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New compact, variable-speed reciprocating compressors

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

The new i.Comp 8 and 9 oilless compressors (photo) are available in two sizes and three configurations (G, Tower and Tower T). The i.Comp units deliver oil-free air at up to 160 psi and 20 ft3/min. The direct-drive motor and oilless design eliminate nearly all routine service. Pressures can be precisely adjusted to each application’s requirements with the company’s Sigma Controller 2. i.Comp compressors are also available as Tower configurations, which include a receiver and drain trap, while Tower T configurations include a refrigerated dryer. A small footprint and low noise make i.Comp suitable for use in tight spaces. — Kaeser Compressors, Inc., Fredericksburg, Va.