Atlas Copco’s GA15VSD+ compressor meets cutting-edge needs of precision machining company
June 29, 2015
Di-Spark, which specializes in the manufacturing of precise, complex machined components and sub-assemblies, relies on its Atlas Copco GA15VSD+ compressor to supply the high-quality, energy-efficient air that meets its production needs throughout the day.
Founded over 30 years ago, Di-Spark has built an excellent reputation specializing in the production of complex components for aerospace, medical, motorsports, and other high-stake scientific industries. Their production facility is equipped with state-of-the-art engineering tools, including EDM machines. Electrical Discharge Machining, or EDM, is a precision engineering process that uses the thermal energy of sparks to cut through conductive materials. Di-Spark was one of the first companies in the UK to make use of this type of technology. “In order to stay one step ahead of the competition, we always strive to use the latest technologies,” explains David Light, Managing Director. Di-Spark’s production facility needs reliable compressed air 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Atlas Copco was able to demonstrate how the GA15VSD+ compressor could provide reliable, energy-efficient compressed air. The GA15VSD+ compressor is Atlas Copco’s latest innovation, which was introduced to the market during this year’s Hannover Messe, Germany. Featuring an extremely compact design and a revolutionary technical concept, it reduces energy costs and overall compressor lifecycle costs due to its highly efficient elements and motor. The unit’s variable speed drive (VSD) allows it to adapt to fluctuating demands throughout the day, resulting in energy savings up to 50% compared to idling compressors. With a machine that offers more free air delivery for only half of the energy, Di-Spark continues to prepare for the future. “We see the VSD+ as a smart machine and a smart choice,” says David Light.