New Aftermarket Compressors can Reduce Energy Consumption by 12%

Mindful of the government’s ‘Net Zero’ roadmap and with the UK automotive industry under pressure to reduce carbon emissions, automotive compressor brand ABAC has launched an upgraded range of oil-injected air compressors specifically for the automotive aftermarket, which have a significantly lower environmental footprint.

Providing a reduction in energy consumption on selected models of up to 12%, ABAC’s innovative Spinn range of models feature a revamped air end element, which facilitates a market-leading increase of 15% in Free Air Delivery (FAD) output.

Where a large volume of air on continuous demand is required, such as in a tyre-fitting bay, ABAC’s Spinn belt-driven screw compressors can be custom-configured.  Units are available either floor mounted, tank mounted or tank mounted with refrigerant air dryer, the latter version delivering a 55% reduction in Global Warming Potential (GWP) over previous generation screw compressors. Compressor power ranges from 2.2 to 7.5kW in either 8 or 10 bar versions.

Where the demand for air is intermittent, the combination of an anti-condensation oil heater, tropical thermostat and a larger 500-litre air receiver enables the unit to perform efficiently on very low duty cycles and also avoids the issue of condensation forming within the oil.

Offering a fully-integrated configuration with combined air receiver, tank, filtration and refrigerant dryer, provides customers with a compact, silent unit, that not only costs less to install but also means it can be located closer to the point of use, requiring less pipework, which optimises workshop floor space.  The compressor’s internal componentry has been designed 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 ABAC brand to the aftermarket via a network of distributors, said:

“Compressed air is often referred to as the fourth utility in the aftermarket, so ABAC remains committed to improving efficiency and performance, as well as pursuing ways of reducing energy consumption.  These latest innovations to ABAC’s Spinn range of screw compressors have been developed in conjunction with customer requirements, whilst recognising the urgent need to reduce the carbon footprint.  Improving the workshop environment by minimising noise and optimising space have also been key design factors, so these upgraded machines provide a compelling business solution in a challenging economic climate.”