Flexcraft recently made a significant investment in upgrading its high pressure PET compressor system. The new oil-free air compressor not only matches the highest standards of air quality in the plastic industry, but boasts innovative features, including a synchronous motor, double-acting pistons, and Industry 4.0 technology.
The compressor’s synchronous motor with IE5 magnet technology is a game-changer in the industry. It is the first PET compressor in the market with a synchronous motor. The motor’s direct-coupled design ensures high energy efficiency, reducing energy consumption by up to 40% compared to traditional compressors. Moreover, the compressor is equipped with a variable speed drive that controls the speed of the motor to give the necessary airflow required by the blowing line, reducing in this way idling scenarios.
The compressor’s double-acting pistons ensure the compressor maintains the best energy efficiency ratio possible, eliminating the energy that is dissipated through the heat during the compression process. The pistons work efficiently and quietly, reducing noise pollution in the working environment. This feature will improve Flexcraft’s working conditions, enhancing productivity and employee satisfaction.
Lastly, the compressor package is controlled using Industry 4.0 technology, allowing Flexcraft to control the entire compressor package from a single HMI point. The technology ensures the compressor package is easily accessible, and the compressor’s performance is monitored in real-time, enhancing its efficiency and reliability.
This latest investment continues to demonstrate our commitment to improving our environmental sustainability and providing the best possible working conditions for our employees.