Why Choose ELGi’s Oil Lubricated Air Compressors?
Durability: ELGi’s oil lubricated air compressors are designed and manufactured to withstand extreme temperatures. Its unique air end design and oversized cooling system enables the rotary screw compressor to maintain peak performance for years.
Compatibility: Oil lubricated compressors by ELGi are often compatible with a wide range of tools and equipment, making them suitable for various applications across industries.
Efficiency and Performance: Elgi air compressors are designed to provide efficient and consistent performance. ELGi’s unique airends are equipped with in-house developed η-V profile rotors, with 4/5 lobe combination. The air end runs at lower speeds and more efficient saving energy costs and providing unparalleled performance.
Oil Lubricated Air Compressor Technology
Oil lubricated compressors, also known as oil injected air compressors, require lubrication to ensure smooth operation and longevity of the equipment. Lubricated air compressors utilize oil as a lubricating medium to reduce friction, prevent wear, maintain seal integrity, provide cooling, and protect against corrosion.
The oil film created by lubrication minimizes friction between the moving components of the compressor, allowing for efficient and reliable operation. This lubrication prevents direct metal-to-metal contact, reducing wear on pistons, rotors, or vanes and extending the overall lifespan of the compressor.
Oil lubricated air compressor also helps in the compression process by sealing gaps and cooling the compressed air. This prevents overheating of the compressor.
Some of the main activities in lubricated compressors are regular monitoring of oil levels, adherence to maintenance schedules, and following manufacturer guidelines for oil changes are essential to maintaining proper lubrication in oil-lubricated compressors. These oil flooded air compressors are widely used in various applications due to their proven reliability, ability to handle different operating conditions, and the benefits provided by lubricating oil.
ELGi’s lubricated rotary screw air compressors are designed to deliver air with the lowest oil carryover in the industry. Using ELGi’s downstream filters, the oil carryover can be further reduced to achieve high-quality output air suitable for industrial applications. This process enables you to get industrial grade compressed air for industrial use such as manufacturing, food and beverage, and automotive.
How Does an Oil Lubricated or Oil-Flooded Air Compressor Work?
In oil-lubricated air compressors, the air intake process begins with atmospheric air being drawn in through a suction filter. This air is then directed into the air end, which contains the screw rotor element responsible for compression. Within the air end, atmospheric air undergoes compression and is subsequently stored in an air receiver tank.
The smooth and continuous movement of the screw rotor element is made possible by the presence of bearings and the lubricating oil medium in these oil flooded compressors. These components ensure efficient operation, reduce friction, and prevent excessive wear to provide reliable compresse air.
ELGi offers a range of oil-lubricated rotary screw compressors that are designed to deliver reliable performance, resulting in increased profitability for businesses. The ELGi compressors are known for their ease of operation and maintenance, allowing users to benefit from their consistent and dependable air compression capabilities.
Benefits of oil lubricated compressors
One key benefits in oil flooded screw air compressors is enhanced lubrication, as the oil ensures smoother operation, reduces friction, and extends the lifespan of the compressor’s components. The presence of oil also helps dissipate heat, preventing overheating and promoting optimal performance. Another advantage of oil injected air compressors are quieter operations, as the oil film dampens noise generated by moving parts. Furthermore, oil-lubricated compressors can achieve higher pressure ratios, making them suitable for industrial compressed air applications. Maintenance and serviceability are relatively straightforward, with regular oil changes They are versatile, and capable of handling varying loads and demanding environments.
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