Building on the design of FS-Elliott’s original industrial compressors, the company has launched the new Polaris+ line.

It incorporates several new product advancements developed to increase reliability and efficiency while maintaining the lowest cost of ownership in the industry. The new Polaris+ series consists of five models with flows ranging from 900 to 11500 icfm, 250 to 3000 hp, and pressures up to 150 psig.

Polaris+ air compressors introduce mechanical and aerodynamic improvements that provide a step-change in compressor performance, reduction in mechanical losses, and enhancements in package reliability. Patent-pending technology and industry-leading aerodynamic components ensure that plant operators realise reduced power consumption, resulting in lower energy costs.

Internal and external surfaces of the Polaris+ units feature enhanced coatings designed to further extend product life and resist corrosion in both standard and extreme operating conditions. Recent package improvements include the flexibility for future upgrade consideration and allow for simple and compact installation at facilities with space limitations.

Customers can now select from a wider variety of compressor control modes with the R1000, the latest controller in the Regulus Control System series designed specifically for Polaris+ units.

“Powerful new energy-saving and convenience features have been developed for the R1000 to complement and extend the capability of our proven control algorithms. As a result, customers can expect significant energy savings over traditional control technology,” explains Ed Klimek, Manager System Controls Engineering.

As an added benefit, the R1000 features the industry’s first standard nine-inch full touch-screen display, resembling the user interface of a tablet device.

“The Polaris+ series represents our commitment to continually delivering best-in-class efficiency, lowest downtime when maintenance is necessary, and the lowest life cycle cost. From a user perspective, this means with FS-Elliott they are always staying one step ahead of traditional compressed air technology,” added John Badini, Senior Product Engineer.