1 - Conventional reciprocating compressors
2 - i.Comp
The combination of variable speed drive and smart controls with the SIGMA CONTROL 2 achieves greater energy cost savings, even at part load. The specific package input power of i.Comp 8 / 9 compressors is up to 18% lower than conventional reciprocating compressors.
SIGMA CONTROL 2, combined with variable speed drive allow precise pressure control. The Better cooling and 100% duty cycle eliminate the need for wide pressure bands and large tanks as with other pistons.
The absence of oil eliminates the oil carryover common among piston compressors, and the inlet air filter traps particulate. Tower T models also include the dryer, tanks and drain to collect and remove moisture, for air quality that will improve productivity and extend the life of pneumatic equipment.
i.Comp 8 and 9 have a compact footprint of less than 11 ft² including tanks and dryer. The use of variable speed drive eliminates the need for large tanks.
i.Comp units have minimal routine maintenance requirements. They have no oil or belts to change and the direct drive is completely maintenance-free.The roto-molded PE enclosure is designed for full access to all components when needed. Servicing is carried out from either side only, further reducing space requirements.
i.Comp units can sustain higher duty cycles than other pistons with much smaller tanks. With the variable speed drive, they have soft motor starts that reduce inrush currents that can break down motor windings. Multiple design features all but eliminate vibration which eliminates stress on internal piping and wiring connections. Superior cooling air flow allows operation in ambient temperatures as high as +113°F.
Plug and play
The i.Comp 8 / 9 is delivered ready to operate. Just connect it to a power supply and the compressed air piping. On the Tower T models with tanks and dryer, all interconnecting piping and wiring is complete from the factory.