Air and Lube Systems Inc

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(800) 400-1934
Sacramento, CA

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California 287715
Nevada NV20081339509

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Air & Lube Systems, Inc. is a proud distributor of Mattei rotary vane compressors. We have partnered with Mattei to give you the highest quality manufacturer of rotary vane compressors in the industry. The following information has been brought to you by Mattei.

Why Choose a Mattei Rotary Vane Compressor?

Today's Mattei compressors benefit you from more than 50 years experience in the design and construction of rotary van compressor technology, and has resulted in the continuing improvement of both the performance and operation of these exceptionally durable compressors.

Unrivaled Performance & Durability

Mattei continues to leverage advancements in technology and materials to offer the best value in premium quality air compressors found anywhere on the planet. Imagine "bearingless" Airends that last up to 100,000 hours (2-3 times the life of rotary screw compressors) without needing an overhaul, unrivaled super quiet operation, and the most energy stingy designs in the industry. It's a fact, Mattei is in a class of its own. Want to "Get your last air compressor first? Get a Mattei".

Proven Design

Mattei Compressors distinguish themselves through durability, reliability and efficiency featuring a modern compact design and exceptionally quiet operation. In Mattei compressors all main components, such as oil chamber, separator, air filter, non return and pressure regulating valve, are an integral part of the machine and make up a single unity. The compressor is directly connected to the electric motor to form a single unit that compresses air and only 1,800 rpm or less. The cooling assembly includes both oil cooler and after cooler. These compressors are 'ready for use' air stations, only needing to be connected to the electrics and air main.

Optima: Best Solution To Save Energy

68 through 1,254 SCFM: Optima Series leverages the superior mechanical efficiencies engineered into Mattei's rotary vane technology to lower your operating costs, particularly when compared to typical rotary screw air compressors. Benefit from sophisticated high-efficiency performance, quiet dependable operation and low maintenance. Featuring quiet {as low as 65 dB(A)} cabinet enclosures, electronic controllers, energy saving soft-starting AC inverter drives, premium efficient TEFC motors, air-cooled aftercoolers and optional integrated refrigerated air dryers, to deliver unbeatable performance and energy savings across the entire range of variable air demands.

Turn Up Your Savings

Don’t get caught up in the hype the rotary screw air compressor folks refer to in who’s got the better “turn down” ratios for VSD type air compressors. Every airend technology has an ideal speed range for best efficiency and performance. Rotary screw airends are very sensitive to variations in speed. Turn them too fast or too slow and the efficiency drops off significantly. Whereas, Mattei’s rotary vane airends never run too fast and deliver better energy efficiencies as they slow down, which lets you turn up your savings through lower operating costs at comparable flow rates.

How Can This Be?

Simple. Mattei’s rotary vane airend technology uses very little lubricant in the compression process to deliver ~90% mechanical efficiency air production, whose efficiency does not deteriorate as it slows down in speed. Conversely, rotary screw airend technology uses a lot of fluid to compress the air and delivers much lower mechanical efficiencies. Much like blowing through a straw into a glass, the air bubbles up through the oil and flows along the “blow hole” recirculating back to the suction side due to the high differential pressures along the length of the screws. Thus, rotary screw inefficiencies become more evident as speed increases, but more so as it slows down.

For example, say you need about 30 HP worth of air for a period of time and you have a 100 HP VSD type rotary screw air compressor. The performance curve shows higher kW/100 cfm requirements as the machine slows down in essence costing you 40 HP worth of energy to gain 30 HP worth of air. On the other hand, our OPTIMA will reach minimum speed and begin to operate load/off load saving you significant power. That’s why we say, “Don’t let the rotary screw boys throw you a curve in saving energy.”

Save Energy & The Environment

Mattei is friendly to your wallet and the environment, too. Each unit holds very little lubricant (typically less than half that of a rotary screw air compressor) which saves you a small fortune on oil changes and disposal costs. The oil filter is cleanable through most models; yes, cleanable. The highly efficient mechanical air/oil separation chamber delivers high quality air to the air/oil separator filter thus, it sees very little lubricant and provides up to 10,000 hours of service, and low 1-3 ppm oil carryover.

Available in 460v/3Ph/60Hz.