Sanden’s PX series next generation swash plate compressors are variable controlled for maximum environmental benefit, these compressors replace the Zelex and Valeo compressors that are prone to early failures – Volkswagen Golf, GTI, Passat, Jetta and Eos Air Conditioner Compressor Failure.
The PXE16 has a minimum displacement of 4.9cc, a maximum displacement of 163cc, maximum speed of 8500RPM and 7 pistons. The displacement control is external and varies the compressor displacement without the use of an electromagnetic clutch. The unit runs all the time and varies output from 2% through to 100% as required.
Refrigerant used is R-134A and the oil used is SP-10.
View a video of the operation of the PXE compressor here (Internet Explorer required)