At Ing. Enea Mattei S.p.A., energy efficiency is one of our main priorities and remains top of mind as we strive to continuously improve the performance and operation of our rotary vane air compressors.

Energy consumption is one of the main concerns for businesses in Europe, and for good reason. That’s why we have designed our air compressors with optimal energy efficiency in mind. By using a Mattei rotary vane air compressor, you can reduce operating costs and emissions by saving energy—great news for your company’s bottom line and for the planet.

Why Energy Costs are So Critical

Energy accounts for about 80% of the total costs of owning and operating an air compressor. Other costs, including maintenance (planned and unplanned) and the initial purchase cost of the compressor are minor in comparison.

Therefore, even small improvements in energy efficiency will have an outsized impact on a company’s finances. That is why we focus on energy efficient designs for our rotary vane compressors, which are far more efficient than competing compressor designs, such as rotary screw compressors.


Rotary-Vane-Edited.pngRotary vane compressors operate at a mechanical efficiency of about 90%. This efficiency increases linearly as the compressor speed decreases—we refer to this as “straight-line energy savings."

The advanced design of our proprietary rotary vane technology allows Mattei compressors to achieve a higher efficiency than our competitors. Our systems produce compressed air that is volumetrically efficient because there are virtually no opportunities for air to escape the stator unit. The air seals are nearly perfect. This results in an even pressure along the length of the rotor.

Rotary screw compressors suffer from excessive air leakage, which results in lost efficiency because the units need to compress air just to keep up with the loss of pressure. The lower the internal leakage, the better: Reduced leakage leads to a greater volumetric efficiency, which reduces the necessary power per unit of delivered air (specific energy).

Mattei has recently released two new energy efficient compressor products:

  • The OPTIMA Series: The OPTIMA Series features variable speed drive (VSD) controllers to optimize energy savings in facilities that have varying levels of air demand.
  • The MAXIMA Series: The MAXIMA Series offers exceptional performance and energy efficiency for facilities with higher air demand levels.

The bottom line: We have the most energy efficient air compressors for any application. Our products can help your company reduce its energy costs and overall carbon footprint.

Contact us today to learn more about how you can save on energy with our rotary vane compressors.