Air compressors for the manufacturing industry

Energy efficiency, low maintenance and a wide range of products make Mattei compressors suitable for all applications in the manufacturing 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 manufacturing industry

Air compressors are essential plant equipment throughout the manufacturing industry, necessary for moving air-operated systems and tools and for direct actions on products.

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They are used in welding operations, in moulding and pressing equipment, in cooling and heating processes, in material packaging and handling, in finishing and painting processes and in machinery cleaning. They also play a key role in robotics and automation, a key area of cutting-edge manufacturing.

Among the aspects to be considered in the configuration of the compressor room are the size and type of machinery and the implementation of a supervision and management system, according to functional and optimization criteria, to ensure that the air production is automatically modulated according to the load profile. Other very important characteristics of the compressors are the level of energy efficiency, reliability, and durability of the machines, which often operate under difficult environmental conditions.

Reduction of operating costs

In the energy efficiency interventions of the manufacturing industry, compressed air is often in the foreground: in fact, the electrical operation of compressors accounts, on average, for 10% of total consumption in this sector. The ability of a compressor to operate consuming less energy is therefore a very important aspect, both for operating costs and for the environmental sustainability of the industrial sector.

Thanks to Vane Technolgy, Mattei rotary vane compressors meet these needs allowing for 15% or more energy savings compared to other types of rotary compressors.

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Another element that affects the operating costs of the compressors is maintenance, which involves maintenance at scheduled intervals for the replacement of certain components. The use of machines able to reduce the number of maintenance operations lowers maintenance costs.

Mattei compressors do not use ball bearings or thrust bearings but use oil-lubricated white metal bushes that do not wear out over time. Unlike other types of rotary style air compressors, Vane Technology allows the compressor to maintain constant performance, operating for over 100,000 hours without the need to replace key components or carry out significant overhauls. The greatest efficiency and unique design of Vane Technology allows Mattei compressors to offer the lowest Life Cycle Cost on the market.

Manufacturing processes in difficult environmental conditions

How to choose the right compressor

In a sector like the manufacturing 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 and identify the proper level of air treatment per ISO 8573.1. In addition, to consider alternative technologies that collectively allow the facility to amortize the best combination that ensures the lowest energy consumption, and maintenance costs for air systems that are often operating under difficult environmental conditions.
Mattei's consultancy service is available to help its customers in choosing the best combination of equipment to support their air demand as economically as possible.

The benefits of Mattei compressors for the manufacturing industry

Mattei compressors offer quality and performance characteristics suitable for any request for compressed air in the manufacturing 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
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  • wide and versatile range that offers the best options to support compressed air requirements
  • 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
  • possibility to create customized solutions, for specific applications or critical environmental conditions.