Permanent Magnet Motor

7 Configurations Available
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$41,717.00 – $67,722.00
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CPVSd Variable Speed Rotary Screw Air Compressor By Chicago Pneumatic

10-50HP Variable Speed Direct Drive Rotary Screw with ES4000

40 Configurations Available
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$14,606.00 – $45,018.00
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CPVSM Variable Speed Rotary Screw Air Compressor By Chicago Pneumatic

40-60HP Variable Speed Gear Drive Rotary Screw with ES4000

6 Configurations Available
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$34,827.00 – $43,646.00
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GA22-37VSD Variable Speed Rotary Screw Air Compressor By Atlas Copco

30-50HP Variable Speed Rotary Screw Compressor with Integrated Dryer options

16 Configurations Available
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$32,080.00 – $51,852.00
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GA22-37VSDS Variable Speed Rotary Screw Air Compressor By Atlas Copco

30-50HP Next Generation Variable Speed Rotary Screw Compressor with Integrated Dryer options

16 Configurations Available
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$34,772.00 – $56,404.00
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GA5-18VSDS Variable Speed Rotary Screw Air Compressor By Atlas Copco

7.5-25HP Variable Speed Rotary Screw Compressor with Tank-Mounted and Integrated Dryer options

44 Configurations Available
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$15,088.00 – $37,059.00
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QPVS Variable Speed Refrigerated Dryer By Quincy

Designed To Keep Your Business Running Efficiently The QPVS is a variable-speed refrigerated dryer that utilizes VSD technology that saves
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$8,196.00 – $45,443.00
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THE ADVANTAGES OF A VARIABLE SPEED DRIVE 

Variable Speed Drive air compressors, also known as VSDs, are rotary screw compressors where the motor operates at different frequencies depending on the demand that is being placed on the compressor. These compressors alter the motor’s RPM to match the required CFM.

Energy Efficiency

Energy consumption reflects demand. The higher the compressor’s demand, the more energy is used, and the lower the demand, the less energy is used as the motor’s RPM is ramped up or down to match. 

Due to the motors’ efficacy, this can reduce energy costs by over 50%, making this change a worthy investment in the long run. The energy savings almost erase those initial costs.

When it comes to the drivetrain of the motor on the VSD, it is directly connected to the screw elements, which allows for the motor to be completely shut off when it is not used rather than having to sit in idling and draining power. 

This ability to partially shutdown and restart on demand is due in part to the “soft start” of these motors as the RPM just increases to the point that is needed, so as the motors ramp up, the energy level does as well, which reduces the energy spikes, unlike fixed speed which need large amounts of energy to start.

Increased System Life & Energy Incentives

These compressors benefit both parties as the energy consumption is reduced for the individual using the variable speed drive air compressor, and the power companies benefit from the reduced grid strain and decrease in energy spikes that can potentially cause power outages.

Working within such a tight pressure window allows the system to operate at a lower delivery pressure and reach a consistent pressure. This consistency also allows for an overall increase in production due to achieving higher production levels, reducing mistakes due to inconsistent air pressure, and smoother overall operations.

These benefits can extend beyond the direct savings you get from improved energy efficiency. Still, some power companies will even provide you with credit for using the most energy-efficient equipment. If the savings alone aren’t enough to convince you of the value of a VSD, maybe getting credit toward your energy will add to that.

 

The Short of the Variable Speed Air Compressor Benefits

There are many benefits to switching to a Variable Speed Air Compressor, but we want to keep it short and sweet as to why they are the best option:

  • Because the VSD compressor only runs when needed, it reduces energy costs—typically enough to pay for the additional investment in VSD technology.
  • A variable-speed drive air compressor can start/stop under full system pressure. There is no need to unload, which saves both time and energy.
  • No time is lost to idling.
  • No blow-off losses occur in everyday operations.
  • Power company penalties for peak current at startup are avoided.
  • Air system pressure is more consistent and also lower, minimizing leakage.

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