Air compressors for the automotive industry

Thanks to their compact size, low noise, reliability, and durability in heavy duty work cycles, Mattei air compressors are the ideal solutions in all applications of the automotive industry.

How to choose your compressor

Choosing an air compressor must hinge on the specific production and environmental characteristics of this industry.

Compressed air in the automotive industry

Compressed air is widely used in the production cycle of the automotive industry: not only does it play a decisive role along the entire production and assembly process of a car, it is fundamental and irreplaceable in any repair and maintenance operation.




At an industrial level, the automotive industry uses compressed air as an energy carrier to move robotic lines, to perform cutting and welding operations, to operate paint pumps, to filter the air intended for self-contained breathing apparatus and for many other applications.

Car repair shops, body shops and tire shops also use compressed air in virtually all procedures: from painting to repairing of external parts and of the engine, to tire inflation and replacement.

The automotive industry needs compressors and air treatment accessories that are powerful, reliable, and durable enough to withstand intensive work cycles and capable of providing an adequate volume of clean, moisture-free compressed air (the presence of contaminating particles can affect the finished product, leading to production losses and reprocessing costs). On the other hand, the compressors must be easy to operate and silent: compressed air tools, in fact, are used in car repair shops because they are lighter and longer lasting than electrical tools.



Reduction of operating costs

The energy required to produce compressed air is intensive and involves considerable electrical costs both in large production plants and in smaller businesses. Choosing an efficient compressor, capable of consuming less electricity with comparable performance, is therefore fiscally responsible and prudent from the viewpoint of environmental sustainability.

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Thanks to the unique design of Vane Technology, Mattei rotary vane compressors meet these needs allowing for savings up to 15% or more compared to other types of rotary compressors.

Maintenance costs are also particularly low: Mattei compressors do not use ball bearings or thrust bearings but use oil-lubricated white metal bushes that do not wear out over time. The design allows the compressor to maintain constant performance and capable of operating for over 100,000 hours without the need to replace key components or carry out significant overhauls. Thanks to their greater efficiency and Vane Technology Mattei’s compressors stand out as the machines with the lowest Life Cycle Cost on the market.


How to choose the right compressor

In a sector like the automotive industry, where the use of compressed air is truly transversal and diversified, it is very important to correctly size your system and choose the right compressor according to the application.

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To this end, it is necessary to precisely know the demand for compressed air, the profile of use, evaluate the management of the compressor rooms with control devices, combine a proper air treatment and look for, among other alternatives, the one that in the established amortisation time ensures the lowest energy consumption, without forgetting about the resistance to wear of the machines, which are often operating in difficult environmental conditions.

Mattei's consultancy service is available to help its customers in choosing the best combination between compressor and usage need.

The benefits of Mattei compressors for the automotive industry

Mattei's wide range of compressors offer solutions that meet the needs of the entire automotive industry:

  • greater energy efficiency thanks to Vane Technology that allows savings up to 15% and more compared to other types of rotary compressors
  • reduced maintenance costs due to the simplicity and durability of design which minimizes the need for key component replacement or major overhauls
  • wide and versatile range that offers the best options to support compressed air requirements
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  • supervision and control systems that maximize energy efficiency and ensure cost-efficient configurations of the compressor room
  • compressed air free from impurities thanks to a system that separates the oil from the air in different stages and an efficient filtering system, ideal for critical processes that affect the quality of the finished product
  • compact and silent ranges: the design offers particularly compact solutions ideal for installations in confined spaces and easy to operate. Vane technology ensures safe and silent operation even in the absence of a dedicated compressor enclosure
  • possibility to create customized solutions, for specific applications or critical environmental conditions.