Compressor Control Systems

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We want to continuously reduce your production costs without jeopardizing the availability of compressed air. Moreover, environmental awareness calls upon industrial facilities to limit CO2 emissions by reducing your energy consumption. Compressed air installations, with your significant power needs, are an important area for improvement.
The Atlas Copco ES 16 central controller is the perfect solution to meet these needs by:

  • Improving the efficiency of the complete compressed air system
  • Reducing the life cycle cost to the absolute minimum
  • Monitoring the operation of the compressed air system
  • Meeting stringent environment legislation.
  • Certain features of the central controller can be limited or disabled due to licence restriction*.


The ES 16 is available in 3 versions:

  • ES 16 Advanced Sequencer: Advance sequence controller Load/Unload, VSD compressors and dryers
  • ES 16 VSD Optimization lifetime licence: Load/Unload, VSD compressors and dryers
  • ES 16 Turbo Optimization life time license: Load/Unload, VSD, Turbo compressors and the dryers


Your benefits

Efficiency – Potential 10% energy savings on a typical compressed air installation with mixed size and technology of compressors.

  • Regulation of the system pressure within a predefined and narrow pressure band to optimize energy efficiency
  • Prioritized use of the most economic machines over older, less effective versions.
  • Continuous usage of VSD machines, the most energy efficient machines for variable load
  • Assurance that multiple VSD and/or Turbo compressors are used in their most efficient performance zones when working together
  • Shutdown scheduling to avoid costs during non-working hours


Reliability – Stability and uptime.

  • Optimized pressure stability reduces problems with air operated equipment
  • Use of newer, more modern machines over older ones reduces downtime
  • Workload equalization avoids overloads on individual machine.


Reduced maintenance cost of equipments

Comprehensive, flexible machine sequence control ensures the installed machines are able to work in groups. ES guarantees that the running hours of the system are equal across all machines in the same group.
The result? Fewer service visits and reduced costs as all machines can be serviced at the same time. Furthermore ES automatically shuts down machines during “non-production” times such as nights, weekends and holidays, running hours and service costs are further reduced.

Easy installation

CAN (Controller Area Network) is a widely used standardized simple but reliable system. Easy and cheap to install.

Compressor Controller Area Network

The control and/or monitoring functions are possible via CAN network and if you have contracted monitoring services from Atlas Copco, the information will be sent over an internet connection to the Atlas Copco Airpower server and stored in the central data warehouse. With your access you can have online remote monitoring with several reports generation possibilities.

Standard scope of the supply

Intelligent selection of the best mix of compressors – improved optimizing algorithm based on the air demand and performance data of compressors
Efficient control of multiple VSD and Turbo compressors (different optimization life time licenses
Dual pressure sensor in the airnet
3 pressure bands, timer controlled
Equalization of running hours across machines
Comprehensive sequence and priority management, timer based
Group management using all 3 regulation modes
Spare capacity
Automatic restart after voltage failure
2 Analogue inputs
Monitoring of dryers

Feature and benefits

Features and Benefits of Compressor Control Systems