Industrial and craft firms in the surface technology sector require premium-quality and highly pure, oil-free compressed air for their production processes, says compressed air specialists Boge Kompressoren.
For this reason, Boge Kompressoren showcased its highly efficient system solutions for generating oil-free compressed air, specially tailored to the requirements of this industrial sector, at the PaintExpo that ran from April 19 to 22 in Karlsruhe, Germany.
The company explains that, when it comes to surface application, oil-free, premium-quality compressed air is a necessity. Boge Kompressoren demonstrated several cost-effective methods of generating oil-free Class 0 compressed air for the surface finishing industry.
Owing to its modular oil-free range, Boge can offer a solution for every application field in the surface finishing industry. Moreover, extremely economical, oil-free condensing compressors ensure a high level of efficiency while guaranteeing absolute process reliability.
One particular highlight of the Boge stand at the PaintExpo was high-speed turbo (HST) technology. This technology requires oil and, with its innovative drive shaft with air bearings, the HST compressors produce 100% oil-free Class 0 compressed air – with maximum efficiency and minimal maintenance.
The company states that the HST technology can reduce overall costs by up to 30%, compared with traditional, oil-free screw-type compressors. The HST compressors are particularly advantageous – for example, in painting lines where even the tiniest amounts of oil could bring the system to a standstill.
The slightest contamination at the point where the process air comes into direct contact with the paint and the surface can cause irregularities in the paintwork, which, in turn, can result in substantial additional costs in the production process.
As a result, Boge has developed an all-in-one solution to this problem, which combines all the necessary components in one system. Boge Paintline is based on a screw compressor cooled by oil injection with special, labs-free filter technology. This results in highly pure, oil-free compressed air tailored to the needs of surface coaters.
Moreover, Boge Paintline has achieved purity Level 1 with regard to solid impurities and residual oil content and Level 4 for water content, guaranteeing safe and reliable compressed air production.
The company notes that Boge Bluekat is the ideal solution for surface technology users looking for a new cost-effective and energy efficient compressed air system that produces compressed air without a trace of oil or silicone. The integrated converter technology directly produces oil-free Class 0 compressed air – regardless of the quality of the intake air – tested and approved by international consulting, testing certification corporation TÜV Süd.
Boge is a family company which operates internationally and has a workforce of 750 employees, about 450 of whom work at the headquarters in Bielefeld. High-speed turbo compressors, screw compressors, piston compressors, scroll compressors, complete systems or individual devices are available to its international customers at local level. The company supplies products and systems in more than 120 countries globally.