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 optimisation 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 wear resistance of the machines, which often operate in difficult environmental conditions.
Another element that affects the operating costs of the compressors is maintenance, which involves interventions at scheduled intervals for the replacement of certain components. The use of machines able to reduce the number of interventions allows reducing maintenance costs. Mattei compressors do not use ball bearings or thrust bearings, but use oil-lubricated white metal brass 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. The greatest efficiency and construction design allow Mattei compressors to offer the lowest Life Cycle Cost on the market.
The materials used to manufacture them must be resistant to scratches and corrosion, the cooling systems must be able to protect the components and the intake filters must be highly performing. Mattei rotary vane compressors meet all these quality requirements. The abundant flow of lubricating oil and wear-resistant materials ensure that abrasive particles pass through the compressor without causing damage, with less downtime and maintenance operations.