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Ing. Enea Mattei S.p.A. has led the air compression industry for nearly a century. Thanks to our advancements in rotary vane technology, Mattei’s compressors deliver higher levels of efficiency to diverse industrial applications.

Even though several industry professionals have discovered the advantages of rotary vane compressors, others still prefer the more traditional rotary screw compressors. In fact, people frequently ask why Mattei supplies vane compressors as opposed to the screw compressors that many other companies are supplying. While rotary vane and screw compressors share similarities, vane units provide notable long-term benefits.


T9_Pagina settori_ROTOREWhen choosing an air compressor, one of the most vital factors to consider is energy consumption and efficiency. Air leakage is a common cause of energy loss within air compressors. During the compression cycle, the air becomes heated and needs a specific amount of energy to continue compressing the gas. To reduce its energy requirements, your compressor needs a sufficient supply of cool air.

Rotary screw compressors offer varying amounts of heating and cooling efficiency, according to the model, while rotary vane compressors offer consistent performance levels regardless of the product family they belong to. These compressors also reduce additional energy loss thanks to the lower strain to the seals caused by the lower rotation speed of the compressor.



Rotary vane compressors are designed to guarantee a constant performance as time progresses. Vane compressors reduce air warming due to their abundant lubrication and rounded edges of the blades; this prevents direct contact with the unit’s stator, resulting in minimal wear. On the other hand, screw compressors generate a lot of friction because of their dual rotor design which run at high speed, resulting in significant and unavoidable wear.

The design of Mattei compression group enables our compressors to operate for well over 100,000 hours—that’s two to three times more efficient than any rotary screw alternatives.


Energy and Financial AdvantagesWhen your company needs high-performance compressors that are both energy and cost efficient, rotary vanes are the ideal choice. We invite you to learn more about these innovative products in our latest eBook titled Long-Term Energy and Financial Advantages of Vane Compressors.

This free-to-download eBook provides a detailed overview of both rotary vane and screw compressors, while elaborating on the specific areas in which vane compressors edge out the competition.

Mattei’s rotary vane compressors are simply in their own class—get your copy of this eBook today to understand why!

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