Air compressors for the earth moving and construction industry

High operating performance, reliability, compact size and robustness of Mattei compressors make them the ideal solution for a sector that constantly operates in critical environmental conditions.

Compressed air in the earth moving and construction industry

The air compressors are very important in equipping systems for the construction and earth moving industry, as compressors are used as energy carriers to operate machinery with multiple functions.


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Compressed air, in fact, is used as a means of transmitting energy to drive operating machines (rock drills and tools, pumps, hoists, motors, etc.) or in cases where ventilation is difficult (for example in tunnels) or, again, used by all earth moving  machines to carry out excavation, loading, transport and levelling of geological materials and debris.




Reduction of operating costs

The electrical operation of compressors is responsible for high energy consumption; therefore, choosing an efficient compressor means implementing measures that reduce operating costs while increasing the environmental sustainability of the company.

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Mattei rotary vane compressors, the result of an advanced and constantly evolving design, offer a valid solution to these needs: the low rotation speed of the air end and the high volumetric efficiency determine energy savings of more than 15% compared to other rotary compressors. Moreover, rotary vane compressors do not use ball bearings or thrust bearings, but use oil-lubricated brass bearings that do not wear out over time. 

The technological innovation of the vanes allows the compressor to reach 100,000 operating hours while maintaining constant performance and limiting maintenance operations to oil changes at scheduled intervals, air filter cleaning or replacement and radiator cleaning. The greatest efficiency and construction technology allow Mattei compressors to offer the lowest Life Cycle Cost on the market.

Earth moving and construction in critical environmental conditions

Robustness, reliability and high performance intake filters are among the essential features for an air compressor used for many hours in environments exposed to dust and severe weather conditions. Mattei meets these quality requirements with its range of compressors for OEM applications: robust and compact machines equipped with intake filters ensuring that solid micro particles are not sucked in by the compressor, compromising its operation.

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In addition, in quarries and construction sites, earth moving machines work on uneven or steeply sloping ground, which puts the proper functioning of the systems to the test and makes it essential to adopt air compressors capable of ensuring construction characteristics that prevent damage, while maintaining the  high performance and safety levels required. The configuration of the lubrication and oil injection system of a Mattei compressor is designed in such a way as not to compromise its operation even at high inclinations. This construction feature allows the compressor to maintain high operating performance even in particularly critical conditions.

The benefits of Mattei compressors for the earth moving and construction industry

Mattei compressors are particularly suitable to supply compressed air in the earth moving industry thanks to the following quality and performance characteristics: 

  • greater energy efficiency thanks to the vane technology that allows energy 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;
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  • wide and versatile range that allows meeting the most diverse compressed air requests;
  • easy installation: thanks to the compact and small size, the installation of the compressors is quick and easy even in confined spaces;
  • 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;
  • oil injection and lubrication system capable of operating perfectly even at steep ground slopes;
  • possibility to create customised solutions, for specific applications or critical environmental conditions.