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Variable Speed Air Compressors

Match your output to demand and never worry about energy loss again. Variable-speed air compressors are the ultimate energy saver. By adjusting the airflow to demand, less energy is used to create the same amount of compressed air.

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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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75 hpFree Shipping100 hp40 hpChicago Pneumatic Rotary Screws50hpPricefy60 hp3 phase Air Compressors180-190 CFMShopping Feed190-200 CFM200-250 CFM250-300 CFM300-400 CFM400-500 CFMPSI 180-190Rotary ScrewVariable Speed460 volt3 phase
$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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25 hpFree Shipping15 hp20 hp35 hp10 hpChicago Pneumatic Rotary Screws30 hpPricefy40 hp3 phase Air Compressors50hpShopping Feed40-50 CFMPSI 180-190Rotary ScrewVariable Speed230 volt460 volt3 phase10 hp Rotary Screw Air Compressors40 CFM Air Compressor
$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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Free ShippingPSI 120-13040 hp50hp60 hp180-190 CFMRotary ScrewVariable Speed460 volt3 phaseChicago Pneumatic Rotary ScrewsPricefy3 phase Air Compressors180 CFM Air CompressorShopping Feed
$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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3 phase Air CompressorsFree ShippingShopping FeedPSI 140-15030 hp40 hp50hp200-250 CFMRotary ScrewVariable Speed230 volt460 volt3 phaseFactory Startup Required - Atlas Copco35 hp30 HP Rotary Screw CompressorPricefy
$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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3 phase Air CompressorsFree ShippingShopping FeedPSI 140-15030 hp40 hp50hp200-250 CFMRotary ScrewVariable Speed230 volt460 volt3 phaseFactory Startup Required - Atlas Copco35 hp30 HP Rotary Screw CompressorPricefy
$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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7.5 hpFree Shipping25 hp20 hp15 hpPSI 140-150Pricefy10 hp3 phase Air CompressorsRotary ScrewShopping FeedVariable Speed230 volt460 volt3 phaseFactory Startup Required - Atlas Copco25 hp Rotary Screw Air Compressors20 hp Rotary Screw Air Compressors15 hp Rotary Screw Air Compressors10 hp Rotary Screw Air Compressors7.5 hp Rotary Screw Compressors
$15,088.00 – $37,059.00
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Variable Speed Air Compressors

When it comes to energy efficiency in compressed air, nothing tops the savings associated with variable-speed compressors. These compressors can save you anywhere from 35-60% of your total cost of ownership, compared to a fixed speed compressor running the same amount.

Benefits of VSD compressors can be hidden behind the hefty price tag needed to own one. The steep investment can be a deterrent to many, especially when other cheaper options exist. Systems that upgrade to a variable-speed compressor often save so much on energy costs that the upgrade pays for itself.

They might not seem like it, but these machines are the unsung heroes of slow production days, slow second and third shifts, or periods when you might be understaffed. A VSD can significantly reduce energy usage during slow periods by changing the operational speed based on needs.

Should I Use a Variable Speed Air Compressor? 

A VSD compressor excels in instances of fluctuating demand by altering the discharge pressure so that it remains consistent throughout production. A variable speed drive could be the key if your demand peaks during the first shift and slowly plateau over the last two. By throttling down during lower demand periods, your production still has the same amount of compressed air, while reducing the total energy cost.

By limiting the pressure band and operating in a tighter range, Variable Speed Drives make the most out of the air currently in your system. Fixed-speed compressors run flat out, either on or off, costing you the same amount during slow periods as in busy periods. If you run a limited operation, fixed-speed compressors may be the best fit for you, but if you use a lot of air with high levels of variability, the VSD can capitalize on this variability to truly maximize your compressed air energy costs.

Why a VSD makes sense:

  • Demand fluctuates significantly between jobs
  • Demand varies by shift, on weekends or seasonally
  • Manufacturing processes require tight tolerances for operating pressure
  • Opportunity for energy incentives 

Depending on the size of your compressed air system, you may have a couple of fixed-speed machines that cover your baseline air and then include a variable-speed machine to “trim” the air to ensure you reach demand without exceeding it during slower periods. However, just because this option might not be right for you doesn’t mean you should pass on a VSD and potential energy savings.

Getting Your Own VSD

If your system can benefit from a variable-speed compressor, then the financial hurdle is less of a hurdle and more of an investment. You are investing in the health of your system, the reliability of your equipment, and the reduction in your energy costs that come with proper use.  Upgrading to a VSD should improve your entire system, not just the compressor. 

The benefits are widespread, following the air from the point of compression to the point of use. By transporting the air at a lower pressure than fixed-speed compressors, less energy is used to create and transport that air of the same volume. Lower pressure means less pressure is maintained throughout the process, generally resulting in fewer pressure drops as the air travels downstream. 

Variable Speed Drive reduces the overall load on the power grid and minimizes sudden spikes in demand that can overload the grid and cause an outage. As a result, governments and power companies may incentivize manufacturers to upgrade to energy-saving systems such as a VSD air compressor.

Having the right compressor for your application has many benefits, from reduced headaches to 60% in energy savings with variable-speed drive compressors. It is important to take into account all the variables that impact your operation so that when you are getting a new compressor, you know exactly what you are looking for. If you need help finding the right compressor or just want to explore your options, click here.

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