Relaunch for Kaeser Aircenter range as firm claims that small is beautiful
Kaeser has launched its latest range of compact ?Aircenter? systems. Completely redesigned and featuring the very latest technology, the product range has been further enhanced to provide an increased number of user advantages and improved performance.
Kaeser has launched its latest range of compact ‘Aircenter’ systems. Completely redesigned and featuring the very latest technology, the product range has been further enhanced to provide an increased number of user advantages and improved performance.
Compact compressed air systems require minimal space and ensure a reliable and cost-effective source of application-specific compressed air.
At the heart of every ‘Aircenter’ package is a compact SM rotary screw compressor, which has also been redesigned and optimised: with free air deliveries of 0.8, 1.2 and 1.5m³/min at 8 bar respectively, the three available models – the SM 9, 12 and 15 – each deliver even more compressed air than their predecessors.
The SM 15 is a 9kW model, which adds to the existing 5.5 and 7.5kW versions.
Furthermore, the SM 12 can be equipped with Kaeser’s SFC variable speed control, allowing compressor performance to be precisely matched to suit fluctuating compressed air demand.
An integrated refrigeration dryer ensures reliable compressed air drying and is thermally shielded to prevent exposure to heat from the compressor package.
Air quality can also be exactly tailored to suit an application’s specific air needs with the use of an optionally available filter.
The compressed air is stored in the 270-litre air receiver installed beneath the compressor.
All three modules – the compressor, dryer and air receiver – in Kaeser’s new Aircenter packages are enclosed within a single housing, so the whole system appears as one unit.
In keeping with the turnkey design, all Aircenter systems are ready for immediate operation once the unit has been connected to the mains supply and compressed air network.
Every unit uses a flow optimised Sigma Profile fluid-cooled airend and a EU EFF1-rated motor to guarantee strong specific power with high energy-efficiency.
The motor and airend are connected via a V-belt drive system equipped with an automatic tensioning device.
This not only ensures constant power transmission, but also reduces maintenance requirements.
In addition, sound levels are approximately 5dB(A) lower than previous models as a result of sound insulation and low airend speeds.
A high-efficiency cooling system provides the motor and fluid/compressed air coolers with fresh cooling air drawn in from the ambient surroundings to achieve low compressed air discharge temperatures.
The internal Sigma Control Basic controller provides automatic system monitoring and precisely adjusts compressor performance to match actual compressed air demand.
Models are also optionally available equipped with the Sigma Control, which allows connection to compressed air management systems.