Ingersoll Rand, a global player in compressed air systems and services, power tools, fluid and material handling equipment, extends its R-Series line of compressed air solutions to include small rotary compressors with V-Shield technology to reduce leaks and improve reliability.

Built on a common platform, the new R-Series 5-11kW compressors are available in 5-11kW with flows 8.1cfm – 57.5cfm and pressures up to 200psig on fixed speed units and 145psig on variable speed drives. The R-Series 5-11kW models will be available for order in December 2014 through Ingersoll Rand representatives.

“The compact design of the R-Series makes it the ideal workplace compressor with a 20 percent reduction in footprint and sound levels as quiet as a dishwasher,” said Davor Horvat, product manager for contact-cooled machines at Ingersoll Rand in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

V-Shield technology makes the R-Series more reliable

With the application of V-Shield technology, the leak path and connections on the R-Series compressors have been reduced by more than 15%. V-shield technology ensures all critical fittings are secured with o-ring face seals in a method that is nearly free from distortion. Leaks are virtually eliminated and performance isn’t sacrificed, regardless of how many reconnections are made. Leaks are also reduced by the use of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) braided, stainless steel hoses for all oil-carrying lines.

Other advancements on the R-Series 5-11kW include:

– a totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) motors that have a premium IE3 efficiency

– a simple design and fewer components, reducing maintenance

– large, convenient electronic controls and a digital output display come standard to support easier programming and operation

Tri-Voltage Motors Plus Total Air Systems Create a Plug-and-Play Solution

R-Series fixed speed compressors come standard with tri-voltage motors that adapt to the supply voltage, while variable speed motors come in multiple voltage options, allowing for more flexibility when configuring the system. An improved, leak-free, next-generation airend features an integrated separation system to optimize air and oil separation for peak air quality.

All R-Series units are available as fixed and variable speed units that can be configured with integrated dryers as a Total Air Systems (TAS). Each TAS unit comes with high-performance dryers, a three-in-one heat exchanger and an independent fan circuit to consistently generate dry, clean air.

“When customers select our Total Air System configuration, the R-Series from Ingersoll Rand is a complete plug-and-play solution that, as a standard offering, generates the cleanest, driest compressed air right out of the box,” added Davor Horvat.

Easy-to-use and ideal for compact workspaces

A new design vertically stacks the drive components of the R-Series 5-11kW, reducing the equipment’s footprint by 20 percent and providing easier access to the components when maintenance and service are necessary. To further optimise its performance in limited workspaces the drive components are mounted on an Ingersoll Rand vibration isolation system reducing noise pollution and vibration.