Worthington launches lower energy compressors

In support of the packaging sector’s drive to improve efficiency and cut carbon emissions, in line with the government’s ‘Net Zero’ sustainability agenda, industrial compressor brand Worthington Creyssensac has launched an upgraded range of oil-injected air compressors, which deliver a significantly lower environmental footprint.

Featuring a completely redesigned air end element, Worthington’s innovative Rollair 300-850 small screw compressor models facilitate a market-leading increase of 15% in Free Air Delivery (FAD) output, as well as a reduction in energy consumption of up to 12%.

In addition, the combination of an anti-condensation oil heater, tropical thermostat and a larger 500-litre air receiver enables the units to operate on very low duty cycles, where the demand for air is intermittent, without the issue of condensation forming within the oil.

Where there is a need for large volumes of air on continuous demand, such as a packaging production process, Worthington’s Rollair belt-driven, screw compressors can be configured as either floor mounted, tank mounted or tank mounted with refrigerant air dryer. The latter version delivers a 55% reduction in Global Warming Potential (GWP) over previous generation screw and dryer packages, which is a result of the change from R134a HFC refrigerant gas to R513a HFO gas within the refrigerant dryer. Compressor power ranges from 3 to 10 horsepower in either 8 or 10 bar versions and distributors also have the option of a pressure conversion kit for flexibility in stock holding and to ultimately ensure the end user gets exactly the right pressure unit for their application.

Offering a fully-integrated configuration with combined air receiver, tank, filtration and refrigerant dryer, provides customers with a compact, virtually silent unit, so it can be located closer to the point of use, requiring less pipework. Internal componentry has been redesigned, to allow for easier maintenance and removable service panels enable quick access.

Commenting on the launch of its upgraded compressors, Mark Keen, Business Line Manager at MultiAir UK & Ireland, which supplies the Worthington Creyssensac brand to a network of distributors, said:

“Within the production and service industries, compressed air is often referred to as the fourth utility, so Worthington remains committed to improving efficiency and performance, as well as pursuing ways of reducing energy consumption. Our latest Rollair range of small screw compressors are the perfect starter compressor with ‘plug and play’ single person installation. Improving the work environment for operators by minimising noise has also been a key factor, so these upgraded machines are virtually silent and provide a compelling overall business solution with low cost of ownership in a challenging economic climate.”

For more information go to www.worthington-creyssensac.com.

Written by Kevin Gambrill

Leave a Comment