Whether machining wood for mass production or crafting custom pieces, Ingersoll Rand has been offering air compressors for more than a century. At the recent AWFS fair in Las Vegas, the company introduced its redesigned UP6S series fixed-speed rotary screw compressors.
The series is a line of 15- to 30-hp compressors for powering a wide range of pneumatic tools and equipment. Several standard features have been added, including progressive adaptive control protection, O-ring face seals to reduce leak points and what is called a totally enclosed fan-cooled motor.
Product manager Greg Jakobek explains the series is best suited for production shops using multiple stations and CNC equipment. “The UP6S has an enclosed fan-cooled motor, which means it’s built to withstand in harsh environments where you get a lot of debris such as wood dust and shavings in the shop,” he says. “And being a tri-voltage machine, it is versatile in that it is able to adapt to each voltage for all customers in the U.S.”
The compressors feature a new Xe-70M controller with simple diagnostics and remote start-and-stop capabilities. The intuitive user interface and PAC software adapts and continuously monitors key operations to maintain optimum performance, Jakobek says.
“You always want to have the best reliability, so additionally we are moving towards being more intelligent with our compressors,” he says. “We’ve added a larger screen for better visibility, and the way it’s designed it’s more user-friendly than ever before. You can see how the compressor is running and adjust the pressure as needed.”
The series also features spin-on filtration and separator cartridges for easier maintenance and offers a noise rating of 67 decibels, according to the company.
For information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.
This article originally appeared in the September 2015 issue.