The XYO technology shows significant improvements in compressor performance during independent studies. Perpetual Industries wants to work with innovative compressor manufacturers to optimize and implement the XYO balancer in their products. Contact us to see how your product can beat the competition using XYO
The XYO technology reduces vibration by compensating for variable mass imbalance during operation of a compressor. Tests on refrigerator compressors show that a prototype XYO balancer significantly reduces vibration and can have the following benefits:
Vibration Decreased by 85%
In addition to the significant (85%) reduction in vibration, a number of other benefits have been quantified as shown in Figures 2 and 3.
Compressor vibration results in noisy operation and wear on the internal components. The primary cause of compressor vibration is mass imbalance caused by manufacturing tolerances. Attempts to address the problem include the use of bearings, springs and dampeners. Expensive and time-consuming balancing is also attempted to reduce vibration, but even the most careful balancing cannot fully address imbalances in the system or resolve imbalances that occur during operation due to wear and debris build-up.
The objective of this test was to determine the impact of a prototype XYO balancer on the vibration and overall performance of a refrigerator compressor.
Two single-cylinder reciprocating compressors were tested:
The compressor and motor assembly were suspended by three spring mounts within a housing that is normally sealed and partially filled with oil. The housing was removed for these tests to install the prototype XYO balancer as shown in Figure 6.
The mass imbalance caused by the connecting rod and piston was located in the plane of the crank-pin. The prototype XYO balancer used on the larger compressor (9cc) had a capacity of 650g.mm, while that on the smaller model (3cc) had a capacity of 500g.mm. The XYO balancer was located about 10mm from the upper bearing.
Note: The XYO balancer capacity can be designed for larger mass imbalances if desired.
Vibration measurements were taken using a key-phasor and proximity probes as illustrated in Figure 5.
In addition to vibration measurements for the 9cc compressor, a handheld sound level meter was used to measure noise emissions approximately 15cm from the compressor. Electrical current measurements were also recorded for the 9cc compressor to quantify the power usage reduction with the XYO balancer
Figure 7 and Table 1 summarize the reduction in vibration using the prototype XYO balancer for the 3cc compressor. The results are promising, and show a 78% decrease in vibration with XYO.
Table 1. Summary of vibration results for 3cc compressor
Figure 8 and Table 2 summarize the reduction in vibration using the prototype XYO balancer for the 9cc compressor. The results are promising, and show a 85% decrease in vibration with XYO.
Table 2. Summary of vibration results for 9cc compressor
Figures 9 and 10 along with Table 3 show the reduction in power consumption and noise emissions using a prototype XYO balancer on the 9 cc compressor. The results are significant and XYO can give compressor manufacturers a strong competitive advantage.
Table 3. Summary of performance results for 9cc compressor
Implementing the XYO technology in the two compressor models showed significant improvements (85%) in vibration. Power consumption and noise emissions were also improved as a result of lowering vibration.
Compressor manufacturers can gain a strong competitive advantage by using XYO in their products, including the following:
Reduced mechanical wear on components increases the service life of compressors
The XYO balancer can equip compressors with the advanced performance figures that their manufacturers need to beat out the competition.
Perpetual Industries is seeking capable and innovative partners to optimize and implement the XYO technology in their products.