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Ingersoll rolls out compressor line

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.

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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.

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“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.

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This article originally appeared in the September 2015 issue.

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