ELGi Equipments, one of the world’s leading air-compressor manufacturers with over 2 million installations across 100 countries, showcased an upgraded range of encapsulated (ENCAP/EN) screw air compressors with variable frequency drives (VFD) and heat recovery systems at INTEC 2019 – a trade fair held in Coimbatore from June 6-10, 2019. As part of the exhibit, ELGi also displayed its range of EG Series screw air compressors and direct drive piston compressors.
“Energy accounts for almost 75-80 per cent of the lifecycle cost of an air compressor. Across the world, business owners are increasingly faced with not just the rising costs of fuel, but global concerns about the environment and air quality. At ELGi, we have made a commitment to every customer across the globe - our compressors offer maximum energy efficiency and sustainable advantages from a total cost of ownership perspective,” said Dr Jairam Varadaraj, Managing Director, ELGi Equipments.
The new range of encapsulated (ENCAP/EN) screw air compressors address a customer’s varying air flow demands with high energy efficiency. The EN VFD optimises air flow by varying the motor speed of the compressor according to air demand, thus saving energy costs unlike that of fixed speed compressors. The EN series models also come equipped with smart controllers that monitor, control and protect the compressor from failures by shutting down the compressor whenever necessary. The ELGi heat recovery system (HRS) helps companies recover approximately 96 per cent of heat generated during the compression process which can then be utilized for heating air (space) or water. This in turn eliminates additional equipment requirements to heat water or air, thereby becoming an energy saving device and contributing to a reduction in CO2 emissions.
Speaking at the product launch, Dr Varadaraj said, “Improved energy efficiency begins with understanding the customer. At ELGi we’re committed to ensuring we right-size every customer for their compressed air requirements. Our sales teams the world over study customer applications and recommend the right size of compressor for maximum energy efficiency.”
S Ravi, Chairman & Managing Director, Craftsman Automation, an ELGi customer for over 15 years, said, “ELGi powers our plants across India and ELGi’s screw air compressors have not just enabled significant energy savings but also delivered best-in-class life cycle cost. The uptime warranty offered by ELGi has helped us improve productivity and profitability at all of our units. We look forward to our continued association and we wish ELGi the very best always.”
INTEC, the much awaited exhibition highlighting technological advancements in the manufacturing industry expects to witness wide global participation with over a 100 thousand business visitors, 626 exhibitors and 200 product categories on display.
Elgi Equipments Ltd is a global air compressor manufacturer with a broad line of innovative and technologically superior compressed air systems. ELGi has consistently worked towards ensuring that companies achieve their productivity goals whilst keeping the cost of ownership low. ELGi offers a complete range of compressed air solutions from oil-lubricated and oil-free rotary screw compressors, oil-lubricated and oil-free reciprocating compressors and centrifugal compressors, to dryers, filters and downstream accessories. The company’s portfolio of over 400 products has found wide application across industries.