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Atlas Copco Compressors GA VSD+ Compressor Wins Plant Engineering 2013 Product of the Year Silver Award


Atlas Copco’s new GA VSD+ range of compact, oil-injected rotary screw compressors was honored with a Silver Award at the 2013 Product of the Year award ceremony hosted by Plant Engineering magazine. Now in its 26th development by identifying and honoring the best new products in the manufacturing industry based on a reader survey.

Launched in June 2013, the 7-15 kW (10-20 hp) GA VSD+ range of compact, oil- injected rotary screw compressors reduces energy consumption by as much as 50 percent compared to a traditional load/unload compressor of the same type. The compressor includes a full feature version with an integrated air dryer, is 15 percent more efficient than the previous generation, and offers a 12 percent improvement in free air delivery. Designed with energy efficiency and customer needs in mind, the motor significantly exceeds the latest NEMA Premium efficiency requirements.

“It’s always exciting to compete against the best new products in the industry and to see how companies in our industry are innovating and improving,” said Robert Eshelman, vice president, Atlas Copco’s Industrial Air Division in the United States. “For Atlas Copco, the GA VSD+ represents one of the most innovative changes to rotary screw technology since we launched the world’s first variable speed drive compressor in 1994.”

Atlas Copco recently extended the GA VSD+ range of oil-injected rotary screw compressors through 50 hp (37 kW). With the extension, VSD+ technology is now available for 75 percent of the oil-injected screw compressor applications worldwide and customers in most industries can economically justify switching to variable speed drive technology, ultimately reducing energy costs and contributing to a more sustainable industry.  

The winners of 2013 Product of the Year awards will be honored in the April issue of Plant Engineering magazine and can be viewed online at
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 is celebrating 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.