Years ago, rotary vane air compressors were the only rotary air compressor taken seriously, however with the emergence of rotary screw technology the market expanded to the point of overproduction, this led to some well-known names leaving the vane marketplace. During this time, we also saw the re-emergence of a new style compact rotary vane air compressor.
Long established rotary vane manufacturers such as Mattei compressors responded to market demands by developing a new range of innovative machines, they also worked hard to overcome some of the shortcomings of the early rotary vane designs. The rotary vane air compressors greatest advantage is cost and performance at the small to medium end of the market.
To summarise, the vanes compressors, simplicity of design and its ability to deliver a continuous 100% full load airflow equal to that of the same size screw compressor, along with lower rotational speed and reduced noise, with proven longevity, often makes the decision to invest in rotary vane air technology an obvious choice for some smaller air users.