The plastic and packaging industry is characterised by systems operating in continuous mode, 24/7, and compressors must be able to guarantee an operation without interruptions while maintaining consistent air delivery performance. In addition, the advanced control systems, allow managing aspects concerning safety, machine downtime and backup processes, besides changing the use of the machines and optimising the efficiency and consumption while minimising the wear over time.
Another aspect to take into account is that plastic containers are often used for packaging food and pharmaceutical products, therefore, it is necessary that the compressed air used for their production is of high quality and free from oil residues or other pollutants that may deteriorate the final product.
Maintenance costs are also an important factor to take into account when talking about the operating costs of an air compressor. Mattei rotary vane compressors stand out for the use of oil-lubricated white metal brass bearings that are not subject to wear over time (contrary to what happens to the rolling bearings or thrust bearings of screw rotary compressors). This feature ensures consistent operating performance, allowing the compressor to operate for over 100,000 hours with no need to replace components of perform significant overhauls. The greatest energy efficiency and reduced maintenance costs allow Mattei compressors to offer the lowest Life Cycle Cost on the market.
Mattei offers a consultancy service to help its customers in choosing the best combination between the compressor features and the usage needs.