Reiterates commitment to driving reliability and performance for electric and diesel railway applications

Elgi Equipments, one of the world’s leading air-compressor manufacturers, exhibited its oil free range of piston compressors for the railway segment at the 13th International Railway Equipment Exhibition (IREE), Asia’s largest rail transportation event. Also on display at the ELGi stall no. 54 in hall 2, were ELGi’s encapsulated screw air compressor (EN series) and underslung auxiliary compressors. Organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in association with the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, the IREE, scheduled from October 22 to 24, 2019, at Aerocity, New Delhi, is expected to attract exhibitors and delegates from across the globe with a focus on continuous modernisation and expansion of the Indian Railways.

“The Indian Railways has been ELGi’s important customer for over four decades. Increasing urbanization and rising incomes have contributed to a significant growth in the passenger segment while freight traffic also saw a marked increase due to dedicated freight corridor investments. We’re confident that our oil free air compressors which are renowned for reliability, performance and energy efficiency, will further revolutionize the way compressed air is used in the railway industry”, said Dr. Jairam Varadaraj, Managing Director, Elgi Equipments.

Speaking at IREE 2019, Ramesh Ponnuswami, Executive Director, Elgi Equipments, said: “We’re proud to introduce our Oil free air compressors for the Metro/EMU segment. Indigenously developed and bearing a lighter construction tag with noiseless operation at less than 66 dbA. This product is testament to our focus on continuous innovation and delivering sustainable and efficient compressed air solutions for our customers, in line with our brand promise of being Always Better.”

ELGi’s oil free piston series (RR10100 OF/RR20100 OF) offers railway customers clean, oil free air, enabling ease of operations, reduced maintenance costs of up to 50% and improved maintenance schedules. This will eliminate the need for routine maintenance checks enabling significant savings. As a CLASS ‘0’ certified product, the ELGi oil free compressor also ensures reduced CO2 emissions and a greener environment. The oil free piston compressor provides best-in-class output, durable parts and a minimum number of service points, thereby offering a lower life cycle cost to the customer.

Also on display, the ELGi EN (encapsulated) series compressor addresses customer’s varying air flow demands with high energy efficiency. The EN series is a compact, silent and energy efficient screw compressor with an encapsulated air end and air oil separation tank assembly. The EN series models also come equipped with enclosures and smart controllers that monitor, control and protect the compressor. The ELGi U/S CRC auxiliary compressor provides customers with a convertible solution (on board/underslung) for pantograph lifting applications. This direct drive piston compressor is compact, silent and ensures superior performance on account of the unique integrated motor and top block design.

ELGi, is a pioneer in cutting-edge compressed air technology, offering a complete range of compressed air solutions from oil-lubricated and oil-free rotary screw compressors, oil-lubricated and oil-free reciprocating compressors and centrifugal compressors to dryers, filters and downstream accessories. With state-of-the-art manufacturing units and a product portfolio of 400+ compressed air systems, ELGi redefines reliability, efficiency and cost-effectiveness across installations all over the world.