Gardner Denver’s Ultima compressor still leads the way in oil-free technology

For those seeking a best-in-class oil-free system, Gardner Denver’s CompAir Ultima compressor sets a benchmark in performance, operational efficiencies and for meeting the highest possible air quality standards. Visit us at Brau Beviale in Nuremberg, Germany from 12th to 14th of November in hall 4, stand 415 and see it yourself.


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The CompAir Ultima compressor has been engineered with two highly-efficient, permanent magnetic motors that replace the traditional gearbox design. These two, variable-speed motors are capable of achieving speeds of up to 22,000 RPM and efficiencies greater than IE4, which directly drive the airend without the need for a gearbox.

Furthermore, while conventional models still use oil to lubricate and cool both a system’s motors and airends, Ultima uses water in a closed-loop circuit to cool these components. This allows greater heat transfer and cooling efficiencies, as well as ensuring as little oil as possible is used in the system for assured air purity. Water-cooling also places less stress on these components, limiting the opportunity for any maintenance issues that might otherwise arise during the compressor’s lifetime and reducing servicing costs.

Ultima is offered as standard from 75kW to 160kW, with each unit fully upgradeable between this kilowatt range. This means that if a site’s energy demands increase in the future, customers can choose the optimal Ultima variant based on the increased capacity. There is no need to purchase a new compressor, eliminating the associated downtime or delivery wait that comes with upgrading to a new system.

Emitting the quietest noise level in its class of only 69 db(A) and the smallest footprint available for an oil-free model, Ultima can be installed easily at the point of use, rather than in a separate compressor room. Ultima’s highly-efficient internal cooling also means adjacent compressors can be sited close to one another, optimising the space available.

David Bruchof, Product Manager for Industrial Compressors at Gardner Denver, explains: “Ultima compressors have been installed on sites around the world, established as a proven and trusted oil-free technology from the CompAir brand. Supported by our six-year, PureCare warranty, which is completely free of charge, users can rest assured that they have selected an oil-free compressor that will save considerable cost and deliver high operational efficiencies.

For those operating in production sensitive environments, such as the beverage industry, you need to be confident that you can invest in a system that offers assured air quality and purity. Ultima meets this need and continues to drive the oil-free compressed air market forward.”
CompAir launches the new, very compact, heat recovery unit E-Max at Brau Beviale, which has been designed by the engineering team in the Center of Excellence in Simmern, Germany with the focus on smallest footprint and a usable water temperature of up to 85°C.
At the Gardner Denver stand visitors can also learn more about the new air-cooled Ultima models, which are the only oil-free compressors in the market today, which are applicable for heat recover and therefore deliver significant energy savings.

For more information on Gardner Denver’s CompAir Ultima compressors, please visit www.compair.com.

About the Gardner Denver Industrials Group
Gardner Denver Industrials Segment delivers the broadest range of compressors and vacuum products, in a wide array of technologies, to end-user and OEM customers worldwide in the industries it serves. The Segment provides reliable and energy-efficient equipment that is put to work in a multitude of manufacturing and process applications. Products ranging from versatile low- to high-pressure compressors to customized blowers and vacuum pumps serve industries including general manufacturing, automotive, and waste water treatment, as well as food & beverage, plastics, and power generation. The Segment’s global offering also includes a comprehensive suite of aftermarket services to complement its products.

Gardner Denver Industrials Segment, part of Gardner Denver, Inc., is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Gardner Denver was founded in 1859 and today has approximately 7,000 employees in more than 30 countries. For further information, please visit: www.gardnerdenver.com/industrials.

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