The S-4 series screw compressor already leads the field in terms of its energy efficiency and ease of maintenance, according to the manufacturer, Boge Kompressoren. Furthermore, it is not half as loud as previous models.
The S 76-4 LF Optimus is the testing ground for future fine-tuning in the oil-lubricated screw compressor series. This compressor is suitable for the oil, gas and chemicals industries, paint shops in the automotive industry, as well as metal processing.
Maximum operational reliability and a need-based use of resources form part of the S-4 Optimus design study. One technical approach might be an oil circuit without a thermostatic valve. This would reduce maintenance and increase the reliability of the compressor. Boge is also testing how controlling the amount of oil injected could optimise efficiency of the airend at every operating point and in every application.
“Boge has worked out how to increase machine connectivity using technologies that have long lost their ‘nerd factor’ amongst consumers. WLAN or Bluetooth, for example, can be used for integrated wireless control. This would mean less wiring, and other accessory devices could be easily connected,” says Nalin Amunugama, general manager, Boge Kompressoren Asia Pacific.