Ingersoll Rand unveiled its new RS30 and RS37 models, described as the first in a series of next generation oil-flooded, rotary screw air compressors for use in a wide range of industrial plant applications. According to the company, the new compressors improve performance through a state-of-the-art air end. The new air end design was developed through advanced analytics and modeling, and includes an optimized rotor profile that provides up to an 18% efficiency improvement compared with previous models.

The new rotor profile also delivers up to 15% more airflow, providing a more reliable air supply with less downtime and better production efficiency, even in extreme operating conditions. An enhanced bearing arrangement and sealed drive system further improves performance and reliability while reducing the need for maintenance. The Next Generation R-Series air compressors are equipped with the Xe-series controller, which allows easy remote access to, and control of, the compressed air system using any current web browser. Users can receive information on compressor performance and events by email, adjust compressor settings remotely and program compressors according to specific events through real-time clock schedules. This means users can automatically start or stop compressors for shift changes or preventative maintenance.