Air compressors for the automotive industry

Thanks to their compact size, low noise, reliability and resistance 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 it plays a decisive role along the entire production and assembly chain of a car, but 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 tyre repair shops also use compressed air in virtually all procedures: from painting to repairing of external parts and of the engine, from tyre inflation and replacement.

The automotive industry needs compressors and air treatment accessories that are powerful, reliable, resistant to 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 handle and silent: compressed air tools, in fact, are used in car repair shops because they are lighter and easier to handle than electrical tools.



Reduction of operating costs

The energy requirement to produce compressed air is high and involves considerable costs both in large production plants and in smaller businesses. Choosing an efficient compressor, capable of consuming less electricity with the same performance, is therefore a very important element, also from the point of view of environmental sustainability.

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Thanks to the particular construction design, Mattei rotary vane compressors meet these needs allowing for savings up to 15% compared to other rotary compressors.

Maintenance costs are also particularly low: Mattei compressors do not use ball bearings or thrust bearings, but use oil-lubricated white metal bearings that do not wear out over time. The design allows the compressor to maintain constant performance, operating for over 100,000 hours without the need to replace components or carry out significant overhauls. Thanks to greater efficiency and constructive 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 offers solutions that meet the needs of the entire automotive industry:

  • greater energy efficiency thanks to the vane technology that allows savings up to 15% and higher environment standards compared to  other rotary compressors;
  • reduced maintenance costs thanks to the construction design that minimises the interventions for component replacement;
  • wide and versatile range that allows meeting the most diverse compressed air requests;
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  • supervision and control systems that allow for a more effective energy and cost-efficient configuration 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 handle. Vane technology ensures their safety and silent operation even in the absence of external bodywork; 
  • possibility to create customised solutions, for specific applications or critical environmental conditions.