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 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.

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

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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.

Manufacturing processes in difficult environmental conditions

Many manufacturing plants are characterised by critical environmental conditions, with high temperatures and the presence of dust and particles in the air. In order to guarantee continuity of operation and consistent performance, air compressors must have construction features that prevent the machine from being damaged.

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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.

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 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;
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  • wide and versatile range that allows meeting the most diverse compressed air requests;
  • 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;
  • possibility to create customised solutions, for specific applications or critical environmental conditions in different manufacturing sectors.