ELGi, one of the world’s leading air compressor manufacturers, has unveiled, at Hannover Messe, its portfolio of oil-free, oil-lubricated compressors and accessories designed to address European customers' needs for low-life cycle cost compressed air solutions. On display at the ELGi stand D31 in Hall 4 were ELGi’s oil-free screw air compressor with an integrated heat recovery system and the improved efficiency oil-lubricated screw compressor with a new permanent magnet synchronous motor. ELGi’s first two-stage oil-lubricated screw air compressor enabling the industry-leading low total cost of ownership and increased reliability, also premiered at the show.
“Today, our portfolio on display at Hannover Messe reaffirms our commitment to playing a leading role in responding to customers’ needs for a step-change in energy efficiency. In the journey towards sustainability and net zero operations, customer requirements are evolving from lower energy consumption to thorough life cycle cost assessments. While air compressors consume approximately 10% of Europe’s overall industrial electrical energy demand, over 70% of a compressor’s lifecycle costs are made up by the energy used during operations.” said Jairam Varadaraj, managing director, Elgi Equipments, while speaking at the tradeshow. "For over 60 years, we have been committed to developing compressed air solutions that contribute to driving down the total cost of ownership with class-leading energy efficiency, process improvements, new products, and processes. Moreover, our compressed air experts put the customer at the core of every decision and activity, ensuring an #alwaysbetter customer experience over the entire life of their ELGi compressors."
Chris Ringlstetter, president, ELGi Compressors Europe, commented, “We remain committed to partnering with our European customers as they face an incessant rise in energy costs, regulatory and value chain demands lower emissions, and the continued need to improve operational costs and more importantly, energy efficiency. Today ELGi's compressed air solutions deliver class-leading energy efficiency to our European customers across various industrial verticals. Our people and channel partners, with their expertise, experience, and distribution, ensure our customers have complete peace of mind with their production operations. Significant process improvements have resulted in enhanced reliability of products and industry-leading customer warranties for our customers. And our relentless focus on technology and IoT has resulted in digitized, compressed air systems that provide our customers with the tangible cost of ownership benefits. We're just getting started."
ELGi’s compressed air solutions introduced at Hannover Messe include –
ELGi’s OF90-160 Range: Compliant with class zero ISO 8573-1 air purity standards, the two-stage dry screw and water-cooled oil-free air compressors are available in fixed and variable speed options with a nominal power of 90 to 160kW. The range can also be equipped with an integrated and stand-alone Heat Recovery System (HRS), recovering up to 90% of the heat generated during the compression process, and has improved performance within the 4.5 – 10 bar -operating range. These units can also be installed outdoors with protection kits.
ELGi’s EG90-160P Range: With significant energy efficiency improvements, on account of an advanced two-stage airend design, this new oil-lubricated compressor with a 4.5-12.5 bar operating range in the ELGi EG Series portfolio offers superior performance with a lower cost of ownership and increased reliability, translating to increased uptime and improved productivity in manufacturing applications. The EG90-160P range is available at fixed and variable speeds.
ELGi’s EG11-45 PMSM Range: With significant energy efficiency improvements, this new oil-lubricated, air-cooled compressor with a 4.5-12.5 bar operating range features a new Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) with industry-leading, energy-efficient, direct drive air ends designed for variable load. The game-changing PMSM permits the extension of improved turndowns without compromising efficiency when employed with Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) applications, reducing energy consumption, and increasing free air delivery.
ELGi’s “Air~Alert” IoT-based Machine Monitoring System: Enabling data analytics and real-time monitoring of air compressor parameters, ELGi's Air~Alert is a data transmission and analysis service that monitors a compressor's critical parameters to minimize downtime and maximize efficiency. Predictive alerts are a step closer to prognostics for detecting and preventing failures. With Air~Alert, customers worldwide are assured of highly accurate advanced predictive machine downtime alerts and minimized unplanned downtime.
For over 60 years, ELGi’s pioneering products and compressed air solutions have served various applications across industries ranging from manufacturing, food & beverage, construction, pharmaceuticals, and textiles in over 120+ countries. Powering a 400+ product-strong portfolio, ELGi’s state-of-the-art global manufacturing facilities, spanning three continents, are committed to carbon neutrality, water conservation, and circular waste management.