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NEW PRODUCTS

Safety light curtains The Telemecanique Preventa

Energy recovery systems

XUSL range of safety light cur-

The Atlas Copco ER range of energy

tains is compliant with safety

recovery systems can recover up to 94%

standards type 2 and 4, as

of the electrical energy used by an air

well as SIL2 and 3 allowing

or gas compressor. This means users

increased protection of floor

are able to use their compressor energy

personnel, machine operators

more than once.

and maintenance staff in and around machine hazards,

When users compress air, they generate a lot of heat. The major portion of this heat - up to 94% - remains in the compressed air and lubricating oil; the remaining

The optimised range allows

6% is lost to the environment through radiation losses. The design of Atlas Copco

plant floor personnel partial

screw compressors, coupled with their ER energy recovery system, fully captures all

or full access into the zone for

the available heat generated during the compression process.

machine loading and unloading

The recoverable heat can be used in a variety of ways to offset general industrial

as well as maintenance operations. Embedded

heating requirements. This recovered energy can be used to preheat water feed to

safety functions include automatic or manual

boilers or steam generators; other applications include space heating and even the

start/restart and external device monitoring (for

heating of water for washing hands and for showers. Recovered heat reduces the

switching devices such as relays or contactors).

amount of energy required from traditional energy sources which, in turn, reduces CO 2

The range is compact at only 29 x 31.5 mm

emissions. Atlas Copco screw compressors from 30 to 900 kW can be ordered with

cross section, and is compliant with safety

the option of a factory-fitted ER energy recovery system. Additionally, energy recovery

standards up to type 4, SIL3, PLe according

systems can be retrofitted to the company’s existing compressors and other brands

to EN ISO 13849-1, IEC 61508, IEC 62061, IEC

of screw compressor in the 11 to 355 kW range. Atlas Copco compressors fitted with

61496-1 and IEC 61496-2.

ER energy recovery systems are said to be twice as efficient.

Schneider Electric Industry Business

Atlas Copco Compressors Australia

www.schneider-electric.com

www.atlascopco.com.au

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