Atlas Copco introduces a host of new technologies to its UD+, DD+/PD+, DDp+/PDp+, and QD+ filter range. Atlas Copco’s air filters now feature inPASS technology to simplify maintenance, reduce costs and give customers the flexibility to choose between advanced filter media to match their specific air quality requirements, according to the company.
Until now, servicing a filter reportedly involved shutting down the entire compressed air system or installing 3-valve bypasses around every filter. The inPASS re-directs the air through the filter head during maintenance, allowing for safe filter cartridge replacement without interruption of the airflow. This means there is no need to install extra piping around the filters or halt production maintenance.
Atlas Copco says it has developed specialized filtration methods and media to take on specific contaminants to maximize air quality. This includes a wrapped filter element for wet particles, a pleated element for solid particles and macro-structured activated carbon for oil vapors. Centrifugal filters are also available to remove water droplets from the airflow.
Atlas Copco's new filters also come with a user-friendly service indicator that displays running hours, differential pressure and maintenance status. This allows users to maximize the lifespan of their filters and to plan the best time for maintenance. There is also a malfunction alert on the filter head connected to a remote monitoring device.