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Antwerp, Belgium, 2011/02/28 - Antwerp, Belgium, February 28, 2011: Atlas Copco’s Oil-free Air Division introduces the ZB 5-120 VSD.
This innovative 100% oil-free range of centrifugal air blowers with Variable Speed Drive is the manufacturers’ latest addition. At the heart of the new ZB range is a state-of-the-art air foil bearing technology that ensures high energy efficiency.
The ZB range delivers 100 % oil-free air according to ISO standard 8573-1 and eliminates any risk of oil-contamination in the aeration system. The distinctive air foil bearings allow friction-free flotation of the high speed rotor. Coupled with the leading Variable Speed Drive (VSD) technology, the highest air volume at the lowest energy consumption is assured.
Typically, the aeration system in a biological wastewater treatment plant accounts for up to 70 percent of the total energy usage. To significantly lower operational costs in these continuously operating plants, the new ZB range incorporates the latest technologies in the most efficient and durable design.
Chris Lybaert, President of Atlas Copco’s Oil-free Air Division, says: “Not only does this range address the specific needs for wastewater treatment plants, it also proves our determination to innovate and develop sustainable products that truly add value for our customers.”
Atlas Copco may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act.
Atlas Copco (atlascopco.com) is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2010, Atlas Copco had about 33 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 70 (BEUR 7.3).
Oil-free Air is a division within Atlas Copco's Compressor Technique business area. It develops, manufactures, and markets worldwide oil-free and oil-injected air and gas compressors combined with air and gas treatment systems. The division focuses on sustainable solutions for all kind of industries where the gas quality is critical to the production processes. The divisional headquarters is located in Shanghai, China, and the production centers are in Antwerp, Belgium; Wuxi, China; Pune, India and Săo Paulo, Brazil.