Motoring ahead with compression technology

Written by: Tom Shelley | Published:

A revolutionary design of air compressor is delivering energy, cost and maintenance benefits

A new oil-free compressor is slashing energy consumption, maintenance costs and footprint area by using only a single motor, plus compressor component, that turns up to 60,000 rpm.

Based on the latest British and other leading-edge innovation, this new development trims back the cost of compressed air and puts pneumatics firmly back among the ranks of modern technologies appropriate for automated systems.

According to Jeremy Sykes, managing director of Compair, the new machine is a big step forward over conventional oil-free compressors, which use a pair of interlocking dry screws driven through a gearbox.

The ‘Quantima’ machine boasts an induction motor with a central rotor and two turbo air ends, the whole thing supported by magnetic bearings, both axial and radial, with sensors that check positions 120,000 times a minute.

More details can be seen in the October issue of Eureka.

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