Atlas Copco has introduced new screw vacuum pumps, underlining its commitment to sustainable glass production. The new variable speed drive vacuum pump series GHS 3800-5400 VSD+ will be present at the Glasstec in Düsseldorf (Hall 15, Stand C03), designed for applications with a high vacuum requirement.
“The energy-efficient units deliver higher volume flows per hour and kilowatt power consumption than vacuum pumps with comparable performance,” explained Christoph Angenendt, Communications Manager Industrial Vacuum at Atlas Copco.
The users of the GHS VSD+ system can significantly increase their productivity; Atlas Copco reporting that energy savings of up to 50% can be achieved in glass production compared to conventional rotary vane vacuum pumps.
The GHS 3800-5400 VSD+ series feature high efficiency and reliability and are available as a compact, user and service-friendly package. The screw element at the heart of the pumps offers a lifetime guarantee, while intelligent turbo and humid versions ensure trouble-free performance even in the most difficult application environments.
The coarse vacuum pumps are optionally equipped with air or water cooling, while an energy recovery option makes it possible to use the work of the IE3 high-efficiency motor.
The Elektronikon® Mk5 control system and the speed-controlled drive system (VSD+) make pump operation extremely economical. The pressure setpoint control function ensures that the pumps deliver the lowest possible vacuum flow to maintain the required vacuum. This minimises energy consumption and reduces operating costs over the lifecycle.
While the Elektronikon® Mk5 system allows integration into the user’s plant management system, Atlas Copco’s SMARTlink provides the ideal solution for remote monitoring. It simplifies maintenance and the provision of data also for service technicians to adjust operating settings in real time.
Equipped with customer-oriented plug & play design principles and a compact design, the GHS VSD+ series is quick and easy to install. All necessary components are supplied to the users as a complete package. Trained Atlas Copco engineers are available to ensure smooth commissioning.