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.
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.
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.