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Four Advantages of System Upgrades for Your Compressor

It seems like every day brings another system update for your smartphone, computer or electronic equipment. While it may seem like overkill, new operating systems and software upgrades keep electronic devices up to date, so they can keep delivering optimal performance.

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The same is true for the software that controls compressed air equipment. Sophisticated control software takes advantage of the most recent technology upgrades and engineering knowledge. The results are a more reliable and energy efficient compressed air system.

Advanced Control of the Compressed Air System

Controllers maximize efficiency and reliability by controlling the air compressor’s main drive motor and regulating system pressure within a predefined and narrow pressure band. Advanced controllers can be adapted to a compressed air system’s specific needs by incorporating extra sensors, digital contacts, fieldbus, Internet and SMS communication functions to optimize the compressed air system. 

Upgrading this important control software yields additional benefits:

  • Optimal performance – Upgrades help fine tune compressed air equipment to meet performance demands within the current working conditions.
  • Increased reliability – The latest technologies monitor performance and alert compressed air operators when special attention is needed.
  • Extended lifecycle – Upgrades help equipment operate more efficiently, which reduces strain on equipment and the overall lifecycle cost.
  • Increased uptime – Automated controls of essential components keeps the process up and running. 

Upgrade Control and Integrate Monitoring to Ensure Optimal Performance


The advanced processing capability of upgraded controllers such as the Elektronikon® Mk5, enables a compressor of almost any age or type to benefit from the latest and most advanced control algorithms and functionality, which results in improved system control and energy savings. Plus, in most cases the cost of an upgrade will be equivalent to or less than a repair or replacement of an older control system. 

The latest control technology also allows connectivity and integration with advanced compressed air data monitoring. When you have control and data at your fingertips, you can ensure optimal performance and significant energy savings. 

If you’d like to learn more about the Elektronikon Mk5 controller or Atlas Copco’s 24/7 monitoring program SMARTLINK, fill out the below form and an Atlas Copco representative will be in touch with you shortly. 

For further information please contact:

  • Erik Arfalk, Vice President, Communications & Branding 
    Atlas Copco Compressors, LLC 
    Telephone: 803-817-7479 
    Email: Erik.Arfalk@us.atlascopco.com

Atlas Copco Compressors LLC is part of the Compressor Technique Business Area, and its headquarters are located in Rock Hill, S.C. The company manufactures, markets, and services oil-free and oil-injected stationary air compressors, air treatment equipment, and air management systems, including local manufacturing of select products. The Atlas Copco Group, which celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2013, is among the Top 100 sustainable companies in the world and a member of the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index. Atlas Copco has also been recognized by Forbes, Thomson-Reuters and Newsweek, among others, for its commitment to innovation and sustainability. Atlas Copco Compressors has major sales, manufacturing, production, and distribution facilities located in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.


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